Whatare the origins of creativity and how can we develop it whether within ourselves or in others Not only does Playing and Reality address these questions, it also tackles manythat surround the fundamental issue of the individual self and its relationship with the outside world In this landmark book of twentieth century psychology, Winnicott shows the reader how, through the attentive nurturing of creativity from the earliest years, every individual has the opportunity to enjoy a rich and rewarding cultural life Today, as the hothousing and testing of children begins at an ever younger age, Winnicott s classic text is aurgent and topical read than ever beforeDW Winnicott A renowned psychoanalyst and theorist, whose profound and original thought has had a lasting influence throughout the world He was President of the British Psycho Analytical Society and President of the Paediatric Section of the Royal Society of Medicine

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