Tribute to Melanie Klein
Operant Subjectivity , Volume 29 - Issue 3/4 p. 95- 121
The Western Historical Manuscript Collection, at the University of Missouri-Columbia, houses the Stephenson Collection-over 70 document cartons the size of standard file-drawers. Among this material is Tribute to Melanie Klein which, from evidence in the text, appears to have been drafted for The Journal of the Melanie Klein Society in about 1988. While it is evidently not a finished piece, I have elected to leave the manuscript essentially intact. It provides strong indication that, near the end of his life, Stephenson was actively revisiting his unpublished books, Intimations of Self and Psychoanalysis and Q-methodology. In a 1985 note accompanying a gift of 10 unpublished book manuscripts to the Journalism School library at Columbia, Stephenson indicated that these two were not yet ready for readers. Stephenson envisaged that Tribute to Melanie Klein would include 10 "segments," five of which are reproduced here: Segments I-IV for the first time, and Segment X, 'Intentionality: or how to buy a loaf of bread', which is reprinted from Operant Subjectivity, 16(3/4), pp. 69-90.