Edward Glover published critiques of Melanie Klein and Carl Jung, and played a major role in the development of post-war psychoanalysis in England. Graduating with distinction from medical school in Scotland at age 21, he undertook psychoanalytic training with Karl Abraham in Berlin. Following the death of his brother James in 1926, he became Jones’s second in command at the British Psychoanalytical Society. Although Glover enjoyed a considerable reputation in the United States, because of his conflicts with the British Kleinians, he had a certain notoriety in England. He resigned from the British Psychoanalytic Society because of these conflicts, which are well documented in The Freud-Klein Controversies, 1941-45 (1991). In spite of the controversy around Glover, he was a model of independence and integrity.
Glover helped found the Institute for the Study of Delinquency, the Portman Clinic, the British Journal of Delinquency, and wrote The Roots of Crime (1960). His other major works in addition to his 200 published papers are: The Technique of Psychoanalysis (1955), Freud or Jung (1956), The Birth of the Ego (1968), Psycho-Analysis: A Handbook for Medical Practitioners and Students of Comparative Psychoanalysis (1939), War, Sadism and Pacifism (1933). There is an excellent study by Paul Roazen, Oedipus in Britain: Edward Glover and the Struggle over Klein (2000).
Primary source material:
- Glover, E. (1957). Freud or Jung?
- Glover, E. (2007). Psycho-Analysis. ISBN 1406747335
Secondary source material:
- Paul Roazen (2001) : Oedipus in Britain: Edward Glover and the Struggle over Melanie Klein, Publisher: Other Press, ISBN 1892746662
- Franz Alexander et al., (1995). Psychoanalytic Pioneers
- Pearl King & Riccardo Steiner (1992). The Freud-Klein Controversies