chapter  XI
The Manic Defence 1935
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IN MY OWN particular case a widening understanding of Mrs Klein's concept at present named 'The Manic Defence' has coincided with a gradual deepening of my appreciation of inner reality. Three or four years ago I was contrasting 'fantasy' and 'reality', which led my non-psycho-analytic friends to tell me that I was using the word fantasy in a way that was different from the ordinary use of the term. I replied to their objections that the misuse was inevitable; for (as in the psycho-analyst's use of the word anxiety) the invention of a new word would have been less easily justified than the treatment of an already existing word with a splash of paint.