By Judy Cooper, Eric Rayner
Judy Cooper has unravelled the numerous enigmas and perplexitiesof Masud Khan's interesting personality....a paintings of exquisitescholarship in response to cautious scrutiny of unpublished documentsand wide interviews with those that knew Khan in detail.
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Judy Cooper has unravelled the numerous enigmas and perplexitiesof Masud Khan's interesting character. .. .a paintings of exquisitescholarship in response to cautious scrutiny of unpublished documentsand wide interviews with those that knew Khan in detail.
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This was aimed, I feel certain, at his healthy Jewish colleagues at the Institute, who, he felt, h a d rejected h i m a n d relegated him to outsider—particularly as he had been stripped of his status as a training analyst. Khan was tired of his illness and his marginal status, a n d he wanted unconditional love and acceptance from the Insti tute, just as he h a d earlier craved it from his parents and extended family. The wheel h a d turned full circle. It is a sad story. In summer 1988, he was struck off.
He craved attention a n d could be exhibitionistic as well as snobbish, aggressive, and obnoxious. He aroused a great deal of envy and was attacked because of his self-appointed role of wealthy "prince". He intimidated people at the Institute of Psy cho-Analysis with his "Prince" and with his cohorts (Twyman, pers. , 1991). At the 1971 International Congress at Vienna, he brought a Hapsburg princess i n as his guest. The story goes that he introduced her to A n n a Freud, who curtsied to her! (Rycroft, pers.
H. Karnac, pers. , 1992). In this book, he casts psychoanalysis into public disrepute, which could make life difficult for the ordinary r u n of analysts. The "Book" was too much . . not only the anti-Semitic attacks, but also the general style of the whole volume. ) ultimate way of provoking the whole establishment. . There was a "masochistic** streak in Masud Khan. [Smirnoff, letter to author, 28 February 1993J The British Society felt that, unless they countered it, they would be seen to be acquiescing with Khan's standpoint.
Speak of Me as I Am: The Life and Work of Masud Khan by Judy Cooper, Eric Rayner