Beginning with his biography of Karen Horney in 1994 (1) Bernard Paris, a professor of English at the University of Florida, has taken Horney’s work as his special field of study, bridging literary theory and psychoanalysis. Paris has applied Horney’s unique psychoanalytic thinking about character to literary criticism; in Imagined Human Beings: A Psychological Approach to Character and Conflict in Literature(2), he presented analyses of several fictional characters from her perspective. Over the years, he has done the sort of archival and bibliographical work on Horney that a major literary figure deserves, and his last two collections of her papers are the result. In a volume published a year before this one (3), he presented lecture notes, unpublished or obscurely published articles, and reconstructed lectures by Horney on the subject of psychoanalytic therapeutic technique. In this book he has collected and annotated similar material that includes some of Horney’s early essays on the subject of femininity and women’s development and psychopathology as well as a number of essays and lectures that trace the development of her "mature work" (Paris’s term).