What are the origins of creativity and how can we develop it - whether within ourselves or in others? Not only does Playing
and Reality address these questions, it also tackles many more that surround the fundamental issue of the individual self
and its relationship with the outside world. In this landmark book of twentieth-century psychology, Winnicott shows the reader
how, through the attentive nurturing of creativity from the earliest years, every individual has the opportunity to enjoy
a rich and rewarding cultural life. Today, as the 'hothousing' and testing of children begins at an ever-younger age, Winnicott's
classic text is a more urgent and topical read than ever before.