Books: Nerve Specialist

LITTLE NOVELS—Arthur Schnitzler—Simon & Schuster ($2.50).

Faintly reminiscent of the clinical casebooks of Freud and Stekel are these ten compact novels, no longer than short stories, written at various times in Schnitzler's career, now translated into English for the first time.

The Death of a Bachelor brings to his bedside a group of old friends who find a letter concerning their wives which changes their opinion of the deceased. Andreas Thameyer's Last Letter is a treatise on the effect of shock during pregnancy, written before his suicide, explaining to the world that the...

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