Books: Candor

MY LIFE—Havelock Ellis—Houghfon Mifflm ($3.75).

The late Havelock Ellis's seven-volume Studies in the Psychology of Sex is one of the notable examples of clinical candor in modern writing. When he came to write his autobiography, clinically candid Havelock Ellis tried to outdo himself. Said he, "To do what I have done here has been an act of prolonged precision in cold blood, beyond anything else that I have ever written." He did not hesitate to rank his confessions beside those of Casanova, St. Augustine, Rousseau.

Readers of My Life will find plenty of candor, but...

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