Books: Freudian Revival

In the U. S. heyday of Freudian psychology during the 20s, nearly every intelligentsiac bought at least "one simple popularization of Freud's works and could reel off an impromptu psychoanalysis at the drop of a symbol. With Depression, Freud was more & more often supplanted either by such former disciples as Alfred Butler, who called his adaptation "Individual Psychology," or by Karl Marx. To some observers, Freud's declining popularity among common readers looked permanent.

But three months ago The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud was published as a Modern Library Giant (TIME, May 23). The original edition, cautiously figured to last...

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