Books: Freud's Disciple

LOVE'S BODY by Norman O. Brown. 276 pages. Random House. $5.95.

When someone asks Norman O. Brown to summarize his theories, he points to a colored print of Hieronymus Bosch's 15th century triptych, The Garden of Earthly Delights, which hangs in his office. The first panel is an idyllic study of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The centerpiece shows an orgiastic wrangle of naked men and women. The third panel is a wildly surrealistic version of Hell in which a lizardlike demon sits in judgment, defecating doomed sinners into a hole...

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