Books: You Too Can Write

THE WRITER AND PSYCHOANALYSIS (265 pp.) — Edmund Bergler — Doubleday ($3.50).

In this formidable treatise, Analyst Bergler wrestles with the problem of the writer who has copy paper, a late-model portable, an old farm in Connecticut, a nice wife, the right agent, and no ideas. The fellow need not worry, since Analyst Bergler finds that he can cure nearly 100% of such cases, and says so in a brash passage recalling the palmy days of the old sure-cure Indian remedies.

Every writer's urge, he holds, is sprung by some jolt at weaning time;...

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