Books: Physician, Heal Thyself

THE SANITY INSPECTORS (275 pp.)—Friedrlch Deich—Rinehart ($3.75).

The literature of every decade offers a classic confrontation which is both symbol and caricature of the prevailing conflict of ideas. In the books of the '20s the disenchanted and emancipated young confronted their hypocritical elders. In the '30s the worker at the barricades shook his fist at the bloated capitalist. In the '40s the man of freedom locked wills with the totalitarian zealot. In the '50s the basic confrontation — which all along has preoccupied writers, including W. H. Auden, Graham Greene. T. S. Eliot—may well be that of the psychiatrist and the man...