Books: The Game of the Spirit

CONVERSATIONS WITH BERENSON recorded by Umberto Morra, translated by Florence Hammond. 305 pages. Houghton Mifflin. $5.95.

"Sculpture is nothing but a trap for light.'

"Psychoanalysts are not occupied with the minds of their patients; they do not believe in the mind but in a cerebral intestine."

"Perforce there are limits in me, in my mind and in my character; if not, I would not exist. Limitation is the condition of existence; therefore God, who is limitless, cannot exist."

Bernard Berenson speaking. The world remembers him as the century's most celebrated connoisseur of Italian painting; his friends have long insisted that he was also a master...

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