Bruno Bettelheim Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)


Angres, Ronald. “Who Really, Was Bruno Bettelheim?” Commentary 90, no. 4 (October 1990): 26-30.

A former patient charges Bettelheim and his staff at the Orthogenic School with child abuse and neglect.


Bruner, Jerome. “Reading for Signs of Life.” New York Review of Books 29, no. 5 (1 April 1982): 19-20.

Commends On Learning to Read as an attempt to reform the way reading is taught in America but faults Bettelheim and Zelan for ignoring the “exquisite complexity involved in digging meaning out of what one reads.”

Burgess, Anthony....

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