Trigant Burrow (review date February 1939)
SOURCE: “The World as Will,” in Journal of Social Philosophy, Vol. 4, No. 2, February, 1939, pp. 162-73.
[In the following review, Burrow praises Rank's artistic approach to psychoanalysis despite the flaws he finds in Truth and Reality and Will Therapy.]
The task of the reviewer is a precarious one. As with any social rôle to which one conforms, the pattern of performance is laid down for him in advance, so that before he knows it he is already off to a bad start. In reviewing a work on psychiatry, or a work that deals with the ineptitudes of human behavior, it is particularly salutary that one's own reactions be subsumed...
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