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July 1955

Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Technique

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1955;74(1):114. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1955.02330130116016

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The author, now deceased, was a Norwegian psychoanalyst of considerable experience and erudition. While working in this country he devoted considerable time to writing this genuinely fascinating book. It is filled with the author's subjective judgment of others' work and writings in the form of pertinent extracts along with results of his own experiences. These statements make the reader feel a sort of teacher-student relationship with the author. They also remove the book from the category of a dry text. The writing is superbly informal and maintains the reader's attention. The contents are excellently informative. There is an adequate bibliography and index. This excellent book is highly recommended.

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