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J., E. (1928). Studies in the Psychology of Sex. (Vol. Vii). Eonism and Other Supplementary Studies: By Havelock Ellis. (F. A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, 1928. Pp. 539. Price $5.00.). Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 9:480-489.

(1928). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 9:480-489

Studies in the Psychology of Sex. (Vol. Vii). Eonism and Other Supplementary Studies: By Havelock Ellis. (F. A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, 1928. Pp. 539. Price $5.00.)

Review by:
E. J.

It is doubtful if this volume, the seventh in the famous series, will enhance the high reputation of the author, whom we all gladly honour as the doyen of 'sexual psychologists'. Not that it does not exhibit in a high degree many of the qualities for which he is so justly renowned; the beautifully limpid and gracious prose, the recondite learning, and the wealth of material on which he draws. But into the dignity and serenity which have always distinguished his writings there has of late crept a note of a different kind, a somewhat personal querulousness which a little mars a character so many have come to love. To put the matter plainly, contact with psycho-analysis has revealed limitations that were previously imperceptible. It would have been better if Dr. Ellis's career had either preceded the advent of psycho-analysis or else come after this had been assimilated by the general body of thought. An unhappy clash which has no other result than causing distress would then have been avoided, to the benefit of both the author and his audience.

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