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Weiner, N.D. (1966). On Bibliomania. Psychoanal Q., 35:217-232.

(1966). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 35:217-232

On Bibliomania

Norman D. Weiner, M.D.


An attempt has been made to demonstrate that a hobby, which might appear to be conflict-free, may be rooted in a complex problem-solving fantasy that both allays anxiety and, if acted out, provides gratification of certain drives and part instincts. In the case of the book collector, material has been cited which suggests that he may alleviate his castration anxiety by the collecting of books which act as a fetish for him and provide gratification of oral, anal, and phallic strivings.

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