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Socarides, C.W. (1987). Observing the Erotic Imagination: By Robert J. Stoller, M.D. New York/London: Yale University Press, 1985. 228 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 56:702-706.

(1987). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 56:702-706

Observing the Erotic Imagination: By Robert J. Stoller, M.D. New York/London: Yale University Press, 1985. 228 pp.

Review by:
Charles W. Socarides

Stoller prefaces this group of essays with the statement that this book is "part of an ongoing project on gender identitymasculinity and femininity—and a related subject, erotic excitement." His studies of gender identity problems in children led Stoller to study perversions and in time brought him to "understand the dynamics of anyone's erotic excitement, primarily its nonsomatic roots" (p. vii).

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