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Askew, M.W. (1958). Literature and the Psychotherapist. Psychoanal. Rev., 45C(3):102-112.

(1958). Psychoanalytic Review, 45C(3):102-112

Literature and the Psychotherapist

Melvin W. Askew

The poet thinks and feels in the spirit of human passions.

William Wordsworth

The enormous fertility of the correspondence between literature and psychology may be confirmed by a casual glance over the index of almost any recent publication in either field; and the proliferation of authors' titles and names in works of psychological theory is as gratifying to the student of literature as the tools of psychological theories and ideas are helpful to him in his endeavor to understand and explicate any particular work of art. Much that is culturally progressive, much that is creative has been accomplished by the intermingling of these two views of man.


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