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SEXUAL MANEUVERS AND STRATAGEMS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Maneuvers and stratagems add up to another mss. about interpersonal relationships as exemplified in last year's Put-Offs and Come-Ons but here the playing field is more properly the battleground of the bed. Although as Dr. Chapman says this is only a token of larger areas of discomfort and distress. Under archetypical tags (sometimes unfortunate in this context since Dr. Chapman is quite serious -- viz. The Tit for Tat or The Deadly Push) he uses a great many case histories from his practice to illustrate basic patterns-problems of personality in situations involving marriage, courtship, adultery, homosexuality, etc. etc. Not as post-Berne-ian a presentation as the earlier book -- just straightforward psychiatry applied to the way some people live, wretchedly.

Pub Date: May 22nd, 1969
Publisher: Putnam