MTHIN? THE LADY by Guy Endore


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The author of The Werewolf of Paris repeats his shock technique here in a psycho-pathological thriller which might rouse the watch and ward. Basing its structure on a ""novel of catharsis"" and combining Freud, Jung and Adler in a fireworks display, this is a true confession frame for the story of a psychiatrist's wife who professes and practices normality to hold her husband, but who indulged in a psychic purge of kleptomania, sex repressions, encephalitis, alter-ago, and eventually finds herself involved in murder. A series of questions, answered by herself during her trial for murder and insanity, the explanation by expert psychologists, in all its mutations of their jargon, and a photofinish of the real killer by her husband, combine to make this a highly flavored dish -- not for cornfed palatos...

Pub Date: Oct. 16th, 1945
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce