THE EXPLORATIONS OF GEORGE BURTON by John Wharton

THE EXPLORATIONS OF GEORGE BURTON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An anatomy of melancholy in which George Burton, a typical middle-aged, middle-class American, is suddenly overcome by an indefinable anxiety. In his attempt to track this disturbance to its source, he consults a psychiatrist, is introduced to a whole passel of imponderables and their interpretations by Tagore, Freud, Rhine, Bergson, Carrington, Whitehead, Jeans, etc., ranges liberally- and by proxy- over such concepts as Freudian sexuality and the superego, the psychic and the psychosomatic, men and women, money and power, faith healing and hypnosis, the industrial revolution, the atom bomb... A jabberwocky of unaffiliated ideas (lifted- quite openly- from their original sources), in an orientation which is unbelievably dull.

Pub Date: Feb. 16th, 1950
Publisher: Simon & Schuster