THE MANY FACES OF SEX by Theodor Reik

THE MANY FACES OF SEX

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Have you ever wondered why little girls play pattyake? When little boys learn to let little girls go through a door first? The difference in the way a man and woman love? Dr. Reik has. In a couchside ramble the venerable psychoanalyst, author of Listening with the Third Ear, tosses off bits and pieces of what he has heard in the pronouncements of patients, on the nature of psychoanalysis which will ""always be situated in a territory midway between science and art"" and the practitioner (""Some men not only suffer fools gladly but are interested in them and indefatigably study them: psychiatrists""). He views with fond amusement ""the little difference"" between the sexes and quotes the joke of the Father who asked, ""which would you prefer, that your daughter be occupied with sex, or preoccupied with sex?"" Dr. Reik tends mildly toward the latter. Additional notes in the form of pieces written as prefaces, forewords introductions take up related subjects. An unessential hour.

Pub Date: Oct. 19th, 1966
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux