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The Philosophy of Conflict: and Other Essays in War-Time



    MR. ELLIS is likely to find readers for this collection of essays. His social studies turn on sex-problems, often shrewdly handled. His literary and anthropological studies are dominated by his sense of the picturesque. He is arrested by the picture-making metaphors of Conrad, and by the picturesque theories of Sollas in prehistoric anthropology. In his essays in this last group he reminds us of his own portrait of Jung, wandering “with random, untrained steps, throwing out brilliant suggestions here and there.” But in the essay in which this portrait occurs he is on his own ground, and justifiably dwells on his part in introducing to English readers the picturesque psychology of Freud.

    The Philosophy of Conflict: and Other Essays in War-Time.

    ByHavelock Ellis. Second series. Pp. 299. (London: Constable and Co., Ltd., 1919.) Price 6s. 6d. net.

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