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The Adolescent Through Fiction

reviewed by Neil Postman - 1959

coverTitle: The Adolescent Through Fiction
Author(s): Norman Kiell
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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It used to be said of the brothers James that William, the psychologist, wrote like a novelist, and Henry, the novelist, wrote like a psychologist. Although the quip was not so intended, it was undoubtedly a greater compliment to William than to Henry, for while psychologists have not always been distinguished for the clarity of their prose, it is almost impossible to find a serious novelist whose work does not abound in psychological insights. Indeed, this was fully recognized by Freud, who wrote: Story tellers are valuable allies and their testimony is to be rated high, for they usually know many things between heaven and earth that our academic wisdom does not even dream of. In psychological insight, indeed, they are far ahead of us ordinary people, because they draw from sources that have not yet been made accessible to science. Taking his cue from this, Norman Kiell, who teaches adolescent psychology... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 61 Number 2, 1959, p. 113-113
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3427, Date Accessed: 9/19/2020 6:49:37 PM

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