Lipton’s Journal/February 21, 1955/649
What’s in a name. The Burglar decided to become the cop, but a German cop, Herr High Inspector.
- An Austrian psychoanalyst and early follower of Freud, Edmund Bergler (1899-1962) focused on masochism and homosexuality in his many books and articles. He believed homosexuality was a neurosis that could be cured, and saw homosexuals as unscrupulous psychic masochists. Bergler is Mailer’s whipping boy in Lipton’s.