Quotation by Thomas Mann

How else is the famous short story 'A study in Abjection' to be understood but as an outbreak of disgust against an age indecently undermined by psychology.
Thomas Mann (1875–1955), German author, critic. originally published in "Die Neue Rundschau" 23, Oct. and Nov. 1912. Death in Venice, ch. 2, p. 204, trans. by David Luke, Bantam Classic (1988).

This short story, attributed to Gustav Aschenbach, the novella's main protagonist, is Thomas Mann's most explicit criticism of early Freudian psychoanalysis.
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