The Letters of Sigmund Freud and Arnold Zweig

by Ernst L. Freud. Translated by Elaine and William Robson-Scott. Harcourt, Brace & World, $6.95. Zweig comes on as a pushy, bootlicking type determined to maintain a correspondence with the great Dr. Freud, who was, fortunately for Zweig, kindly as well as great. The letters will no doubt be useful to scholars, but they have that faintly specious ring that comes from writing with posterity at one’s elbow. There have been cuts by the editor, too. In all, unexciting.