A Discussion of Social, Psychiatric, and Literary Manifestations of Pathologic Sexuality
by Hervey Cleckley, M.D.
Originally published in 1957 by the author of The Mask of Sanity, the classic text on psychopathy, The Caricature of Love attacks a different problem. With his extensive clinical knowledge and experience, Cleckley plumbs the depths of sexual dysfunction and perversion, exposing their influence on culture and society.
While Cleckley’s views on homosexuality may be typical of his time, his analysis has broad applications, bringing insight to the dysfunction in homosexual and heterosexual relationships, the probable causes, and the sexual perversion of many of the “leaders” of our literary heritage. From Plato to Marquis de Sade, and Andre Gide to Evelyn Waugh, Cleckley describes the twisted views of sexuality popularized via art and literature.
In concert with his more famous work on psychopaths, The Caricature of Love sheds important light on the problems of psychopathology. As is becoming increasingly clear in our time, positions of leadership are being saturated with such individuals, manifesting in everything from government incompetence, economic failure, endless wars and civil oppression, to human trafficking and pedophilia rings. Cleckley exposes the nature of what lies beneath those manifestations.
Publisher: Red Pill Press