Review of Litterature et Criminalité
Littérature et Criminalité. By Scipio SIGHELE. Translated from the Italian by ERICK ADLER. Preface by JULES CLARETIE. (Vol. XXXVII de la Bibliothéque Sociologique Internationale.) Paris:V. Giard & E. Brière, 1908. Pp. vi+219. Fr. 4.
This volume is an important contribution on the relation of crime to literature. The same point of view is not maintained throughout and the subject-matter might well be treated in two separate volumes. The first part is a study of modern novelists and poets (such as d'Annunzio, Zola, and Eugène Sue) from the point of view of psychiatry and criminal anthropology, and the second part is a study of the effect of literature in producing crime.
Wm. I. THOMAS
THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO