Autoanalyses
from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
Originally called psychoanalyses, articles of this type consist of taking oneself apart, usually in the third person, explaining how a fan got to be what he is and what he thinks he is. The Washington Worry-Warts took the lead in this activity. Emphasis is usually on universality, or at least wide applicability, rather than Byronic display of differentness from everybody else.
from Fancyclopedia 1 ca. 1944
Originally called psychoanalyses, articles of this type consist of taking oneself apart, usually in the third person, explaining how he thinks he got to be what he is, and what he thinks he is. The Washington Worry-Warts took the lead in it. Emphasis is usually on universality, or wide applicability, of observations in one's own makeup, rather than Byronic display of differentness from everybody else.