“I Do Not Love Thee, Dr. Fell,” Robert Bloch, 1955 – A frustrated jingle writer’s therapy goes awry when he over-identifies with his therapist.
Comments: Read in The World Treasury of Science Fiction.
References the poem concerning John Fell, an English churchman, academic, and disciplinarian who, upon threatening to expel a student from Oxford, was greeted with this reply from the student:
I do not love thee, Dr Fell,
The reason why I cannot tell;
But this I know, and know full well,
I do not love thee, Dr Fell.
Author: Wikipedia: “Robert Albert Bloch (April 5, 1917 – September 23, 1994) was a prolific American writer, primarily of crime, horror and science fiction. He is best known as the writer of Psycho, the basis for the film of the same name by Alfred Hitchcock.” Bloch was a member of “The Lovecraft Circle,” a group of writers who corresponded with H. P. Lovecraft.