In `The Politics of Experience' and the visionary `Bird of Paradise', R.D.
Laing shows how the straitjacket of conformity imposed on us all leads to intense feelings of alienation and a tragic waste of human potential.
He throws into question the notion of normality, examines schizophrenia and psychotherapy, transcendence and `us and them' thinking, and illustrates his ideas with a remarkable case history of a ten-day psychosis. `We are bemused and crazed creatures,' Laing suggests.
This outline of `a thoroughly self-conscious and self-critical human account of man' represents a major attempt to understand our deepest dilemmas and sketch in solutions.`Everyone in contemporary psychiatry owes something to R.D.
Laing' Anthony Clare, the Guardian.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 26/04/1990
- Category: Popular psychology
- ISBN: 9780140134865