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Knots

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ISBN-10: 0394717767

ISBN-13: 9780394717760

Edition: 2001

Authors: R. D. Laing

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A series of dialogue-scenarios, which can be read as poems or plays, describing the "knots" and impasses in various kinds of human relationships.
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/12/1972
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.352
Language: English

Ronald David Laing, a prominent British psychoanalyst, won wide attention in the United States, especially among young people, for his questioning of many of the old concepts of what is "normal" and what is "insane" in a world that he sees as infinitely dangerous in the hands of "normal" people. Born and educated in Glasgow, Scotland, Laing questioned many of the basic assumptions of Western culture. Taking the role of social critic, he wrote in The Politics of Experience (1967): "A little girl of seventeen in a mental hospital told me she was terrified because the Atom Bomb was inside her. That is a delusion. The statesmen of the world who boast and threaten that they have Doomsday weapons…