Subtitled "The Making of a Psychiatrist, " this remarkable autobiography charts the subtle horrors of Laing's own upbringing in a resolutely "respectable" Scottish family in the 1940s. The author's lucid and witty prose offers some unforgettable personal experiences and a host of cultural, political and professional insights as he reflects on the growing unease he came to feel in his role as psychiatrist in a society "destroying itself by violence masquerading as love."
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Set in a European context, but written in the style of a Scottish radicalist, the author recounts his own upbringing as well as his personal and professional insights, questioning the role of the psychiatrist in today's society.
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Book Description Canongate U.S., 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110862418313
Book Description Canongate U.S. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0862418313 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0548126
Book Description Canongate U.S., 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0862418313
Book Description Edinburgh: Canongate Classics, 2001. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Fine new unread mint copy. No marks, no creases. Scarce in this condition. Bookseller Inventory # 53302