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by R. D. Laing
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There's just really no way to review this. It is poetry and philosophy and some sort of mad cycle from the psychoanalyst's couch. It is unhealthy and appealing, if one is drawn to grim mental spirals, on paper if not in reality. I was well and truly fascinated. You may hate it. That is all incredibly legitimate.
This is so true.
This is awesome. So much suffering, and without having to be in the hospital because you're afraid that you're Hitler.
I like him.
I like him, because he suffers the paradox of wanting to be good and happy, even though that's bad and wrong.
Before this time, they hadn't even started, to trip through the maze.
The more you try, the more that everything sucks.
Your racing thoughts are your Hell.
But you are not your mind.
But this is so true, because the doors get knotted up everywhere you go, but it's so *funny* since it's real, and real has to be good, even though....
.... Each thing that you can do, makes everything else worse.
Another find thanks to my wonderful parents. What I love most about these never-ending prose, is how right they truly are.
Purchased long ago, primarily because of the Gentle Giant song of the same name. Certainly some intriguing logical paths to follow as you try to untangle Laing's knots.
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Gli struzzi [Einaudi] (419)
Originally published in 1970, Knots consists of a series of dialogue-scenarios that can be read as poems or brief plays, each complete in itself. Each chapter describes a different kind of relationship: the "knots" of the title: bonds of love, dependency, uncertainty, jealousy. The dialogues could be those between lovers, between parents and children, between analysts and patients or all of these merged together. Each brilliantly demonstrates Laing's insights into the intricacies of human relationships.
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4.25 stars- definitely a good read. ( )