Couch Tales: Short Stories

Author(s) : Roger Kennedy

Couch Tales: Short Stories

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Reviews and Endorsements

'Wherever Kennedy has put himself into writing - being a subject, knowing a history - he has always done so from an astonishingly fresh perspective. In these deeply moving short stories he turns to fiction in order to represent himself (and analysts) from the same kind of winsome perspective he has used a device. For make no mistake about it, Kennedy is not only of serious mind, and wonderfully devious delivery, he is also a brilliant writer. Try to put this book down once begun. I dare you!'
- Christopher Bollas

'Roger Kennedy has imagined a psychoanalyst who works through his self-questioning by imagining patients about whom he writes short stories. Being himself an experienced psychoanalyst, Kennedy creates an ingenious tension between the book, the fictional analyst's private journal and the touching stories of these doubly fictional patients.'
- Dr Michael Parsons, distinguished supervising and training analyst, British Psychoanalytical Society

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