The Wing of Madness: The Life and Work of R.D. Laing

Author(s) : Daniel Burston

The Wing of Madness: The Life and Work of R.D. Laing

Book Details

  • Publisher : Harvard U.P.
  • Published : 1998
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 288
  • Category :
    Existential therapy
  • Catalogue No : 1265
  • ISBN 13 : 9780674953598
  • ISBN 10 : 0674953592
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In his final years, R.D. Laing (1927-1989) was arriving at lectures addled with hashish and brandy. Yet, earlier in the 20th-century he was an influential psychiatrist. Still, the author points out he was a man of contradictions, and mystery, and this text explores and searches into this mystery.

About the Author(s)

Daniel Burston is an Associate Professor and former chair of the Psychology Department at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He was raised and educated in Toronto, Canada, and is married with two children. He is the author of numerous books and journal articles on the history of psychology, psychiatry and psychoanalysis, including The Legacy of Erich Fromm, The Wing of Madness: The Life and Work of R.D.Laing, and Erik Erikson and the American Psyche: Ego, Ethics and Evolution.

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