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Book Title: Omadega puntras|
The author of the book: R.D. Laing
Date of issue: 1978
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 6.84 MB
Read full description of the books Omadega puntras:Knots' title was inspired by a sutra so dubbed that Laing came across while perusing Sufi literature. He'd already been jotting down observations & insights into relational knots for years & kept them in a folder. The image appealed to his phenomenological sensibility & proclivity for taking something common, teasing out certain qualities to bring forth a new way of understanding the phenomenon in question. He notes that knots are "strangely familiar" & tend to be associated with "tangles, fankles, impasses, disjunctions, whirligogs, binds." The dynamic twists, turns & convolutions inherent in relationships are played out in the dialog-scenarios of the characters Jack & Jill. This book continues & deepens his research into how the other defines one's personality. Knots was not written in a formal academic style, but is playfully poetic. Publishers in England as well as the USA didn't know whether to classify it as poetry, philosophy or psychology.
Unlike some of his other writing, Knots appealed to wide audiences & won immediate acceptance with Americans. Within the 1st weeks of its US release, it sold 75,000 copies. Laing was pleased that this book appealed to people in the mental health community, as much as it did to the average intelligent reader. Knots later became a play, radio show & film.
Writing this book was a gamble. Laing knew it would either be very positively received or unsuccessful. At the time, he felt that he'd done enough research into schizophrenia & families, & Knots allowed him more creative expression & a bridge out of psychiatry. In R.D. Laing: A Biography, his son, Adrian, notes that Laing spent more time on Knots than any other book, noting that his father had painstakingly worked thru eight drafts
Read information about the authorRonald David Laing was a Scottish psychiatrist who wrote extensively on mental illness – in particular, the subjective experience of psychosis. Laing's views on the causes and treatment of serious mental dysfunction, greatly influenced by existential philosophy, ran counter to the psychiatric orthodoxy of the day by taking the expressed feelings of the individual patient or client as valid descriptions of lived experience rather than simply as symptoms of some separate or underlying disorder.
Laing was associated with the anti-psychiatry movement although he rejected the label.
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