Laing and the arts

Allan Beveridge

in Portrait of the Psychiatrist as a Young Man

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Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199583577
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754685 | DOI:

Series: International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry

Laing and the arts

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Chapter 6 completes the non-clinical part of the book by analysing Laing’s engagement with the arts. He was particularly interested in William Blake, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Dostoyevsky, and planned to write books about each of them. This chapter considers how Laing drew on their work and that of many other writers to articulate and enrich his views on madness.

Chapter.  12750 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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