The Wing of Madness: The Life and Work of R.D. Laing
Daniel Burston chronicles Laing's meteoric rise to fame as one of the first media psychogurus of the century, and his spiraling decline in the late seventies and eighties. Here are the successes: Laing's emergence as a unique voice on the psychiatric scene with his first book, "The Divided Self," in 1960; his forthright and articulate challenges to conventional wisdom on t...more
Paperback, 290 pages
Published January 13th 1998 by Harvard University Press
(first published 1996)
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I am loving this book so far. I didn't know about RD Laing's family life and so I am finding this book very interesting. I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn more about RD Laing. Even though I was enjoying this book, I had to put it back on the shelf to read things more directly related to my dissertation. I will come back to it.