R. D. Laing Further Reading

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Further Reading

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)


Bettelheim, Bruno. Review of The Facts of Life, by R. D. Laing. The New York Times Book Review (30 May 1976): 5, 12.

Compares the psychotherapeutic methodologies presented in Laing's The Facts of Life with those of Thomas Szasz in his book Heresies (1976).

Cioffi, Frank. "Honours for Craziness." London Review of Books (17-30 June 1982): 10-11.

Discusses The Voice of Experience and Peter Sedgwick's Psycho Politics (1982).

Raksin, Alex. Review of Wisdom, Madness and Folly: The Making of a Psychiatrist, by R. D. Laing. Los Angeles Times Book Review (14 December 1986): 10.

Comments on Laing's psychotherapeutic approach to the doctor-patient relationship as it is presented in Wisdom, Madness and Folly.

Solotaroff, Theodore. "The Uses of Madness." Washington Post Book Week (9 July 1967): 3, 12.

Mixed review of The Politics of Experience.

Warren, Neil. "Freudians & Laingians: The Naturalisation of False Consciousness." Encounter 1, No. 3 (March 1978): 56-63.

Compares the psychotherapeutic approaches of Sigmund Freud and R. D. Laing, discussing their influence on contemporary psychiatric theory and practice.