Ronald David Laing

Standard Name: Laing, Ronald David
Used Form: R. D. Laing


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Friends, Associates Doris Lessing
At this time Lessing's friends included a number of writers: Ruth Fainlight and Alan Sillitoe , Arnold Wesker and his wife Dusty, Naomi Mitchison , Ted Hughes , and R. D. Laing .
Diski, Jenny. “Doris and Me”. London Review of Books, Vol.
, No. 1, pp. 21-3.
Friends, Associates Fay Weldon
Their social circle in north London included many writers and painters, including Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath , David and Assia Wevill , Kingsley Amis and Elizabeth Jane Howard , Bernice Rubens , psychologist R. D. Laing
Health Edna O'Brien
She was treated with LSD by R. D. Laing .
Enright, Anne. “An annoyance to Irish literary males”. Guardian Weekly, pp. 38-9.
Intertextuality and Influence Judith Kazantzis
JK began writing at the age of seven.
Blain, Virginia et al., editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford.
She wrote steadily until she was twenty-one, then produced only about seven more poems until, in the early 1970s, she discovered both the women's movement and the...
Intertextuality and Influence Bernice Rubens
The protagonist, Norman Zweck, the son of a rabbi, starts out as his family's favourite, the one expected to rise to the top. While his sister remains infantilised, unable to enter adulthood, Norman duly becomes...
Textual Features Angela Carter
Joseph Harker, a hospital orderly who suffers debilitating dreams, provides the third-person viewpoint of the narrative. As the lives of various characters randomly intersect, the plot is less significant than the situation. At the end...
Textual Features Edna O'Brien
According to Anne Enright, O'Brien's father and her husband are two great shadows in this memoir.
Enright, Anne. “An annoyance to Irish literary males”. Guardian Weekly, pp. 38-9.
EOB writes of her literary success and the resentment it aroused, and, as a one-time disciple of R. D. Laing


1959: Psychologist R. D. Laing published his hugely...

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Psychologist R. D. Laing published his hugely influential The Divided Self. A Study of Sanity and Madness.


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