Psychology and Other Stories

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Oktober 2012



FINALIST FOR THE ETHEL WILSON FICTION PRIZE FINALIST FOR THE VICTORIA BUTLER BOOK PRIZE "C.P. Boyko's second offering is brilliantly bold. Playful and dire and scholarly all at once, Psychology may well be the most audaciously original collection of Canadian fiction, ever. Mr. Mustard alone is worth the price of admission.”-Bill Gaston, author of Mount Appetite "Very revealing.”-Hubert T. Ross, PhD, PsyD, DPsy Psychologists are people we admire and resent. At best, they're compassionate detectives of the human soul, healers and diagnosticians, assessing the internal machinations that structure our lives and behavior. At worst, however, they're smug, hyper-educated, bombastic, yappy, socially deaf, thrice-divorced and twice-separated spouse-swapping cat-torturing perverts. Plus, they're all in this book. And so are their patients. C.P. Boyko's Psychology and Other Stories is replete with analysts, attorneys, criminals, Freudians, wardens, and self-help gurus. From Dr. Pringle's treatment-resisting young patient in "Reaction-Formation” to the philandering forensic psychiatrist of "The Blood-Brain Barrier,” Psychology is a droll dissection of industry archetypes-as well as a brilliant study of mental illness, mental health, and the people who try to tell them apart.


Part I: Reaction-Formation
Part II: The Inner Life
Part III: Eat the Rich and Shit the Poor
Part IV: Paddling an Iceberg
Part V: Signal to Noise
Part VI: The Blood-Brain Barrier

Notes on Sources


The author of Blackouts (2009), C. P. Boyko has worked as a teacher, a gardener, a social worker, a longshoreman, and a newspaper copyeditor. He has been twice diagnosed with schizophrenia-wrongly, he believes.
EAN: 9781926845517
Untertitel: EPUB. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Biblioasis
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2012
Seitenanzahl: 300 Seiten
Format: epub eBook
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM
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