I care deeply about America. My understanding of its political life is shaped by growing up in Brooklyn, spending three years as a country doc in the bayou country of Louisiana and a lifetime practicing psychoanalysis and psychiatry.
Image of ‘nihilistic crow’ from Howling with Sakutaro – Cries of a Cosmic Waif.
A Japanese literary icon, Hagiwara Sakutaro (1886-1942) set out to unravel the workings of his ‘perverse, puzzling self’ through free verse. His poetic quest mirrored Freud’s passion to unravel the mysteries of human emotions. In this book, I invite him to lie down on the couch and tell his story, captured in 36 sessions that vivify timeless elements of psychoanalytic conversations.