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Briefing for A Descent Into Hell

Lessing, Doris (Book - 2009 )
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Briefing for A Descent Into Hell
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Charles Watkins, a professor of Classics at Cambridge University, has suffered a breakdown. Confined to a mental hospital as his friends and doctors attempt to bring him back to reality, Watkins has embarked on a tremendous psychological adventure that takes him from a spinning raft in the Atlantic to a ruined stone city on a tropical island to an outer-space journey through singing planets. As he travels in his mind through memory and the farther reaches of imagination, his doctors try to subdue him with ever more powerful drugs in a competition for his soul.
Authors: Lessing, Doris, 1919-2013
Title: Briefing for a descent into Hell
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 2009
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
Characteristics: 308 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Doris Lessing
Summary: Charles Watkins, a professor of Classics at Cambridge University, has suffered a breakdown. Confined to a mental hospital as his friends and doctors attempt to bring him back to reality, Watkins has embarked on a tremendous psychological adventure that takes him from a spinning raft in the Atlantic to a ruined stone city on a tropical island to an outer-space journey through singing planets. As he travels in his mind through memory and the farther reaches of imagination, his doctors try to subdue him with ever more powerful drugs in a competition for his soul.
ISBN: 0307390616
9780307390615
Branch Call Number: FICTION LESSING 2009
Subject Headings: University of Cambridge Fiction College teachers Fiction Psychotherapy patients Treatment Fiction Mentally ill Fiction
Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Topical Term: College teachers
Psychotherapy patients
Mentally ill
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