Rags of My Soul: Poems

Rags of My Soul: Poems

by T. Byram Karasu
     
 

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Following the Roman poet Virgil metaphorically, T. Byram Karasu unflinchingly plunges into the depths of our collective unconscious. With this luminous book of poems, he draws on profound psychological insights to reveal much about the human mind. Karasu skillfully and courageously addresses the many nuanced layers of tenderness, sex, regret, deceit, guilt, and death

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Following the Roman poet Virgil metaphorically, T. Byram Karasu unflinchingly plunges into the depths of our collective unconscious. With this luminous book of poems, he draws on profound psychological insights to reveal much about the human mind. Karasu skillfully and courageously addresses the many nuanced layers of tenderness, sex, regret, deceit, guilt, and death in this debut collection of poetry. With his uncanny ability, irreverence, and transgressive intimacy, he achieves a sense of timelessness.

Editorial Reviews

Deepak Chopra
Powerful and intuitive penetration into the human mind and soul. A masterpiece.
Thomas Moore
I will never be the same person after reading these strong, beautiful, penetrating poems that lift the lids on the trash cans of our repressions. I loved the language. These are the scalpel-sharp words of a poet who happens to be a psychiatrist, and not the other way around. They are an antidote to the many saccharine expressions of psychology and spirituality that have so much appeal in a time of cultural slack. Read them and regain possession of your life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742563827
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/16/2010
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,295,655
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Deepak Chopra
Powerful and intuitive penetration into the human mind and soul. A masterpiece.

Meet the Author

T. Byram Karasu, M.D., a graduate of the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, is presently the Silverman Professor and University Chairman of the Deparmtent of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstien College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, and the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Psychotherapy. He is the author or editor of 20 books, including two novels, Of God and Madness and The Gotham Chronicles—The Culture of Sociopathy; a book of poetry, Rags of My Soul; the seminal work, Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders; and two best sellers, The Art of Serenity and The Spirit of Happiness. Dr. Karasu is a scholar, renowned clinician, teacher and lecturer, and the recipient of numerous awards. He lives in New York City.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York, and Westport, Connecticut
Date of Birth:
February 11, 1935
Place of Birth:
Erzurum, Turkey
Education:
University of Istanbul School of Medicine, 1959; Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, 1969

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