Briefing for a Descent Into Hell (Mass Market Paperbound)

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A fascinating look inside the mind of a man who is supposedly "mad." Professor Charles Watkins of Cambridge University is a patient at a mental hospital where the doctors try with increasing drugs to bring his mind under control. But Watkins has embarked on a tremendous psychological adventure where, after spinning endlessly on a raft in the Atlantic, he lands on a tropical island inhabited by strange creatures with strange customs. Later, he is carried off on a cosmic journey into space...

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“A brilliant and untamed image of the possibilities that may still constitute man’s destiny.” –Time“Touching and beautiful.” –The New York Review of Books“An excursion into private consciousness…beginning with everyday mentality and ending up in the darkest reaches of the unconscious at its most primitive.” –The Washington Post Book World

Product Details
ISBN: 9781400077267
ISBN-10: 1400077265
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: September 9th, 2003
Pages: 288
Language: English