This issue of Granta is devoted to the kinks and twists of the human mind, and their treatments.
‘Self-doubt, which is a cousin to self-hatred, became my constant companion.’
‘He is wrong, though. You didn’t read poetry at all. He had wanted you to read poetry but you didn’t.’
‘The single inhabitant of an asteroid that orbits around a tertiary moon of Pluto, visible only through the strongest telescope.’
‘Just how far would a person go under the experimenter’s orders?’
‘My first and only visit to a therapist cost me my red coral bracelet and my lover.’
The savage, it is said, fails to distinguish the visions of sleep from the realities...
‘My last glimpse of Paolo was on the platform at Verona station when I pointed him out to the police.’
‘He sighed; his wife never satisfied him when he needed her most; and quite probably it was the same story the other way round.’
‘The culprit was height.’
‘The evidence suggests that the Third Way is a reactive rather than a creative force, a response rather than an original idea.’
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