Dear Subscribers

I curate a blog that features academic authors talking about the books that
inspire them. This week Rachel Hurst, who in her academic life writtes
about cosmetic surgery and skin, talks about two books that have encouraged
her to accommodate the power of the unconscious in her theoretical

She picks out Freud's *On Metapsychology *and Canadian writer Dionne
Brand's *A Map to the Door of No Return: Notes to Belonging  *as being
particularly infuential on her own trajectory.

You can find the post here:

Happy reading

Emma Longstaff
Special Projects Manager
Combined Academic

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