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 thinking.
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.