Originally published in 1970, Knots consists of a series of dialogue-scenarios that can be read as poems or brief plays, each complete in itself. Each chapter describes a different kind of relationship: the "knots" of the title: bonds of love, dependency, uncertainty, jealousy. The dialogues could be those between lovers, between parents and children, between analysts and patients or all of these merged together. Each brilliantly demonstrates Laing's insights into the intricacies of human relationships.
1. They Are Playing a Game 2. Once Upon a Time When Jack Was Little 3. If I Don't Know I Don't Know 4. Jack is Afraid of Jill 5. All in All