In its Foreword by Professor Emerita Mary V. Seeman from the University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry, the saying goes: “Dr. Ruwan M Jayatunge has written an extraordinary book linking the Western literary canon (Shakespeare, Dante, Goethe, and Tolstoy among others) with psychiatry, showing how great writers are able to portray psychopathology with unique depths of understanding. More importantly, Dr. Jayatunge introduces Western readers to five Sri Lankan writers, Cumaratunga, Wickramasinghe, Jayathilaka, Navagattegama, and Wediwardena whose grasp of the psychology of human nature is unparalleled. This book should become standard reading in clinical psychology and related mental health disciplines.
The book titled Between Literature and Psychology by Dr. Ruwan M Jayatunge is now available in books stores.