The Car: a sonnet sequence with illustrations

| April 1, 2017

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An owner’s workshop manual for servicing your life.

Reading poetry may help you step back from the troubles of your life and understand your experiences. It can bring solace at difficult times by offering a fresh insight into life.
These poems of human experience can help you understand your problems by analogy. Sometimes we understand problems better when someone can say: you problems are like this, and put it in another form so that you can see the whole thing working in a different light.
Each poem is easily understandable, often witty and humorous, and each carries an illustration of a car component that mirrors the problems we face every day.
Stuart Larner worked for thirty-five years as a clinical psychologist in the health service, and was brilliant at developing fresh humorous and witty insights with his clients. This bibliotherapy volume carries those insights one step further into the realm of poetry by the symbolism of the motor car.
A sequence of twenty-eight illustrated Shakespearean sonnets describing the human condition in terms of each of the mechanical components of a motor car.

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