By Marek Hłasko
"Blowtorch of a singular . . . matchless and prescient."—Publishers Weekly
"Spokesman in case you have been indignant and beat . . . turbulent, temperamental, and tortured."—The ny Times
"A self-taught author with an uncanny present for narrative and discussion . . . a born insurgent and troublemaker of significant charm."—Roman Polanski
In this novel of breathtaking rigidity and sweltering love, determined pals at the fringe of the law—one of them tricky and gutsy, the opposite small and scared—travel to the southern Israeli urban of Eilat to discover paintings. There, Dov Ben Dov, the good-looking local Israeli with a name for inflicting hassle, and Israel, his sidekick, stick with Ben Dov's lately married more youthful brother, Little Dov, who has adequate difficulty of his personal. neighborhood toughs are encroaching on Little Dov's company, and he enlists his older brother to force them away. It doesn't aid appealing German widow named Ursula is rooming round the corner. What follows is a narrative of ardour, deception, violence, and betrayal, all conveyed in hardboiled prose equivalent to Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, with a cinematic kind that might make Humphrey Bogart and Marlon Brando eco-friendly with envy.
Marek Hlasko, referred to as the James Dean of jap Europe, was once exiled from Communist Poland and spent his lifestyles wandering the globe. He died in 1969 of an overdose of alcohol and drowsing capsules in Wiesbaden, Germany.
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Happened only infrequently, and was often restricted to a geographical area defined by a medical school as ‘its’ territory for demonstration programmes. Demonstration and pilot programmes were in fact quite frequent: it was their generalisation that was the main challenge, and that has still not been overcome in any low- or middle-income country – in part because of a gradual weakening of enthusiasm for the strategy of primary healthcare, which remained an important set of ethical aims but proved unsuccessful as a recipe for the provision of care to the majority of those who need it most.
2 The involvement of the private health sector. 3 The involvement of users and carers in the planning and the evaluation of mental health activities in primary healthcare. 4 The development of legislation and of other measures that will ensure that families and carers receive sufficient moral and material support to be able to provide care for the person with mental illness. 5 Appropriate technological support for the provision of mental healthcare in the framework of primary healthcare. 6 The consideration of psychosocial aspects of primary healthcare in general.
In this sense, the priorities of public health appear to contrast with those from a clinical perspective, where the priority is those with, individually, a more severe problem. 33 Thomas & Lewis Psychiatric disorder among primary care attenders The WHO Collaborative Study on Psychological Problems in General Health Care was a cross-cultural study that estimated prevalence rates among primary care attenders in 14 different countries (Üstün & Sartorius, 1995). All sites used the same diagnostic criteria and there were marked differences in the prevalence rates of mental disorder at the different sites.