Forensic Psychiatry: Day by Day; Personal Snippets
Karel T.I. Oei
Pages: 222 pages
ISBN (softcover) : 9789462403475
Writing little articles under the heading “snippets” might at the reader’s first glance give the impression that this book is (mainly?) concerned with tearing out (telling) written pieces of paper to present them in a collection as a collage. Or to scatter them over the readers as a sort of “ticker tape parade”.
That term “snippets”, however, is supposed to indicate a sort of personal figure of speech, which primarily serves for digital interaction. They are daily articles from quality newspapers which are sent out to a wide circle of acquaintances under a fitting headline and with the author’s spontaneous reaction. Snippets are supposed to make these recipients think about what drew the author’s attention. They are stimuli that provoke reactions. Often complementary snippets are put together (by means of inserted comments). Sometimes there is a chain.
The original text is distinct from snippets and reactions by means of font size. And more or less extensive footnotes are used.