×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Sounds from the Bell Jar: Ten Psychotic Authors
     

Sounds from the Bell Jar: Ten Psychotic Authors

by Gordon Claridge, Ruth Pryor, Gwen Watkins
 

See All Formats & Editions

Madness and creativity - are they related? Two literary scholars and a psychologist bring a unique blend of professional skills to bear on this question, first reviewing the contemporary scientific evidence and then examining in detail the lives and works of ten authors - dating from the Middle Ages to the 20th century - who, as judged here by the latest diagnostic

Overview

Madness and creativity - are they related? Two literary scholars and a psychologist bring a unique blend of professional skills to bear on this question, first reviewing the contemporary scientific evidence and then examining in detail the lives and works of ten authors - dating from the Middle Ages to the 20th century - who, as judged here by the latest diagnostic techniques, demonstrably suffered from a psychotic illness. For its material the book draws extensively on the subjects' own written words to illustrate the intimate connection that existed between the authors' creative expression and what they felt and perceived as psychotic persons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781349105014
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
01/14/2014
Edition description:
1st ed. 1990
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews