Sounds from the Bell Jar: Ten Psychotic Authors

Sounds from the Bell Jar: Ten Psychotic Authors

by Gordon Claridge, Ruth Pryor
     
 

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Madness and creativity - are the 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 twentieth century - who, as judged here by the latest diagnostic

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Madness and creativity - are the 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 twentieth 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.

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ISBN-13:
9781883536152
Publisher:
I S H K
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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