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The Resource Revels in madness : insanity in medicine and literature, Allen Thiher

Revels in madness : insanity in medicine and literature, Allen Thiher

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Revels in madness : insanity in medicine and literature
Title
Revels in madness
Title remainder
insanity in medicine and literature
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Allen Thiher
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Language
eng
Summary
"Revels in Madness offers a history of Western culture's shifting understandings of insanity as evidenced in its literature and as influenced by medical knowledge. The book traces the period from the development of Greek medicine, and of Greek tragedy and comedy, to contemporary representations of madness as shaped by modern psychiatry and psychoanalysis and as portrayed in literature. It surveys a remarkable range of writers, including Cervantes, Nerval, Rimbaud, Holderlin, Charcot, Freud, and Kraepelin." "This book will interest those intrigued by the relationship between culture, medicine, and literature, both in the history of medicine and literature and in literary depictions of cognitive disabilities. Students of comparative literature or the history of science, as well as doctors, therapists, and those interested in clinical psychology, will also benefit from reading this book."--Jacket
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Revels in madness : insanity in medicine and literature, Allen Thiher
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Revels in madness : insanity in medicine and literature, Allen Thiher
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3998/mpub.16078
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-335) and index
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online resource
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cr
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
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rdacontent
Contents
Madness from Hippocrates to Hölderlin -- Discourses on madness in the Greco-Roman world -- Continuities and ruptures in Medieval folly -- Madness and early modernity in Shakespeare, Cervantes, and Descartes -- The iatro-mechanical era and the madness of machines -- Neoclassicism, the rise of singularity, and moral treatment -- Part the modernity of madness -- The German romantics and the invention of psychiatry -- Pathological anatomy and the poetics of madness -- Modern determinations of insanity: psychiatry and psychoanalysis -- Modernist poetic discourse in madness -- The contemporary scene's affirmation of and rebellion against logos -- Postscript: madness between history and neurology -- Notes -- Index
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1 online resource (354 pages).
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9780472089994
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Electronic reproduction.
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Specific material designation
remote
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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