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Art, crime, & madness : Gesualdo, Caravaggio, Genet, Van Gogh, Artaud

Author: S Giora Shoham
Publisher: Portland : Sussex Academic Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Art, Crime and Madness explores the relationship between creative innovation, deviance and morbidity by historical case studies of the madrigalist Don Carlo Gesualdo, prince of Venosa, the painter Michelangelo Merisi Caravaggio, Jean Genet the homosexual thief, Vincent Van Gogh, and Antonin Artaud, the revolutionary cinema director."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: S Giora Shoham
ISBN: 1903900050 9781903900055 1903900069 9781903900062
OCLC Number: 49626487
Notes: "First published 2002 in Great Britain"--Title page verso.
Description: ix, 209 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Roger Hood --
Introduction: Mytho-Empiricisim --
The Personality and its Disruption --
Hubris, Suppression and Stigma --
Don Carlo Gesualdo--A Murdered Love --
Caravaggio--The Violent Enlightenment --
Jean Genet--A Criminal Manifesto --
The Creative Villains --
Genius and Madness --
St. Vincent--Absolute Authenticity --
Antonin Artaud--Outside of Time --
Giora Shoham's Published Works and His Theory of Personality.
Other Titles: Art, crime, and madness
Crime, madness and art
Responsibility: Shlomo Giora Shoham.
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This text explores the relationship between creative innovation, deviance and morbidity. To innovate one has to be able to view the medium and the object of creativity in a different, hitherto  Read more...

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"Rich in detail and psychocultural analysis this book will take its place beside Freud's Moses and other classics of art interpretation..." -- Graeme R Newman, Professor, School of Criminal Justice. Read more...

 
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