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Insane

Author: Rainald Goetz; Adrian Nathan West
Publisher: London, United Kingdom : Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Translated for the first time into English, cult German author Rainald Goetz's debut novel "Insane" draws upon his clinical psychiatric experience to paint a portrait of the asylum as a total institution. We follow a young psychiatrist, Dr. Raspe, who enters the profession dreaming of revolutionising its methods. Confronted by day-to-day practices and the reality of life in the psychiatric hospital, Raspe begins to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Novels
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rainald Goetz; Adrian Nathan West
ISBN: 9781910695319 1910695319
OCLC Number: 1021055429
Description: 349 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Irre.
Responsibility: Rainald Goetz ; translated by Adrian Nathan West.

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INSANE draws upon Rainald Goetz's clinical psychiatric experience to paint a portrait of the asylum as a 'total institution'. A cult author in Germany, this is Goetz's first novel, and the first to  Read more...

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`Adrian Nathan West has managed an impressive translation of Mr Goetz's voice - a relentless staccato that can border on the manic... This language accounts for a lot of what makes the book stick in Read more...

 
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