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Revels in madness : insanity in medicine and literature

Author: Allen Thiher
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1999.
Series: Corporealities.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Revels in madness.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1999
(DLC) 99006460
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Thiher
ISBN: 9780472024476 0472024477 0472089994 1282463128 9781282463127 1283519356 9781283519359 9786612463129 6612463120 9786613831804 6613831808 9780472089994
OCLC Number: 681928476
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource
Details: 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.
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.
Series Title: Corporealities.
Responsibility: Allen Thiher.

Abstract:

"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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