Revels in madness : insanity in medicine and literature / Allen Thiher.

"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 representa...

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Main Author: Thiher, Allen, 1941- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1999.
Series:Corporealities.
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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.
Physical Description:1 online resource (354 pages).
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-335) and index.
ISBN:9780472089994
0472089994
9780472024476
0472024477
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9781282463127
1283519356
9781283519359
9786612463129
6612463120
9786613831804
6613831808
10.3998/mpub.16078