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The Resource Madness and creativity in literature and culture, edited by Corinne Saunders and Jane Macnaughton

Madness and creativity in literature and culture, edited by Corinne Saunders and Jane Macnaughton

Label
Madness and creativity in literature and culture
Title
Madness and creativity in literature and culture
Statement of responsibility
edited by Corinne Saunders and Jane Macnaughton
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"With original contributions from specialist and well-known writers including the late Roy Porter, Al Alvarez, A. S. Byatt and Pat Barker, this exciting new volume explores the relationship between mental illness and creativity in literature from medieval to modern times. Essays consider the treatment and function of madness in writing across a range of English authors, and in particular poets such as Blake and Cowper. Contributors explore the creative power of madness as literary topos, the ways mental illness may stimulate creative writing, the possibility of writing as therapy and the kinds of writing that are produced through the experience of mental illness. The essays here span the interrelated subjects of the mind, medicine and literature, and contributors are drawn from the fields of medicine, literature, philosophy, theology and creative writing."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR149.P78
LC item number
M33 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Saunders, Corinne J.
  • Macnaughton, Jane
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Psychoanalysis and literature
  • Mentally ill, Writings of the
  • Authorship
  • Literature
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Authors, English
  • Literature and mental illness
  • Mental illness in literature
  • Mentally ill in literature
  • Creative ability
  • Medicine in Literature
  • Mental Disorders
  • Creativity
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Writing
Label
Madness and creativity in literature and culture, edited by Corinne Saunders and Jane Macnaughton
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 'The Thoughtful Maladie': Madness and Vision in Medieval Writing
  • C. Saunders
  • 'Inexpressibly Dreadful': Depression, Confession and Language in 18th Century Britain
  • A. Ingram
  • Wonders in the Deep: Cowper, Melancholy and Religion
  • S. Sykes
  • 'Mad as a Refuge from Unbelief': William Blake and the Sanity of Dissidence
  • D. Fuller
  • 'Why then Ile Fit You': Representations of Madness in Some Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Poems
  • M.O'Neill
  • Introduction
  • Madness, Medicine and Creativity in Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain
  • M. Evans -- WRITING MADNESS: PSYCHOANALYSIS AND LITERATURE
  • Creative Writers and Psychopathology: the Cultural Consolations of 'The Wound and the Bow' (Thesis) /
  • P. Waugh
  • The Myth of the Artist
  • A. Alvarez
  • 'Writing Madness' (Dialogue)
  • A. Byatt & I. Sodre
  • Breaking Down or Breaking Out? (Dialogue)
  • P. Barker & A. Piette
  • J. Macnaughton & C. Saunders -- READING MADNESS: LITERATURE IN MEDICINE
  • Madness and Creativity: Communication and Excommunication
  • R. Porter
  • Doctors as Performance Artists
  • M.O'Donnell
  • Ambiguity in Attitudes to Madness and Creativity
  • R. Downie -- MADNESS IN LITERATURE--MEDIEVAL TO MODERN
Control code
ocm55615588
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 244 p.
Isbn
9781403921994
Lccn
2004053147
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)55615588
Label
Madness and creativity in literature and culture, edited by Corinne Saunders and Jane Macnaughton
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 'The Thoughtful Maladie': Madness and Vision in Medieval Writing
  • C. Saunders
  • 'Inexpressibly Dreadful': Depression, Confession and Language in 18th Century Britain
  • A. Ingram
  • Wonders in the Deep: Cowper, Melancholy and Religion
  • S. Sykes
  • 'Mad as a Refuge from Unbelief': William Blake and the Sanity of Dissidence
  • D. Fuller
  • 'Why then Ile Fit You': Representations of Madness in Some Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Poems
  • M.O'Neill
  • Introduction
  • Madness, Medicine and Creativity in Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain
  • M. Evans -- WRITING MADNESS: PSYCHOANALYSIS AND LITERATURE
  • Creative Writers and Psychopathology: the Cultural Consolations of 'The Wound and the Bow' (Thesis) /
  • P. Waugh
  • The Myth of the Artist
  • A. Alvarez
  • 'Writing Madness' (Dialogue)
  • A. Byatt & I. Sodre
  • Breaking Down or Breaking Out? (Dialogue)
  • P. Barker & A. Piette
  • J. Macnaughton & C. Saunders -- READING MADNESS: LITERATURE IN MEDICINE
  • Madness and Creativity: Communication and Excommunication
  • R. Porter
  • Doctors as Performance Artists
  • M.O'Donnell
  • Ambiguity in Attitudes to Madness and Creativity
  • R. Downie -- MADNESS IN LITERATURE--MEDIEVAL TO MODERN
Control code
ocm55615588
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 244 p.
Isbn
9781403921994
Lccn
2004053147
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)55615588

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