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Madness in ancient literature.

Ainsworth O"Brien-Moore

Madness in ancient literature.

by Ainsworth O"Brien-Moore

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Published by Wagner in Weimar .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Insanity in literature

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination228 p.
    Number of Pages228
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15963824M

      "A remarkable scholarly achievement. Madness in Literature remains refreshingly free of narrow dogmatizing and special pleading."Jeffrey Berman, English Language Notes "Madness is studied by Lillian Feder in its relationship with society--whether the madness be prophetic or dionysiac, as in ancient Greece, or of the form that leads to suicide, as in the contemporary cases of Theodore Author: Lillian Feder.   To downplay this would be both false and feckless, as well as an insult to a common humanity, evidenced by timeless art, extraordinary literature and the evocative tales found therein. Nevertheless, there appears to be a sizeable exception, one in which the madness may be the same, but the method is barely recognisable and that is religion.

    Editorial team. General Editors: David Bourget (Western Ontario) David Chalmers (ANU, NYU) Area Editors: David Bourget Gwen Bradford. Madness in Literature By Lillian Feder Madness in Literature By Lillian Feder To probe the literary representation of the alienated mind, Lillian Feder examines mad protagonists of literature and the work of writers for whom madness is a vehicle of self-revelation. Ranging from ancient .

    Free download or read online Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in , and was written by Michel Foucault. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this history, philosophy story are.   Literatures of Madness: Disability Studies and Mental Health brings together scholars working in disability studies, mad studies, feminist theory, Indigenous studies, postcolonial theory, Jewish literature, queer studies, American studies, trauma studies, and comics to create an intersectional community of scholarship in literary disability studies of mental health.


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He shows how the poets and dramatists of that time depicted the social problems of the day, including madness, in their works. On the whole, the books is remarkable, except that the use of Greek makes it difficult to understand it.

Introduction --The popular conception of madness --The medical conception --The reverberations of the medical conception in literature --The general attitude of comedy towards madness --Madness in elevated literature: Homer and the deistic conception --Aeschylus --Sophocles and Bacchylides --Euripides --Madness after the tragedians --The Roman.

Madness in Literature Book Summary: To probe the literary representation of the alienated mind, Lillian Feder examines mad protagonists of literature and the work of writers for whom madness is a vehicle of self-revelation.

Ranging from ancient Greek myth and tragedy to contemporary poetry, fiction, and drama, Professor Feder shows how literary interpretations of madness, as well as madness. List of ancient texts Bronze Age See also: Sumerian literature, Akkadian literature, Ancient Egyptian literature, Hittite texts, Tamil literature Early Bronze Age: 3rd millennium BCE (approximate dates shown).The earliest written literature dates from about BCE (classical Sumerian).

The earliest literary author known by name is Enheduanna, a Sumerian priestess and public figure dating to. To probe the literary representation of the alienated mind, Lillian Feder examines mad protagonists of literature and the work of writers for whom madness is a vehicle of self-revelation.

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Madness in Literature remains refreshingly free of narrow dogmatizing and special pleading."--Jeffrey Berman, English Language Notes "Madness is studied by With considerable erudition, which is never pompously exposed, Miss Feder has played simultaneously the roles of literary critic, of psychoanalyst, and of cultural historian."--Wallace.

"The scope of this book is daunting, ranging from madness in the ancient Greco-Roman world, to Christianized concepts of medieval folly, through the writings of early modern authors such as Shakespeare, Cervantes, and Descartes, and on to German Romantic philosophy, fin de siècle French poetry, and Freud.Madness in Ancient Literature.

By AINSWORTH O'BRIEN-MOORE. Princeton University Dissertation. Weimar: R. Wahner Sohn, Pp. In his introductory paragraph the writer of this dissertation tells us that he proposes to limit his study largely to "the elevated representations of mad.As seen on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS Forget the world that came before.

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