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Published by Palgrave Macmillan in Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, New York, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English literature -- History and criticism,
  • Psychoanalysis and literature,
  • Mentally ill, Writings of the -- History and criticism,
  • Authorship -- Psychological aspects,
  • Literature -- Psychological aspects,
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.),
  • Authors, English -- Psychology,
  • Literature and mental illness,
  • Mental illness in literature,
  • Mentally ill in literature,
  • Creative ability

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Corinne Saunders and Jane Macnaughton.
    ContributionsSaunders, Corinne J., 1963-, Macnaughton, Jane.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR149.P78 M33 2005
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 244 p. :
    Number of Pages244
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3307429M
    ISBN 101403921997
    LC Control Number2004053147

    Creativity & Madness Revisited from Current Psychological Perspectives Article (PDF Available) in Journal of Consciousness Studies 11() January . I had lofty ideas about the power of literature especially concerning its creative potential to transform the imagination until I read and old odd book by a former professor of literature. The.

      NO excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness,'' Aristotle said. The link between creativity and insanity has long captivated philosophers, playwrights and poets. The idea of the mad artist, the tormented musician or the tortured poet continues to hold a Author: Kate Stone Lombardi. History. It has been proposed that there is a particular link between creativity and mental illness (e.g. bipolar disorder, whereas major depressive disorder appears to be significantly more common among playwrights, novelists, biographers, and artists). Association between mental illness and creativity first appeared in literature in the s, but the idea of a link between "madness" and.

    Werner, Christian H. Tang, Min Kruse, Joachim Kaufman, James C. and Spörrle, Matthias The Chinese Version of the Revised Creativity Domain Questionnaire (CDQ-R): First Evidence for its Factorial Validity and Systematic Association with the Big Five. The Journal of Creative . While it is true that such a link exists, for example in poetry, art, music, and creative writing, this historic belief in such a connection is often exaggerated and romanticized. As well as being a belief long rooted in popular culture, the “madness and genius” association has been expertly researched.


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The following text is taken from the publisher's website: "This collection of essays explores the relation between literature and madness from the Medieval through to the Modern period. The essays examine how literature represents the experience of madness and cultural responses to it, and how madness may inspire creativity.

The volume also illuminates the history of medicine. Part I Reading Madness: Literature in Medicine 1. Madness and Creativity: Communication and Excommunication 19 Roy Porter 2. Doctors as Performance Artists 35 Michael O'Donnell 3.

Madness in Literature: Device and Understanding 49 Robin Downie Part II Madness in Literature: Medieval to Modern 4. 'The thoghtful maladie': Madness and Vision in.

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Macnaughton and C. Saunders. The essays examine how literature represents the experience of madness and cultural responses to it, and how madness may inspire creativity. The volume also illuminates the history of medicine, demonstrating the shifts and continuities in clinical understandings of and social attitudes to mental illness from the Middle Ages through to Format: Hardcover.

Buy Madness and Creativity in Literature and Culture 1st ed. by Corinne Saunders, Jane Macnaughton (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Madness in literature can refer to both writers who are known to have been insane and to abnormal characters in literature.

Thus there are three major definitions of madness in literature, namely the "mad writer," the "mad characters," and the application of psychological terms to literary madness. This collection of essays explores the relation between literature and madness from the Medieval through to the Modern period.

The essays examine how literature represents the experience of madness and cultural responses to it, and how madness may inspire creativity.

The volume also illuminates the history of medicine, demonstrating the shifts and continuities in clinical understandings. Madness and Modernism is rooted in a thorough knowledge of the psychological literature, but [Sass] also draws on an extensive acquaintance with 19th and 20th-century art, literature and philosophy Powerful, lucid and original Should revolutionise our thinking about the workings of the human mind.

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The book title itself is one short description of the book as to how non-conformism is the way to go for creativity infusion into your personal and business life. All of the most famous creative people in the world had this particular feature about them and that is what made them question authority and to think differently from the herd.

More examples of creativity and madness. It would be easy to dismiss the link between creativity and madness as speculative if the case of Sylvia Plath was the anomaly in history.

Yet it was not. In fact, it was in the majority of the reported exhibitions of such behavior among creative people.

Madness and Creativity in Literature and Culture has 2 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace Same Low Prices, Bigger Selection, More Fun Shop the All-New. To do this, we need to look to the work of "mad" authors such as Nietzsche, Nerval and Artaud. Unreason exists below the surface of modern society, only occasionally breaking through in such works.

But within works of art inspired by madness, complex processes operate. Madness is linked to creativity. The book Madness and Irrationality in Spanish and Latin American Literature and Culture, Lloyd Hughes Davie is published by University of Wales Press. The Chicago Distribution Center has reopened and is fulfilling orders.

All Chicago e-books are on sale at 30% off with the code EBOOK. Dionysus in Literature: Essays on Literary Madness. In this anthology, outstanding authorities present their assessments of literary madness in a variety of topics and approaches. The entire collection of essays presents intriguing aspects of the Dionysian element in literature.The Red Book and Ulanov’s thoughtful reflections remind me of the accounts of brave individuals who creatively processed their own experiences of madness: William James, Clifford Beers, James Hillman, William Styron, and Kay Redfield Jamison, to name only a few.

Jamison, in particular, has written a brilliant text on madness and creativity.Madness and the Romantic Poet examines the longstanding and enduringly popular idea that poetry is connected to madness and mental illness. The idea goes back to classical antiquity, but it was given new life at the turn of the nineteenth century.