Literature

Madness in Literature

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$62.50 / £50.00
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Published:
Mar 21, 1983
1980
Pages:
352
Size:
5.5 x 8.5 in.
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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 itself, reflect the very cultural assumptions, values, and prohibitions they challenge.