Revels In Madness

Author by : Allen Thiher
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Michigan Press
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Description : "Fascinating and important . . . a work of prodigious scholarship, covering the entire history of Western thought and treating both literary and medical discourses with subtlety and verve." ---Louis Sass, author of Madness and Modernism "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 . . . Artaud, Duras, and Plath." ---Isis "This provocative and closely argued work will reward many readers." ---Choice In Revels in Madness, Allen Thiher surveys a remarkable range of writers as he shows how conceptions of madness in literature have reflected the cultural assumptions of their era. Thiher underscores the transition from classical to modern theories of madness-a transition that began at the end of the Enlightenment and culminates in recent women's writing that challenges the postmodern understanding of madness as a fall from language or as a dysfunction of culture.


Madness At The Theatre

Author by : Femi Oyebode
Languange : en
Publisher by : RCPsych Publications
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Description : Greek tragedy and models of madness -- Greco-Roman comedy and folly -- Jealousy the green-eyed monster and madness in Shakespeare -- Ibsen and the domestication of madness -- Tennessee Williams and the theatre of the mind -- Soyinka's theatre of the shadowlands -- Sarah Kane: the self in fission


The Madness Of Epic

Author by : Debra Hershkowitz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Clarendon Press
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Description : Madness plays a vital role in many ancient epics: not only do characters go mad, but madness also often occupies a central thematic position in the texts. In this book, Debra Hershkowitz examines from a variety of theoretical angles the representation and poetic function of madness in Greek and Latin epic from Homer through the Flavians, including individual chapters devoted to the Iliad and Odyssey, Virgil's Aeneid, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Lucan's Bellum Civile, and Statius' Thebaid. The study also addresses the difficulty of defining madness, and discusses how each epic explores this problem in a different way, finding its own unique way of conceptualizing madness. Epic madness interacts with ancient models of madness, but also, even more importantly, with previous representations of madness in the literary tradition. Likewise, the reader's response to epic madness is influenced by both ancient and modern views of madness, as well as by an awareness of intertextuality.


Aesthetic Nervousness

Author by : Ato Quayson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Columbia University Press
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Description : Focusing primarily on the work of Samuel Beckett, Toni Morrison, Wole Soyinka, and J. M. Coetzee, Ato Quayson launches a thoroughly cross-cultural, interdisciplinary study of the representation of physical disability. Quayson suggests that the subliminal unease and moral panic invoked by the disabled is refracted within the structures of literature and literary discourse itself, a crisis he terms "aesthetic nervousness." The disabled reminds the able-bodied that the body is provisional and temporary and that normality is wrapped up in certain social frameworks. Quayson expands his argument by turning to Greek and Yoruba writings, African American and postcolonial literature, depictions of deformed characters in early modern England and the plays of Shakespeare, and children's films, among other texts. He considers how disability affects interpersonal relationships and forces the character and the reader to take an ethical standpoint, much like representations of violence, pain, and the sacred. The disabled are also used to represent social suffering, inadvertently obscuring their true hardships.


Don Quixote In The Archives

Author by : Dale Shuger
Languange : en
Publisher by : Edinburgh University Press
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Description : Dale Shuger presents, from the records of the Spanish Inquisition, a social corpus of early modern madness that differs radically from the 'literary' madness hitherto studied by Cervantes critics.


Every Man Out Of His Humour Cynthia S Revels The Poetaster

Author by : Ben Jonson
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Ben Jonson Bartholomew Fair Cynthia S Revels Or The Fountain Of Self Love Sejanus His Fall

Author by : Ben Jonson
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The Horror Stories Of Robert E Howard

Author by : Robert E. Howard
Languange : en
Publisher by : Del Rey
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Description : Here are Howard’s greatest horror tales, all in their original, definitive versions. Some of Howard’s best-known characters–Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn, and sailor Steve Costigan among them–roam the forbidding locales of the author’s fevered imagination, from the swamps and bayous of the Deep South to the fiend-haunted woods outside Paris to remote jungles in Africa. The collection includes Howard’s masterpiece “Pigeons from Hell,” which Stephen King calls “one of the finest horror stories of [the twentieth] century,” a tale of two travelers who stumble upon the ruins of a Southern plantation–and into the maw of its fatal secret. In “Black Canaan” even the best warrior has little chance of taking down the evil voodoo man with unholy powers–and none at all against his wily mistress, the diabolical High Priestess of Damballah. In these and other lavishly illustrated classics, such as the revenge nightmare “Worms of the Earth” and “The Cairn on the Headland,” Howard spins tales of unrelenting terror, the legacy of one of the world’s great masters of the macabre. From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Fantasy Adventures Archives

Author by : Robert E. Howard
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jazzybee Verlag
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Description : Howard was an avid writer of fantasy stories and a brilliant creator of new worlds and creatures. This edition contains his best writings in this genre: Black Canaan The House of Arabu People of the Dark Spear and Fang The Voice of El-Lil


John Webster

Author by : Elmer Edgar Stoll
Languange : en
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