Madness and Modernism: Insanity in the Light of Modern Art, Literature, and Thought (Revised Edition)

Madness and Modernism: Insanity in the Light of Modern Art, Literature, and Thought (Revised Edition)

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Author/Contributor(s): Sass, Louis
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Date: 10/31/2017
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW
The similarities between madness and modernism are striking: defiance of convention, nihilism, extreme relativism, distortions of time, strange transformations of self, and much more.

In this revised edition of a now classic work, Louis Sass, a clinical psychologist, offers a radically new vision of schizophrenia, comparing it with the works of such artists and writers as Kafka, Beckett, and Duchamp, and considering the ideas of philosophers including Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, and Derrida. Here is a highly original portrait of the world of insanity, along with a provocative commentary on modernist and postmodernist culture.