Madness and the Romantic Poet: A Critical History

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Madness and the Romantic Poet: A Critical History - Whitehead, James
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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. The book offers a new and much more complete history of its development than has previously been attempted, alongside important associated ideas about individual genius, creativity, the emotions, rationality, and the mind in extreme states or disorder - ideas that have been ...

Madness and the Romantic Poet: A Critical History 2017, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198733706

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