Madness and Modernism has ratings and 12 reviews. In this book, Louis Sass, a clinical psychologist, offers a new vision of schizophrenia, comparing it. Madness and Modernism: Insanity in the Light of Modern Art, Literature, and Louis A. Sass Modernism and its Discontents: Philosophical Problems of. Madness and Modernism by Louis A. Sass, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Similarly, the artists and writers chosen for comparison are diose that present the greatest resemblance to schizophrenic patients.

Matthew Ratcliffe – – Inquiry: A symposium to celebrate, interrogate and reflect upon the significance and wide-ranging influence of Madness and Amd will be held at Durham University on Friday 11 May Twenty-five years after the publication of Louis A. I love Sass’s work.

Whereas painters and poets delight in exploring different states of consciousness, the mentally ill are unwilling victims of their condition. The programme opens with Louis Sass in conversation with Patricia Waughmodernist sasd critic, intellectual historian and co-investigator on interdisciplinary Hearing the Voice project.

Review Text Review from previous edition “A marvelously against-the-grain book Review quote “A monumental, exciting, and troubling book, a new landmark in the study of the modern era. These categories permit him to identify corresponding tendencies in schizophrenia which, he argues, is best understood as a disease of hyperrationality, detachment, and self-absorption.

Here is a highly original portrait of the world of insanity, along with a provocative commentary on modernist and postmodernist culture. Preview — Madness and Modernism by Louis A. Jul 17, Brad rated it it was amazing. Nov 08, Leo rated it it was amazing. For these and other reasons, psychologists and psychiatrists will find the book more interesting than literary critics and art historians.


Sass is a past president of the divisions for psychology and the arts and also for philosophy and psychology of the American Psychological Association. Event Reviews and Reports.

Madness and Modernism : Insanity in the Light of Modern Art, Literature, and Thought

Philosophy of Literature, Misc in Aesthetics categorize this paper. Account Options Sign in. The equation between madness and modern art is not only hopelessly reductive, therefore, but doubly so. In an epilogue and appendix, he considers whether modern culture might actively contribute to the genesis or shaping of schizophrenic forms of pathology, and he discusses the possible role of abnormalities of the brain.

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Laing’s deservedly classic The Divided Self Published July 15th by Harvard University Press first published Matthews points out in Surrealism, Insanity, and Poetry, diere is a vast difference between madness and the simulation of madness. This is one of the best books I’ve ever read, particularly as far as contemporary nonfiction goes.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. It is no more valid or useful than lumping together schizophreniamanic-depression, paranoia, and organic brain disease under the heading of “insanity.

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To simplify his task he identifies seven interdependent aspects or features of modernism that are also seen in schizophrenic patients. By ane our website you agree to our use of cookies. Beidas and Philip C. Loss of Self 8.


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Gittler Award from the American Psychological Foundation for “the most scholarly contribution to the philosophical foundations of psychological knowledge. Science Logic and Mathematics. Ron Eichler rated it liked it Aug 26, I enjoyed this book greatly as I find both modernism and abnormal psychology fascinating. Disturbances of Distance 6. A clinical psychologist, he draws on a wide knowledge of modern literature and art in order to reinterpret modernim symptomatology in a broader, humanistic context.

Here is a highly original portrait of the world of insanity, along with a provocative commentary on modernist and postmodernist culture. To ask other readers questions about Madness and Modernismplease sign up. If the volume has important implications for the treatment of mental illness, as a jacket blurb proclaims, scholars of modern art and literature will be disappointed.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Reconceiving Schizophrenia George Graham. Sign in Create an account. An inspired documentation of the interrelationships of modernism, schizophrenia, and our current cultural life. Displaying an impressive command of philosophical, literary and madnexs literature on subjects of enormous complexity It was a tad bloated, but otherwise very very good.

Russian Avant-Garde and Radical Modernism: Be the first to ask a question about Madness and Modernism. Simplifying further, the author concludes that modernism may be subsumed under the double heading of hyperreflexivity and alienation.

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