The University of Wisconsin Press
Dionysus in Literature
Essays on Literary Madness
Edited by Branimir M. Rieger
In this anthology, sixteen authorities present their assessments of literary madness. Branimir M. Rieger's introductory chapter gives a cultural and linguistic history of literary madness. Robert de Beaugrande discusses how literary theories have influenced concepts of madness. Other topics include: images of madness on films; madness and creativity; images of the mad scientist; and Barbara Lupack's essay on the mental institution in contemporary American fiction.
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LC: 93-074076 PN
242 pp. 6 x 9
Paper $16.95 t
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