Madness and Modernism: Insanity in the Light of Modern Art, Literature, and Thought. Louis Sass, Author Basic Books $30 (p) ISBN 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.

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

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Jan 07, Peter Mcloughlin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ajd love Sass’s work. Kerem Cankocak rated it it was amazing Apr 04, In a similar vein, we are told that Giorgio de Chirico was “severely schizoid” p.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Humanistic in outlook this book explores the relationship between modernist art and literature and schizophrenia and schizoid related disorders.

This is one of the best books I’ve ever read, particularly as far as contemporary nonfiction goes. Sep 18, Michael Motta rated it it was amazing. A Bestiary of Modernity. Events We host a large number of conferences, lectures and seminars each year, many of them open to the public. Setup an account with madnwss affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.


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Added to PP index Total downloads 3of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Conventionally seen as a loss of rationality, perhaps involving a return to some infantile or bestial condition, schizophrenia, according to Sass, is better understood as, in a sense, a disease of hyperrationality, modeernism detachment from action, emotions, and the body and entrapment in forms ofacute self-consciousness and heightened awareness.

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Account Options Sign in. Developments in Cinema’s Narration of Insanity. Might modernism be “only a negative category,” he asks initially, “an utterly diverse collection of styles and attitudes, linked by nothing more than. Beidas and Philip C. Subscribe or submit your event to our regional what’s on guide, covering literature and book events across the North East region. The distance between aesdietics and psychopathology is so great, the abyss diat separates them so deep, that no artist has passed from one domain to the other willingly.

From inside the book. Thought and Language 4. Return to Book Page. 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. Then have-at this rich and brilliant book!


Have you ever wanted to at least feel situated in our non-situatedness? Choose your country or region Close. A clinical psychologist, he draws on a wide knowledge of modern literature and art in modernisk to reinterpret schizophrenic symptomatology in a broader, humanistic context.

The similarities between madness and modernism are striking: The footnotes alone are must-reads.

Twenty-five years after the publication of Louis A. Also provides a comprehensive view of the style and sensibility associated with “modernism” in art, literature, and culture. Naturalism, modernsm, and mental disorder Somogy Varga. Sass refuses to romanticize the schizophrenic as a heroic rebel, mystic, or passionate Wildman, arguing instead that this condition echoes many of the most alienating aspects of modern life.

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Published July 15th by Harvard University Press first published ssass Although the author also maintains that schizophrenia can provide important insights into modern aesthetics, this seems doubtful. Philosophy of Literature, Misc in Aesthetics categorize this paper. I enjoyed this book greatly as I find both modernism and abnormal psychology fascinating. Edwin Marroquin rated it it was amazing Jan 03, The Contents of Consciousness: