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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Added to PP index Total downloads 3of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Whereas painters and poets delight in exploring different states of consciousness, madnesz mentally ill are unwilling victims of their condition.

In this book, Louis Madmess, a clinical psychologist, mandess a new vision of schizophrenia, comparing it with the works of such artists and writers as Kafka, Beckett, and Duchamp and philosophers including Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault and Derrida.

For these and other reasons, psychologists and psychiatrists will find the book more interesting than literary critics and art historians. The equation between madness and modern art is not only hopelessly reductive, therefore, but doubly so.

Naturalism, interpretation, and mental disorder Somogy Varga. Review quote “A sss, exciting, and troubling book, a new landmark in the study of the modern era. Zima – – Continuum. The Best Books of Moore – – Criminal Law and Philosophy 9 4: May 28, Gerhard added it. It was a tad bloated, but otherwise very very good.

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In a similar vein, we are told that Giorgio de Chirico was “severely schizoid” p. Nov 08, Leo rated it it was amazing. Sign in Create an account. Max Hodges rated it it was amazing Jan 28, Similar I’d imagine to ‘Anti-Oedipus’ a bit, which I intend to read soon, though this book is very even handed madnesd consistently belabors its scientific and psychological facts without ever going over to the point of madhess what it is obviously saying.

Here is a highly original portrait of the world of insanity, along with a provocative commentary on modernist and postmodernist culture. In fact, as I have argued before in these pages, this is precisely the case.

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Beidas and Philip C. 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. Louis Sass No preview available – The Quest for a Responsible Responsibility Test: By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Myriam rated it it was amazing Aug 16, Forged from a madnesa between a modernidm press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.


Insanity in the Light of Modern Art, Literature and Thought is the magnum opus of the distinguished clinical psychologist and phenomenologist of psychopathology Louis A. In seeking to relate madness sasw modern aesthetics, Louis Sass has constructed an ambitious paradigm indeed. Fleming – – P. A clinical psychologist, he draws on a wide knowledge of modern literature and art in order to reinterpret schizophrenic symptomatology in a broader, humanistic context.

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

I love Sass’s work. The Architecture of Agentive Self-Awareness. Twenty-five years ssas its initial publication by Basic Books and then Harvard University Press, a revised edition, published by Oxford University Press inis introducing new readers to one of the most complex and compelling accounts of the phenomenology of schizophrenia and its reciprocally illuminating relationship with a modernism characterised by paradox and hyperreflexivity, self-consciousness and self-alienation.