Madness and Modernism by Louis A. Sass
  • Madness and Modernism by Louis A. Sass

Madness and Modernism by Louis A. Sass

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Insanity in the light of modern art, literature and thought.

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Format: Trade Paperback, Hard-to-Find

Condition: vg- condition, minor shelf wear, light edge wear, light scratches on back cover

Size: 6.0"x9.0"

Pages: 596pp, 1994 Edition Harvard University Press

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The similarities between madness and modernism are striking: defiance of authority, nihilism, extreme relativism, distortions of time, strange transformations of self, and much more. In this book, Louis Sass, a clinical psychologist, offers 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. It provides a portrait of the world of the madman, along with a commentary on modernist and postmodernist culture.

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