Cultural Constructions of Madness in Eighteenth-Century Writing: Representing the Insane
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Cultural Constructions of Madness in Eighteenth-Century Writing: Representing the Insane

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This work deals with the (mis)representation of insanity through a substantial range of literary forms and figures from across the eighteenth century and beyond. Chapters cover the representation, distortion, sentimentalization and elevation of insanity, and such associated issues as gender, personal identity, and performance, in some of the best and least known writers of...more
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published March 2nd 2005 by Palgrave Macmillan
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