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Monomania: The Flight from Everyday Life in Literature and Art

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Monomania explores the cultural prominence of the idee fixe in Western Europe during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Marina van Zuylen revives the term monomania to explore the therapeutic attributes of obsession. She introduces us to artists and collectors, voyeurs and scholars, hypochondriacs and melancholics, whose lives are run by debilitating compulsions that ...more
Paperback, 238 pages
Published March 29th 2005 by Cornell University Press
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Marina van Zuylen was initially educated in Paris, France.
She received her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University.
She has taught at Harvard in the Literature Concentration and was Assistant Professor of French in the Department of French at Columbia University. She is now Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Bard College, where she chairs the Literature Program.
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