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The new work centres on the Memoirs of Daniel Paul Schreber, perhaps the most written about of mental patients, as well as one of the most articulate. The Memoirs formed the basis of Freuds theory of paranoia, the interpretation of which was a primary cause of the split between Jung and Freud, was the basis of Bleulers definition of schizophrenia (which is till operative t ...more
Paperback, 115 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Pedlar Press
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I bought this book about seven years ago for a course on Canadian poetry. I remember writing my final paper on it after reading Daniel Paul Schreber's Memoirs of my Nervous Illness...partly because I liked Never Language more than our other required readings, and partly because requesting Memoirs through interlibrary loans gave me an excuse to ask for an extension on the project. I still have my essay somewhere...that, and the re-living of my university days are the only reasons why I'm not gett ...more
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In the late 19th century, Daniel Paul Schreber was a respected judge in Leipzig when the onset of a psychosis landed him in a German asylum, where he remained until he died in 1911. He chronicled his condition in the book Memoirs of My Nervous Illness, which became influential in psychology, having even been analyzed (though never interviewed) by Sigmund Freud.

The title of the book, Nerve Language, refers to the method, Schreber explained, that God used to communicate to him. As such, Brian Hend
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Brian Henderson is the author of twelve volumes of poetry, the most recent of which is Unidentified Poetic Object from Brick Books. Sharawadji (Brick Books, 2011), was nominated for the Canadian Authors Association Chambers Award for Poetry. Nerve Language (Pedlar Press, 2007) was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award. Henderson's work, both critical and poetic, has appeared in a nu ...more

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