By Allan Ingram;Michelle Faubert
This paintings offers with the (mis)representation of madness via a considerable variety of literary kinds and figures from around the eighteenth century and past. Chapters hide the illustration, distortion, sentimentalization and elevation of madness, and such linked concerns as gender, own id, and function, in the very best and least recognized writers of the interval. a variety of visible fabric, together with works via Hogarth, Rowlandson, and Gillray, can be mentioned. whereas basically adopting a literary concentration, the paintings is expert all through by way of an alertness to major problems with clinical and psychiatric historical past.
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