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Dionysus in Literature
Essays on Literary Madness
Edited by Branimir M. Rieger

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In this anthology, sixteen authorities present their assessments of literary madness. Branimir M. Rieger's introductory chapter gives a cultural and linguistic history of literary madness. Robert de Beaugrande discusses how literary theories have influenced concepts of madness. Other topics include: images of madness on films; madness and creativity; images of the mad scientist; and Barbara Lupack's essay on the mental institution in contemporary American fiction.

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Book cover is gray with red and white lettering.  There are two Greek gods in purple.


LC: 93-074076 PN
242 pp.   6 x 9

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ISBN 978-0-879-72650-8
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