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At the Mountains of Madness

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Publisher: Penguin UK
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'To that flash of semi-vision can be traced a full half of the horror which has ever since haunted us' An expedition to Antarctica goes horribly wrong as a group of explorers stumbles upon some mysterious ancient ruins, with devastating consequences. At the Mountains of Madness ranks among Lovecraft's most terrifying novellas, and is a firm favourite among fans of classic horror. The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.


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Author: Sam Sax
Publisher: Penguin
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Madness by Sam Sax Book Resume:

An “astounding” (Terrance Hayes) debut collection of poems – Winner of the National Poetry Series Competition In this ­­­powerful debut collection, sam sax explores and explodes the linkages between desire, addiction, and the history of mental health. These brave, formally dexterous poems examine antiquated diagnoses and procedures from hysteria to lobotomy; offer meditations on risky sex; and take up the poet’s personal and family histories as mental health patients and practitioners. Ultimately, Madness attempts to build a queer lineage out of inherited language and cultural artifacts; these poems trouble the static categories of sanity, heterosexuality, masculinity, normality, and health. sax’s innovative collection embodies the strange and disjunctive workings of the mind as it grapples to make sense of the world around it.


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Author: RK Close
Publisher: RK Close Books & Big Tree Publishing
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Madness by RK Close Book Resume:

Even a monster has a story to tell—this is his. They grew up thick as thieves and believed nothing could break their bond of friendship. Envy may have invited the darkness, but madness followed in its wake. What happened between adopted brothers, before their fates were set long ago? The truth may surprise you, because there are always two sides to every tale. History is important. And vampires have long memories. Discover the truth behind a centuries-old grudge between two fearsome vampires before it unfolds in modern time within the pages of RED NIGHT, Vampire Files Trilogy. Are monsters born? Or are they created? *Paranormal historical story to a modern tale of romantic suspense and adventure. This is not a happily ever after, but it might lead to one. VAMPIRE FILES TRILOGY RED NIGHT RED MOON RED DREAM MADNESS FAE WARS - WIP 2022


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Author: Zac Brewer
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Madness by Zac Brewer Book Resume:

New York Times bestselling author Zac Brewer delivers his most honest and gripping novel yet, about a girl who believes she’s beyond saving—until she realizes the only person who can save her is herself. Brooke Danvers is pretending to be fine. She’s gotten so good at pretending that they’re letting her leave inpatient therapy. Now she just has to fake it long enough for her parents and teachers to let their guard down. This time, when she's ready to end her life, there won’t be anyone around to stop her. Then Brooke meets Derek. Derek is the only person who really gets what Brooke is going through, because he’s going through it too. As they start spending more time together, Brooke suddenly finds herself having something to look forward to every day and maybe even happiness. But when Derek’s feelings for her intensify, Brooke is forced to accept that the same relationship that is bringing out the best in her might be bringing out the worst in Derek—and that Derek at his worst could be capable of real darkness.

Before We Was We

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Author: Mike Barson,Mark Bedford,Chris Foreman,Graham McPherson,Cathal Smyth,Lee Thompson,Dan Woodgate
Publisher: Random House
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Before We Was We by Mike Barson,Mark Bedford,Chris Foreman,Graham McPherson,Cathal Smyth,Lee Thompson,Dan Woodgate Book Resume:

New Foreword by Irvine Welsh. In Before We Was We Madness tell us how they became them. A story of seven originals, whose collective graft, energy and talent took them from the sweaty depths of the Hope and Anchor's basement to the Top of the Pops studio. In their own words they each look back on shared adventures. Playing music together, riding freight trains, spraying graffiti and stealing records. Walking in one another's footsteps by day and rising up through the city's exploding pub music scene by night. Before We Was We is irreverent, funny and full of character. Just like them.


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Author: T.I. Riddle
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
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Madness by T.I. Riddle Book Resume:

Madness is an intimate journey through the life of the author as he wrestled to overcome personal challenges that kept him in a cycle of homelessness and addiction. It is captivating, sometimes gritty, look at the complicated and confusing struggle for people suffering with mental illness. It offers a real glimpse into the torment many people wrestle with—from the invisible devastation of abuse and chaos and the behavior effects that result that are frequently overlooked or misunderstood both by the people who need help and those trying to help. Through the author’s reveals of the heartbreaking process he went through and the amazing amount of support that was needed to break free from homelessness, addiction, and mental illness, it gives a firsthand look at the complexities of healthcare, the deficiencies of the mental-health system, the stigma associated with mental illness, and the lack of general understanding about the issues that created both the opioid and homelessness crisis plaguing the most prosperous cities in the United States. Madness combines the author’s unique perspective as an educated business owner, a highly trained insurance professional, a father, and a sincere man of faith, with brutally honest descriptions of the issues and mistakes he needed to face to overcome his circumstances. It sheds a unique and relevant light on the urgent struggle society faces to find solutions for the rampant issue of homelessness, addiction, and mental illness—problems that have gotten worse despite billions of dollars that have been raised to address them. Madness is sure to inspire, challenge, and cause you to question many assumptions you may have about what is at the root of these problems and what must be done to help.


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Author: Juan L. Torres
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Madness by Juan L. Torres Book Resume:

Madness tells the story of a Dominic. Who at a very young age has to overcome neglect, abuse, and a high density alcohol outlet environment. Witnessing his parents arrive home tired from work only makes his situation worse. Find out what happens when he experiences an emotional catharsis.

An Unquiet Mind

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Author: Kay Redfield Jamison
Publisher: Vintage
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An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison Book Resume:

WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR In her bestselling classic, An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison changed the way we think about moods and madness. Dr. Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic-depressive (bipolar) illness; she has also experienced it firsthand. For even while she was pursuing her career in academic medicine, Jamison found herself succumbing to the same exhilarating highs and catastrophic depressions that afflicted many of her patients, as her disorder launched her into ruinous spending sprees, episodes of violence, and an attempted suicide. Here Jamison examines bipolar illness from the dual perspectives of the healer and the healed, revealing both its terrors and the cruel allure that at times prompted her to resist taking medication. An Unquiet Mind is a memoir of enormous candor, vividness, and wisdom—a deeply powerful book that has both transformed and saved lives.

Maestro of Madness

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Author: Peter Howard
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
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Maestro of Madness by Peter Howard Book Resume:

Maestro of Madness By: Peter Howard Eddie Philipson’s post-traumatic stress disorder was diagnosed when he was forty-four years old. The nightmare hangover from being repeatedly raped when he was an eleven-year-old by his uncle has all but destroyed his personal life and his once buoyant business. For years he fought his demons unsuccessfully, as unsuspecting triggers prompted volatile reactions that caused him deep shame that led to his marriage breakdown. PTSD is a terrible affliction that he has no control over. Or does he? After a serendipitous meeting with a former client, Jason Emery, he is offered an intriguing and enterprising business opportunity. As Eddie builds the business with the aid of his two sons, it grows into a global success. For the scarred and impotent Eddie, a new love blossoms when he meets his new PR specialist, the erudite and beautiful Tina Watherley. But each step of the way he is challenged by his demons, suffering a rollercoaster of emotions and some betrayals that rock him and his burgeoning belief in himself. Can he survive such vicious betrayals? Set in Sydney, Australia, Maestro of Madness is a powerful story of one man’s determination, and with help from his health professionals and loved ones, to become the maestro of his madness.

Divine Madness

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Author: Lars Ellestrom,Lars Elleström
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
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Divine Madness by Lars Ellestrom,Lars Elleström Book Resume:

This book provides a theory that enables the concept of irony to be transferred from the literary to the visual and aural domains. Topics include the historical roots of the concept of irony as modes of oral and literary expression, and how irony relates to spatiality.

Madness, Mayhem and Motherhood

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Author: Nikki McWatters
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
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Madness, Mayhem and Motherhood by Nikki McWatters Book Resume:

A wild roller-coaster ride through the ups and downs of motherhood and mental illnessAt 26, Nikki found herself knocking on her best friend’s door with a suitcase, a jar of coins and two little boys – all she had in the world. Madness, Mayhem and Motherhood is her funny, sad and brutally candid account of her life through poverty, homelessness, child-rearing, friendships, lust, love and loss.Whether she was cleaning the houses of millionaires to put food on the table, falling hard for The Wiggles, drowning in cask wine, living in a tent or dealing with predatory landlords, Nikki refused to go under and tethered her survival to her love for her children, which pulled her through the darkest days.In Madness, Mayhem and Motherhood, the struggles are raw but the laughs are loud and the love is palpable. Being a poor, mad mother has its challenges but Nikki McWatters humanises the face of poverty, while arm-wrestling her mental illness into submission and packing school lunches like a boss. Madness, Mayhem and Motherhood is a powerful, touching and wildly entertaining story of maternal endurance.

Theaters of Madness

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Author: Benjamin Reiss
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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Theaters of Madness by Benjamin Reiss Book Resume:

In the mid-1800s, a utopian movement to rehabilitate the insane resulted in a wave of publicly funded asylums—many of which became unexpected centers of cultural activity. Housed in magnificent structures with lush grounds, patients participated in theatrical programs, debating societies, literary journals, schools, and religious services. Theaters of Madness explores both the culture these rich offerings fomented and the asylum’s place in the fabric of nineteenth-century life, reanimating a time when the treatment of the insane was a central topic in debates over democracy, freedom, and modernity. Benjamin Reiss explores the creative lives of patients and the cultural demands of their doctors. Their frequently clashing views turned practically all of American culture—from blackface minstrel shows to the works of William Shakespeare—into a battlefield in the war on insanity. Reiss also shows how asylums touched the lives and shaped the writing of key figures, such as Emerson and Poe, who viewed the system alternately as the fulfillment of a democratic ideal and as a kind of medical enslavement. Without neglecting this troubling contradiction, Theaters of Madness prompts us to reflect on what our society can learn from a generation that urgently and creatively tried to solve the problem of mental illness.

Readings of Trauma, Madness, and the Body

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Author: S. Anderson
Publisher: Springer
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Readings of Trauma, Madness, and the Body by S. Anderson Book Resume:

In Readings of Trauma, Madness, and the Body, Anderson explores how Modernist fiction narratives by Hemingway, the Fitzgeralds, and H.D. represent trauma, specifically addressing the conflict between speaking about and repressing traumatic memories, while also considering how authors' understandings of gender influence their depictions.

Depths of Madness

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Author: Erik Scott De Bie
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
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Depths of Madness by Erik Scott De Bie Book Resume:

The last thing she remembers is seeing her friends die... Now it's her turn. Eldritch and forgotten arcana wait within its vaults. Twisted accidents of magic prowl its halls. Sinister forces lure the unsuspecting deeper into death or madness. Its victims don't remember how they got there. No one remembers how to get out...


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Author: Petteri Pietikäinen
Publisher: Routledge
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Madness by Petteri Pietikäinen Book Resume:

Madness: A History is a thorough and accessible account of madness from antiquity to modern times, offering a large-scale yet nuanced picture of mental illness and its varieties in western civilization. The book opens by considering perceptions and experiences of madness starting in Biblical times, Ancient history and Hippocratic medicine to the Age of Enlightenment, before moving on to developments from the late 18th century to the late 20th century and the Cold War era. Petteri Pietikäinen looks at issues such as 18th century asylums, the rise of psychiatry, the history of diagnoses, the experiences of mental health patients, the emergence of neuroses, the impact of eugenics, the development of different treatments, and the late 20th century emergence of anti-psychiatry and the modern malaise of the worried well. The book examines the history of madness at the different levels of micro-, meso- and macro: the social and cultural forces shaping the medical and lay perspectives on madness, the invention and development of diagnoses as well as the theories and treatment methods by physicians, and the patient experiences inside and outside of the mental institution. Drawing extensively from primary records written by psychiatrists and accounts by mental health patients themselves, it also gives readers a thorough grounding in the secondary literature addressing the history of madness. An essential read for all students of the history of mental illness, medicine and society more broadly.

Reefer Madness

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Author: Larry "Ratso" Sloman
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Griffin
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Reefer Madness by Larry "Ratso" Sloman Book Resume:

Reefer Madness, a classic in the annals of hemp literature, is the popular social history of marijuana use in America. Beginning with the hemp farming of George Washington, author Larry "Ratso" Sloman traces the fascinating story of our nation's love-hate relationship with the resilient weed we know as marijuana. Herein we find antiheroes such as Allen Ginsberg, Robert Mitchum (the first Hollywood actor busted for pot), Louis Armstrong (who smoked pot every day), the Beatles, and more rapscallions standing up for, supporting, smoking, and politicizing the bounties of marijuana. With a new afterword by Michael Simmons, who has written for Rolling Stone, LA Weekly, and High Times, on the progress of the hemp movement and the importance of medical marijuana, Reefer Madness is a classic that goes on.

Voices in the History of Madness

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Author: Robert Ellis,Sarah Kendal,Steven J. Taylor
Publisher: Springer Nature
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Voices in the History of Madness by Robert Ellis,Sarah Kendal,Steven J. Taylor Book Resume:

This book presents new perspectives on the multiplicity of voices in the histories of mental ill-health. In the thirty years since Roy Porter called on historians to lower their gaze so that they might better understand patient-doctor roles in the past, historians have sought to place the voices of previously silent, marginalised and disenfranchised individuals at the heart of their analyses. Today, the development of service-user groups and patient consultations have become an important feature of the debates and planning related to current approaches to prevention, care and treatment. This edited collection of interdisciplinary chapters offers new and innovative perspectives on mental health and illness in the past and covers a breadth of opinions, views, and interpretations from patients, practitioners, policy makers, family members and wider communities. Its chronology runs from the early modern period to the twenty-first century and includes international and transnational analyses from Europe, North America, Asia and Africa, drawing on a range of sources and methodologies including oral histories, material culture, and the built environment. Chapter 4 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via

Madness in Post-1945 British and American Fiction

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Author: C. Baker,P. Crawford,Brian Brown,Maurice Lipsedge,R. Carter
Publisher: Springer
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Madness in Post-1945 British and American Fiction by C. Baker,P. Crawford,Brian Brown,Maurice Lipsedge,R. Carter Book Resume:

A comprehensive and thematic exploration of representations of madness in postwar British and American Fiction, this book is relevant to those with interests in literary studies and is a vital read for psychiatric clinicians and professionals who are interested in how literature can inform and enhance clinical practices.


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Author: Aurore Muse
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
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Madness by Aurore Muse Book Resume:

Isabelle is an independent girl who's lost her parents. As she finds out that her brother is about to sell their parents' home, Isabelle's world spins out of control, and a meeting with a mysterious stranger promises the adventure she's always dreamed of. As she gets ready to go on this adventure, she begins to find clues as to what may have actually happened to her parents. Until now she's believed that they were accountants, but who were they really? Isabelle begins to question her reality as the adventure gets closer and even as an old friend shows up. Can she trust him? Will he go with her? As time approaches and the day comes for the adventure, Isabelle will have to make some hard choices to make and will have to deal with what she's decided. She knows this could change her life, but is she prepared for what will happen once she meets with this mysterious man? Will she find what she's looking for on this adventure? With so much mystery in the air, Isabelle begins to crave the answers to all her questions.

Madness and Crime

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Author: Philip Bean
Publisher: Routledge
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Madness and Crime by Philip Bean Book Resume:

This book provides an authoritative and highly readable review of the relationship between madness and crime by one of the leading authorities in the field. The book is divided into four parts, each essay focusing on selected features of madness which have relevance to contemporary society. Part 1 is about madness itself, exploring three main models − cognitive, statistical, and emotional. Part 2 is a short discussion on madness, genius and creativity. Part 3 is about the much neglected area of compulsion, an issue that has largely disappeared from public debate. The mad may have moved from victim to violator, yet fundamental questions remain − in particular how to justify compulsory detention, and who should undertake the process? The answers to these questions have sociological, ethical and jurisprudential elements, and cannot just re resolved by reference to medical authorities. Part 4 is about the links between madness and crime − focusing less on the question and nature of criminal responsibility and the various defences that go with this, more on the links between madness and crime and which particular crimes are linked with which types of disorder.

Anatomy Of Madness

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Author: W F Bynum,Michael Shepherd,Roy Porter
Publisher: Routledge
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Anatomy Of Madness by W F Bynum,Michael Shepherd,Roy Porter Book Resume:

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Note Of Madness

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Author: Tabitha Suzuma
Publisher: Random House
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A Note Of Madness by Tabitha Suzuma Book Resume:

Life as a student is good for Flynn. As one of the top pianists at the Royal College of Music, he has been put forward for an important concert, the opportunity of a lifetime.But beneath the surface, things are changing. On a good day he feels full of energy and life, but on a bad day being alive is worse than being dead. Sometimes he wants to compose and practise all night, at other times he can't get out of bed. His flatmate Harry tries to understand but is increasingly confused by Flynn's erratic mood swings. His friend Jennah tries to help, but Flynn finds it difficult to be around her as he struggles to control his feelings and behaviour. With the pressure of the forthcoming concert and the growing concern of his family and friends, emotions come to a head. Sometimes things can only get worse before they get better.

Between Sanity and Madness

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Author: Allan V. Horwitz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Between Sanity and Madness by Allan V. Horwitz Book Resume:

Between Sanity and Madness: Mental Illness from Ancient Greece to the Neuroscientific Era examines several perennial issues about mental illness: how different societies have distinguished mental disorders from normality; whether mental illnesses are similar to or different from organic conditions; and the ways in which different eras conceive of the causes of mental disorder. It begins with the earliest depictions of mental illness in Ancient Greek literature, philosophy, and medicine and concludes with the portrayals found in modern neuroscience. In contrast to the tremendous advances other branches of medicine display in answering questions about the nature, causes, and treatments of physical diseases, current psychiatric knowledge about what qualities of madness distinguish it from sanity, the resemblance of mental and physical pathologies, and the kinds of factors that lead people to become mentally ill does not show any steady growth or, arguably, much progress. The immense recent technological advances in brain science have not yet led to corresponding improvements in understandings of and explanations for mental illnesses. These perplexing phenomena remain almost as mysterious now as they were millennia ago.

Madness and the Romantic Poet

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Author: James Whitehead
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Madness and the Romantic Poet by James Whitehead Book Resume:

Madness and the Romantic Poet examines the longstanding and enduringly popular idea that poetry is connected to madness and mental illness. The idea goes back to classical antiquity, but it was given new life at the turn of the nineteenth century. The book offers a new and much more complete history of its development than has previously been attempted, alongside important associated ideas about individual genius, creativity, the emotions, rationality, and the mind in extreme states or disorder - ideas that have been pervasive in modern popular culture. More specifically, the book tells the story of the initial growth and wider dissemination of the idea of the 'Romantic mad poet' in the nineteenth century, how (and why) this idea became so popular, and how it interacted with the very different fortunes in reception and reputation of Romantic poets, their poetry, and attacks on or defences of Romanticism as a cultural trend generally - again leaving a popular legacy that endured into the twentieth century. Material covered includes nineteenth-century journalism, early literary criticism, biography, medical and psychiatric literature, and poetry. A wide range of scientific (and pseudoscientific) thinkers are discussed alongside major Romantic authors, including Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, Hazlitt, Lamb, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Keats, Byron, and John Clare. Using this array of sources and figures, the book asks: was the Romantic mad genius just a sentimental stereotype or a romantic myth? Or does its long popularity tell us something serious about Romanticism and the role it has played, or has been given, in modern culture?

Trail of Madness

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Author: Ken Stichter
Publisher: iUniverse
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Trail of Madness by Ken Stichter Book Resume:

It is 1966 in the Sierra Nevada backcountry. Allison Connors has been waiting years to carry out her plan. As darkness falls and a drunken beast emerges from their tent to relieve himself, Allison pushes him over a riverbank, hurls a rock at his head, and shoves him into the water. Although her father is finally dead, her vengeful journey has just begun. Thirty-three years later, the discovery of Cindy Ashaes remains in an Orange County high school time capsule heats up a decades-old cold case. After sheriffs department investigator Van Vanarsdale is assigned the case, he begins to unravel the mysterious 1972 disappearance of Cindy and her high school prom date. While following a twisting set of leads, Van soon discovers that Cindys death has something in common with several backpackers who disappeared during the 1960s and 1970s along Californias John Muir Trail. After enlisting help from psychology experts and two old backpackers, Van is led down a trail of madness straight to a suspect with a brilliant yet twisted mind. In this gripping mystery, a tenacious Orange County investigator assigned to a cold case must use unconventional methods to find a ruthless killer.

Creativity, Madness and Civilisation

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Author: Richard Pine
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Creativity, Madness and Civilisation by Richard Pine Book Resume:

What is ‘creativity’? And what is ‘madness’? How far can we interpret an artist’s work through our knowledge of his or her mental state, and how far can we infer a mental state from a work of art? When does a work of art cease to be a personal statement by the artist and become a matter of public concern? The contributions to this book attempt to answer some of these questions. They come from a wide range of disciplines and experiences – a practising psychiatrist, a practising artist suffering from reactive depression, and critics working in literature, film, music and the visual arts. The essays include discussions of the ‘myth of creativity’, the music of Robert Schumann, the borders of sanity in the writing of Lawrence Durrell, the ‘insane truth’ of Virginia Woolf, the meeting of doctor and patient in the poetry of Anne Sexton, mood disorders in the fiction of David Foster Wallace, love and madness in the poetry of Hafiz of Shiraz, and the paintings of Adolf Wölfli. Central to this discussion of creativity, madness and civilisation is the difficulty of establishing an appropriate and effective vocabulary and mindset between critics and clinical psychiatrists, which would enable them to work together in understanding mental disturbance in creative artists.

The Routledge History of Madness and Mental Health

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Author: Greg Eghigian
Publisher: Routledge
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The Routledge History of Madness and Mental Health by Greg Eghigian Book Resume:

The Routledge History of Madness and Mental Health explores the history and historiography of madness from the ancient and medieval worlds to the present day. Global in scope, it includes case studies from Africa, Asia, and South America as well as Europe and North America, drawing together the latest scholarship and source material in this growing field and allowing for fresh comparisons to be made across time and space. Thematically organised and written by leading academics, chapters discuss broad topics such as the representation of madness in literature and the visual arts, the material culture of madness, the perpetual difficulty of creating a classification system for madness and mental health, madness within life histories, the increased globalisation of knowledge and treatment practices, and the persistence of spiritual and supernatural conceptualisations of experiences associated with madness. This volume also examines the challenges involved in analysing primary sources in this area and how key themes such as class, gender, and race have influenced the treatment and diagnosis of madness throughout history. Chronologically and geographically wide-ranging, and providing a fascinating overview of the current state of the field, this is essential reading for all students of the history of madness, mental health, psychiatry, and medicine.


A MADNESS [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Serge Demyanenko
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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A MADNESS by Serge Demyanenko Book Resume:

This romance novel, although fiction, is based on the true life adventures of the author. It is about real life, but a life few people know exists, and even fewer get to experience. The narrator is a brother-in-arms and brother-in-spirit of the protagonist, Nick Malenko, who sets out to tell these scandalous tales for Nick would never do so himself, disdaining publicity and public acclaim. Nick is a young man who happens to be smart, good-looking, a rebel at heart, and self-disciplined because of his upbringing. He is an athlete but also a voracious reader, loves learning and worships at the altar of Venus. He goes to the best schools but he rebels early. He marries a woman of color against the convention of the day. He has decided that his goal in life is to become the commander of a parachute infantry battalion in the Regular Army of the United States, a goal he exceeds in time. He graduates as a distinguished military graduate and is commissioned in the regular army. Because he is quadrilingual and his educaton and training, the three letter agencies become interested in him. He enters the shadowy world of intelligence. And then his troubles begin. He is bright but lacks the experience to be wise. So he mistakes sex and passion for love, learning for wisdom and in order to gain a measure of immortality he plunges into one adventure after another thinking that thumbing his nose at fate will bring him immortality. In both war-time and cold-war settings he plunges from one adventure to another, from one romance to another. The settings are bedrooms and battlefields and the corridors of power in Vietnam: Korea; Washington, D.C.; Germany; San Antonio, Texas; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Los Angeles, California. Many years after he started on his journey he realizes that all he was searching for he has had at home. He finds that he had love all along, and immortality through his loving family and finally, finally, wisdom comes. His long-suffering wife used to say to him: “In your relentless search you create great upheaval and great stress for those around you. Being married to you is madness.” That is why his friends called him “The Mad Russian” or “The Madman.” That is the reason for the book title.

Madness: A Biography

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Author: Paul Fallon
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Madness: A Biography by Paul Fallon Book Resume:

This exciting new book explores the history of major mental disorders by looking at a wide range of historical and contemporary figures that have experienced mental illness. It discusses changing perceptions of mental illness and the treatments used at different historical periods from antiquity to the present day via the biographical sketches.

Popular Music and the Myths of Madness

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Author: Nicola Spelman
Publisher: Routledge
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Popular Music and the Myths of Madness by Nicola Spelman Book Resume:

Studies of opera, film, television, and literature have demonstrated how constructions of madness may be referenced in order to stigmatise but also liberate protagonists in ways that reinforce or challenge contemporaneous notions of normality. But to date very little research has been conducted on how madness is represented in popular music. In an effort to redress this imbalance, Nicola Spelman identifies links between the anti-psychiatry movement and representations of madness in popular music of the 1960s and 1970s, analysing the various ways in which ideas critical of institutional psychiatry are embodied both verbally and musically in specific songs by David Bowie, Lou Reed, Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, The Beatles, and Elton John. She concentrates on meanings that may be made at the point of reception as a consequence of ideas about madness that were circulating at the time. These ideas are then linked to contemporary conventions of musical expression in order to illustrate certain interpretative possibilities. Supporting evidence comes from popular musicological analysis - incorporating discourse analysis and social semiotics - and investigation of socio-historical context. The uniqueness of the period in question is demonstrated by means of a more generalised overview of songs drawn from a variety of styles and eras that engage with the topic of madness in diverse and often conflicting ways. The conclusions drawn reveal the extent to which anti-psychiatric ideas filtered through into popular culture, offering insights into popular music's ability to question general suppositions about madness alongside its potential to bring issues of men's madness into the public arena as an often neglected topic for discussion.

Alluring Madness: Monster Academy for the Magical Parts 1-4

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Author: Jessica Sorensen
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Alluring Madness: Monster Academy for the Magical Parts 1-4 by Jessica Sorensen Book Resume:

For as long as I can remember, I've had the ability to cause madness with just a simple touch. I've spent my entire life being fear by others and believing I was the only one of my kind. Turn out, I was wrong. After an incident with my powers, I'm sent away to Monster Academy for the Magical, a school where monsters with magical powers are trained, like Roman, a gorgeous, arrogant, and possibly dangerous dark angel. But even at an academy filled with monsters, I'm still feared. And some will do almost anything to get rid of me.

The Madness of It All

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Author: W.D. Ehrhart
Publisher: McFarland
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The Madness of It All by W.D. Ehrhart Book Resume:

"I cannot begin to count the number of times over the past 37 years that I have wished I had never heard of Vietnam, let alone fought in the Vietnam War. That experience has haunted my days. It has troubled my nights. It has shaped my identity and colored the way I see the world and everything in it"--from the Preface. W.D. Ehrhart, called "one of the great poets and writers of nonfiction produced by the Vietnam War" by The Nation, here presents 43 essays, whose topics include not only the Gulf, Vietnam, and Korean wars, the conflict between Israel and Palestine, war and journalism, and American war poetry, but also junk mail, the Internet, the IRS, tugboats, drawbridges, race relations, the justice system, health care, small town life in America, nicotine addiction, the bravado of youth, honesty and American culture, the rhetoric of national mythology, and presidential isolation, among others.

Madness, Distress and the Politics of Disablement

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Author: Spandler, Helen,Anderson, Jill
Publisher: Policy Press
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Madness, Distress and the Politics of Disablement by Spandler, Helen,Anderson, Jill Book Resume:

This book explores the challenges of applying disability theory and policy, including the social model of disability, to madness and distress. It brings together leading scholars and activists from Europe, North America, Australia and India, to explore the relationship between madness, distress and disability. Whether mental health problems should be viewed as disabilities is a pressing concern, especially since the inclusion of psychosocial disability in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This book will appeal to policy makers, practitioners, activists and academics.

Madness and the Social Link

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Author: Jean Max Gaudillière
Publisher: Routledge
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Madness and the Social Link by Jean Max Gaudillière Book Resume:

This book provides a psychoanalytic reading of works of literature, enhancing the illuminating effect of both fields. The first of two volumes, Madness and the Social Link: The Jean-Max Gaudilliere Seminars 1985-2000 contains seven of the "Madness and the Social Link" seminars given by psychoanalyst Jean-Max Gaudillière at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris between 1985 and 2000, transcribed by Françoise Davoine from her notes. Each year, the seminar was dedicated to an author who explored madness in his depiction of the catastrophes of history. Surprising the reader at every turn, the seminars speak of the close intertwining of personal lives and catastrophic historical events, and of the possibility of repairing injury to the psyche, the mind, and the body in their wake. These volumes expose the usefulness of literature as a tool for healing, for all those working in therapeutic fields, and will allow lovers of literature to discover a way of reading that gives access to more subtle perspectives and unsuspected interrelations.

Ex-centric Writing

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Author: Annalisa Pes,Susanna Zinato
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Ex-centric Writing by Annalisa Pes,Susanna Zinato Book Resume:

The concern with identity and belonging, with place/dis-placement is a major feature of postcolonial literature and the theme of alienation cannot but be “topical” in the literatures of the countries that have experienced the cultural shock and bereavement, and the physical and psychic trauma of colonial invasion. The purpose of this volume is to qualify the difference one is faced with when a postcolonial ex-centric text is addressed, by collecting essays concerned with writers from Southern Africa, the Caribbean, Australia, the Indian subcontinent and Asian diaspora(s). While giving contextual specifics their due, it shows how the theme of alienation, when perceived through the anamorphic lens of madness, is magnified and charged with an excruciatingly questioning and destabilizing power, laying bare political as well as existential and moral urges. From the ex-centric, broadly exilic position, it is the ideology and practice of colonialism that demand to be rubricated as psychopathology. More broadly, as these essays highlight, in fiction the mad character’s ex-centric vision is a continuous warning against the temptation to believe in those discourses that pass themselves off as reflecting the given, “natural”, order of things.

Madness, Love and Tragedy in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Spain

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Author: Marta Manrique Gomez
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Madness, Love and Tragedy in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Spain by Marta Manrique Gomez Book Resume:

How do Spanish writers of the 19th and 20th century define and represent madness, a basic and controversial aspect of world culture, and how do the different conceptions of madness intersect with love, religion, politics, and other literary themes in Spanish society? This multi-author book analyzes the theme of madness in formative masterpieces of Spanish literature of the 19th and 20th century through the use of relevant critical and theoretical approaches. In this context, authors studied in this book include Juan Valera, Leopoldo Alas Clarín, Emilia Pardo Bazán, Caterina Albert, Benito Pérez Galdós, Miguel de Unamuno, and Juan Goytisolo, among others.

Madness, Cannabis and Colonialism

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Author: J. Mills
Publisher: Springer
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Madness, Cannabis and Colonialism by J. Mills Book Resume:

This fascinating, entertaining and often gruelling book by James Mills, examines the lunatic asylums set up by the British in nineteenth-century India. The author asserts that there was a growth in asylums following the Indian Mutiny, fuelled by the fear of itinerant and dangerous individuals, which existed primarily in the British imagination. Once established though, these asylums, which were staffed by Indians and populated by Indians, quickly became arenas in which the designs of the British were contested and confronted. Mills argues that power is everywhere and is behind every action; colonial power is therefore just another way to assert control over the less powerful. This social history draws on official archives and documents based in Scotland, England and India. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in history, sociology, or the general interest reader.


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Author: Mark Mehler,Charles Paikert
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Madness by Mark Mehler,Charles Paikert Book Resume:

The annual NCAA Basketball Tournament, which has become known as “March Madness” has emerged as a major sports event, matched only by the Super Bowl and the Olympics. In Madness, Mark Mehler and Charles Paikert tell the stories behind the ten most compelling and memorable championship games in tournament history, from North Carolina’s triple-overtime victory over Wilt Chamberlain’s Kansas Wildcats in 1957 to Duke’s heart stopping victory over underdog Butler in 2010. As a bonus, five more games that just missed the cut are also examined. Madness goes beyond the games to tell the the backstories of these classics, each entirely unique unto itself. For example, Jim Valvano taking his impossible dream of a national title and making it come true for the 1983 North Carolina State Wolfpack; Rollie Massimino turning spaghetti and clam sauce into inspiration for his underachieving 1985 Villanova team; and Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, breaking down in tears while taking a Broadway curtain call in front of a wildly-applauding audience who two hours earlier didn't know who these two guys were decades after their head-to-head matchup in 1979. Some of these stories also resonate far beyond the basketball court, including the 1966 triumph by the Texas Western Miners, which helped chisel away the college basketball color line and stamped their victory as "Glory Road." Over sixty years of college basketball history is brought to life in this must-have for all basketball fans.

Madness, Art, and Society

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Author: Anna Harpin
Publisher: Routledge
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Madness, Art, and Society by Anna Harpin Book Resume:

How is madness experienced, treated, and represented? How might art think around – and beyond – psychiatric definitions of illness and wellbeing? Madness, Art, and Society engages with artistic practices from theatre and live art to graphic fiction, charting a multiplicity of ways of thinking critically with, rather than about, non-normative psychological experience. It is organised into two parts: ‘Structures: psychiatrists, institutions, treatments’, illuminates the environments, figures and primary models of psychiatric care, reconsidering their history and contemporary manifestations through case studies including David Edgar’s Mary Barnes and Milos Forman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. ‘Experiences: realities, bodies, moods’, promblematises diagnostic categories and proposes more radically open models of thinking in relation to experiences of madness, touching upon works such as Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko and Duncan Macmillan’s People, Places, and Things. Reading its case studies as a counter-discourse to orthodox psychiatry, Madness, Art, and Society seeks a more nuanced understanding of the plurality of madness in society, and in so doing, offers an outstanding resource for students and scholars alike.

Driven toward Madness

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Author: Nikki M. Taylor
Publisher: Ohio University Press
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Driven toward Madness by Nikki M. Taylor Book Resume:

Margaret Garner was the runaway slave who, when confronted with capture just outside of Cincinnati, slit the throat of her toddler daughter rather than have her face a life in slavery. Her story has inspired Toni Morrison’s Beloved, a film based on the novel starring Oprah Winfrey, and an opera. Yet, her life has defied solid historical treatment. In Driven toward Madness, Nikki M. Taylor brilliantly captures her circumstances and her transformation from a murdering mother to an icon of tragedy and resistance. Taylor, the first African American woman to write a history of Garner, grounds her approach in black feminist theory. She melds history with trauma studies to account for shortcomings in the written record. In so doing, she rejects distortions and fictionalized images; probes slavery’s legacies of sexual and physical violence and psychic trauma in new ways; and finally fleshes out a figure who had been rendered an apparition.