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Book
448 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgments 8 Chapter One CONFRONTING MADNESS 10 Chapter Two MADNESS IN THE ANCIENT WORLD 16 Chapter Three THE DARKNESS AND THE DAWN 48 Chapter Four MELANCHOLIE AND MADNESSE 86 Chapter Five MADHOUSES AND MAD-DOCTORS 122 Chapter Six NERVES AND NERVOUSNESS 162 Chapter Seven THE GREAT CONFINEMENT 188 Chapter Eight DEGENERATION AND DESPAIR 224 Chapter Nine THE DEMI-FOUS 268 Chapter Ten DESPERATE REMEDIES 290 Chapter Eleven A MEANINGFUL INTERLUDE 322 Chapter Twelve A PSYCHIATRIC REVOLUTION? 358 Notes 412 Bibliography 428 Sources of Illustrations 440 Index 441.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691166155 20160618
The loss of reason, a sense of alienation from the commonsense world we all like to imagine we inhabit, the shattering emotional turmoil that seizes hold and won't let go-these are some of the traits we associate with madness. Today, mental disturbance is most commonly viewed through a medical lens, but societies have also sought to make sense of it through religion or the supernatural, or by constructing psychological or social explanations in an effort to tame the demons of unreason. Madness in Civilization traces the long and complex history of this affliction and our attempts to treat it. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Madness in Civilization takes readers from antiquity to today, painting a vivid and often harrowing portrait of the different ways that cultures around the world have interpreted and responded to the seemingly irrational, psychotic, and insane. From the Bible to Sigmund Freud, from exorcism to mesmerism, from Bedlam to Victorian asylums, from the theory of humors to modern pharmacology, the book explores the manifestations and meanings of madness, its challenges and consequences, and our varied responses to it. It also looks at how insanity has haunted the imaginations of artists and writers and describes the profound influence it has had on the arts, from drama, opera, and the novel to drawing, painting, and sculpture. Written by one of the world's preeminent historians of psychiatry, Madness in Civilization is a panoramic history of the human encounter with unreason.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691166155 20160618
Green Library
GERMAN-129-01
Video
2 videodiscs (163 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (16 p. : col. ill ; 18 cm.).
Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday. While the chaotic world around him careers toward the madness and folly of World War II, Oskar pounds incessantly on his beloved tin drum and perfects his uncannily piercing shrieks. An adaptation of Gunter Grass's acclaimed novel, characterized by surreal imagery, arresting eroticism, and clear-eyed satire.
Media & Microtext Center
GERMAN-129-01
Video
1 videodisc (163 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (16 p. : col. ill. ; 16 cm.).
A German child refuses to grow up, in response to the Nazi presence. To vent his hostility, he pounds on a tin drum.
Media & Microtext Center
GERMAN-129-01

4. The tin drum [2009]

Book
ix, 582 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
GERMAN-129-01
Book
354 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Madness from Hippocrates to Hølderlin
  • Discourses on madness in the Greco-Roman world
  • Continuities and ruptures in Medieval folly
  • Madness and early modernity in Shakespeare, Cervantes, and Descartes
  • The iatro-mechanical era and the madness of machines
  • Neoclassicism, the rise of singularity, and moral treatment
  • Part the modernity of madness
  • The German romantics and the invention of psychiatry
  • Pathological anatomy and the poetics of madness
  • Modern determinations of insanity: psychiatry and psychoanalysis
  • Modernist poetic discourse in madness
  • The contemporary scene's affirmation of and rebellion against logos
  • Postscript: madness between history and neurology
  • Notes
  • Index.
Revels in Madness provides a history of Western culture''s shifting understandings of insanity as evidenced in its literature and as influenced by medical knowledge at any given time.'.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780472110353 20160528
Green Library
GERMAN-129-01

6. Der Zauberberg : roman [1965 - ]

Book
656 p ; 21 cm.
Green Library
GERMAN-129-01
Book
736 p. 21 cm.
Green Library
GERMAN-129-01

8. The physicists [1964]

Book
94 p. 21 cm.
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
GERMAN-129-01
Book
83 p. 20 cm.
Green Library
GERMAN-129-01
Book
6 p. l., 3-899, [1] p. 22 cm.
Green Library
GERMAN-129-01