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Dionysus in Literature
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In this anthology, outstanding authorities present their assessments of literary madness in a variety of topics and approaches. The entire collection of essays presents intriguing aspects of the Dionysian element in literature.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
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  1. Introduction. Dionysus in Literature: Essays on Literary Madness
  2. pp. 1-15
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  1. Literary Theories and the Concept of Madness
  2. pp. 17-31
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  1. Are Creative Writers Mad? An Empirical Perspective
  2. pp. 33-48
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  1. Through a Lens, Darkly
  2. pp. 49-57
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  1. A Horneyan Approach to American Literature
  2. pp. 59-70
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  1. The Lineage of Mad Scientists: Anti-types of Merlin
  2. pp. 71-88
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  1. Madness, Masochism and Morality: Dostoyevsky and His Underground Man
  2. pp. 89-100
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  1. Hamlet: Madness and the Eye of the Reader
  2. pp. 101-112
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  1. Vision, Madness, Myth and William Blake
  2. pp. 113-132
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  1. Postmortem Diagnoses of Virginia Woolf's "Madness": The Precarious Quest for Truth
  2. pp. 133-147
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  1. Herman Melville and "The Sane Madness of Vital Truth"
  2. pp. 149-167
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  1. Inmates Running the Asylum: The Institution in Contemporary American Fiction
  2. pp. 169-182
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  1. Faulkner and the Furies
  2. pp. 183-196
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  1. Images of the Shaman in the Works of Kurt Vonnegut
  2. pp. 197-208
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  1. Stephen King's Misery: Manic Depression and Creativity
  2. pp. 209-220
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  1. The Class Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: A Theme Course on "Madness in Literature"
  2. pp. 221-229
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 231-233
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