Dream, Creativity, and Madness in Nineteenth-Century France by Tony James

By Tony James

these wishing to grasp the character of insanity, wrote Voltaire, may still notice their goals. this can be an enormous new research of the challenging courting among desires and insanity that preoccupied nineteenth-century French writers, thinkers, and medical professionals. Tony James indicates how medical professionals (such as Esquirol, Lélut, and Janet), thinkers (including Maine de Biran and Taine), and writers (Balzac, Nerval, Baudelaire, Victor Hugo, and Rimbaud) grappled in very other ways with the issues raised by means of the so-called "phenomena of sleep" and especially the query: may possibly goals be a resource of creativity?

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