By Angela Brintlinger,Ilya Vinitsky
The challenge of insanity has preoccupied Russian thinkers because the starting of Russia's stricken heritage and has been handled many times in literature, paintings, movie, and opera, in addition to clinical, political, and philosophical essays. insanity has been handled not just as a clinical or mental subject, but in addition as a metaphysical one, encompassing difficulties of pain, mind's eye, historical past, intercourse, social and global order, evil, retribution, dying, and the afterlife.
Madness and the Mad in Russian Culture represents a joint attempt by way of American, British, and Russian students - historians, literary students, sociologists, cultural theorists, and philosophers - to appreciate the wealthy heritage of insanity within the political, literary, and cultural spheres of Russia. Editors Angela Brintlinger and Ilya Vinitsky have introduced jointly essays that disguise over 250 years and handle a large choice of principles with regards to insanity - from the involvement of kingdom and social constructions in questions of psychological well-being, to the attitudes of significant Russian authors and cultural figures in the direction of madness and the way these attitudes either form and are formed by way of the historical past, tradition, and politics of Russia.
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Madness and the Mad in Russian Culture by Angela Brintlinger,Ilya Vinitsky