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Enough to Drive Anybody Crazy

Michael E. Staub

in Madness Is Civilization: When the Diagnosis Was Social, 1948–1980

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226771472
eISBN:
9780226771496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226771496.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In his first book, The Divided Self: A Study in Sanity and Madness (1960), Scottish psychoanalyst Ronald D. Laing presents a case study of a psychotic and concludes that the family colluded to kill ... More


A Twofold Experiment with Time: Siegfried Sassoon’s The Old Century, The Weald of Youth and Siegfried’s Journey

Mhairi Pooler

in Writing Life: Early Twentieth-Century Autobiographies of the Artist-Hero

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781781381977
eISBN:
9781786945242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781381977.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 4 examines how Siegfried Sassoon’s deeply entrenched divided self formally and thematically shapes his autobiographical trilogy as a poet’s journey from Romanticism to Modernism. The second ... More


Gothic Aesthetics

Andrew Smith

in The Edinburgh Companion to Fin de Siècle Literature, Culture and the Arts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408912
eISBN:
9781474445030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408912.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the relationship between late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century gothic, the sensation fiction of the middle decades of the nineteenth century, fin-de-siècle gothic works ... More


And Then They Drown?: Faulkner’s Quentin Compson Lost in the Borderlands

Mary Weaks-Baxter

in Leaving the South: Border Crossing Narratives and the Remaking of Southern Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819598
eISBN:
9781496819635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819598.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter looks at the consequences of the inability to negotiate borders because of deeply entrenched narrative patterns that circle back upon themselves, perpetuating communal values that stoke ... More


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