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Whom gods destroy: elements of Greek and tragic madness

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Whom gods destroy: elements of Greek and tragic madness
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Whom gods destroy: elements of Greek and tragic madness
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Language
eng
Summary
Madness is central to Western tragedy in all epochs, but we find the origins of this centrality in early Greece: in Homeric insight into the "damage a damaged mind can do." Greece, and especially tragedy, gave the West its permanent perception of madness as violent and damaging. Drawing on her deep knowledge of anthropology, psychoanalysis, Shakespeare, and the history of madness, as well as of Greek language and literature, Ruth Padel probes the Greek language of madness, which is fundamental to tragedy: translating, making it reader-friendly to nonspecialists, and showing how Greek images continued through medieval and Renaissance societies into a "rough tragic grammar" of madness in the modern period
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1946-
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Padel, Ruth
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Greek drama (Tragedy)
  • Literature and mental illness
  • Mythology, Greek, in literature
  • Mentally ill in literature
  • Gods, Greek, in literature
Label
Whom gods destroy: elements of Greek and tragic madness
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction: "He First Makes Mad" -- pt. 1. Language and Timing. Ch. 2. Tragic Madness Words. Ch. 3. God of the Verb. Ch. 4. Temporary versus Long-term Madness -- pt. 2. Darkness and Vision. Ch. 5. Inner Shadow. Ch. 6. The Afterlife of Inner Blackness. Ch. 7. Dark, Twisted Seeing. Ch. 8. True Seeing. Ch. 9. A Legacy of True Mad Seeing -- pt. 3. Isolation: Wandering, Disharmony, Pollution. Ch. 10. Stone: Madness Is Outside. Ch. 11. "Alienus": Resonances of Mad Wandering. Ch. 12. Inner Wandering. Ch. 13. Daemonic Dance. Ch. 14. Skin: Pollution and Shame. Ch. 15. Disease, Passion -- pt. 4. Damage. Ch. 16. Mind Damage before Tragedy. Ch. 17. Homer's Damage-Chain. Ch. 18. The Two Roles of Madness. Ch. 19. "Haywire City" Ch. 20. Divine Double Bind -- pt. 5. Madness: A Rough Tragic Grammar. Ch. 21. Mad in Another World. Ch. 22. Knowledge That Is Sad to Have to Know -- Appendix. Ate in Tragedy: The Thinning of the Word
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780691033600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Whom gods destroy: elements of Greek and tragic madness
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction: "He First Makes Mad" -- pt. 1. Language and Timing. Ch. 2. Tragic Madness Words. Ch. 3. God of the Verb. Ch. 4. Temporary versus Long-term Madness -- pt. 2. Darkness and Vision. Ch. 5. Inner Shadow. Ch. 6. The Afterlife of Inner Blackness. Ch. 7. Dark, Twisted Seeing. Ch. 8. True Seeing. Ch. 9. A Legacy of True Mad Seeing -- pt. 3. Isolation: Wandering, Disharmony, Pollution. Ch. 10. Stone: Madness Is Outside. Ch. 11. "Alienus": Resonances of Mad Wandering. Ch. 12. Inner Wandering. Ch. 13. Daemonic Dance. Ch. 14. Skin: Pollution and Shame. Ch. 15. Disease, Passion -- pt. 4. Damage. Ch. 16. Mind Damage before Tragedy. Ch. 17. Homer's Damage-Chain. Ch. 18. The Two Roles of Madness. Ch. 19. "Haywire City" Ch. 20. Divine Double Bind -- pt. 5. Madness: A Rough Tragic Grammar. Ch. 21. Mad in Another World. Ch. 22. Knowledge That Is Sad to Have to Know -- Appendix. Ate in Tragedy: The Thinning of the Word
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780691033600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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