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Dostoyevskys Stalker and Other Essays on Psychopathology and the Arts Michael Sperber

Dostoyevskys Stalker and Other Essays on Psychopathology and the Arts

Michael Sperber

Published April 13th 2010
ISBN : 9780761849933
Paperback
200 pages
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In Dostoyevskys Stalker, we discover how the arts may illuminate psychiatry and psychoanalysis, as well as how these disciplines may elucidate works of literature, art, and cinema. Examining a diversity of authors, artists, historical figures, andMoreIn Dostoyevskys Stalker, we discover how the arts may illuminate psychiatry and psychoanalysis, as well as how these disciplines may elucidate works of literature, art, and cinema. Examining a diversity of authors, artists, historical figures, and psychopaths over the course of modern history, this groundbreaking collection of essays proposes a paradigm shift in psychiatry, based on the idea that some symptoms of mental illness may have constructive uses and may be used by the sufferer for mental and spiritual growth instead of going untreated or else being analyzed away.