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Madness in Fiction

Literary Essays from Poe to Fowles

Madness in Fiction( )
Author: Axelrod, Mark
Publication Date:Apr 2018
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $54.99
Book Description:

This book examines one work dealing with madness from each of five prominent authors. Including discussion of Fowles, Hamsun, Hesse, Kafka, and Poe, it delineates the specific type of madness the author associates with each text, and explores the reason for that - such as a historical moment, physical pressure (such as starvation), or the author's or his narrator's perspective. The project approaches the texts it explores from the perspective of a writer of fiction as well as...
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