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The Resource Joseph Conrad and psychological medicine, Martin Bock

Joseph Conrad and psychological medicine, Martin Bock

Label
Joseph Conrad and psychological medicine
Title
Joseph Conrad and psychological medicine
Statement of responsibility
Martin Bock
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Conrad's life and fiction are often read through the lens of Freudian thought, though Conrad understood his own health from a pre-Freudian perspective. Joseph Conrad and Psychological Medicine recovers that perspective, revises our understanding of Conrad's life, and rethinks the dominant themes of his work in light of pre-Freudian medical psychology. Beginning with a social history of late-nineteenth-century medical psychology and hysteria studies, Bock's study presents a clear and readable synopsis of fin-de-siècle theories of nervous disorder and moral insanity, shows how Conrad's doctors were trained in medical theories that privilege the physiological over the psychological, and describes what Conrad endured during his water cures at Champel-les-Bains and in an English culture that constructed nervous disease-particularly his diagnosed neurasthenia-as a feminine disorder. Joseph Conrad and Psychological Medicine reads Conrad's fiction medically, showing how Conrad's work focuses on such narrative strategies as Conrad's rhetoric of hysteria and enervation and his vivid, nervous descriptions, and it shows how major tropes such as restraint, seclusion, and water- all treatments for insanity-were important issues in the medical discourse of Conrad's day and are themes that run through Conrad's fiction. Bock's study also suggests that Conrad's major breakdown of 1910 was an epiphany, an event Conrad feared for decades but that afterwards allowed him to shift the interests of his fiction. The post-breakdown fiction offers less brooding and more allegorized narrations of Conrad's medical history as he moves towards a greater acceptance, late in his life, of his gender and sexuality
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bock, Martin
Dewey number
823/.912
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PR6005.O4
LC item number
Z4598 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
NLM call number
  • 2002 J-483
  • WZ 330
NLM item number
B665j 2002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Psychological fiction, English
  • Novelists, English
  • Medical fiction
  • Psychology in literature
  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Medicine in Literature
  • Psychology
  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Roman psychologique anglais
  • Romanciers anglais
  • Psychologie dans la littérature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Medical fiction
  • Novelists, English
  • Psychological fiction, English
  • Psychology
  • Psychology in literature
  • Psychotherapie
  • Neurasthenie
  • Psychische stoornissen
  • Romans
  • Engels
  • English Literature
  • English
  • Languages & Literatures
Label
Joseph Conrad and psychological medicine, Martin Bock
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-258) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lunacy, Conrad, and his doctors. Before Freud ; Conrad's water cures ; Conrad's breakdown -- Reading medically. The vivid, nervous descriptions of Conrad's fiction ; Restraint ; Solitude/seclusion ; Water ; Medical allegory in the later novels -- Conclusion: the heart in its perplexity -- Joseph Conrad's medical entourage
Control code
65341929
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 277 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281093271
Lccn
2001006418
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)65341929
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Joseph Conrad and psychological medicine, Martin Bock
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-258) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lunacy, Conrad, and his doctors. Before Freud ; Conrad's water cures ; Conrad's breakdown -- Reading medically. The vivid, nervous descriptions of Conrad's fiction ; Restraint ; Solitude/seclusion ; Water ; Medical allegory in the later novels -- Conclusion: the heart in its perplexity -- Joseph Conrad's medical entourage
Control code
65341929
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 277 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281093271
Lccn
2001006418
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)65341929
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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