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The Resource The flight of the mind : Virginia Woolf's art and manic-depressive illness, Thomas C. Caramagno

The flight of the mind : Virginia Woolf's art and manic-depressive illness, Thomas C. Caramagno

Label
The flight of the mind : Virginia Woolf's art and manic-depressive illness
Title
The flight of the mind
Title remainder
Virginia Woolf's art and manic-depressive illness
Statement of responsibility
Thomas C. Caramagno
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author contends psychobiography has much to gain from a closer engagement with science. Literary studies of Woolf's life have been written almost exclusively from a psychoanalytic perspective. They portray Woolf as a victim of the Freudian "family romance," reducing her art to a neurotic evasion of a traumatic childhood. But current knowledge about manic-depressive illness--its genetic transmission, its biochemistry, and its effect on brain function--reveals a new relationship between Woolf's art and her illness. Caramagno demonstrates how Woolf used her illness intelligently and creatively in her theories of fiction, of mental functioning, and of self structure. Her novels dramatize her struggle to imagine and master psychic fragmentation. They helped her restore form and value to her own sense of self and lead her readers to an enriched appreciation of the complexity of human consciousness
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Caramagno, Thomas C
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Novelists, English
  • Manic-depressive persons
  • Literature and mental illness
  • Manic-depressive persons
  • Manic-depressive persons
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Literature
Label
The flight of the mind : Virginia Woolf's art and manic-depressive illness, Thomas C. Caramagno
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-347) 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
I owned to great egotism the neurotic model in Woolf criticism -- Never was anyone so tossed up & down by the body as I am The sympotom of manic-depression illness -- But what is the meaning of explained it countertransference and modernism -- In casting accounts, never forget to begin with the state of the body genetics and the Stephen family line -- How completely he satisfied her is proved by the collapse emblematic events in family history -- How immense must be the force of life the art of autobiography and Woolf's bipolar theory of being -- A novel devoted to influenza reading without resolution in the voyage out -- Does anybody know Mr. Flanders? Bipolar cognition and syncretistic vision in Jacob's Room -- The sane & insane, side by side the object-relation of self-management in Mrs. Dalloway -- It is finished ambivalence resolved, self restored in To the Light house -- I do not know altogether who I am the plurality of intrasubjective life in the Waves
Control code
24671231
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 362 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780520072800
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
91038836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1378159
Label
The flight of the mind : Virginia Woolf's art and manic-depressive illness, Thomas C. Caramagno
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-347) 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
I owned to great egotism the neurotic model in Woolf criticism -- Never was anyone so tossed up & down by the body as I am The sympotom of manic-depression illness -- But what is the meaning of explained it countertransference and modernism -- In casting accounts, never forget to begin with the state of the body genetics and the Stephen family line -- How completely he satisfied her is proved by the collapse emblematic events in family history -- How immense must be the force of life the art of autobiography and Woolf's bipolar theory of being -- A novel devoted to influenza reading without resolution in the voyage out -- Does anybody know Mr. Flanders? Bipolar cognition and syncretistic vision in Jacob's Room -- The sane & insane, side by side the object-relation of self-management in Mrs. Dalloway -- It is finished ambivalence resolved, self restored in To the Light house -- I do not know altogether who I am the plurality of intrasubjective life in the Waves
Control code
24671231
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 362 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780520072800
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
91038836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1378159

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