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Author James, Tony, 1939-

Title Dream, creativity, and madness in nineteenth-century France / Tony James
Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995


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 W'PONDS  154.60944 Jam/Dca  AVAILABLE
Description x, 304 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Pt. I. Somnambulism and Ecstasy (1789-1829). Somnambulism, Natural and Magnetic. Philosophers and Doctors. Le Globe and the Intervention of History. 'Phenomena of Sleep': Balzac and Nodier -- Pt. II. Hallucination and Hallucinators (1830-1860). The word 'Hallucination' in Fiction after 1830. The Beginnings of Retrospective Medicine. Green jam, Writing, and Madness: Moreau de Tours, Gautier, and Baudelaire. Gerard de Nerval: The Status of Dream in Aurelia. Pathological or 'Physiological'? Hallucination in Mid-Nineteenth-Century France -- Pt. III. Dream, Madness, and Creativity. 'Artistic Hallucination' from Brierre de Boismont to Taine. 'Observers of Sleep'. Dream and the 'Doubling of Personality'. Victor Hugo and the 'Headland of Dream' -- Pt. IV. Towards 1900. Memory and Identity: L'Homme qui rit. Avatars of the Self. Rimbaud: 'Simple Hallucination' and the Otherness of Self. 1900: Creation and Somnambulism
Analysis Dreams History
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-298) and index
Subject Creative ability -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Dreams -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Hallucinations and illusions -- History -- 19th century.
Hallucinations and illusions -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Mental illness -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Psychology and literature -- History -- 19th century.
Psychology and literature -- France -- History -- 19th century.
LC no. 95015072
ISBN 0198151888 (acid-free paper)