She also studied zoology and neurophysiology as an undergraduate at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Jamison has given visiting lectures at a number of different institutions while maintaining her professorship at Hopkins. She was distinguished lecturer at Harvard University in and the Litchfield lecturer at the University of Oxford in In , she was a panelist in the series of discussions on the latest research into the brain, hosted by Charlie Rose with series scientist Eric Kandel on PBS.
|Published (Last):||11 November 2011|
|PDF File Size:||15.28 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||18.91 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
But being depressed and maniac, it powers a lot more a terrible state of being, I mean, for artists. This is an exhaustive look and study at those connections. As you read, you will wonder about the side-by-side presence of genius and malady, of the most beautiful art productions and the agony of psychological suffering. All cases have impressed me, but most of all were the cases of poet Lord Tennyson and the musician Robert Schumann, as I checked on their family trees and the extensiveness of the malady.
Manic-depressive illness is a genetic malady. The study of genealogies shows the taint of blood, the erratic behavior, violent melancholy and tempestuous moods. It is a recurrent disturbance with links to depression and mania. The list of artists is so long. Keats and so on.
They all shared some of those characteristics in some lesser or greater intensity. Plus suicide in some, as you may already know. The author herself studied Irish and British writers in the period a magnificent study. In a random fashion, I will refer some annotations I took from some of the geniuses approached.
Lord Byron had bold, expensive moods, a predisposition to grief, chameleon like-qualities; also drinking and rages. Edgar A. His malady was pervasive, no doubts. Lord Tennyson In the case of Lord Tennyson: he had seizure-like trances, and kept a knife…. The book approaches also medication and new alternatives for treating the malady gene therapy, namely.
Sometimes the fire of genius lives under the toughest conditions. We, the readers and observers and appreciators, hardly notice that, sometimes. This is a good book to get awareness of this grim fact.
Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament
Data Protection Choices
Kay Redfield Jamison