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TOUCHED WITH FIRE: Manic Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Study of manic depression and inspiration that for many will be a hard read but that makes its points convincingly—if only fragmentarily—chapter by chapter. The relation between madness and genius is a fascinating subject, and Jamison (Psychiatry/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine) has a rich lode of firsthand observers to quote from: Byron, Coleridge, van Gogh, Robert Lowell, John ... Read full review

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Review: Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament

User Review  - Ann Brown - Goodreads

Kay Redfield Jamison did a lot research for this book. There were many examples and quotes from famous authors and composers who suffered from manic depression. The most noteworthy and interesting ... Read full review

Review: Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament

User Review  - Jose Manuel - Goodreads

Extraordinary piece of work. The author demonstrates that her real talent lays on academic writing rather than in first person narration like in An Unquiet Mind. This book is less popular but it is ... Read full review

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All reviews - 118
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All reviews - 118

All reviews - 118
Goodreads - 116
Kirkus - 1