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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  - Neilie J - Goodreads

The best chapter in this was about George Lord Byron. It contained interesting info regarding his family tree, as well as accounts of his behavior from friends and his own ruminations on his struggle ... Read full review

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