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 & the Artistic Temperament

User Review  - Shiloh - Goodreads

First, I want to say that this is a thorough and intriguing study of its kind, though it did not appeal to me for the reasons below. This is mainly a compilation of life stories and writings by famous ... Read full review

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