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Touched With Fire: Manic Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Free Pr
Publication date October 18, 1996
Pages 370
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780684831831
ISBN-10 068483183X
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $16.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The definitive work on the profound and surprising links between manic-depression and creativity, from the bestselling psychologist of bipolar disorders who wrote An Unquiet Mind.

One of the foremost psychologists in America, “Kay Jamison is plainly among the few who have a profound understanding of the relationship that exists between art and madness” (William Styron).

The anguished and volatile intensity associated with the artistic temperament was once thought to be a symptom of genius or eccentricity peculiar to artists, writers, and musicians. Her work, based on her study as a clinical psychologist and researcher in mood disorders, reveals that many artists subject to exalted highs and despairing lows were in fact engaged in a struggle with clinically identifiable manic-depressive illness.

Jamison presents proof of the biological foundations of this disease and applies what is known about the illness to the lives and works of some of the world's greatest artists including Lord Byron, Vincent Van Gogh, and Virginia Woolf.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780029160305
 
from Free Pr (January 1, 1993)
9780029160305 | details & prices | List price $24.95
About: An analysis of the link between manic-depressive illness and artistic temperament focuses on the medical histories of some creative geniuses
Paperback
Book cover for 9780029160039 Book cover for 9780684831831
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reissue edition from Free Pr (October 18, 1996); titled "Touched With Fire: Manic Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament"
9780684831831 | details & prices | 370 pages | 5.50 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $16.99
About: The definitive work on the profound and surprising links between manic-depression and creativity, from the bestselling psychologist of bipolar disorders who wrote An Unquiet Mind.
With Anna Lukaszuk (other contributor), James R. Cowan (other contributor), Jacek Yerka | from Free Pr (September 1, 1994)
9780029160039 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $14.95
This edition also contains The Fantastic Art of Jacek Yerka
About: An analysis of the link between manic-depressive illness and artistic temperament focuses on the medical histories of some creative geniuses

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