The Resource Whom gods destroy : elements of Greek and tragic madness, Ruth Padel

Whom gods destroy : elements of Greek and tragic madness, Ruth Padel

Label
Whom gods destroy : elements of Greek and tragic madness
Title
Whom gods destroy
Title remainder
elements of Greek and tragic madness
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Padel
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Madness is central to Western tragedy in all epochs, but we find the origins of this centrality in early Greece: in Homeric insight into the "damage a damaged mind can do." Greece, and especially tragedy, gave the West its permanent perception of madness as violent and damaging. Drawing on her deep knowledge of anthropology, psychoanalysis, Shakespeare, and the history of madness, as well as of Greek language and literature, Ruth Padel probes the Greek language of madness, which is fundamental to tragedy: translating, making it reader-friendly to nonspecialists, and showing how Greek images continued through medieval and Renaissance societies into a "rough tragic grammar" of madness in the modern period
  • This intensely poetic and solidly argued book is a rare source of "knowledge that it is sad to have to know." It focuses on the problematic relation of madness and God, discussing en route such topics as the double bind, black bile and melancholy, the Derrida-Foucault debate on writing (about) madness, Christian folly, "fine frenzy," shamanism, psychoanalysts on tragedy, St. Paul on God's "hardening the heart," links between madness and murder, pollution and syphilis, and the Irish for "mad."
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Padel, Ruth
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3131
LC item number
.P23 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Greek drama (Tragedy)
  • Religious drama, Greek
  • Literature and mental illness
  • Mythology, Greek, in literature
  • Mentally ill in literature
  • Gods, Greek, in literature
  • Grieks
  • Tragedies
  • Waanzin
  • Tragédie grecque
  • Littérature et maladies mentales
  • Mythologie grecque dans la littérature
  • Malades mentaux dans la littérature
  • Dieux grecs dans la littérature
  • Waanzin
  • Tragedies
  • Grieks
  • Maladies mentales
  • Littérature et maladies mentales
  • Tragédie grecque
  • Dieux
  • Théâtre (genre littéraire) grec
  • Tragödie
  • Wahnsinn <Motiv>
  • Gods, Greek, in literature
  • Greek drama (Tragedy)
  • Literature and mental illness
  • Mentally ill in literature
  • Mythology, Greek, in literature
  • Religious drama, Greek
  • Griechisch
  • Greece
Label
Whom gods destroy : elements of Greek and tragic madness, Ruth Padel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-269) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction: "He First Makes Mad" -- pt. 1. Language and Timing. Ch. 2. Tragic Madness Words. Ch. 3. God of the Verb. Ch. 4. Temporary versus Long-term Madness -- pt. 2. Darkness and Vision. Ch. 5. Inner Shadow. Ch. 6. The Afterlife of Inner Blackness. Ch. 7. Dark, Twisted Seeing. Ch. 8. True Seeing. Ch. 9. A Legacy of True Mad Seeing -- pt. 3. Isolation: Wandering, Disharmony, Pollution. Ch. 10. Stone: Madness Is Outside. Ch. 11. "Alienus": Resonances of Mad Wandering. Ch. 12. Inner Wandering. Ch. 13. Daemonic Dance. Ch. 14. Skin: Pollution and Shame. Ch. 15. Disease, Passion -- pt. 4. Damage. Ch. 16. Mind Damage before Tragedy. Ch. 17. Homer's Damage-Chain. Ch. 18. The Two Roles of Madness. Ch. 19. "Haywire City" Ch. 20. Divine Double Bind -- pt. 5. Madness: A Rough Tragic Grammar. Ch. 21. Mad in Another World. Ch. 22. Knowledge That Is Sad to Have to Know -- Appendix. Ate in Tragedy: The Thinning of the Word
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780691033600
Lccn
94025529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30701304
  • (OCoLC)ocm30701304
Label
Whom gods destroy : elements of Greek and tragic madness, Ruth Padel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction: "He First Makes Mad" -- pt. 1. Language and Timing. Ch. 2. Tragic Madness Words. Ch. 3. God of the Verb. Ch. 4. Temporary versus Long-term Madness -- pt. 2. Darkness and Vision. Ch. 5. Inner Shadow. Ch. 6. The Afterlife of Inner Blackness. Ch. 7. Dark, Twisted Seeing. Ch. 8. True Seeing. Ch. 9. A Legacy of True Mad Seeing -- pt. 3. Isolation: Wandering, Disharmony, Pollution. Ch. 10. Stone: Madness Is Outside. Ch. 11. "Alienus": Resonances of Mad Wandering. Ch. 12. Inner Wandering. Ch. 13. Daemonic Dance. Ch. 14. Skin: Pollution and Shame. Ch. 15. Disease, Passion -- pt. 4. Damage. Ch. 16. Mind Damage before Tragedy. Ch. 17. Homer's Damage-Chain. Ch. 18. The Two Roles of Madness. Ch. 19. "Haywire City" Ch. 20. Divine Double Bind -- pt. 5. Madness: A Rough Tragic Grammar. Ch. 21. Mad in Another World. Ch. 22. Knowledge That Is Sad to Have to Know -- Appendix. Ate in Tragedy: The Thinning of the Word
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780691033600
Lccn
94025529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30701304
  • (OCoLC)ocm30701304

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