By Angela Brintlinger , Ilya Vinitsky , Julie V. Brown , Elena Dryzhakova , Mikhail Epstein , Helena Goscilo , Dan Healey , Yvonne Howell , lia Iangoulova , Lev Loseff , Martin Miller , Margarita Odesskaya , Kenneth Pinnow , Andrei Rogachevskii , Irina Sirot
The challenge of insanity has preoccupied Russian thinkers because the starting of Russia's stricken background and has been handled many times in literature, paintings, movie, and opera, in addition to scientific, political, and philosophical essays. insanity has been handled not just as a scientific or mental topic, but in addition as a metaphysical one, encompassing difficulties of affliction, mind's eye, historical past, intercourse, social and international order, evil, retribution, dying, and the afterlife.
Madness and the Mad in Russian Culture represents a joint attempt through American, British, and Russian students - historians, literary students, sociologists, cultural theorists, and philosophers - to appreciate the wealthy heritage of insanity within the political, literary, and cultural spheres of Russia. Editors Angela Brintlinger and Ilya Vinitsky have introduced jointly essays that hide over 250 years and handle a wide selection of rules concerning insanity - from the involvement of nation and social constructions in questions of psychological well-being, to the attitudes of significant Russian authors and cultural figures in the direction of madness and the way these attitudes either form and are formed by means of the heritage, tradition, and politics of Russia.