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Published: 14 November 2008

432 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195336412

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A Mind Apart

Poems of Melancholy, Madness, and Addiction

Mark S Bauer

This anthology offers comfort for those who suffer from mental illness and those who struggle to understand it. Gathering more than 200 poems from across six centuries, it presents a remarkably wide ranging selection of poetry, thoughtfully framed, while also providing a critical-clinical introduction that asks what we mean by "madness" and "mental illness"--a question it answers in a historically engaged yet highly readable fashion.