Book Announcement: Mental Illnesses in Symbolism

Mental Illnesses in Symbolism now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443891264
Hardback, pp191, £63.99 / $108.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Mental Illnesses in Symbolism, edited by Rosina Neginsky.

For the artists, writers and musicians of the Symbolist Movement of the turn of the century, true art, an extension of one’s “soul” or unconscious, was often regarded as dark, mysterious and unreliable – the world of Dionysus. Such artists, writers and musicians searched for symbols to express or suggest psychological pathologies manifested in exaltation, madness, and other extreme mental states. Mental Illness in Symbolism inquires into the mysteries of the Symbolist psyche through essays on works of art, literature and music created as part or extension of the Symbolist Movement.

To read a full summary of the book and to read a 30-page sample extract, which includes the table of contents, please visit the following link:

http://www.cambridgescholars.com/mental-illnesses-in-symbolism


All Cambridge Scholars authors and contributors are entitled to a 40% discount on this title, to claim this simply enter the author discount code on the My Order page after adding the book to your basket from the link above. For further information about the author discount, please contact admin@cambridgescholars.com.


Mental Illnesses in Symbolism can be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars, through Amazon and other online retailers, or through our global network of distributors. Our partners include Bertram, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, YBP, Inspirees and MHM Limited. An e-book version will be available for purchase through the Google Play store in due course.

For further information on placing an order for this title, please contact orders@cambridgescholars.com.

About the Editor

Rosina Neginsky teaches Art History and Comparative Literature at the University of Illinois, USA. She is the author of several books, including Salome: The Image of a Woman Who Never Was (2013), numerous articles on Russian and European artists, poets and writers, and books of poetry, the latest of which is In the Garden of Luxembourg (2015). She is the President and founder of the international interdisciplinary organization Art, Literature, Music in Symbolism and Decadence (ALMSD, http://www.uis.edu/hosted-orgs/ALMSD/index.html), and the editor of various books on Symbolism. Neginsky is a 2008 recipient of the University Scholar Award, the most prestigious award which the University of Illinois gives to members of its faculty.

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