Evolution of Insanity

Evolution of Insanity


  • Author : Haresh Mohandas Daswani
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2011-01-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1475193408


Evolution of Insanity Book Description :

An author having a conversation with his fictional character, or losing control of his character, mind numbing points leading one twists and turns spinning the mind of the reader with hallucinogenic colors, concepts, and eurekas. The short stories begin simplified, and walks together with the author as he takes a personal journey deep within the universe of his own consciousness, dwelling, prodding, dissecting, and creating... This book is a play on different writing styles uniquely conjured by the writer from random inspiration and experimentation with poetry as prior experience. This is a chronological anthology spanning the imagination and sanity of the writer. This book is a collection of humour, satire, and philosophy, with the most unique writi...

Madness and Civilization
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Madness and Civilization


  • Author : Michel Foucault
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2013-01-30
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780307833105


Madness and Civilization Book Description :

Michel Foucault examines the archeology of madness in the West from 1500 to 1800 - from the late Middle Ages, when insanity was still considered part of everyday life and fools and lunatics walked the streets freely, to the time when such people began to be considered a threat, asylums were first built, and walls were erected between the "insane" and the rest of humanity....

Crime and Madness

Crime and Madness


  • Author : Thomas Maeder
  • Publisher : Harpercollins
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015009282081


Crime and Madness Book Description :

Traces the origins and the history of the insanity defense in the British and American legal systems, from the thirteenth century to the present, and examines current efforts to change the law, legal and psychiatric issues, and case histories...

Seeing the Insane

Seeing the Insane


  • Author : Sander L. Gilman
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780803270640


Seeing the Insane Book Description :

Seeing the Insane is a richly detailed cultural history of madness and art in the Western world, showing how the portrayal of stereotypes has both reflected and shaped the perception and treatment of the mentally disturbed....

By Reason of Insanity
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

By Reason of Insanity


  • Author : Shane Stevens
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-11-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501106811


By Reason of Insanity Book Description :

Stevens takes readers on a harrowing descent into the mind of a mass murderer in this eerily realistic serial-killer novel. At the center of this gripping epic novel of mass murder, pursuit, and psychological terror is Thomas Bishop, a psychotic young killer who believes he is the son of Caryl Chessman, who was executed for rape in California amid intense controversy. Subjected to unmerciful physical and mental torture from an early age, Bishop kills his mother at the age of ten and is placed in an institution for the criminally insane. He grows to manhood knowing the outside world only through a television screen. At twenty-five, he succeeds in a brilliant escape and change of identity and begins to move across the country, murdering women in partic...

World Wrestling Insanity
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

World Wrestling Insanity


  • Author : James Guttman
  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • Release Date : 2010-11-16
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781554902699


World Wrestling Insanity Book Description :

In an industry where nothing is real and no one actually wins or loses, the possibilities for manipulation are endless. The nepotism, backward logic, and power plays behind the World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) downfall are exposed in this indictment of wrestling's first family. An analysis of the McMahons' poorly written scripts discloses how nepotism and vanity have taken over their creativity, while input from many well-known figures provides details on the complicated and seemingly endless web of manipulation that has led to such questionable behaviors as locker-room hazing and sexual indiscretions. WWE's racist undertones are also discussed, with a firsthand account on how being black affected one wrestler's match with a world champion....

The Discovery of the Art of the Insane

The Discovery of the Art of the Insane


  • Author : John M. MacGregor
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0691000360


The Discovery of the Art of the Insane Book Description :

This pioneering work, the first history of the art of the insane, scrutinizes changes in attitudes toward the art of the mentally ill from a time when it was either ignored or ridiculed, through the era when major figures in the art world discovered the extraordinary power of visual statements by psychotic artists such as Adolf Wlfli and Richard Dadd. John MacGregor draws on his dual training in art history and in psychiatry and psychoanalysis to describe not only this evolution in attitudes but also the significant influence of the art of the mentally ill on the development of modern art as a whole. His detailed narrative, with its strangely beautiful illustrations, introduces us to a fascinating group of people that includes the psychotic artists, ...

Border Line Insanity

Border Line Insanity


  • Author : Tim Ramsden
  • Publisher : Trafford on Demand Pub
  • Release Date : 2007-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1425120016


Border Line Insanity Book Description :

Border-Line Insanity offers the reader an insight into the conscripted world of a tight knit platoon of white South African teenage soldiers; camaraderie, survival, tension, fear, injury, death, and capture playing a role....

Cliffs Of Insanity

Cliffs Of Insanity


  • Author : Keith Duggan
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-09-27
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446487211


Cliffs Of Insanity Book Description :

Surfing in Ireland was once considered little more than a fringe and slightly lunatic pursuit. The treacherous coastline and ice waters of the Atlantic did not sit comfortably with the stereotype of surfing as the favoured pastime of the bronzed and privileged. But with the discovery in the past few years of the gargantuan Aileen’s wave at the Cliffs of Moher and other heavy waves, the Irish coast has become one of the worst kept secrets in world surfing. In Cliffs of Insanity, the Irish Times sportswriter Keith Duggan tells the story of a dedicated group of surfers in County Clare whose lives revolve around the pursuit of Ireland’s wildest waves. The book traces the evolution of Fergal Smith, the young Mayo man whose intuition for big waves has ...