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Poets on Prozac

Mental Illness, Treatment, and the Creative Process

Poets on Prozac( )
Editor: Berlin, Richard M.
ISBN:978-0-8018-8839-7
Publication Date:Apr 2008
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $26.00
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Poets on Prozac shatters the notion that madness fuels creativity by giving voice to contemporary poets who have battled myriad psychiatric disorders, including depression, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance abuse.

The sixteen essays collected here address many provocative questions: Does emotional distress inspire great work? Is artistry enhanced or diminished by mental illness? What effect does substance abuse have on esthetic vision? Do...
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