This book, written by one of the leaders in the field of the neurosciences, will give an explanation of the symptoms and eventual untimely suicide of one of literatures greatest authors; Virginia Woolf.
The sources used are letters and statements from Woolf herself, the literature she wrote and comments, letters and any other documentation that referred to her mental state and her medical status.
The author will use current insight into depression, the mental consequences of child abuse and drug interactions/effects to illustrate this case study.
The book should appeal to researchers in the neurosciences, psychology and psychiatry as well as to a broader audience, mainly individuals who are interested in the (external and internal) forces that drove Woolf to write her material.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 214 pages, XVIII, 214 p.
- Publisher: Springer
- Publication Date: 12/01/2013
- Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9789400757479
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