Insane, Paperback Book

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Translated for the first time into English, cult German author Rainald Goetz's debut novel Insane draws upon his clinical psychiatric experience to paint a portrait of the asylum as a total institution.

We follow a young psychiatrist, Dr Raspe, who enters the profession dreaming of revolutionising its practices.

Confronted by day-to-day practices and the reality of life in the psychiatric hospital, Raspe begins to fray at the edges.

The very concept of madness is called into question in a brutal portrayal of patients and psychiatrists and the various treatments administered, from psychotherapy to electroshock therapy.

What is madness? And who is truly mad? Diving headlong into a terrifying and oppressive world, INSANE is a veritable journey into the madhouse by one of Germany's most prominent and contentious authors.

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