Touched With Fire: Manic Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament
Touched With Fire Manic Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament Author:Kay Redfield Jamison The march of science in explaining human nature continues. In Touched With Fire, Kay Jamison marshals a tremendous amount of evidence for the proposition that most artistic geniuses were (and are) manic depressives. — This is a book of interest to scientists, psychologists, and artists struggling with the age-old question of whether psychological... more » suffering is an essential component of artistic creativity. Anyone reading this book closely will be forced to conclude that it is.« less
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I found the text rather difficult to read; it appeared the author used many references to back up the theories she was presenting. However, the references were so many the book became very dense, full of more information than it needed.