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Fighting Melancholia: Don Quixote's Teaching (Paperback)
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Fighting Melancholia: Don Quixote's Teaching (Paperback)

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Paperback 292 Pages / Published: 14/03/2016
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Francoise Davoine has been investigating psychotic phenomena and trauma for over thirty years, in collaboration with Jean-Max Gaudilliere. In this book, she draws on her literary background to take the reader on a fascinating voyage with an unexpected but most helpful guide: Don Quixote. In her work, Davoine approaches madness not as a symptom, but rather as a place, the place where the symbolic order and the social link have ruptured. She sees the psychotic as a seeker, engaged in a form of exploration into the nature and history of this place. This brings us to the seeker Don Quixote. Davoine takes the reader into the world of the knight-errant, to describe his adventures in a fascinating new light.Cervantes, the survivor of war trauma, captivity, and all manner of misfortunes, created this hero, first and foremost, so that the tale be told.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781782203650
Number of pages: 292
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 230 x 147 x 23 mm

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