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8/8/10 8:56 P

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Cervantes's Don Quixote is one of my favorites.

Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway

Anthony Trollope's The Knew He was Right (this is just superb for it portayal of CONTROL FREAK males)

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper"

Charlotte Bronte's Villette

Those are my top pick for lit about madness! emoticon

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8/4/10 10:44 A

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I've done more psyche reading .. a book about MADNESS doesn't come to mind emoticon

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8/3/10 10:11 A

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A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar

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8/2/10 8:49 P

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I love lists, too! I have lists for EVERYTHING including books I've read and books I want to read! Maybe I'm mad!!!
But, hmmm, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Hannah Green, Lisa and David & Jori by Theodore Isaac Rubin, The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy. Would you say they're about madness? or just about persons with psychological problems?

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8/2/10 12:02 P

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The Tricking of Freya by Christina Sunley (a great read!)

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Ring the bells that still can ring,
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything.
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8/2/10 6:15 A

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Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys - the 'pre-quel' to Jane Eyre - which focuses on how and why the first wife went mad - this is her story. I prefer it to Jane Eyre.



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8/1/10 4:42 P

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I love lists! OMG.

Anyway, I was thinking today about good literature about madness. There is so much. But what are some of your favorite works that take up the theme of MADNESS? emoticon

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