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My virtue is that I say what I think, my vice that what I think doesn't amount to much.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Madness, she wrote

"The gloriously unhinged heroines of classic fiction have long been objects of fascination: the snarling Bertha Rochester stashed in the attic in Jane Eyre, Anne Catherick, skulking on Hampstead Heath on the loose from an asylum in The Woman in White and the ever-delusional shopaholic, Madame Bovary. But what does modern psychiatry say about these women and what does the depiction of their illness say about the wider societal views of madness at the time they were written?"

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