Dostoyevsky's Stalker and Other Essays on Psychopathology and the Arts
By (author) Michael Sperber
Publication date:13 April 2010
Length of book:260 pages
In Dostoyevsky's Stalker, we discover how the arts may illuminate psychiatry and psychoanalysis, as well as how these disciplines may elucidate works of literature, art, and cinema. Examining a diversity of authors, artists, historical figures, and psychopaths over the course of modern history, this groundbreaking collection of essays proposes a paradigm shift in psychiatry, based on the idea that some symptoms of mental illness may have constructive uses and may be used by the sufferer for mental and spiritual growth instead of going untreated or else being "analyzed away."
From Dostoyevsky to the Unabomber; from Thoreau to Woody Allen, Michael Sperber's new book is a tour de force of integrative thinking and creative analysis. Dostoyevsky's Stalker will be a valuable work for all those seeking deeper channels into the human mind.