Insane

Rainald Goetz (Author) Adrian Nathan West (Translator)
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Description

Translated for the first time into English, cult German author Rainald Goetz's debut novel Insane draws upon his clinical psychiatric experience to paint a portrait of the asylum as a total institution. We follow a young psychiatrist, Dr Raspe, who enters the profession dreaming of revolutionising its practices. Confronted by day-to-day practices and the reality of life in the psychiatric hospital, Raspe begins to fray at the edges. The very concept of madness is called into question in a brutal portrayal of patients and psychiatrists and the various treatments administered, from psychotherapy to electroshock therapy. What is madness? And who is truly mad? Diving headlong into a terrifying and oppressive world, INSANE is a veritable journey into the madhouse by one of Germany's most prominent and contentious authors.

Product Details

Price
£12.99  £12.08
Publisher
Fitzcarraldo Editions
Publish Date
18 October 2017
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781910695319

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