9780465028825-0465028829-Pox: Genius, Madness, And The Mysteries Of Syphilis

Pox: Genius, Madness, And The Mysteries Of Syphilis

ISBN-13: 9780465028825
ISBN-10: 0465028829
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Hayden, Deborah
Publication date: 2003
Publisher: Basic Books
Format: Paperback 400 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780465028825
ISBN-10: 0465028829
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Hayden, Deborah
Publication date: 2003
Publisher: Basic Books
Format: Paperback 400 pages

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Acknowledged authors Hayden, Deborah wrote Pox: Genius, Madness, And The Mysteries Of Syphilis comprising 400 pages back in 2003. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0465028829 and 9780465028825. Since then Pox: Genius, Madness, And The Mysteries Of Syphilis textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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From Beethoven to Oscar Wilde, from Van Gogh to Hitler, Deborah Hayden throws new light on the effects of syphilis on the lives and works of seminal figures from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries.Writing with remarkable insight and narrative flair, Hayden argues that biographers and historians have vastly underestimated the influence of what Thomas Mann called "this exhilarating yet wasting disease." Shrouded in secrecy, syphilis was accompanied by wild euphoria and suicidal depression, megalomania and paranoia, profoundly affecting sufferers' worldview, their sexual behavior, and their art. Deeply informed and courageously argued, Pox has been heralded as a major contribution to our understanding of genius, madness, and creativity.

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