The Resource Hemingway's brain, Andrew Farah

Hemingway's brain, Andrew Farah

Label
Hemingway's brain
Title
Hemingway's brain
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Farah
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Hemingway's Brain is an innovative biography and the first forensic psychiatric examination of Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway. After committing seventeen years to researching Hemingway's life and medical history, Andrew Farah, a forensic psychiatrist, has concluded that the writer's diagnoses were incorrect. Contrary to the commonly accepted diagnoses of bipolar disorder and alcoholism, Farah provides a comprehensive explanation of the medical conditions that led to Hemingway's suicide. Hemingway received state-of-the-art psychiatric treatment at one of the nation's finest medical institutes, but according to Farah it was for the wrong illness. Hemingway's death was not the result of medical mismanagement, but medical misunderstanding. Farah argues that despite popular mythology Hemingway was not manic-depressive and his alcohol abuse and characteristic narcissism were simply pieces of a much larger puzzle. Through a thorough examination of biographies, letters, memoirs of friends and family, and even Hemingway's FBI file, combined with recent insights on the effects of trauma on the brain, Farah pieces together this compelling, alternative narrative of Hemingway's illness, one that has been missing from the scholarship for too long. Though Hemingway's life has been researched extensively and many biographies written, those authors relied on the original diagnoses and turned to psychoanalysis and conjecture regarding Hemingway's mental state. Through his research Farah has sought to understand why Hemingway's decline accelerated after two courses of electroconvulsive therapy and in this volume explains which current options might benefit a similar patient today. Hemingway's Brain provides a full and accurate accounting of this psychiatric diagnosis by exploring the genetic influences, traumatic brain injuries, and neurological and psychological forces that resulted in what many have described as his tortured final years. It aims to eliminate the confusion and define for all future scholarship the specifics of the mental illnesses that shaped legendary literary works and destroyed the life of a master."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Farah, Andrew
Dewey number
614/.15
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3515.E37
LC item number
Z5887 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2017 E-843
  • WZ 313
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hemingway, Ernest
  • Hemingway, Ernest
  • Hemingway, Ernest
  • Authors, American
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Authors, American
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Mentally Ill Persons
  • Famous Persons
  • Suicide
Label
Hemingway's brain, Andrew Farah
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-186) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
ix, 194 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781611177428
Lccn
2016054293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations ; 24 cm
System control number
  • (OCoLC)960838209
  • (OCoLC)ocn960838209
Label
Hemingway's brain, Andrew Farah
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-186) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
ix, 194 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781611177428
Lccn
2016054293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations ; 24 cm
System control number
  • (OCoLC)960838209
  • (OCoLC)ocn960838209

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