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Memoirs and Madness: Leonid Andreev Through the Prism of the Literary Portrait Frederick H. White

Memoirs and Madness: Leonid Andreev Through the Prism of the Literary Portrait

Frederick H. White

Published June 1st 2006
ISBN : 9780773577947
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360 pages
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Frederick Whites primary focus is A Book About Leonid Andreev (1922), the most important collection of memoirs dedicated to the Russian author, presented here in the first English translation. The agendas of the memoirists resulted in portraits thatMoreFrederick Whites primary focus is A Book About Leonid Andreev (1922), the most important collection of memoirs dedicated to the Russian author, presented here in the first English translation. The agendas of the memoirists resulted in portraits that have influenced how Andreev is read and spoken about to the present day. White pays special attention to Andreevs history of mental illness, which the memoirists described with vague terms such as creative energy or inner turmoil. Past scholarship has focused on philosophical and sociological factors in the authors life but this concentration on his mental health provides a fruitful approach to deciphering the literary portraits.