Madness and Civilization
A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason
Publication Date: November 28, 1988
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Perhaps the French philosopher's masterpiece, which is concerned with an extraordinary question: What does it mean to be mad?
Richard Howard is the author of eleven books of poetry, including Untitled Subjects, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1970, and Trappings. He is the translator of more than 150 works from the French and lives in New York City.
"Superb scholarship rendered with artistry" --The Nation