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2013 | 10 | 1 | 312-323
Article title

The Madness Narrative, Between the Literary, the Therapeutic and the Political

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The present paper discusses the types, functions and limitations of the madness narrative, a particular type of text dealing with a popular research topic: mental instability, within the larger contexts of women’s autobiographical writing and illness-based writing. The overview aims to provide the theoretical framework necessary for the further analysis of specific madness narratives.
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10
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1
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312-323
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published
2013-03-01
online
2013-02-22
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bwmeta1.element.doi-10_2478_rjes-2013-0030
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