product description page

Incandescent Alphabets : Psychosis and the Enigma of Language (Paperback) (Annie G. Rogers)

Incandescent Alphabets : Psychosis and the Enigma of Language (Paperback) (Annie G. Rogers) - image 1 of 1

about this item

Psychosis, an invasion of mind and body from without, creates an enigma about what is happening and thrusts the individual into radical isolation. What are the subjective details of such experiences? This book explores psychosis as knowledge cut off from history, truth that cannot be articulated in any other form.Delusion is a new language made of "incandescent alphabets" that the psychotic adopts from imposed voices. The psychotic uses language in a singular way to found and explain a strange experience that he or she cannot exit. Through the exegesis of language in psychosis based on first person accounts, the book orients readers to an enigmatic Other, pervasive and inescapable, that will come to inhabit every aspect of the psychotic’s being, thought and bodily experience. The book deploys a poetics as a form of inquiry to give a nuanced picture of delusion as a repair of language itself, following Freud and Lacan—in historic and contemporary forms of psychotic art, writing and speech. Drawing on the author’s own experience of psychosis and psychoanalysis, as well as conversations with analyst colleagues, Dr Rogers offers ways to listen to language in delusion, and argues for the promise of a modified psychoanalytic treatment with psychosis.
Number of Pages: 212
Genre: Psychology
Sub-Genre: Movements / Psychoanalysis
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Stylus Pub Llc
Author: Annie G. Rogers
Language: English
Street Date: June 15, 2016
TCIN: 51369094
UPC: 9781782203476
Item Number (DPCI): 248-19-8525

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.