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The Geography of Madness

The Geography of Madness
Author : Frank Bures
Publisher : Melville House
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2016-04-26
ISBN 10 : 9781612193731
ISBN 13 : 1612193730
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Geography of Madness Book Description:

Why do some men become convinced—despite what doctors tell them—that their penises have, simply, disappeared. Why do people across the world become convinced that they are cursed to die on a particular date—and then do? Why do people in Malaysia suddenly “run amok”? In The Geography of Madness, acclaimed magazine writer Frank Bures investigates these and other “culture-bound” syndromes, tracing each seemingly baffling phenomenon to its source. It’s a fascinating, and at times rollicking, adventure that takes the reader around the world and deep into the oddities of the human psyche. What Bures uncovers along the way is a poignant and stirring story of the persistence of belief, fear, and hope.


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