Enthusiasm and Divine Madness

978-1-890318-23-9
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125 pages, 5½” x 8½”, foreword, notes

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Enthusiasm and Divine Madness

On the Platonic Dialogue Phaedrus

Pieper, Josef

The main thesis – that in poetry and in love man is “beside himself,” i.e., divinely inspired – is discussed with reference to modern poets, novelists, and modern psychology.

“Pieper’s . . . book . . . is in every way beautiful: in format, in translation, in subject . . . in its philosophic grace.” – Christian Century

“Essential in philosophy sections of larger public, academic and special libraries.” – Library Journal