The duality of genius :shades, blemishes and vices in the lives of great achievers /Basil Markesinis.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-245494

Description

469 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Gifted persons Psychology.
Historische Persèonlichkeit
Anekdote

Originator

Markesinis, B. S.

Contents

Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Two lives into one -- The ever-intriguing genius (Talleyrand) -- Spin in art (Jacques-Louis David) -- The religious and the sensual (Gianlorenzo Bernini) -- Irrepressible by authority (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) -- Fragments of a great confession (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) -- The Olympian you would not wish to have as a friend (Oliver Wendell Holmes) -- A man for all seasons (Michael Psellos) -- The price of art (Henry Clay Frick) -- The force of circumstance -- Reasons for concealing or ignoring the duality of genius? -- Bibliographical details -- Photo acknowledgements -- Index of names -- About the author.

Publication

[Wien] : Jan Sramek

Description

469 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Complimentary copy, November 4, 2008. Historic New England image on page 342.

ISBN

9783902638038
3902638036

Call Number

Stacks BF412.M37 2008