Madness And Schizophrenia As Means Of Spiritual Healing In Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook

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Dr. Parshant Kumar


This paper underlines the portrayal of madness and schizophrenia as means of spiritual healing in Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook. Insights for this analysis have been drawn from R. D. Laing. Freudian approach to schizophrenia and madness is psychological whereas Laing’s understanding of it is existential. Anna Wulf, the protagonist in the novel goes through madness and schizophrenia and ultimately discovers wholeness.

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