Year: 1993 Source: New York, NY: Free Press Paperbacks, 1993. 370p. SIEC No: 19980621

This book discusses manic-depressive illness, how it contributes, & has contributed, to artistic expression & imagination. Examples of depression & manic-depression are demonstrated in quotes from prominent authors & artists. Suicide, & its relationship to depression, is mentioned. A list of writers, artists, & composers who attempted or died by suicide is included in the appendix.