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Author Mai, François Martin.
Title Diagnosing genius : the life and death of Beethoven / François Martin Mai.
Imprint Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2007 (Saint-Lazare, Quebec : Canadian Electronic Library, 2010)

Author Mai, François Martin.
Subject Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827 -- Health.
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827 -- Death and burial.
Genius and mental illness.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 270 pages) : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits
Note Foreword by Anton Kuerti.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Setting -- Beethoven's life -- Beethoven's health problems -- The Interpretation -- Illness and creativity -- Appendices. Glossary of medical terms ; Beethoven's medical history ; Criteria for alcohol dependence and abuse ; Dr. Andreas Wawruch's medical report.
Summary Beethoven's extraordinary ability to compose great music despite severe health problems, including deafness and depression, has puzzled and inspired. In Diagnosing Genius François Martin Mai looks at the relationship between Beethoven's health and creativity to show how the composer was able to transcend physical and emotional torment to produce some of the most powerful and beautiful music in Western culture.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780773576063 (electronic bk.)
0773576061 (electronic bk.)
9780773531901 (print)
OCLC # 759157109
Additional Format Print version: Mai, François Martin. Diagnosing genius. Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2007 9780773531901 (DLC) 2007408801 (OCoLC)72261645