Kay Redfield Jamison on Madness, Creativity and Character | WYPR

Kay Redfield Jamison on Madness, Creativity and Character

Apr 12, 2017

Johns Hopkins professor of psychiatry and mood disorders Kay Redfield Jamison, acclaimed author of An Unquiet Mind, trains her expertise on one of the most acclaimed poets of the 20th century in her new book Robert Lowell: Setting the River on Fire. We discuss how Lowell’s manic-depressive disease influenced his writing, the importance of his strength of character, and how common mania is among the creative.