For a long time, the mentally ill were dumb and mute in literature. Inarticulacy surrounded those lumped together as Bedlamites: Jane Eyre’s classic “madwoman” in the attic, for instance, served as little more than a plot device, a thing to fear and loathe that got in the way of a Gothic romance.
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Friday 08 February 2013
Frances Andrade is believed to have killed herself during the trial of Michael Brewer
Wednesday 06 February 2013
An online forum for elderly people has been shut down because of “racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic comments” – proving that you’re never too old to become an online troll.
Tuesday 29 January 2013
Sunday 20 January 2013
The night we all switched tracks
Thursday 17 January 2013
One of the brightest young talents in American sport, Manti Te'o broke fans' hearts with the sad tale of his girlfriend's death. There's one problem: she never really existed
Sunday 13 January 2013
The Independent picture desk selects the best images from India's Maha Kumbh Mela festival
Thursday 10 January 2013
It's hard to stay focused on internal goals, when the external world intrudes so awkwardly
Sunday 30 December 2012
Jo Swinson is wrong about magazine 'fad' diets
Saturday 29 December 2012
This winning account of football's troubled sentinels covers the park, from myth to tactics
Thursday 20 December 2012
The danger that the newspaper will be out of date before it hits the nation's doormats is, of course, a perennial problem for the press.
Monday 17 December 2012
Each year, in the run-up to Christmas, when people have present-buying on their minds, this newspaper asks our readers to set aside some of their festive spirit to help those less fortunate than themselves. This year, we have chosen to focus all your generosity in a single place, and that is a Unicef project to venture into the African bush and negotiate with ruthless killers and rapists for the release of some of the child soldiers they have pressed into combat. The charity then provides shelter for the rescued children, with intensive psychological rehabilitation to help heal the mental scars.
Saturday 15 December 2012
This anniversary edition of Rosemary Sutcliff's 'Arthurian' adult novel proves it was her 'odd one out'
Friday 14 December 2012
Experts have found an undiscovered work?
The real Oxbridge delusion: Deny it all you want, the red trousers and rich kids stereotype fits perfectly
Tuesday 11 December 2012
Our writer, an Oxford graduate, slams his elitist alma mater
Monday 10 December 2012
Our writer, who graduated from Oxford two years ago, says the degree of ignorance and nonsense around Oxbridge is now harming those we ought to help
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
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- 5 German man found living with 300 rats in tiny apartment