Karin Johannisson


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Karin Johannisson

Karin Johannisson (1944-2016) was a professor of Intellectual History and Science at the University of Uppsala, and member of the Royal Academy of Science. She is also frequently featured as an expert and journalist in both papers, TV and radio. She is the author of several works, including the August Prize nominated Spaces of Melancholy, also published by Albert Bonniers Förlag, which was sold to 7 countries.

Books by Karin Johannisson

The Wounded Diva

Karin Johannisson

What is madness? Or rather, what does female madness look like, what does it entail, how is it presented? We are all familiar with the likes of schizophrenia, hysteria and paranoia, but do we really know anything about how those diagnosed with these…

Swedish title: Den sårade divan

Category: Non Fiction

Pub date: 31-08-2015

Format: 368 pages

Spaces of Melancholy

Karin Johannisson

“The tears of the world are a constant quality,” according to Samuel Beckett. So does it matter what we call them? In Spaces of Melancholy, Karin Johannisson investigates how melancholy speaks and how it’s language is influenced by time and space. In…

Swedish title: Melankoliska rum

Category: Non Fiction

Pub date: 14-04-2009

Format: 260 pages