Obsession a history is a rather unfortunate entry into the conversation about the nature of both obsession in culture and obsessive compulsive disorder put simply the author is simply not up to the task of separating ideas that should be separate and putting together ideas that should be together. Obsession provides an insightful and nuanced review of the history of this tragic illness by exposing obsessive behaviour and contrasting it with the common mildly obsessive behaviours we all engage in the question of difference and thus definition is a recurring motif. Get this from a library obsession a history lennard j davis from the publisher we live in an age of obsession not only are we hopelessly devoted to our work strangely addicted to our favorite television shows and desperately impassioned about our cars we . The obsession a history drinking game take a shot whenever you read the word interestingly youll either pass out from the booze or from the book one chapter on obsession in art was brilliant and the rest of it was a snooze. To be obsessive is to be american to be obsessive is to be modern but obsession is not only a phenomenon of modern existence it is a medical category both a pathology and a goal behind this paradox lies a fascinating history which lennard davis tells in obsession
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