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A Document
By Paul Forrold

ISBN: 978-1-84991-648-6
Published: 2011
Pages: 54
Key Themes: memoir, schizophrenia, artwork, psychosis


Madness a document charts one mans descent into insanity. In a world of spirits he engages in a war on the oppressive society he sees around him, until he is sectioned and returned to normal. It contains writing and artwork produced during those convulsive years. The whole adds up to a unique picture of a life in extreme circumstances.

About the Author

Born in 1966 Paul Forrold is a midlands based artist and writer. Experiencing episodes of psychosis from the age of 16, he saw these as merely part of an artistic sensibility, until aged 25 he was absorbed into a world of magic which turned out to be fullblown paranoid schizophrenia. Banged up in one of the old rural asylums, he was put on mind bending drugs which returned him to sanity. In recovery, he chooses not to cling to his delusions, but is interested rather in presenting them as curiosities.


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