Christopher Lane is professor of English, Northwestern University, and the recent recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship to study psychopharmacology and ethics. He is the author of many essays and several books on psychoanalysis, psychiatry, and culture, including Hatred and Civility: The Antisocial Life in Victorian England.
"'A marvelous book: disturbing and perturbing, a book that will be widely talked about and debated. It is extraordinarily well-written, balanced, witty, and engrossing. Bravo!' Arthur Kleinman, Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor and Chair of Anthropology, Professor of Medical Anthropology, and Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard University."