mental alienation

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See: insanity
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Butler's `Usher's Hypochondriasis: Mental Alienation and Romantic Idealism in Poe's Gothic Tales', and Jules Zanger's `Poe and the Theme of Forbidden Knowledge', seem more random.
Gracie's missing brother also provided a springboard for many of her dives into the pool of mental alienation.