Affective Disorder and the Writing Life: The Melancholic by S. Stone Horton

By S. Stone Horton

Affective sickness and the Writing existence interrogates the mythos of the 'mad author' via lived adventure, literary research, writerly mirrored image and modern neuroscience. It explores how affective issues color, force and occasionally silence the writing brain – and the way affective distinction has continuously proficient the literary mind's eye.

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