Thursday, May 6, 2010

Epileptic authors

This is a curious article. "Flaubert, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Lord Byron, Dante Alighieri, Sir Walter Scott, Edward Lear, Jonathan Swift -- all legendary writers and all epileptics. The hallucinations, seizures and flood of memories associated with temporal lobe epilepsy influenced some of these writers profoundly." More. I have to admit I also got caught up in the video on Swift on the page. Very interesting.

1 comment:

Victoria West said...

However, most people would say all or some of these writers are among their favorites... I would say that too, especially Flaubert and Sir Walter Scott.