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

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