The Midnight Disease

The Midnight Disease

The Drive to Write, Writer's Block, and the Creative Brain

Book - 2005 | 1st Mariner books ed.
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Why is it that some writers struggle for months to come up with the perfect sentence or phrase while others, hunched over a keyboard deep into the night, seem unable to stop writing? In The Midnight Disease, neurologist Alice W. Flaherty explores the mysteries of literary creativity: the drive to write, what sparks it, and what extinguishes it. She draws on intriguing examples from medical case studies and from the lives of writers, from Franz Kafka to Anne Lamott, from Sylvia Plath to Stephen King. Flaherty, who herself has grappled with episodes of compulsive writing and block, also offers a compelling personal account of her own experiences with these conditions.
Publisher: Boston [Mass.] : Houghton Mifflin, 2005, ©2004.
Edition: 1st Mariner books ed.
ISBN: 9780618485413
Branch Call Number: 808.0019 FLAHERT
Characteristics: 307 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


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Jun 24, 2011

A book with an engaging combination of science, history and first hand experiences of hypergraphia. Great for writers and scientific researchers.


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