The writers that crafted Alice and her wonderland, Tiny Tim and the brothers Karamazov had something in common besides extraordinary talent: epilepsy. Do seizures and novels go hand in hand?
Alfred Lord Tennyson described the experience as “the clearest of the clearest, the surest of the surest, the weirdest of the weirdest, utterly beyond words.” Lewis Carroll also shared this sense of growing unreality, writing that his made him feel strange, like another person.
In this article, we’ll take a look at an interesting and often overlooked question surrounding this seizure disorder: Namely, why are there so many great writers with epilepsy? The answer shows that the same malady that endangered the health of these writers may also have helped their writing.
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