By S. Stone Horton

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 issues color, force and infrequently silence the writing brain – and the way affective distinction has continually expert the literary mind's eye.

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Affective Disorder and the Writing Life: The Melancholic Muse

Affective affliction and the Writing lifestyles interrogates the mythos of the 'mad author' via lived event, 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 continually proficient the literary mind's eye.

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Five of the eight panels were exhibited in 1896, and the remaining three were shown at the Durand-Ruel Galleries before they too were sent to America. De Chavennes, who’d devoted three years to his Muses, was reluctant to see them leave for Boston. “Never again, shall I accept such a task”, he mourned, “I am like a father whose daughters are leaving him for a convent”. The mentally ill may or may not have a desire to authentically communicate with the world; the artist nearly always seeks authentic exchange with others, although the exchange sought may be a relationship between her work and an audience rather than a relationship between the artist and audience.

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