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|1||Hypergraphia: The Incurable Disease of Writing||17|
|2||Literary Creativity and Drive||49|
|3||Writer's Block as State of Mind||79|
|4||Writer's Block as Brain State||108|
|5||How We Write: The Cortex||149|
|6||Why We Write: The Limbic System||183|
|7||Metaphor, the Inner Voice, and the Muse||224|
Posted August 1, 2004
Dr. Alice Flaherty has given us a powerful and original work in THE MIDNIGHT DISEASE. Her knowledge anent the discreet functions of the different brain areas highly qualifies her to offer a thesis on the origins of human creativity. In addition, Dr. Flaherty¿s vast general knowledge, compelling narrative style, and personal experience with both postpartum depression and hypergraphia make THE MIDNIGHT DISEASE a fascinating read. This book provides brilliant insight into the questions that surround our impulse to create and communicate. And her chapter on the sensation that artists have of ¿being visited by the muse¿ is absolute genius. Keep your yellow highlighter pen at your side for this read¿it¿s chockfull of amazing passages.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 3, 2009
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