Writers on the Spectrum : How Autism and Asperger Syndrome have Influenced Literary Writing.

From Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale characters to Lewis Carroll's Wonderland and Emily Dickinson's poetic imagery, the writings and lives of some of the world's most celebrated authors indicate signs of autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Through analysis of biographies, au...

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Main Author: Brown, Julie
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009.
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Summary:From Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale characters to Lewis Carroll's Wonderland and Emily Dickinson's poetic imagery, the writings and lives of some of the world's most celebrated authors indicate signs of autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Through analysis of biographies, autobiographies, letters and diaries, Professor Julie Brown identifies literary talents who display characteristics of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and uncovers the similarities in their writing that suggest atypical, autistic brains. Providing close readings of authors' works, Brown explores writing processes, content, t.
Physical Description:1 online resource (240 pages)
ISBN:9780857002181
085700218X