We know alcohol helped Hemingway write the way he did, but what was the underlying reason for his drinking? We also know Poe was a little twisted in the head, after all, who claims to talk to, and get a response from a raven? More importantly, what drove him to that point? Why did the literary circles of his time consider him a crazy drunk, and write off one of America’s most beloved writers?
My proposed title: Literary Crazy: The World’s Most Brilliant Writers & the Mental Illnesses Which Shaped Them looks at 14 of our most treasured authors and the mental illnesses behind them. Some of these authors include Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, and Ezra Pound.
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