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  • Unhappy writers are better writers, says psychologist

Comments Dec 29, 2009 8:21 am

Philip Larkin (1922-85), whose meat and drink seemed to be sadness and depression, would have agreed. He once said, "Depression is to me what daffodils were to Wordsworth."For some fastidious writers composition can be agony. Flaubert, the French master, would sometimes writhe about on the floor in his search for the exact word. Candadai Tirumalai

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