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Author Ailments

Shakespeare's Syphilis And 9 Other Author Ailments

John J. Ross, M.D. | Posted 12.23.2012 | Books
John J. Ross, M.D.

The honors list of English literature is a roll call of dysfunction. Coleridge was a dope fiend, Joyce and Faulkner were high-functioning drunks, Sylvia Plath a hot bipolar mess. The epic social ineptitude of Swift, Milton, and Emily Brontë is suspicious for what we would now call Asperger's syndrome.