Monthly Archives: January 2016

Virginia Woolf and the bipolar disorder

Many wonder if there is any relationship between creativity and mental disorders among writers. For they are often afflicted by such disorder, as was the case of Ernest Hemingway, plagued by depression, and as was also the case of Virginia Woolf. According to Katerina Koutsantoni, Virginia Woolf seemed to have foremost a genetic predisposition to the development of mood disorders:…

The production of literature

The production of literature has always been the matter of scientific interest, usually involving different areas of knowledge. How do authors produce their works of fiction? The best and most obvious answer is that there are no rigid rules. But an American researcher interviewed five writers, and proposed to outline some common denominators of literary writing. Two of them were…