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ABSTRACT. The connection between psychic disorder and artistic creativity has constituted one of the most intriguing fields of research for both medical and literary scholars. Lately, this kind of relation has increasingly been explored through transdiciplinary approaches that bring together minds in an effort to decipher the workings of the human psyche, especially in its more spectacular and mysterious manifestations. This article is an attempt at synthesizing a series of aspects concerning the relationship writers affected by psychic diseases may entertain with their writing and their demons.

Keywords: psychic disorder; creativity; writing; muse; suicide; trauma

SANDA MARIA ARDELEANU
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PhD, Dr.h.c; Ștefan cel Mare University,
Suceava, Romania

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