Thursday, 9 May 2013


Names variously engender style, charm,
wit, warmth, control, subtlety, flair,
passion, love, adventure, courage.

They come from every direction
you care to look. Some are still with us.
Many more are yet to appear below, to
join these writers who enrich the world.

Dante Alghieri (1265-1321)
Moliere (1622-1673)
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)
Lord Byron (1788-1824)
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849)
Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)
Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
Edward Lear (1812-1888)
Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880)
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881)
George Innes (1825-1894)
R.D.Blackmore (1825-1900)
Emily Dickenson (1830-1886)
Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)
Charles Altamont Doyle (1832-1893)
Bjornstjerne Bjornson  (1832-1910)
Ion Creanga (1837-1889)
Joachim Maria Machado de Assis (1839-1908)
Dmitri Sinodi-Popov (1855-1910)
Minakata Kumagusu (1867-1941)
Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931)
Dame Agatha Christie (1890-1976)
Grahame Greene (1904-1991)
Laurie Lee (1914-1997)
Kiffin Williams (1918-2006)
Anne Sexton (1928-1974)
Max Clifford (1943-    )
Karen Armstrong (1944-    )
Thom Jones (1945-    )
Stephen Knight (1951-1985)
DeBarra Mayo (1953-    )
Kathy Sierra (1957-    )
Caroline Page (1958-    )
Jago Eliot (1966-2006)

Can you name all the works they have written,
count the numbers of folks they have inspired?
Can you name the shared experience
that links the brains of these great writers?

Yes. The name of the brain condition is Epilepsy.

Note: a more interesting list can be found here:

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