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Subject: famous authors
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: killermunchkin-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 05 Jan 2003 08:18 PST
Expires: 04 Feb 2003 08:18 PST
Question ID: 137805
what authors-ancient and current- have been institutionalized--other than prison?

Request for Question Clarification by justaskscott-ga on 05 Jan 2003 08:51 PST
How many authors would be sufficient to answer your question?  (I
assume that you are not looking for a long list, given the price of
your question.)  Would a sufficient list be two authors prior to the
20th century and two authors in the 20th century?

Clarification of Question by killermunchkin-ga on 06 Jan 2003 14:07 PST
sorry-can't afford to pay more, so whatever you can give for that
price would be great.  I especially need any authors who's last name
starts with the letters a (aescylus) thru d (arthur conan doyle). 
Subject: Re: famous authors
Answered By: luciaphile-ga on 06 Jan 2003 18:48 PST
Hi killermunchkin-ga,

Thanks for your question.

Although there are more than a few famous writers who were
institutionalized for one reason or another, based on the price of
your question, the names below represent only a handful. I’ve
endeavored to select names from your alphabetic range.

Science-fiction author, Philip K. Dick, famous for “Do Androids Dream
of Electric Sheep?” (on which “Blade Runner” was based) committed
himself to institutions several times throughout his life.

MA Thesis – Introduction

Art Buchwald, columnist and author, was hospitalized for depression in

A Patient’s Retrospective

The famous eighteenth-century poet William Cowper was committed to an
insane asylum for depression.

The Turning Point

Arthur Benson, a well-known writer, and brother to the more famous
E.F. Benson (who also suffered from mental illness) was hospitalized
for mental illness.

Arthur Christopher Benson

Famous People with Depressive Disorders

The English poet William Collins was committed to an asylum at least

Collins, William
You may also want to visit this page:

Some Famous People Who Suffer from Mood Disorder

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I hope this answers your question. If you need additional information,
please ask for clarification and I’ll do my best to assist you.

Subject: Re: famous authors
From: aceresearcher-ga on 05 Jan 2003 13:43 PST

If you would post your list of 50 Authors as a Clarification on one of
your Questions, it would greatly assist Researchers in providing the
information you need. Otherwise, we're all just shooting in the dark.



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