Saturday, March 6, 2010

Malcolm Redfellow learns something new every day ...

Saturday, 6th March, 2010: improve your word power

Gerard Woodward reviews Waking Up in Toytown for the Times Literary Supplement:
John Burnside's second volume of memoirs, following closely behind his acclaimed A Lie About My Father (2006), begins by describing thje species of schizophrenia from which he has recently recovered: "When I was a full-scale lunatic I suffered from a condition called apophenia." First identified by Klaus Conrad, apophenia is characterized by the "unmotivated seeing of connections, coupled with the specific experience of an abnormal meaningfulness".
Now there's a term Malcolm seeks to find early cause to employ. Sphere: Related Content

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