Jan Lars Jensen. Nervous System or Losing My Mind in Literature
“A Can Opener for Our Times”
Serious people read non-fiction, after all. But non-fiction books can accommodate readers who drop in and out of their breadth. A person can still derive something useful from a fragment: maybe that’s what made non-fiction easier for me, with my perforated concentration.
Go to the chapter “Very Tricki Woo” to read more about the struggles to regain the faculty of reading with ease and the struggle posed by fiction for a mind struggling with delusions. “Hallucinatory prose is no fun if you yourself are hallucinating.”
And so for day 264