Irish Geniuses and Asperger’s syndrome
Antoinette Walker and Professor Michael Fitzgerald
Extent: 240pp + 4pp B&W plates
Format: Cased HB, 240x160mm
A provocative and stimulating book for the general reader which suggests that many of the most notable people in Irish politics, the arts and sciences may have exhibited traits of Asperger’s syndrome – and much of their drive and success may in some way be connected. Figures covered include: Robert Emmet, Padraig Pearse, Eamon de Valera, Robert Boyle: scientist, William Rowan Hamilton: mathematician; Daisy Bates: anthropologist, WB Yeats and Samuel Beckett.