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Irish Geniuses and Asperger’s syndrome

Antoinette Walker and Professor Michael Fitzgerald

 Extent:                240pp + 4pp B&W plates

Price:                  €25

Format:              Cased HB, 240x160mm

ISBN:                 1-905483-031

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.

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