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For a link to the Bucknell University Press website for my book The Complicity of Friends, please go to: https://www.bucknell.edu/script/upress/book.asp?f=s&id=1541http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0964704X.2010.532040

Amazon has both new and used copies of the book and lets you "look inside": http://www.amazon.com/The-Complicity-Friends-Hughlings-Jackson-Spencers/dp/1611484189/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389746283&sr=8-1&keywords=the+complicity+of+friends

For an article setting forth my view that Spencer's fits, long and patronizingly dismissed as stemming from some sort of neurosis, instead derive from true brain disease, see "Did Herbert Spencer Have Reading Epilepsy?," in Journal of the History of the Neurosciences, Volume 20 (2011), pp 357-367. Here is a link to that article (a modified book chapter): http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0964704X.2010.532040

For an article concerning George Eliot's strange foreshadowing, in The Lifted Veil, of Hughlings-Jackson's delineation of the temporal lobe epileptic, see my "Did the Novelist Anticipate the Neurologist? The Enigma of George Eliot's The Lifted Veil," in Literature and Medicine, Volume 30 (Spring 2012), pp 144-167. The following links to an excerpt from that essay (also a modified version of material in the book): http://muse.jhu.edu/login?auth=0&type=summary&url=/journals/literature_and_medicine/v030/30.1.raitiere.pdf


The Complicity of Friends was one of five finalists for the 2014 Oregon Book Awards in the category of general nonfiction. The other finalists were: C. B. Bernard, Chasing Alaska (Lyons Press); William J. Bernstein, Masters of the Word (Grove Press); Paul Collins, Duel with the Devil (Crown Publishers); R. Gregory Nokes, Breaking Chains (OSU Press). Congratulations to Paul Collins for winning! For more on the Oregon Book Awards, see http://www.literary-arts.org/what-we-do/oba-home/