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Monday, December 15, 2003

Poetry, most dangerous form of writing, study shows

Found chez Nathalie, who got it from Mark, who got it from WebMD.
Poets die sooner than playwrights. Playwrights die sooner than novelists. And novelists die sooner than nonfiction writers, according to a study by James C. Kaufman, PhD, of California State University. The study appears in the November issue of Death Studies.

Kaufman combed through biographical references to come up with birth and death dates for writers in four different cultures: North America, China, Turkey, and Eastern Europe.
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