Kafka: Dehumanizing insomnia

As Gregor Samsa awoke from unsettling dreams one morning, he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous vermin. He lay on his hard armorlike back and when he raised his head a little he saw his vaulted brown … Ler Mais

Insomnia in Fernando Pessoa

INSOMNIA Last night I had not the blessing Of a deep or a quiet slumber, For thoughts most wild and distressing Every woe and fear expressing My drowsy sense did encumber. And the clock, with its curst possession Of night … Ler Mais

Proust’s endless insomnia

French writer Marcel Proust (1871-1922) started suffering from insomnia in his youth, triggered by asthma attacks that kept him awake. He would write solely in bed, lying in an almost horizontal position, his head resting upon two pillows. In Remembrance of … Ler Mais