ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGOBMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7055.453 (Published 24 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:453
THE WORKING HOURS OF WRITERS.
M. Felix Regnault, in discussing the habits of literary men, finds that nearly all who have written extensively, as for Hugo and Zola, begin early in the morning. A considerable number, on the other hand, prefer to work at night. There is a kind of inspiration gained by writing after the neighbours have gone to rest, and many authors avail themselves of it. Within reasonable limits there …
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