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Were Mr. Darcy and Boo Radley Anti-Social Misfits—or Autistic?
As readers, we are obsessed by cognitive impairment. No, really, we are. You just have to skim the psychology, fiction, children's and autobiography shelves in high street bookshops or, better still, type "autism" into the Amazon website. You will discover that there is plenty being written and read - on the disorder, much of it in best-selling mainstream books. We are becoming what one leading publisher affectionately calls "autism anoraks". There has always been a thriving professional interest in autism that has occasionally overlapped with the literary arena, such as An Anthropologist on Mars, Oliver Sacks's New Yorker essay on Temple Grandin, the US academic with Asperger's syndrome.
It has most likely been Mr. Radley's restrictive control of Boo that precipitated Boo's become emotionally damaged as almost all people who are isolated do.
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How Fiction Can Reframe a Misunderstood Mental Condition
Is autism cool? It is in literature, as novels featuring characters on the autism spectrum become so frequent that they've spawned a new genre: "autism lit", or "aut lit". Many of the works put a positive spin on autism. These autistic characters have abilities as well as disabilities; they exist not only as mirrors or catalysts to help others solve their problems, but as active agents with inner lives. Christopher Boone, the narrator, is a year-old autistic savant; that is, he can perform computer-like maths in his head. He also has trouble with language and social interactions, the two primary symptoms of autism.