Talk:Synesthesia in literature

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I noticed that "Morgan, N. (2003). Mondays are Red. New York: Delacorte" was added to the "Synesthesia in Teenage/children's fiction" area. I am wondering if we want to include this book. Having read the book myself, I was severely disappointed in that the book depicts a totally inaccurate, fantasy/superhero type idea of synesthesia, with little at all based upon actual synesthesia -- which, I found, very usual, considering that the author's daughter is a synesthete. However, upon corresponding with N. Morgan, she stated that her intention was for "artistic liscense" to create a children's story, not to depict synesthesia accurately. I also remember that, when this book came out, there was a good degree of talk amongst members of The Synesthesia List as to how disappointed they were with this books depiction of synesthesia. In my opinion, while synesthesia is indeed mentioned in this novel, it is not correct to say that this book actually deals with a character who has synesthesia.--Sean A. Day 15:13, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

Hi Sean, Good point. I included these books at Pat Duffy's suggestion, and I believe she has a bigger agenda here, which is to critically discuss these works. For now, I've only created a list, which can serve as a stub for Pat to work from, but perhaps it's worth mentioning it now that this is not necessarily an accurate depiction of synesthesia? There are still a few minor things that also need to be done, like ISBNs and so on for all the books, but I had sort of envisaged this as Pat's baby, and I am just serving as a technical midwife, if you will. Edhubbard 16:53, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

Can anyone identify this story?[edit]

I once heard about a short story in which someone has an operation to correct a neurological disorder. After awakening, he is asked how he feels. "I feel fine," he says, "except that everything smells purple." Kostaki mou 02:50, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

That does sound familiar, and I have two guesses. Could it have been a Reader's Digest joke? I also read Alfred Bester's novel, The Stars My Destination, which includes synesthesia-like scenes, and I wonder if the line is from that one? (talk) 00:59, 22 October 2013 (UTC)NotWillRiker

Add this book to the teenage section?[edit]

I seem to remember the main character of Starseeker by Tim Bowler heard sounds as colours. I can't get hold of the book to check but did anyone agree/want to add this to the list? I'm not sure how realistic as synesthesia it was. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wisepop (talkcontribs) 02:32, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

Comic strips[edit]

A recent webcomic, Partially Clips has a sort of synesthesia joke. (talk) 01:08, 22 October 2013 (UTC)NotWillRiker