The “imprisoned illness:” Motor tic disorder in Rainer Maria Rilke's Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge


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Rainer Maria Rilke's novel The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge contains a reference of interest for the catalog of literary portrayals of tiqueurs. In this article, we report his description of a Parisian character displaying multiple motor tic symptoms, along with a brief commentary. © 2010 Movement Disorder Society