haut mal

haut mal

An obsolete term for generalised tonic-clonic seizure (formerly known as gran mal seizure, or major epilepsy).
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How do you feel about the shift in title for that book from the elegant and more symbolic L'Ascension du Haut Mal in French to the blunter Epileptic in English?
L'ascension du haut mal (Epileptic) The French new wave comics that emerged in the 90s represent the second golden age of French/European graphic novels.
His graphic memoir Epileptic (L'Ascension du haut mal, 1996-2003) garnered comparisons to Max Ernst, but the two-part Incidents in the Night demonstrates a wider scope of influences, which are allowed to run free in this fictional escapade.