It may be that the writer has delicate health, a weak constitution. he is none the less opposite of the neurotic: a sort of great alive (in the manner of Spinoza, Nietzsche or Lawrence) in so far he is only too weak for the life that runs in him or for the affects that pass in him. DeleuzeThis is a typically Deleuzian insight. Just as a flattened fence might be the index of the gale that has knocked it down, so the intermittent or poor health of the writer is here repeceived as the index of a pressing force of life. Only in relation to this force is there fragility; the 'fragility' is indeed a sign of this force, a kind of seismograph or photographic negative.
In this respect artists are like philosophers. What little health they possess is often too fragile, not because of their illnesses or neuroses but because they have seen something in life that is too much for anyone, too much for themselves, and that has put on them the quiet mark of death. Deleuze and Guattarri
This is typically Deleuzian in that for him the perceptible world becomes a site where contending forces and relations are made visible through their effects and extrapolations.
The question of whether the work 'compensates' for the failing health is revealed as a false problem, for there is a single Life running through both, a Life of which they are both, in different ways, the signatures.