Recording a season in hell, made more poignant by a temperament extraordinarily sensitive to beauty and impermanence, alongside an ability to seek the eternal questions. A torturous philosophical conflict inside bipolar illness.
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Elizabeth (Betty D. Clayton) was born on September 7, 1940 to share croppers living in a rural area near Epps, LA. Her father entered the ministry when she was about ten years of age and took his family to finish high school and college. Her parents both took their degrees and raised their family an entire social class in one generation: a notable and very rare occurrence reported her first psychiatrist of twenty-three years. Elizabeth completed all of her education in Mississippi, to which her family had moved when she was an infant, including graduate studies at the master's level in the areas of literature and psychology. She began teaching at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS, at age twenty and retired from teaching eleven years ago from hinds Community College in Raymond, MS, following an automobile accident which very nearly required her right leg. During the first years after the full onset of her bipolar illness in 1965, she took excursions into several other, related vocational venture, working in the state mental hospital outside Jackson, MS and in the first integrated literacy program (of the great society) in MS. Elizabeth is a widow of fifteen years, has no children, and is estranged from almost all of her remaining family, but she enjoys a wealth of friends. She lives alone in her comfortable country home near the state capitol, Jackson MS. Her hours are spent, when symptoms are moderated, painting, sculpting, and writing, and with other hobbies as well as entertaining. She must, and does, return to her solitude where she is most free and productive. She is under the care of Dr. John Norton at the University Medical Center in Jackson, MS and it is he who insisted she tell her story; and so the record has been penned.
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Book Description Trafford Publishing, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 154 pages. 8.90x6.00x0.20 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk142511797X
Book Description Trafford Publishing, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M142511797X