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Girl, interrupted

Kaysen, Susanna

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ISBN 10: 0679423664 / ISBN 13: 9780679423669
Published by Turtle Bay Books, New York, 1993
Condition: Good Hardcover
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168 pages. Hardcover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Gilt titles on spine and cover. Some soil to dust jacket front cover. Faint foxing to top edge, otherwise a clean, tight copy. Record # 468915. Bookseller Inventory # 468915

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Title: Girl, interrupted

Publisher: Turtle Bay Books, New York

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital to be treated for depression. She spent most of the next two years on the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital renowned for its famous clientele - Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, James Taylor and Ray Charles.A clear-sighted, unflinching work that provokes questions about our definitions of sane and insane, Kaysen's extraordinary memoir encompasses horror and razor-edged perception while providing vivid portraits of her fellow patients and their keepers.

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When reality got "too dense" for 18-year-old Susanna Kaysen, she was hospitalized. It was 1967, and reality was too dense for many people. But few who are labeled mad and locked up for refusing to stick to an agreed-upon reality possess Kaysen's lucidity in sorting out a maelstrom of contrary perceptions. Her observations about hospital life are deftly rendered; often darkly funny. Her clarity about the complex province of brain and mind, of neuro-chemical activity and something more, make this book of brief essays an exquisite challenge to conventional thinking about what is normal and what is deviant.

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