Girl, Interrupted

Girl, Interrupted Author Susanna Kaysen
ISBN-10 0679746048
ISBN-13 9780679746041
Year 1994-04-19
Pages 192
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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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 She spent most of the next two years in the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous clienteleSylvia Plath Robert Lowell James Taylor and Ray Charlesas for its progressive methods of treating those who could afford its sanctuary Kaysen s memoir encompasses horror and razor edged perception while providing vivid portraits of her fellow patients and their keepers It is a brilliant evocation of a parallel universe set within the kaleidoscopically shifting landscape of the late sixties Girl Interrupted is a clear sighted unflinching document that gives lasting and specific dimension to our definitions of sane and insane mental illness and recovery

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