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Girl, Interrupted - Susanna Kaysen
Girl, Interrupted
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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 on the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous clientele--Sylvia Plath,... show more
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 on the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous clientele--Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, James Taylor, and Ray Charles--as 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 documnet that gives lasting and specific dimension to our definitions of sane and insane, mental illness and recovery.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679746041 (0679746048)
ASIN: 679746048
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 168
Edition language: English
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Booka
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2.5 Przerwana lekcja muzyki
Przed lekturą „Przerwanej lekcji muzyki” zapoznałam się z opiniami innych czytelników i z niemałym zdumieniem zauważyłam parę negatywnych opinii. Niemożliwym był dla mnie fakt, że książka, na której podstawie powstał tak rewelacyjny film, może być przeciętna bądź słaba. Niestety, przekonałam się, że...
the reading chronicles
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5.0 Susanna Kaysen's Girl, Interrupted
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 on the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous clientele -- Sylvia Plath, Rob...
Word Revel
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3.0 Girl, Interrupted
Actual rating: 2.5 starsInitial thougths: Given that the author was committed to a psychiatric hospital and Girl, Interrupted is a memoir chronicling that time, I didn't think the book did it all that much justice. Little was actually shared through the book that an observer couldn't have written. T...
Malin
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4.0 #CBR7 Book 12: Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
When Susanna Kaysen was 18, she went to see a new psychiatrist for a conversation after what appears to have been a suicide attempt. She swallowed a large amount of sleeping pills, then regretted her decision and wandered out into the street to get help. The psychiatrist claimed to have spoken to an...
hippieed perceptions
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"A lot of mind, though, is turning out to be brain. A memory is a particular pattern of cellular changes on particular spots in our heads. A mood is a compound of neurotransmitters. Too much acetylcholine, not enough serotonin, and you've got depression. So, what's left of mind? " When I firs...
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