[EPUB] Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

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Publisher: Virago
Genres: Memoir Books, Nonfiction Books, Psychology Books
Pages: 168 pages
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN10: 1860497926
ISBN13: 9781860497926
Tags: Memoir eBooks, Nonfiction eBooks, Psychology eBooks, epub eBooks, Free epub
Language: en
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 document that gives lasting and specific dimension to our definitions of sane and insane, mental illness and recovery.


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