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Girl, interrupted [electronic resource] / Susanna Kaysen.

By: Kaysen, Susanna, 1948-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1994Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed.Description: 1 online resource.ISBN: 9780804151115 (electronic bk.); 0804151113 (electronic bk.); 1299637949 (electronic bk.); 9781299637948 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Kaysen, Susanna, 1948- -- Mental health | Psychiatric hospital patients -- Massachusetts -- Biography | Mental illness -- Biography | Mentally ill -- Commitment and detention -- Massachusetts | Teenagers -- Mental health -- Biography | Teenagers with mental disabilities -- Rehabilitation -- Personal narratives | Mentally ill women -- Personal narrativesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: No titleDDC classification: 616.89/0092 | B Online resources: Click here to access title or place hold Summary: 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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Originally published: New York : Turtle Bay Books, 1993.

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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