Girl, Interrupted

by Kaysen, Susanna
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ISBN: 9780679746041
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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 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.

  • Format: TradePaperback
  • Author: Kaysen, Susanna
  • ISBN: 9780679746041
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 8.00 x 0.60
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • Publication Year: 1994

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