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Girl, Interrupted - Paperback

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by Susanna Kaysen

ISBN :0679746048

ISBN13: 9780679746041

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In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kays...en 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-10 : 0679746048
  • ISBN-13 : 9780679746041

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