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Girl, Interrupted

ISBN-10: 0679746048
ISBN-13: 9780679746041
Edition: N/A
Authors: Susanna Kaysen
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/19/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Susanna Kaysen was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on November 11, 1948. Her memoir Girl, Interrupted is the harrowing account of her two year confinement in the McLean Psychiatric Hospital and was been adapted into a motion picture starring Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie. She has also written several novels including Asa, As I Knew Him, Far Afield, and Camera My Mother Gave Me.

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