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Girl, Interrupted, Kaysen, Susanna
Author Name:    Kaysen, Susanna

Title:   Girl, Interrupted

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   Fine

Publisher:    Vintage 

ISBN Number:   0679746048 / 9780679746041

Seller ID:   V9L-WDQW-8460

0679746048 Crisp pages and tight binding. Light shelf wear on cover. One page has some creasing.

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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 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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