Girl, Interrupted by Susanna KaysenIn 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist shed 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.
Kaysens 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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As a suicidal year old, the author was committed for 18 months to a psychiatric hospital. I thought her descriptions of mental illness were really insightful: "Insanity comes in two basic varieties I was a little disappointed with this book. However, I started reading it with high expectations because I absolutely loved the movie. The characters in the book aren't as well developed and the book She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Editorial Reviews. labelhqs.org Review. When reality got "too dense" for year -old Susanna Kaysen, she was hospitalized. It was , and reality was too.
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