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Girl, interrupted [electronic resource]. Susanna Kaysen.

Kaysen, Susanna. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780804151115 (electronic bk)
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage, 2013.

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General Note: Title from eBook information screen.
Summary, etc.: 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.From the Trade Paperback edition.
System Details Note: Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 3293 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Psychology.
Genre: Electronic books.

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