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The Resource Girl, interrupted, Susanna Kaysen

Girl, interrupted, Susanna Kaysen

Label
Girl, interrupted
Title
Girl, interrupted
Statement of responsibility
Susanna Kaysen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 document that gives lasting and specific dimension to our definitions of sane and insane, mental illness and recovery
Summary
Recounts the two years the author spent in the McLean psychiatric hospital and examines the reality of the hospital world
Tone
Writing style
Award
ALA Notable Book, 1994.
Biography type
autobiography
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155398
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 616.89/0092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Young Adult
LC call number
RC464.K36
LC item number
A3 1994
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
760
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
WM 100 K23g 1994
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Girl, interrupted, Susanna Kaysen
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Turtle Bay Books, 1993
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1276408
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9780613377171
Lccn
93043339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm29386783
  • (OCoLC)29386783
Label
Girl, interrupted, Susanna Kaysen
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Turtle Bay Books, 1993
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1276408
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9780613377171
Lccn
93043339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm29386783
  • (OCoLC)29386783

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