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Girl, interrupted, Susanna Kaysen

Label
Girl, interrupted
Title
Girl, interrupted
Statement of responsibility
Susanna Kaysen
Creator
Author
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaysen, Susanna
Dewey number
  • 616.89/0092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Young Adult
Interest level
  • 9-12
  • UG
LC call number
RC464.K36
LC item number
A3 1994
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
WM 100 K23g 1994
Reading level
  • 8.9
  • 5.4
Study program name
  • Reading Counts RC
  • Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kaysen, Susanna
  • Psychiatric hospital patients
  • Mental illness
  • Mentally ill
  • Teenagers
  • Teenagers with mental disabilities
  • Mentally ill women
  • Kaysen, Susanna
  • Mental health
  • Mental illness
  • Mentally ill
  • Mentally ill women
  • Psychiatric hospital patients
  • Teenagers
  • Massachusetts
Label
Girl, interrupted, Susanna Kaysen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
ocm29386783
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage books edition.
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9780329615680
Lccn
93043339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Girl, interrupted, Susanna Kaysen
Publication
Copyright
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
ocm29386783
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage books edition.
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9780329615680
Lccn
93043339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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