Imatge de l'autor

Susanna Kaysen

Autor/a de Girl, Interrupted

7+ obres 8,327 Membres 144 Ressenyes 7 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Susanna Kaysen was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on November 11, 1948. Her memoir Girl, Interrupted is the harrowing account of her two year confinement in the McLean Psychiatric Hospital and was been adapted into a motion picture starring Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie. She has also written mostra'n més several novels including Asa, As I Knew Him, Far Afield, and Camera My Mother Gave Me. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Obres de Susanna Kaysen

Girl, Interrupted (1993) 7,447 exemplars
The Camera My Mother Gave Me (2001) 276 exemplars
Girl, Interrupted [2000 film] (2000) — Original book — 187 exemplars
Cambridge (1656) 147 exemplars
Asa, as I Knew Him (1987) 136 exemplars
Far Afield (1990) 133 exemplars
Inocencia interrumpida (2022) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression (2001) — Col·laborador — 484 exemplars

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Nom normalitzat
Kaysen, Susanna
Data de naixement
1948-11-11
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
USA
Professions
Author
Relacions
Kaysen, Carl (father)
Wylie, Jonathan (husband | divorced)

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Author Susanna Kaysen was having a bad day when a psychiatrist she'd never seen before referred her for hospitalization at McLean, the top-tier mental institution of the 1960s. In her memoir Girl, Interrupted, she remembers the almost two years she spent at McLean, along with the colorful characters she met there. This slight book delves into questions of sanity vs. insanity, free expression vs. control, and Thorazine vs. everything else. Was Kaysen mentally ill, or just a sensitive, nonconformist teenager growing up during a tumultuous time? The book leaves the question open. Recommended.… (més)
 
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akblanchard | Hi ha 117 ressenyes més | Oct 18, 2023 |
I couldn't put it down, read it straight through in one night. Absolutely fantastic.
 
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blueskygreentrees | Hi ha 117 ressenyes més | Jul 30, 2023 |
Very interesting.
 
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kevindern | Hi ha 117 ressenyes més | Apr 27, 2023 |
It was good to get an inside view of borderline personality disorder and the inside of a psych ward. I liked how short the book was - but at the same time Kaysen just briefly mentions some of her experiences. There was some good reflection at the end of the book too.
 
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HeartofGold900 | Hi ha 117 ressenyes més | Dec 3, 2022 |

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Obres
7
També de
2
Membres
8,327
Popularitat
#2,899
Valoració
½ 3.6
Ressenyes
144
ISBN
64
Llengües
8
Preferit
7
Pedres de toc
137

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