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Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression (edició 2002)

de Nell Casey (Autor)

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Unholy Ghost is a unique collection of essays about depression that, in the spirit of William Styron's Darkness Visible, finds vivid expression for an elusive illness suffered by more than one in five Americans today. Unlike any other memoir of depression, however, Unholy Ghost includes many voices and depicts the most complete portrait of the illness. Lauren Slater eloquently describes her own perilous experience as a pregnant woman on antidepressant medication. Susanna Kaysen, writing for the first time about depression since Girl, Interrupted, criticizes herself and others for making too much of the illness. Larry McMurtry recounts the despair that descended after his quadruple bypass surgery. Meri Danquah describes the challenges of racism and depression. Ann Beattie sees melancholy as a consequence of her writing life. And Donald Hall lovingly remembers the "moody seesaw" of his relationship with his wife, Jane Kenyon. The collection also includes an illuminating series of companion pieces. Russell Banks's and Chase Twichell's essays represent husbandand-wife perspectives on depression; Rose Styron's contribution about her husband's struggle with melancholy is paired with an excerpt from William Styron's Darkness Visible; and the book's editor, Nell Casey, juxtaposes her own essay about seeing her sister through her depression with Maud Casey's account of this experience. These companion pieces portray the complicated bond -- a constant grasp for mutual understandingforged by depressives and their family members. With an introduction by Kay Redfield Jamison, Unholy Ghost allows the bewildering experience of depression to be adequately and beautifully rendered. The twenty-two stories that make up this book will offer solace and enlightenment to all readers.… (més)
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Títol:Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression
Autors:Nell Casey (Autor)
Informació:William Morrow Paperbacks (2002), Edition: Reprint, 320 pages
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I found there was too much of a range of quality between the contributors - some were great and others were horrible. And does the world really need another book like this? ( )
  olegalCA | Dec 9, 2014 |
A few excellent essays, a couple of horrible ones, and most residing somewhere in between. Some of the essays were first-hand accounts of depression, some second-hand accounts, and some by people with seemingly no relationship to depression whatsoever.

I almost abandoned the book halfway through Suzanna Kaysen's essay, which was abysmal. She actually says: "I don't think [depression]'s so bad. I think depression and despair are reasonable reactions to the nature of life." And she decries people who take antidepressants. I don't understand why such a damaging essay was included in this collection. Attitudes like these don't serve the depressed, in fact, they make it more difficult for depressed individuals to take their conditions seriously. ( )
  lemontwist | May 8, 2014 |
Review to follow. ( )
  MSarki | Mar 30, 2013 |
I recommend this book to people who know anyone coping with a mental illness. Many of the stories began long before the pharmaceuticals came up with funny cartoons and purple pills, but the symptoms and the struggles are the same. The stories offer comfort to people with mental illness -- a kind of community. Most writers coped with not wanting to take medication, symptoms of depression exacerbated by solitude even when solitude felt like the right medicine, and the guilt of seeing partners and loved ones affected. Every story in this book is different and offers another perspective to this challenging illness that affects millions of Americans, including you or someone you know. ( )
  kmulvihill | May 23, 2010 |
About: Writers who have suffered from depression as well as some of their friends and relatives write essays on their experiences.

Pros: Interesting mix, I liked that other folks besides the writers chimed in to give another view of depression experiences

Cons: VERY uneven. Some essays are good, others boring

Grade: C ( )
  charlierb3 | Feb 14, 2010 |
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Casey, NellEditorautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Alvarez, A.Col·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Banks, RussellCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Beattie, AnnCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Casey, MaudCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Casey, NellCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Danquah, Meri Nana-AmaCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Dormen, LesleyCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Hall, DonaldCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Heffernan, VirginiaCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Hoagland, EdwardCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Jamison, Kay RedfieldIntroduccióautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Karp, DavidCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Kaysen, SusannaCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Mairs, NancyCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Manning, MarthaCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
McMurtry, LarryCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Shenk, Joshua WolfCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Slater, LaurenCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Steinke, DarcyCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Stringer, LeeCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Styron, RoseCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Styron, WilliamCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Twichell, ChaseCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
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Unholy Ghost is a unique collection of essays about depression that, in the spirit of William Styron's Darkness Visible, finds vivid expression for an elusive illness suffered by more than one in five Americans today. Unlike any other memoir of depression, however, Unholy Ghost includes many voices and depicts the most complete portrait of the illness. Lauren Slater eloquently describes her own perilous experience as a pregnant woman on antidepressant medication. Susanna Kaysen, writing for the first time about depression since Girl, Interrupted, criticizes herself and others for making too much of the illness. Larry McMurtry recounts the despair that descended after his quadruple bypass surgery. Meri Danquah describes the challenges of racism and depression. Ann Beattie sees melancholy as a consequence of her writing life. And Donald Hall lovingly remembers the "moody seesaw" of his relationship with his wife, Jane Kenyon. The collection also includes an illuminating series of companion pieces. Russell Banks's and Chase Twichell's essays represent husbandand-wife perspectives on depression; Rose Styron's contribution about her husband's struggle with melancholy is paired with an excerpt from William Styron's Darkness Visible; and the book's editor, Nell Casey, juxtaposes her own essay about seeing her sister through her depression with Maud Casey's account of this experience. These companion pieces portray the complicated bond -- a constant grasp for mutual understandingforged by depressives and their family members. With an introduction by Kay Redfield Jamison, Unholy Ghost allows the bewildering experience of depression to be adequately and beautifully rendered. The twenty-two stories that make up this book will offer solace and enlightenment to all readers.

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