Cover image for Girl, interrupted
Title:
Girl, interrupted
ISBN:
9780679746041

9780613377171

9781439558072
Publication Information:
New York : Vintage Books, 1994.
Physical Description:
168 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Abstract:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Young Adult.
Format:
Book
General Note:
Originally published: New York : Turtle Bay Books, 1993.