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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
155398
Cataloging source
CCP
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
760
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
LC call number
RC464.K36
LC item number
A3 1994eb
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
760
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Reading level
5.4
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
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
Target audience
adult
Label
Girl, interrupted, Susanna Kaysen
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=0159C64B-E2C3-4822-B92F-EF1F1E100B91
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Turtle Bay Books, 1993
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn851083145
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804151115
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 0159C64B-E2C3-4822-B92F-EF1F1E100B91
  • 495044
Label
Girl, interrupted, Susanna Kaysen
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=0159C64B-E2C3-4822-B92F-EF1F1E100B91
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Turtle Bay Books, 1993
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn851083145
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804151115
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 0159C64B-E2C3-4822-B92F-EF1F1E100B91
  • 495044

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