Girl, Interrupted

Author: Susanna Kaysen
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0804151113
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 192
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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 in 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.

Girl Interrupted: Comparison of Book and Movie

Author: Nadine Klemens
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638746607
Page: 36
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Seminar paper from the year 2002 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3 (A), Technical University of Braunschweig (English Seminar), course: HS Film and Literature, 3 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: "You spent nearly two years in a loony bin! Why in the world were you there? I can't believe it!' Translation: If you're crazy, then I'm crazy, and I'm not, so the whole thing must have been a mistake (125)." How do we know whether someone is insane or sane? Susanna Kaysen's account Girl, Interrupted is told to us through the eyes of a girl who is diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder- can we believe the things she is telling us, or are her memories distorted by her mental illness? The unreliability of the first-person-narrator is not only a question when dealing with the book, but it is also an interesting aspect to consider when taking a closer look at the cinematic version of Girl, Interrupted. In order to analyze how Kaysen's literary work was adapted, I will first shortly introduce the book and the movie. Then I will compare the two works with regard to narrative perspective, plot and time frame, characters, and cultural background.

Walking the Line - Girl, Interrupted on Her Way from Adolescence to Womanhood at a Borderline to a Parallel Universe

Author: Theresa Rass
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 364049301X
Page: 32
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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2, University of Innsbruck (Institut fur Amerikastudien), course: On the Edge of Sanity: Mental Illness and Disordered Behavior in American Literature, language: English, abstract: In her autobiographical novel Girl, Interrupted Susanna Kaysen deals with the probably most difficult and influential period in her life. At the end of the 1960s, when she was eighteen, she was committed to a mental institution after a half-hearted suicide attempt and diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. She spent two years at McLean, where also famous persons like Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Robert Lowell and Ray Charles have been in treatment. This paper will be trying to point out the difficulties with which people, especially women, were confronted in the 1960s, when they were different in some way and how this could result in being caught in a kind of parallel universe or, even worse, being stuck in between two worlds and not knowing were they belong."

Girl Interrupted

Author: Mary Ann Watson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1543448836
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 84
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It all started with two youngsters. The one wanted the girl; the girl didnt wanted him. He pursued her so bad I believe she gave up. Im talking about my parents. I guess it must have been like that. There's so little information I have. I know they were living together, and then she thought that was not for her. And boom, thats when she realized she was pregnant with me and she stuck around. The rest is just my part of the storythe part I lived and I remember, which is painful with a lot of sorrow to get me to the place I am now, the place I shouldnt be though it is where I am forever.

Gotham Girl Interrupted

My Misadventures in Motherhood, Love, and Epilepsy
Author: Alisa Kennedy Jones
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
ISBN: 1632892170
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
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For readers of Nora Ephron, Tina Fey and Jenny Lawson, Gotham Girl Interrupted offers a hilarious, heartfelt, and fiercely candid memoir about life as a hapless writer, single parent, impassioned city girl, and epileptic. "Smart, harrowing, heart-warming, and very funny." --James Patterson Smart stand-up comedy about the power of falling down, Gotham Girl Interrupted is loaded with brash truths and laugh-out-loud moments about the epileptic age and culture in which we all live. It's also a dispatch from the frontlines of neurodiversity. Above all, it's about the battle for becoming who you are supposed to be and finding your tribe--no matter how much flopping around on the ground and wetting yourself you have to do to get there. With wit and humility, Alisa Kennedy Jones chronicles her experiences after a diagnosis of ecstatic epilepsy (also suffered by Dostoevsky, Van Gogh, Da Vinci and Agatha Christie). Beginning with the first in a series of terrifying yet beautiful grand mal seizures, which she likens to "swallowing a bolt of lightning," each seizure leaves her with what Zen Buddhists sometimes refer to as a "beginner's mind"--a vast, open expanse of headspace, coupled with a creative euphoria. It's a state that renders you less encumbered by everything you've already learned, but also challenged by having to relearn some of the more basic aspects of daily life.

I Wanna Know Who I Am

Author: Rosella Simmons Edwards
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595505813
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 74
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Girl Interrupted

How to Turn Pain Into Passion.
Author: Takayla S. Wheatley,Takayla S Wheatley Mba
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781986559751
Page: 80
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A girl's story of turning tragedy and pain, into a triumphant win. In order to overcome, you must first overcome yourself. Born in the city of Chicago, IL, Takayla became her own worse enemy and her biggest critic. Battling a 15 year fight with Depression, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts and pure misery, Takayla managed to turn her tragedy into triumph. Follow this Girl Interrupted as she tells her story of strength, survival and the power of God.

Depression and Narrative

Telling the Dark
Author: Hilary Clark
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791477592
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 274
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How the story of depression gets told in print, on screen, and online.


Author: Juno Dawson
Publisher: Carlsen
ISBN: 3646922559
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 368
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Lexi ist reich, cool, ein It-Girl – und heroinsüchtig. Nach einer Überdosis landet sie in der Clarity-Klinik. Ihr Entzug ist hart, die Therapie schier unerträglich, vor allem die Treffen mit den „Mitinsassen“: Aufputschmittel-Junkie Saif, Trans-Mädchen Kendall, Guy mit der Zwangsneurose, Bulimikerin Ruby, Ex-Kinderstar Brady. Doch ausgerechnet diese fünf werden zu echten Freunden. Und Brady vielleicht mehr. Lexi öffnet sich vorsichtig, beginnt ihr zerstörerisches Leben zu hinterfragen. Aber ist ein anderer Weg überhaupt möglich? --- Ein Buch, das unter die Haut geht: scharfsinnig, scharfzüngig und schmerzlich realistisch! ---

Johannes Vermeer Notebook

Girl Interrupted at Her Music Journal , 100-Page Beautiful Lined Art Notebook , 6 X 9 Artsy Journal Notebook (Art Masterpieces)
Author: Shy Notebooks
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781718993068
Page: 100
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Johannes Vermeer Notebook: Perfect for Taking Notes and Journaling! 'Girl Interrupted at Her Music' is one of Vermeer's masterpieces. The Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer is considered one of the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age. His most famous work is 'Girl with a Pearl Earring', the making of which was even the subject of the movie with the same name starring Scarlett Johansson. The subject of Vermeer's paintings were quite mondane, mostly domestic interior scenes. However, Vermeer is renowned for his masterly treatment and use of light in his work. That's why his works have stood the test of time! This is your lucky day: with this compact college ruled notebook, you can now carry this amazing work of art with you at all times! This 'Girl Interrupted at Her Music' notebook is ideal for taking notes, journaling and even doodles. It fits perfectly into your backpack. And, you're guaranteed to draw some admiring looks when you take it out! Buy This Notebook Now Notebook Details: Size: 6 x 9 inches Paper: 1⁄2 inch lined grid on white paper Pages: 100 off-white pages Cover: Beautiful matte 'Girl Interrupted at Her Music' cover This stylish notebook is part of our Art Masterpieces series. Here at Shy Panda Notebooks, we go to the office each day with the intention of putting a smile on the face of our customers. We do our utmost best to create the most beautiful notebooks and journals. They are the perfect art gift for any occasion, for friends, children and family. Especially as: going-back-to-school gift, or Christmas gift So, are you ready to take notes in this beautiful artsy notebook? Take action now! Scroll to the top of this page and click the 'Buy Now' button.

Vermeer and His Milieu

A Web of Social History
Author: John Michael Montias
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691002897
Category: Art
Page: 472
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This book is not only a fascinating biography of one of the greatest painters of the seventeenth century but also a social history of the colorful extended family to which he belonged and of the town life of the period. It explores a series of distinct worlds: Delft's Small-Cattle Market, where Vermeer's paternal family settled early in the century; the milieu of shady businessmen in Amsterdam that recruited Vermeer's grandfather to counterfeit coins; the artists, military contractors, and Protestant burghers who frequented the inn of Vermeer's father in Delft's Great Market Square; and the quiet, distinguished "Papists Corner" in which Vermeer, after marrying into a high-born Catholic family, retired to practice his art, while retaining ties with wealthy Protestant patrons. The relationship of Vermeer to his principal patron is one of many original discoveries in the book.

Die Macht der Gewohnheit: Warum wir tun, was wir tun

Author: Charles Duhigg
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827070740
Category: History
Page: 416
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Seit kurzem versuchen Hirnforscher, Verhaltenspsychologen und Soziologen gemeinsam neue Antworten auf eine uralte Frage zu finden: Warum tun wir eigentlich, was wir tun? Was genau prägt unsere Gewohnheiten? Anhand zahlreicher Beispiele aus der Forschung wie dem Alltag erzählt Charles Duhigg von der Macht der Routine und kommt dem Mechanismus, aber auch den dunklen Seiten der Gewohnheit auf die Spur. Er erklärt, warum einige Menschen es schaffen, über Nacht mit dem Rauchen aufzuhören (und andere nicht), weshalb das Geheimnis sportlicher Höchstleistung in antrainierten Automatismen liegt und wie sich die Anonymen Alkoholiker die Macht der Gewohnheit zunutze machen. Nicht zuletzt schildert er, wie Konzerne Millionen ausgeben, um unsere Angewohnheiten für ihre Zwecke zu manipulieren. Am Ende wird eines klar: Die Macht von Gewohnheiten prägt unser Leben weit mehr, als wir es ahnen.


Kay Scarpettas 15. Fall
Author: Patricia Cornwell
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 3455810942
Category: Fiction
Page: 444
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Ein kleiner Junge liegt in der Kühlkammer von Dr. Kay Scarpettas Labor in Charleston. Sein toter Körper wurde in einem abgelegenen Sumpf nahe der traditionsreichen Südstaatenstadt gefunden. Scarpettas Untersuchungen beweisen, dass er in den sechs Jahren seines kurzen Lebens schwer misshandelt wurde, aber seine Identität bleibt für sie trotz aller Anstrengungen im Verborgenen. Und keine Mutter, kein Vater, niemand scheint das Kind zu vermissen. Mit dem Mord an dem amerikanischen Tennisstar Drew Martin in Rom steht Scarpetta vor einem weiteren Rätsel, das sie trotz modernster Hightech-Forensik nicht zu lösen vermag. Währenddessen inszeniert die so populäre wie dubiose TV-Psychologin Dr. Marilyn Self eine üble Rufmordkampagne gegen die renommierte Gerichtsmedizinerin. Scarpetta ahnt nicht, dass Dr. Self in E-Mail-Kontakt mit einem Irakkriegsveteranen steht. Er nennt sich Sandman und kündigt übers Internet grausame Verbrechen an. So grausam wie im Fall der jungen Drew Martin, deren leere Augenhöhlen mit Sand gefüllt wurden, bevor der Mörder ihr die Lider mit Sekundenkleber für immer verschloss.