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.
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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
- Release Date : 2009-12-14
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 32
- ISBN : 9783640493012
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."
Nora Ephron and Allie Brosh fans take note: Alisa Jones' memoir Gotham Girl Interrupted is a smart stand-up comedy about the power of falling down. "Get to your safe spaces, people. Here comes the shimmer..." From irreverent NYC blogger Alisa Kennedy Jones comes an account of her "misadventures in motherhood, love, and epilepsy" that James Patterson calls "smart, harrowing, heart-warming, and very funny." What do Da Vinci, Agatha Christie, and blogger Alisa Kennedy Jones have in common? If you said "timeless artistic genius", stop sucking up--the answer is ecstatic epilepsy. In this hilarious and moving dispatch from the frontlines of neurodiversity, Jones chronicles life with these terrifying-yet-beautiful grand mal seizures. Characteristic of Jones's condition are attacks which leave her with what Zen Buddhists sometimes refer to as a "beginner's mind": a vast, open expanse of headspace, coupled with a creative euphoria. With bracing candor and humility, Jones describes living with chronic illness, single motherhood, and her day-to-day life as a hapless writer in NYC. Above all, Jones reminds us to fight the battle for becoming who we are supposed to be--no matter how much flopping around on the ground and wetting ourselves we have to do to get there.
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.
Autobiografische notities van een vrouw, die op 18-jarige leeftijd werd opgenomen in een psychiatrisch ziekenhuis en daar twee jaar verbleef.
What does Janet say is the perfect weight?Why was Ruby the cat so significant in the story?Who does Lisa smack for turning on the light when they break into Dr. Wick's office?Amaze your friends and family with all things related to the Girl Interrupted Movie! If you know your Movie, there are 150+ questions sure to riddle even the most die hard fan! Ready to take the challenge? Girl Interrupted Trivia Quiz Book today!
- Author : Susanna Kaysen
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1996
- Genre : Mentally ill, Writings of the
- Pages : 222
- ISBN : 9624513880
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: Emotional dysregulation, Emptiness, Girl, Interrupted, Girl, Interrupted (film), Idealization and devaluation, Management of borderline personality disorder, Monster (2003 film). Excerpt: Borderline personality disorder (BPD) (called emotionally unstable personality disorder, borderline type in the ICD-10) is a personality disorder characterized by unusual variability and depth of moods. These moods may secondarily affect cognition and interpersonal relationships. Other symptoms of BPD include impulsive behavior, intense and unstable interpersonal relationships, unstable self-image, feelings of abandonment and an unstable sense of self. People with BPD often engage in idealization and devaluation of themselves and of others, alternating between high positive regard and heavy disappointment or dislike. Self-harm and suicidal behavior are common and may require inpatient psychiatric care. This disorder is recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) only in individuals over age 18. However, symptoms of BPD can also be found in children and adolescents. Without treatment, symptoms may worsen, potentially leading to suicide attempts. There is an ongoing debate about the terminology of this disorder, especially the word "borderline." The ICD-10 manual refers to this disorder as Emotionally unstable personality disorder and has similar diagnostic criteria. There is related concern that the diagnosis of BPD stigmatizes people with BPD and supports discriminatory practices. The DSM-IV-TR defines the main features of BPD as impulsive behavior and instability of emotions, interpersonal relationships, and self-image, and specifies 9 criteria to demonstrate the presence of these features. However, many mental health professionals find it challenging to...
Sophocles' Antigone is a touchstone in democratic, feminist and legal theory, and possibly the most commented upon play in the history of philosophy and political theory. Bonnie Honig's rereading of it therefore involves intervening in a host of literatures and unsettling many of their governing assumptions. Exploring the power of Antigone in a variety of political, cultural, and theoretical settings, Honig identifies the 'Antigone-effect' - which moves those who enlist Antigone for their politics from activism into lamentation. She argues that Antigone's own lamentations can be seen not just as signs of dissidence but rather as markers of a rival world view with its own sovereignty and vitality. Honig argues that the play does not offer simply a model for resistance politics or 'equal dignity in death', but a more positive politics of counter-sovereignty and solidarity which emphasizes equality in life.
Hollywood, Interrupted is a sometimes frightening,occasionally sad, and frequently hysterical odyssey into thedarkest realms of showbiz pathology, the endless stream ofmeltdowns and flameouts, and the inexplicable behavior on the partof show business personalities. Charting celebrities from rehab to retox, to jails, cults,institutions, near-death experiences and the Democratic Party,Hollywood, Interrupted takes readers on a surreal field tripinto the amoral belly of the entertainment industry. Each chapter— covering topics including warped Hollywood child-rearing,bad medicine, hypocritical political maneuvering and the complicitmedia — delivers a meticulously researched,interview-infused, attitude heavy dispatch which analyzes anddeconstructs the myths created by the celebrities themselves. Celebrities somehow believe that it's their god-given right toinflict their pathology on the rest of us. Hollywood,Interrupted illustrates how these dysfunctional dilettantes aremad as hell... And we're not going to take it any more.
Diamond was beautiful, intelligent, and born into what seemed like hell on Earth. Her upbringing was shameful and painful, but her future was somehow very bright. She graduated at the top of her class with a full-ride scholarship to one of the most prestigious colleges in the country. Around the same time, she was presented with a once in a lifetime opportunity to follow her dream of pursuing a singing career. Which left her with a hard decision to make between the two amazing opportunities in a short period of time.In the midst of it all, Diamond was swept off her feet by a rich and powerful man named Andrew Michaels. Unbeknownst to her by dating him she had opened Pandora's box and unleashed a skeleton from her mother's shady past. A skeleton that threatened her and Andrew's future together. After lies started to unfold from everyone around her, Diamond didn't know who she could trust. Which caused her fairytale ending to start to unravel right along with her sanity.
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.
"Soccer Girl, Interrupted" is a true cautionary tale of bullies and enablers in girls' soccer, and the lessons we've learned along the way.
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- Author : Olzo Publishing
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 2020-02
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 102
- ISBN : 9798607605629
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