Girl Interrupted Essay

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GIRL, INTERRUPTED by Susanna Kaysen (New York: Turtle Bay Books, 1993) 1. Author: Susanna Kayson was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1948 where she still lives. She is the author of books which are in some parts related to her personal experiences. She worked as a free-lance editor and proof reader until an introduction to an agent set her career in motion. Her novels: The novel that caught the agent's attention, Asa, As I Knew Him, was published in 1987 and people were very interested in it. Kaysen followed up the success of her first book three years later with her second novel, Far Afield. Kaysen's third and as far as I know last book, Girl, Interrupted has been hugely acclaimed in America and Britain. 2. Subject of the book:…show more content…
She was sent to McLean because of that where she was, as mentioned before, treated for depression and Borderline Personality. But apart from that, we learn almost nothing about her family, friends, or her past. She mentions that one boy liked her so much that he remained in contact with her even while she was in hospital; on one of her visits to him - she had to leave the hospital- he asked her to marry him and she accepted it. This comes as a total surprise to the reader. She mentions that the marriage did not last, and that she has had a number of lovers. Susanna decided to have no children. She wanted to be a writer, and she succeeded. As it is an autobiography it is very hard to find some other important characters. But there are the several doctors, nurses and other clients. There is Lisa Rowe who thinks she is hot shit, and if she could have any job in the world,she would be a professional Cinderella. She is wildest and most hardened of the bunch. She always runs off. “She´d had beautiful nails, which she worked on, polishing, shaping, buffing. They said her nails were sharps.” “She rarely ate and she never slept, so she was thin and yellow, the way people get when they don´t eat, and she had huge bags under her eyes.” Georgina Tuskin, Susanna´s roommate, who comes in swiftly and totally, during her junior year at Vassar. She was in the theatre when a wave of blackness broke over

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