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Kaysen, Susanna 1948-

Overview
Works: 45 works in 201 publications in 15 languages and 9,593 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Personal narratives  Film adaptations  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: RC464.K36, B
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Girl, interrupted by Susanna Kaysen( Visual )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fascinating true story of a young woman's life-altering stay at a famous American psychiatric hospital in the late 1960's. Questionably diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, Susanna rebels against the head nurse and top psychiatrist, choosing instead to befriend the resident "loonies" -- a group of troubled women including the sociopath Lisa. But Susanna quickly learns if she wants her freedom, she'll have to face the person who terrifies her most of all: herself
Cambridge by Susanna Kaysen( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two family sabbaticals across the Atlantic and a brilliant orchestra conductor shape the perspectives of a young woman from 1950s Harvard Square, who develops new ways of thinking about music, love, and art while struggling with feelings of being a perpetual outsider
Far afield by Susanna Kaysen( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Brand, a graduate student in anthropology, has decided to do his fieldwork in the remote Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic. But, despite his Harvard training, he can barely understand, let alone "study," the culture he encounters. From his struggles with the local cuisine to his affair with the Danish woman the locals want him to marry, Jonathan is both repelled by and drawn into the Faroese way of life. Wry and insightful, Far Afield reveals reveals Susanna Kaysen's gifts of imagination, satire, and compassion
Asa, as I knew him by Susanna Kaysen( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dinah Sachs and Asa Thayer have had a love affair, conducted in afternoons stolen from the office of the magazine where they work. But now that the affair is over, Dinah, in an act of lingering passion, invents a narrative of Asa's youth, imagining the events that shaped the "happy, handsome man" who, in her words, "was born to stomp on my heart." Witty and sexy, funny and immediate, Asa, As I Knew Him is a a seductive dialogue between love and memory, obsession and illusion. From the Trade Paperback edition
Cambridge : a novel by Susanna Kaysen( Recording )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel-from-life is an exploration of memory and nostalgia set in the 1950s among the academics and artists of Cambridge, Massachusetts
Girl, interrupted by Susanna Kaysen( Book )

42 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. From the Trade Paperback edition
The camera my mother gave me by Susanna Kaysen( Recording )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disguised as a plain, brown memoir, [this is] a voluptuous exploration of sexuality, aging, the failures of modern medicine, attempts at self-knowledge and the meaning of pain. From the author of the acclaimed memoir Girl interrupted, The camera my mother gave me is Susanna Kaysen's exploration of what happens when sexual pleasure is replaced by pain. "When Eros goes away", she writes, "it's as if I'm colorblind. The world is gray." But is this a problem of the body, or the mind? And can clinicians tease out the difference between the two? Spare, frank and highly original, The camera my mother gave me is an extraordinary investigation into the role sex plays in perceptions and our notions of ourselves, and what happens when erotic impulse meets the world of medicine
Durchgeknallt : Seelensprung : ein Leben in zwei Welten by Susanna Kaysen( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine junge Frau auf dem schmalen Grat zwischen Wirklichkeit und Wahn Susanna Kaysen hatte Pech: Auf Grund eines psychologischen Gutachtens wird sie im Amerika der 60er Jahre in eine psychiatrische Klinik eingewiesen - mit einer Störung, deren Symptome so vage sind, das sie sich bei fast jedem jungen Mädchen nachweisen liessen. In der Klinik verliert sie sich mit drei anderen jungen Frauen in einer imaginären Welt. Erst mit Hilfe der leitenden Psychologin und einer handfesten Krankenschwester findet sie zurück in die Wirklichkeit
The camera my mother gave me by Susanna Kaysen( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susanna Kaysen, who wrote about her teenage depression in the bestseller Girl, Interrupted, now takes on another taboo: her vagina'which suddenly and inexplicably starts to hurt. And neither Kaysen's cheery gynecologist, nor her internist, nor a laconic "vulvologist" has the cure. An alternative health nurse suggests direct application of tea, baking soda, and boric acid. Others recommend novocaine, oatmeal, "bio-feedback," and anti-depressants. Nothing works. As sex becomes more and more painful, Kaysen's relationship with her boyfriend disintegrates and she turns to her best friends, her wicked sense of humor, and finally wry self-reflection to get herself through. Using this unusual lens, Kaysen challenges us to think in new ways about the centrality and power of sexuality. The Camera My Mother Gave Me is an unexpected and revelatory book from one of our most candid, insightful and consistently surprising writers. From the Trade Paperback edition
Ragazze interrotte( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Multiple languages and Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

USA 1987. Susanna, diciottenne depressa di buona famiglia, è internata per due anni in un ospedale psichiatrico, per guarire da una malattia mentale indefinita. Ne esce arricchita dall'amicizia - fatta di confronti e di scontri con altre pazienti, più di lei sulla borderline tra normalità e malattia - pronta ad affrontare la vita. (Morandini)
Seelensprung Bericht aus einer parallelen Welt by Susanna Kaysen( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Io e lei by Susanna Kaysen( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Durchgeknallt( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine unglückliche Verkettung von Umständen, ein vermeintlicher Selbstmordversuch, Halluzinationen. Die 17jährige Susanna findet sich plötzlich in einer psychiatrischen Klinik wieder. Eingesperrt unter gewalttätigen und durchgedrehten Mitpatienten, hilflos den Schikanen der Anstaltsleitung ausgeliefert. Ein alptraum ohne Ende beginnt, denn es scheint keinen Ausweg zu geben ... (Quelle: CeDe.ch)
Jeune fille interrompue-- by Susanna Kaysen( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inocencia interrumpida( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historia real de la vida de una mujer joven cuya vida se ve alterada por su estancia en un famoso hospital psiquiátrico a finales de los turbulentos años 60. Cuestionablemente diagnosticada con desorden de personalidad, Susanna se rebela en contra de la jefa de enfermeras y de la psiquiatra mayor, escogiendo a cambio hacerse amiga de las "locas" residentes - un grupo de mujeres con problemas que incluyen a la carismática y seductora psicópata Lisa. Pero Susanna rápidamente aprende que si quiere su libertad, ella tendrá que enfrentar a la persona que más le aterroriza: ella misma"
Prekinjeno deklištvo by Susanna Kaysen( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Slovenian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Durchgeknallt Bericht aus einer parallelen Welt by Susanna Kaysen( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Mann ohne Seele Roman by Susanna Kaysen( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Girl, interrupted by Susanna Kaysen( Recording )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, 18-year-old Susanna Kaysen was sent to McLean Hospital. She spent most of the next two years on the ward for teenage girls. Kaysen's memoir encompasses horror and razor-edged perception while providing vivid portraits of her fellow patients and their keepers
Stulna år by Susanna Kaysen( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in Swedish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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