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The lives they left behind : suitcases from a state hospital attic

Author: Darby Penney; Peter Stastny
Publisher: New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The acclaimed portrait of institutionalized patients whose abandoned possessions recall their forgotten lives

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Penney, Darby.
Lives they left behind.
New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007035178
(OCoLC)154704191
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Darby Penney; Peter Stastny
ISBN: 9781934137239 1934137235
OCLC Number: 659566826
Description: 1 online resource (205 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: He took them on their last walk --
Who went to Willard and why did they go there? --
How I would have furnished my room (if not for the voices) --
In permanent limbo: she kept asking for dispensation (until her doctor turned into the devil incarnate) --
Children died and she knit her life away --
Like a fly in a spider web --
How people were treated at Willard --
A photographic talent: rising above the fray --
A frequent visitor to the White House --
My blood temper ... resigned --
An Italian princess and a French intellectual: two ways of fighting for freedom. He took them on their last walk --
Who were the people that went to Willard and why did they go there? --
How I would have furnished my room (if not for the voices) --
In permanent limbo: she kept asking for dispensation (until her doctor urned into the devil incarnate) --
Children were buried and she knit her life away --
Like a fly in a spider web --
What happened to the people during their stay at Willard and how were they treated? --
A photographic talent: rising above the fray --
A frequent visitor to the White House --
My blood temper ... resigned --
An Italian princess and a French intellectual.
Responsibility: Darby Penney and Peter Stastny ; with photographs by Lisa Rinzler.

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 The Lives They Left Behind is a deeply moving testament to the human side of mental illness, and of the narrow margin which so often separates the sane from the mad. It is a remarkable portrait, Read more...

 
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