Girl, Interrupted Essay - Bibliography

Susanna Kaysen

Bibliography

Bell, Deborah, ed. Lives in Stress: Women and Depression. Beverly Hills, Calif.: Sage Publications, 1982. This series of essays by feminist therapists has special significance for Kaysen’s story, asking why so many more women than men suffer from depression.

Bernay, Toni, and Dorothy W. Cantor, eds. The Psychology of Today’s Woman: New Psychoanalytic Visions. Hillsdale, N.J.: Analytic Press, 1986. This series of essays by a variety of therapists offers a reassessment of feminine psychology in the light of new perceptions of femininity.

Booklist. LXXXIX, April 1, 1993, p.1396. A review of Girl, Interrupted.

Chesler, Phyllis. Women and Madness. Rev. ed. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Javanovich, 1989. First published in 1972, this was one of the first books to popularize a feminist approach to psychotherapy. The 1989 edition updates advances in the field.

Gilbert, Sandra M., and Susan Gubar. The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1979. This groundbreaking work of literary criticism takes a fresh look at literary classics from a feminist point of view, pointing out how such works reflect their female authors’ attempts to circumvent social constraints.

Kirkus Reviews. LXI, March 15, 1993, p.351. A review of Girl, Interrupted.

Library Journal. CXVIII, March 15, 1993, p.95. A review of Girl, Interrupted.

Los Angeles Times Book Review. July 4, 1993, p.6. A review of Girl, Interrupted.

The New York Times Book Review. XCVIII, June 20, 1993, p.1. A review of Girl, Interrupted.

Newsweek. CXXII, July 5, 1993, p.56. A review of Girl, Interrupted.

Penfold, P. Susan, and Gillian A. Walker. Women and the Psychiatric Paradox. Montreal: Eden Press, 1983. The research of two Canadian therapists explores the differential treatment accorded male and female psychiatric patients.

Publishers Weekly. CCXL, June 14, 1993, p.51. A review of Girl, Interrupted.

Utne Reader. September, 1993, p.120. A review of Girl, Interrupted.

The Washington Post Book World. XXII, July 25, 1993, p.9. A review of Girl, Interrupted.

Women’s Review of Books. X, September, 1993, p.7. A review of Girl, Interrupted.