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Girl, Interrupted | Study Guide

Susanna Kaysen

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Girl, Interrupted | Suggested Reading


Here are some suggested reading materials and online resources to help you get a better understanding of Susanna Kaysen's Girl, Interrupted. In addition, we've listed some articles and other books that are similar to Girl, Interrupted that you may enjoy.

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Baker, Charley, et al. "On the Borderline? Borderline Personality Disorder and Deliberate Self Harm in Literature." Social Alternatives, vol. 27, no. 4, 2008, p. 22.

Cheever, Susan. "A Designated Crazy." Review of Girl, Interrupted, by Susanna Kaysen. The New York Times Book Review, 20 June 1993.

Chouinard, Vera. "Placing the 'Mad Woman': Troubling Cultural Representations of Being a Woman with Mental Illness in Girl, Interrupted." Social & Cultural Geography, vol. 10, no. 7, Nov. 2009, pp. 791–804.

Copley, Dawn. "Interview with Susanna Kaysen.", Mar. 2014.

Gilbert, Matthew. "Susanna Kaysen, 'The Chronicler of Cambridge.'" The Boston Globe, 15 Mar. 2014.

Saffian, Sarah. "Woman, Interpreted." US, Feb. 2000.

White, Leah. "Narratives of Mental Illness: The 'Autobiographical Manifestos' of Kate Millett, Susanna Kaysen, and Kay Redfield Jamison." Women & Language, vol. 31, no. 1, Spring 2008, pp. 4–12.

Winik, Marion. "Susanna Kaysen Lays It on the Line." The Austin Chronicle, 19 Oct. 2001.

Course Hero. "Girl, Interrupted Infographic." Course Hero. 27 July 2017. Web. 30 Nov. 2022. <>.

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