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By Marguerite Sechehaye, Grace Rubin-Rabson, Frank Conroy

ISBN-10: 0451161750

ISBN-13: 9780451161758

The narrator of this e-book is termed Renee. Her final identify isn't really published, nor are many different situations of her lifestyles. what's printed, notwithstanding, is much more odd, way more awesome. In excellent, virtually painfully shiny language, Renee has printed her trip into the depths of schizophrenia, and her step by step go back to sanity. In doing so, she has created a human rfile with no peer within the literature of insanity.

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Moments of peace were the analytic sessions, particularly toward the only end of the hour when I had some contact with Mama. I finally secured implored her to 59 AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A SCHIZOPHRENIC GIRL- save me from the clutches of the Enlightenment and the animation of Things. But despite her good intentions, she was then powerless against the System. That she was able to resist it and that I could always run back to her when I was in danger was in a remarkable victory. * The orders became more imperious, more demanding.

Only near her I felt from the time when she began to sit next to me on the couch and put her arm around my shoulders. Oh, what joy, what relief to feel the life, the warmth, the secure, especially reality! From the moment I left her at the end of the session, I began to count the hours and the minutes: only twenty-four hours, only twenty-three and a half hours, only eighteen hours. Alas this happiness, this little island of reality was soon to be taken from me. Indeed, I saw Mama's face become cold, cut out of cardboard, unreal.

At times, swayed by her denials and thanks to her affection— particularly when she held me close against her— and when she said, "But Mama is always the same. She is stronger than the 'Enlightenment'; notice how firmly she holds you," then I recognized her, she was again herself, my refuge, my life, my very reality, the precious little oasis of reality in the desert world of my soul. 46- I t| f* Very soon <3 analysis ^"^ j| Enter the System I after the beginning of understood that my fear was a cover for guilt, a guilt infinite and awful.

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