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Out of Her Mind: Women Writing on Madness (Modern Library) (original 2000; edition 2000)

by Rebecca Shannonhouse (Author)

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Title:Out of Her Mind: Women Writing on Madness (Modern Library)
Authors:Rebecca Shannonhouse (Author)
Info:Modern Library (2000), Edition: 1st, 208 pages

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Out of Her Mind: Women Writing on Madness by Rebecca Shannonhouse (2000)



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This book is a great anthology of stories written by women labeled mad or insane by the people in the era they lived.

The compelling facts reveal women were deemed mad if they voiced a political opinion, or labeled mad if they opposed their husband's beliefs. A simple desire to make a living and dedicate sole time to being a writer could land a lady in the mad house.

I read several of the books depicted in these short stories.
I commend these daring ladies to write down the struggles they encountered with this disease.
A written account lasting in history in itself was a risk to take.
This should tell you how deep this pain of this disease lingered within the mind and soul of these women.

I thank them for sharing all the stories and hardship throughout the journey of this disease which cripples the mind, body, and soul. ( )
  silencenomore | May 19, 2017 |
Some of the most beautiful short stories ever written on depression. Definitly touches the soul. Very insightful and very emotional. ( )
  vampyredhead | Jan 8, 2006 |
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"When this creature was twenty years of age, or somewhat more, she was married to a worshipful burgess and was with child within a short time, as nature would have it." The Book of Margery Kempe by Margery Kempe
"Nobody knows what day, or time, it is here, in this dreamy world where days lose themselves in nostalgic dusk and twilights prowl the alleys lost in melancholic quest." Zelda Fitzgerald
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375755020, Paperback)

Out of Her Mind, edited by Rebecca Shannonhouse, captures the best literature by and about women struggling with madness. A remarkable chronicle of gifted and unconventional women who have spun their inner turmoil into literary gold, the collection features classic short stories, breathtaking literary excerpts, key historical writings, and previously unpublished letters by Zelda Fitzgerald.

Shannonhouse’s recent anthology, Under the Influence: The Literature of Addiction, is also available as a Modern Library Paperback Original.

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