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Susanna Kaysen

Data di nascita: 11. Novembre 1948
Altri nomi: Σουζάννα Κέισεν

Susanna Kaysen è una scrittrice statunitense.

Ha frequentato il liceo al Commonwealth School a Boston e al Cambridge School of Weston prima di essere ricoverata al McLean Hospital nel 1967, per il trattamento psichiatrico della depressione. In clinica apprende di essere affetta dal disturbo borderline della personalità. Viene dimessa dopo diciannove mesi.

Questa esperienza, che l'ha segnata profondamente, è stata materiale fondamentale per la sua autobiografia, scritta nel 1993, Girl, Interrupted; il libro nel 1999 diventerà il film Ragazze interrotte, con Winona Ryder nel ruolo di Susanna.

È figlia dell'economista Carl Kaysen, professore al MIT e primo consigliere del presidente John F. Kennedy. Wikipedia

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„I could not and did not want to: ski, play tennis, or go to gym class; attend to any subject in school other than English and biology; write papers on any assigned topics (I wrote poems instead of papers for English; I got F’s); plan to go or apply to college; give any reasonable explanation for these refusals.“

—  Susanna Kaysen, libro La ragazza interrotta

Girl, Interrupted (1994)
Contesto: “The person often experiences this instability of self-image as chronic feelings of emptiness or boredom.” My chronic feelings of emptiness and boredom came from the fact that I was living a life based on my incapacities, which were numerous. A partial list follows. I could not and did not want to: ski, play tennis, or go to gym class; attend to any subject in school other than English and biology; write papers on any assigned topics (I wrote poems instead of papers for English; I got F’s); plan to go or apply to college; give any reasonable explanation for these refusals.

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„And the college business: My parents wanted me to go, I didn’t want to go, and I didn’t go. I got what I wanted. Those who don’t go to college have to get jobs. I agreed with all this. I told myself all this over and over. I even got a job—my job breaking au gratin dishes. But the fact that I couldn’t hold my job was worrisome.“

—  Susanna Kaysen, libro La ragazza interrotta

Girl, Interrupted (1994)
Contesto: And the college business: My parents wanted me to go, I didn’t want to go, and I didn’t go. I got what I wanted. Those who don’t go to college have to get jobs. I agreed with all this. I told myself all this over and over. I even got a job—my job breaking au gratin dishes. But the fact that I couldn’t hold my job was worrisome. I was probably crazy. I’d been skirting the idea of craziness for a year or two; now I was closing in on it.

„The price of several of those college educations I didn’t want was spent on my hospitalization.“

—  Susanna Kaysen, libro La ragazza interrotta

Girl, Interrupted (1994)
Contesto: Naked, we needed protection, and the hospital protected us. Of course, the hospital had stripped us naked in the first place—but that just underscored its obligation to shelter us. And the hospital fulfilled its obligation. Somebody in our families had to pay a good deal of money for that: sixty dollars (1967 dollars) a day just for the room; therapy, drugs, and consultations were extra. Ninety days was the usual length of mental-hospital insurance coverage, but ninety days was barely enough to get started on a visit to McLean. My workup alone took ninety days. The price of several of those college educations I didn’t want was spent on my hospitalization.

„My motives were weak: an American-history paper I didn’t want to write and the question I’d asked months earlier, Why not kill myself? Dead, I wouldn’t have to write the paper. Nor would I have to keep debating the question.“

—  Susanna Kaysen, libro La ragazza interrotta

Girl, Interrupted (1994)
Contesto: It’s important to cultivate detachment. One way to do this is to practice imagining yourself dead, or in the process of dying. If there’s a window, you must imagine your body falling out the window. If there’s a knife, you must imagine the knife piercing your skin. If there’s a train coming, you must imagine your torso flattened under its wheels. These exercises are necessary to achieving the proper distance. The motive is paramount. Without a strong motive, you’re sunk. My motives were weak: an American-history paper I didn’t want to write and the question I’d asked months earlier, Why not kill myself? Dead, I wouldn’t have to write the paper. Nor would I have to keep debating the question.

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