In his early 20s, having already lived a lifetime of excess, Rick Moody found himself stranded suddenly in a depression so profound that he feared for his life. A stay in a psychiatric hospital was just the first step out of his mental illness. Here, Moody tells the story of his collapse and recovery, in an inspired journey through what it means to feel young and confused; then older and confused; guilty, lost, and finally healed. Woven through his own story, Moody also traces his family's paternal line, looking for clues to his own melancholy - in particular to one ancestor, Reverend Joseph Moody, about whom Nathaniel Hawthorn wrote an archetypal study of shame entitled "The Minister's Black Veil".Vom Verlag:
While still in his twenties, Rick Moody found that a decade of alcohol, drugs and other indulgences had left him stranded in a depression so severe that he feared for his life. The road of excess led him not to the palace of wisdom but rather to a psychiatric hospital in one of New York's least exalted boroughs.
The Black Veil is Rick Moody's account of that debilitating passage in his life. Anyone who has ever felt his or her own psychological footing slip, even briefly, will find this story of breakdown and return both harrowing and heartbreaking.
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Buchbeschreibung Faber And Faber Ltd., 2004. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Gut. 323 S. Ordentliches Exemplar mit nur leichten Lese- und Lagerspuren. 9780571219322 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 246. Artikel-Nr. 104832