Mary Barnes: Two Accounts of a Journey Through Madness

Barnes, Mary

Verlag: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1972
ISBN 10: 0151577307 / ISBN 13: 9780151577309
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Inhaltsangabe: For thirty years Mary Barnes was a schizophrenic. This is the story of her resurrection.

In 1966, Mary Barnes was a hopeless schizophrenic, and Joseph Berke was a young doctor rebelling against the restrictions of American psychiatry. This is the story of Barnes's resurrection, Berke's devotion, and the remarkable friendship that blossomed between them. With love and courage, they recount a tale of mutual dedication to healing without the use of psychoactive medication, chronicling how Barnes emerges from the turmoil of madness as a renowned painter. Her artistic development is beautifully illustrated in this volume as a visual analogy for the revolutionary psychic work in which she and Berke were engaged.

Told by Barnes and Berke together, the story overflows with poignancy, insight, and sensitivity. The power of this dual-voiced narrative becomes clear as the story progresses: from Barnes, we hear reflections on the subjective experience of madness and on the often arduous process of healing. From Berke, we see Barnes from the vantage point of a dedicated clinician—the voice who, when Barnes risked becoming engulfed by her feelings of disorientation, would say "Squeeze out your badness into me." The richness afforded by this double perspective is what makes Mary Barnes's story as compelling and enthralling as it is.

Now back in print with the addition of new epilogues by both Barnes and Berke, this edition is truly complete.

"Fragmentary, onrushing, claustrophobic...A travelogue through a psychic Walpurgis Night [that] combines a personal drama of redemption from 'madness' with a profound, revolutionary statement on how a free community of souls can interact for the good of its individuals."
-Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

About the Author: Mary Edith Barnes was born in Portsmouth, England, in 1923, trained as a nurse and served as an officer with the British army in Palestine during World War II. Later she worked as a nursing tutor and published several professional papers before suffering a mental breakdown in 1952. In her latter years, Mary painted in Scotland, where she died in 2001.

Joseph H. Berke attended Columbia College and trained as a physician at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He joined the Kingsley Hall community in 1965 and in 1970 co-founded the Arbours Association. He is the author of I Havenít Had to Go Mad Here and The Tyranny of Malice, and coeditor/ contributor of Even Paranoids Have Enemies and Beyond Madness: PsychoSocial Interventions in Psychosis.

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Verlag: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Erscheinungsdatum: 1972
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Verlag: München : Kindler Verlag, (1979)
ISBN 10: 3463022036 ISBN 13: 9783463022031
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Buchbeschreibung München : Kindler Verlag, 1979. Taschenbuch. Kartoniert. Buchzustand: Gut. Erste Auflage dieser Ausgabe. 339 (5) Seiten. 18 cm. Umschlaggestaltung: Dieter Vollendorf. Guter Zustand. - Mary Edith Barnes (* 9. Februar 1923 in Portsmouth, Grafschaft Hampshire; † 29. Juni 2001 in Tomintoul, Schottland) war eine britische Künstlerin und Schriftstellerin. Mary Barnes ist besonders bekannt für ihre Dokumentation über ihre Erfahrungen – sie war schizophren – mit Ronald D. Laing, einer der Gründungsfiguren der antipsychiatrischen Bewegung, in Kingsley Hall, London. . Aus: wikipedia-Mary_Barnes Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 260 Lebenserinnerungen / Kranke / Einzelne Personen, Frauen / Schizophrenie, Psychotherapie ; London, Gruppentherapie ; Psychoanalyse, Medizin, Psychiatrie Psychosen, Tiefenpsychologie, Verhalten, Psychologie, Entwicklungspsychologie, Psychische Krankheiten, Neurose, Psychose, Psychische Störung, Mensch, Verarbeitung, Psychoenergetik Beziehung, Emotionen, Psyche, Seele, Gefühl, Motivation, Autobiographische Schriften, Autobiografie, Autobiografien, Autobiographien, Politik, Erinnerungen, Geschichte, Autobiographie, Erlebnisbericht, Politische Identität, Zeitgeschichte. Artikel-Nr. 59673

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