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The collected schizophrenias : essays, Esmé Weijun Wang

Label
The collected schizophrenias : essays
Title
The collected schizophrenias
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Esmé Weijun Wang
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Powerful, affecting essays on mental illness, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and a Whiting Award An intimate, moving book written with the immediacy and directness of one who still struggles with the effects of mental and chronic illness, The Collected Schizophrenias cuts right to the core. Schizophrenia is not a single unifying diagnosis, and Esmé Weijun Wang writes not just to her fellow members of the "collected schizophrenias" but to those who wish to understand it as well. Opening with the journey toward her diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, Wang discusses the medical community's own disagreement about labels and procedures for diagnosing those with mental illness, and then follows an arc that examines the manifestations of schizophrenia in her life. In essays that range from using fashion to present as high-functioning to the depths of a rare form of psychosis, and from the failures of the higher education system and the dangers of institutionalization to the complexity of compounding factors such as PTSD and Lyme disease, Wang's analytical eye, honed as a former lab researcher at Stanford, allows her to balance research with personal narrative. An essay collection of undeniable power, The Collected Schizophrenias dispels misconceptions and provides insight into a condition long misunderstood
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
PABRO
Citation location within source
  • February 15, 2019
  • October 15, 2018
  • February 01, 2019
  • November 15, 2018
Citation source
  • Booklist
  • Publishers Weekly
  • BookPage
  • Kirkus Reviews
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wang, Esmé Weijun
Dewey number
814/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.A4568
LC item number
C65 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wang, Esmé Weijun
  • American essays
  • Schizophrenia
Label
The collected schizophrenias : essays, Esmé Weijun Wang
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2018947092
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9781555978273
Lccn
2018947092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1036099919
Label
The collected schizophrenias : essays, Esmé Weijun Wang
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2018947092
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9781555978273
Lccn
2018947092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1036099919

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