The Snake Pit [E–pub/E–book]

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review The Snake Pit The Snake Pit Free download · 5 Mary Jane Ward ¼ 5 Free read A dramatic best seller The Snake Pit vividly depicts one woman's plunge into the nightmare world of the mentally ill and her agonizing climb back. I picked this up because I found out it was based on a hospital about 10 minutes away from where I live It s an interesting look at how mental illness was treated less than a century ago and a good reminder that though we ve come very far in many medical areas mental illness is still not always well understood and remains a social stigma Also let me just say that I m glad we no longer go with the idea of well if this would make a sane person insane then maybe it will make a insane person sane Really who decided you could shock someone back into sanity by throwing them in a pit of snakes Buddhist Modernities you could shock someone back into sanity by throwing them in a pit of snakes

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review The Snake Pit The Snake Pit Free download · 5 Mary Jane Ward ¼ 5 Free read Fictionalized brilliant and uncompromising first person account of madness and life in an insane asylum was subseuently made into a haunting movie. First read January 30 2019I m really surprised that I loved this book as much as I did I guess I assumed that due to it being or less forgotten it hadn t stood the test of time or was just a poorly written trendy book that was only popular in its own time because of the shocking subject matter However I was mistaken and I really enjoyed this The narration shifting from first to second to third person is something that I ve never come across and I enjoyed it if only for the novelty of it but I think it also added something to the text highlighting Virginia s unstable sense of selfI found the depiction of mental illness very realistic and empathetic that sounds like little to ask but surprisingly few books on mental illness strike this balance It s immediately obvious that the author is writing from personal experience if only because of how realistically she portrays mental illness ie not glamorizingromanticizing it presenting the symptoms as they are and the social effects of it and her empathy Virginia is not a monster or morally corrupt in any way and her suffering in the institution is carefully detailed It s hard to get across the exact tone that Ward strikes but suffice it to say that I greatly appreciated it Particularly since it is from the 1940s It would have been easy for Ward to submit to tropes from the time but she resisted and I find that admirableI do wish that some of the ideas around psychoanalysis were a little fleshed out clearly Virginia and Richard resent it but is that them merely being defensive Or Ward s comment on its ineffectiveness There s also a bit of an ominous tone towards the end and I couldn t help but feel that Virginia would have a good chance of relapsing at home and getting no further help But those things didn t necessarily decrease my enjoyment of the book just left a nagging thought at the back of my mind Overall I really enjoyed this and greatly appreciate it for its depiction of institutions in the mid 20th centurySecond read June 27 2020I think I have almost the exact same feelings as I did the first time I read it and I don t think I necessarily gleaned anything new from the reread Still an enjoyable book with a lot of important and interesting messages


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    The Snake Pit [E–pub/E–book] The Snake Pit begins like so many social comedies with a woman called Virginia newly arrived in New York from the Midwest wondering about all the crazy city people around her We learn she is a journalist that she is waiting for her husband who is unaccountably and irritatingly late and that she is sharp and fun

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    Download Ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ Mary Jane Ward The Snake Pit [E–pub/E–book] Mary Jane Ward ¼ 5 Free read I am just me Virginia Stuart Cunningham There is only one of me and it is having a hard enough time thinking for one let alone splitting into twoThe Snake Pit was written in 1946 and details a journalists' nervous breakdown

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    The Snake Pit [E–pub/E–book] I picked this up because I found out it was based on a hospital about 10 minutes away from where I live It's an interesting look at how mental illness was treated less than a century ago and a good reminder that though we've come very far in many medical areas mental illness is still not always well understood and remains a social

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    The Snake Pit [E–pub/E–book] An important book to be sure but I'm not so sure about the pacing and overall structure Maybe I'm missing somethingI love the film s

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    Download Ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ Mary Jane Ward Mary Jane Ward ¼ 5 Free read The Snake Pit [E–pub/E–book] Rating 45 5The most impressive thing about this book in my opinion that I would like to point out is the writing style and how original it is and how well it matches with the subject matter of the storyTo briefly describe it this is a first book in which I have encountered all three points of view being used a

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    review The Snake Pit The Snake Pit [E–pub/E–book] Mary Jane Ward ¼ 5 Free read I'll give Mary Jane Ward 4 out of 5 birds for her novel The Snake Pit This is a tough book to find my friends I bid for it on Ebay and waited patiently for it to come My good friend Genie recommended to me because she knows I like the crazy in life If I could be so bold to compare this book it would be an earlier The Bell Jar I felt like I was on the ward with Virgina Cunningham living with all the other crazies I couldn't believe that sh

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    Download Ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ Mary Jane Ward Mary Jane Ward ¼ 5 Free read review The Snake Pit 35 Very interesting uniue way of describing “insanity” You could actually feel how it would be to experience this Very sad

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    review The Snake Pit The Snake Pit [E–pub/E–book] Mary Jane Ward ¼ 5 Free read First read January 30 2019I'm really surprised that I loved this book as much as I did I guess I assumed that due to it being or less forgotten it hadn't stood the test of time or was just a poorly written trendy

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    The Snake Pit [E–pub/E–book] A fictionalized autopathography based on the author's own experiences with the healing process in early 20th cen

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 192
  • The Snake Pit
  • Mary Jane Ward
  • English
  • 01 January 2018
  • 9780451055279