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Asylum

Asylum

  • Title: Asylum
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  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 263 pages


In 1934, William Seabrook was one of the most famous journalists in the world He was also an alcoholic But there was no treatment for his disease So he checked himself into an insane asylum There, from the perspective of a travel writer, he described his own journey through this strange and foreign place Today, you can t read a page in the book without seeing him bump In 1934, William Seabrook was one of the most famous journalists in the world He was also an alcoholic But there was no treatment for his disease So he checked himself into an insane asylum There, from the perspective of a travel writer, he described his own journey through this strange and foreign place Today, you can t read a page in the book without seeing him bump, unknowingly, into the basic principles of 12 step groups and then thwarted by well meaning doctors like the one who decides he s cured and can start drinking again On a regular basis, he says things so clear, so self aware that you re stunned an addict could have written it shocked that this book isn t a classic American text


Author William B Seabrook

William Buehler Seabrook was a journalist and explorer whose interest in the occult lead him across the globe where he studied magic rituals, trained as a witch doctor, and famously ate human flesh, likening it to veal Despite his studious accounts of magical practices, he insisted he had never seen anything which could not be explained rationally.His book on witchcraft is notable for its thought




Asylum Reviews (21)

  • In F Scott Fitzgerald s book The Crack Up, he mentions in passing the memoir of a man who had himself committed to an institution Both he and Fitzgerald had cracked under the same pressure, or so Fitzgerald thought The man was William Seabrook, a world famous travel writer from the Lost Generation a [..]

  • Seabrook started drinking and writing less Seabrook never got clean and this book is a good document as to the why he ended up drinking himself to death In addition, to the ravages that alcoholism inflicts upon its sufferers For one thing, this book is rather a mess of resentments, petty observatio [..]

  • 3.5 Stars Some little gems in this book Very One Flew Over The Cuckoo s Nest Worth a read. [..]

  • Asylum By William Seabrook is a self help and non fiction read With zombies in vogue and his books coming back onto the market after decades out of print, maybe old Willie Seabrook, the lost king of the weird, can finally get the recognition and infamy he earned Benjamin Welton, Vice.comThis dramati [..]

  • Fascinating patient s eye view of a happy but all too brief period in mental health care Physical restraint straitjackets and the like had been abandoned Shock therapies, lobotomies and neurotoxic pharmaceuticals had yet to be introduced Seabrook writes This whole phase of modern psychiatric therapy [..]

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