Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible

A Memoir of Madness

Book - 1990 | 1st ed.
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Styron's stirring account of his plunge into a crippling depression, and his inspiring road to recovery. In the summer of 1985, William Styron became numbed by disaffection, apathy, and despair, unable to speak or walk while caught in the grip of advanced depression. His struggle with the disease culminated in a wave of obsession that nearly drove him to suicide, leading him to seek hospitalisation before the dark tide engulfed him. Darkness Visible tells the story of Styron's recovery, laying bare the harrowing realities of clinical depression and chronicling his triumph over the disease that had claimed so many great writers before him. His final words are a call for hope to all who suffer from mental illness that it is possible to emerge from even the deepest abyss of despair and "once again behold the stars."
Publisher: New York : Random House, c1990.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780099285571
0099285576
9780394588889
0394588886
9780679736394
0679736395
9780679643524
Branch Call Number: 813.54 STY
Characteristics: 84 p. ;,21 cm.

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