Songs from the Black Chair: A Memoir of Mental Interiors

Charles Barber

Collana: American Lives
Anno: 2007
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 206 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 216 x 140 mm
Peso: 272 gr.
  • EAN: 9780803259751
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Day after day, night after night, desperate men come to sit in the black chair next to Charles Barber's desk in a basement office at Bellevue and tell of their travails, of prison and disease, of violence and the voices that plague them. Between the stories, amid the peeling paint, musty odor, and flickering fluorescent light of his office, Barber observes that this isn't really where he is supposed to be and reveals his privileged youth in contrast to his own nightmare of mental illness. By relating these troubled lives to his own, Barber illuminates some of the most disturbing and enduring truths of human nature.