Nervous System: Or, Losing My Mind in Literature
Raincoast Books, 2004 - Authors, Canadian (English) 20th century Biography - 273 pages
"Jans Lars Jensen was a quiet librarian who struck gold when he sold his first novel - a dystopian tale set in a future India - to a publisher. But the pages he had written unhinged his mind and attempted suicide, life in a psych ward, waking nightmares, and a fragile recovery followed. Nervous System is a gripping and unsettling, yet darkly humorous and deeply moving tale of literary madness."--BOOK JACKET.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cecilturtle - LibraryThing
I wasn't quite sure what to expect and was a little surprised to read a personal account about an author and his descent into a nightmarish psychotic episode. Mental illness, with all of its taboos ... Read full review
Nervous system, or, Losing my mind in literatureUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Shortly after hitting it big with his debut sf novel, Shiva 3000 , a dystopian tale set in a future India, Jensen attempted suicide. Opening on the second night of his stay in a psychiatric ward, this ... Read full review