Nervous System: Or, Losing My Mind in Literature

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Raincoast Books, 2004 - Authors, Canadian (English) 20th century Biography - 273 pages
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"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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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

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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

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About the author (2004)

Jan Lars Jenson was born in 1969 in Yarrow, British Columbia. His short stories have appeared in Canada, Great Britain, and the United States. He works for the Fraser Valley Regional Library in Chilliwack, BC.

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