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DARKNESS VISIBLE: A Memoir Of Madness

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Styron tells of his descent into clinical depression, later hospitalization, and recovery. Much of this slim (96-page) work appeared last year in Vanity Fair magazine. In 1984, Styron's 30 years of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

I couldn't get into this book. It has an interesting writing style and I didn't think it was captivating. I wouldn't reccommend it for learing about depression. Read full review

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User Review  - Frank Spencer - Goodreads

This is an excellent description of what his depression was like. I'll now finish his daughter's memoir. Reading them together is interesting. Read full review

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User Review  - Travis - Goodreads

A tale of Styron's descent into darkness and his rise to recovery. Great book for those who have, or have not, suffered from the disease of depression. Read full review

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User Review  - Tara Edwards - Goodreads

It was like diving back into my own bouts with major depression, and learning knew ways to make people understand what its like. And also learning that artists are prone to mood disorders Read full review

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User Review  - Gwen - Goodreads

I'm teaching a class on mental illness in literature. If you have any favorite adult or YA novels that deal with mental illness, please let me know! Read full review

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User Review  - Kellie - Goodreads

Required for one of my counseling class, but pretty interesting book based on one man's journey of depression/ attempted-suicide. Not finished yet... Read full review

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User Review  - Josh - Goodreads

A very engaging memoir of a deep depression. I don't want to give stars to such a text. I was struck by the interplay of clinical cliche and more richly metaphorical descriptions of the illness and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Aepril - Goodreads

Read this in its entirety on a plane trip home from CA. (to BOS) Compassionate, compelling, hopeful. An important book to read for anyone who doubts that depression is as serious an illness as, for example, cancer. It CAN kill, but this man lived. Read full review

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User Review  - Mimi - Goodreads

this is styron's telling of his battle with the dark. Read full review


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