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By Marguerite Sechehaye, Grace Rubin-Rabson, Frank Conroy

The narrator of this e-book is called Renee. Her final identify isn't really printed, nor are many different conditions of her existence. what's published, although, is much more odd, way more awesome. In excellent, nearly painfully bright language, Renee has published her trip into the depths of schizophrenia, and her step by step go back to sanity. In doing so, she has created a human rfile with out peer within the literature of insanity.

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At times, during more lucid moments, I was frightened at the importance she had in my life, particularly when my brothers and sisters made fun of a very real solicitude. They were astonished that, loving her as I seemed to, I didn't make any clothes for her. But this was because my love for Riquette was very one-sided, and was concerned only with temperatures. To every other consideration of appearance, of cleanliness, of feeding, I was completely indifferent. 41 AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A SCHIZOPHRENIC GIRL- For me this doll "really" existed, was purely existence affective.

But even for this, nearly an hour had to go by. " When I arrived, I was as if frozen. I saw the room, the furniture, "Mama" herself, each thing that -49 AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A SCHIZOPHRENIC GIRLseparate, detached from the others, cold, implacable, inhuman, by dint of being life. Then I began to relate what had happened since the last visit and relived it in the telling. But the sound of my voice and the meaning of my words seemed strange. " and mockingly repeated what I had said. These inner voices had the aspect of the needle in the hay.

And the terror, the mad anguish, mounted in me. I hid myself against Mama's shoulder, shielded my arm, feeling her warmth and the faint fragrance on her clothes. I closed my eyes and cried, "I'm afraid, I'm afraid, the straw is there, and you don't exist. Help me, help me, the System is going to get me, the waters are rising. I am going to drown, I am cold, I am plunged in cold; oh, how afraid I am; why have you changed, why have you become a statue and let the System give you orders, oh! " I clung desperately to her, clutching at her dress.

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