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Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

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  • Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness (Random House (NY)) – Hardcover (1990)
    by William Styron

    Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

    Hardcover, Random House (NY)
    1990
    English
    New ed.
    84 pages

    ISBN: 0394588886
    ISBN-13: 9780394588889

    A great novelist describes his devastating descent into depression, taking the reader on an unprecedented journey into the realm of madness. The author of Sophie's Choice was overtaken by persistent insomnia and a troubling sense of malaise--the first signs of a deep depression that would soon engulf his life and leave him on the brink of suicide.

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Reviews of Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

Overall customer rating: 4.000
JoniS
by JoniS on Oct 27, 2011

Dissappointing. It read like an assignment in his therapy and not a book to hold the interest of a reader. More

Eleanore C

What It's Really Like

by Eleanore C on Apr 21, 2011

The Pulitzer Prize winning William Styron writes about his own battle with severe depression. As one who has suffered this condition on and off for decades, I can tell you he gives the best description of depression I have ever read. An excellent book to recommend to families of anyone suffering ... More

Vic58

An informed and factual book for depression.

by Vic58 on Dec 6, 2007

William Styron tells it how it is. He pulls no punches in spelling out an illness of depression leading to suicidal ideation. Styron describes the onset of depression to the point of coming back again out of the darkness. Darkness visible is very apt, but yet there are those ignorant to the fact, that ... More

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