The Eden Express: A Classic Account of Insanity

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The Eden Express describes from the inside Mark Vonnegut's experience in the late '60s and early '70s - a recent college grad; in love; living communally on a farm, with a famous and doting father, cherished dog, and prized jalopy - and then the nervous breakdowns in all their slow-motion intimacy, the taste of mortality and opportunity for humor they provided, and the grim despair they afforded as well. That he emerged to write this funny and true book and then moved on to find the meaningful life that for a ...
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New York, NY 1988 Paperback First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute ... indications of use: very light wear to the extremities; faintest hairline crease top to bottom near the front hinge and a couple of barely discernible hairline creases at the backstrip; the binding shows the slightest lean, while remaining perfectly secure; text clean. Pages tanned a bit, due to aging. No longer pristine, but remains a structurally sound, tightly bound copy showing minimial wear and possessing a clean text. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 16mo. 276pp. Mass Market Paperback. The Eden Express is fascinating and very delightful book, full of insight and well worth reading. Not many books tackle the admittedly difficult issue of describing insanity from the inside out (i.e., in the form of a first-person recollection), and this book is truly useful for those looking for such a work. It's har Read more Show Less

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The Eden Express describes from the inside Mark Vonnegut's experience in the late '60s and early '70s - a recent college grad; in love; living communally on a farm, with a famous and doting father, cherished dog, and prized jalopy - and then the nervous breakdowns in all their slow-motion intimacy, the taste of mortality and opportunity for humor they provided, and the grim despair they afforded as well. That he emerged to write this funny and true book and then moved on to find the meaningful life that for a while had seemed beyond reach is what ultimately happens in The Eden Express. But the real story here is that throughout his harrowing experience his sense of humor let him see the humanity of what he was going through, and his gift of language let him describe it in such a moving way that others could begin to imagine both its utter ordinariness as well as the madness we all share.
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Required reading for those who want to understand insanity from the inside.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780440202059
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/1988
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 288

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