Psychiatrist examines the evolution of schizophrenia in U.S. from a white female disorder (or one sometimes concomitant with genius), to a condition disproportionately affecting Black males:
The author is on C-SPAN Booknotes this weekend, and uses case histories, pharmaceutical ad art, Black protest literature, and diagnosis rates to support his thesis.
Hari Rhodes in the 1963 film Shock Corridor, in which a Negro activist is deemed schizophrenic.
When short story was a popular American form, no one possessed the command of J.D. Salinger:
And you gotta love titles such as Just Before the War with the Eskimos, For Esmé – with Love and Squalor, and De Daumier Smith’s Blue Period.
J.D. Salinger and Joyce Maynard were a real page out of “Crazy Heart”, “Thank You For Smoking”, and “An Education”:
One of the strongest writers in the American canon, Jerome David Salinger, has ascended:
His short stories were surreal genius, his grasp of dialogue was uncanny.
Glad I didn’t read him until after I left prep school.