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The Resource Ballad of the black and blue mind : a novel, Anne Roiphe

Ballad of the black and blue mind : a novel, Anne Roiphe

Label
Ballad of the black and blue mind : a novel
Title
Ballad of the black and blue mind
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Anne Roiphe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ballad of the Black and Blue Mind weaves stories of psychoanalysts and their patients against the bright-lights backdrop of their relentless city, New York. Anne Roiphe's characters are cutters and thieves, disappointed and disappointing children, the sexually confused, true and false friends. Dr. Estelle Berman is a distinguished psychiatrist who lives and practices on the Upper West Side. She observes her own decline with much the same acceptance with which she observes the idiosyncrasies of her patients, some of whom she likes more than others. Her patients are Justine, the movie star, and the daughter of a colleague; Edith Forman, who is very large and writes poems; and Anna, a college student whose parents are both well-published academics, who cuts herself. Estelle often changes her clothes between patients. And there is her own son Gerald, who has never been close to Estelle as he was to her late husband. And now there is his son, Ryan, who is the first to understand that there is something wrong with the doctor herself. Ballad of the Black and Blue Mind is a novel of psychological realities that cut close to the bone, a book that dares to observe knowingly the vanities of which we are made"--
Summary
"Ballad of the Black and Blue Mind weaves stories of psychoanalysts and their patients against the bright-lights backdrop of their relentless city, New York. Anne Roiphe's characters are cutters and thieves, disappointed and disappointing children, the sexually confused, true and false friends. Dr. Estelle Berman is a distinguished psychiatrist who lives and practices on the Upper West Side. She observes her own decline with much the same acceptance with which she observes the idiosyncrasies of her patients, some of whom she likes more than others. Her patients are Justine, the movie star, and the daughter of a colleague; Edith Forman, who is very large and writes poems; and Anna, a college student whose parents are both well-published academics, who cuts herself. Estelle often changes her clothes between patients. And there is her own son Gerald, who has never been close to Estelle as he was to her late husband. And now there is his son, Ryan, who is the first to understand that there is something wrongwith the doctor herself. Ballad of the Black and Blue Mind is a novel of psychological realities that cut close to the bone, a book that dares to observe knowingly the vanities of which we are made"--
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10430230
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roiphe, Anne Richardson
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.O53
LC item number
B35 2015
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women psychiatrists
  • FICTION / Psychological
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Family Life
Target audience
adult
Label
Ballad of the black and blue mind : a novel, Anne Roiphe
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn898273662
Edition
A Seven Stories Press First Edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781609806088
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014045875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)898273662
Label
Ballad of the black and blue mind : a novel, Anne Roiphe
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn898273662
Edition
A Seven Stories Press First Edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781609806088
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014045875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)898273662

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