4.48 Psychosis

Psychosis Psychosis sees the ultimate narrowing of Sarah Kane s focus in her work The struggle of the self to remain intact has moved in her work from civil war into the family into the couple into the

  • Title: 4.48 Psychosis
  • Author: Sarah Kane
  • ISBN: 9780413748300
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Paperback
  • 4.48 Psychosis sees the ultimate narrowing of Sarah Kane s focus in her work The struggle of the self to remain intact has moved in her work from civil war, into the family, into the couple, into the individual, and finally into the theatre of phychosis the mind itself This play was written in 1999 shortly before the playwright took her own life at age 28 On the page,4.48 Psychosis sees the ultimate narrowing of Sarah Kane s focus in her work The struggle of the self to remain intact has moved in her work from civil war, into the family, into the couple, into the individual, and finally into the theatre of phychosis the mind itself This play was written in 1999 shortly before the playwright took her own life at age 28 On the page, the piece looks like a poem No characters are named, and even their number is unspecified It could be a journey through one person s mind, or an interview between a doctor and his patient.

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    1. When depression visitsI shall hang myselfto the sound of my lover's breathingHow could anyone review a book like this??It's too overwhelming that you cannot explain the whole deal of emotions that you go through while reading such a book !The way Sarah explains her emotions , the way she talks about her so coming death and the way she confronts the world with her utter disgust is just too amazing ,painful and passionate.One cannot possibly read this without a sense of fear .You feel like Sarah i [...]

    2. How do you review a suicide note? It's beautiful, it's dark, it's funny, it's tragic, it's morbid, it's complex, it's to-the-point, it's hopeful, it's hopeless, it's logical, it's chaotic, it's there, in your face, it's the truth. She has, had, a beautiful way with words, an amazing sense of humour even in her darkest moments, she writes with such clarity, even when nothing is clear to her, she writes in rhythms and images and it's like poetry, or music, and every single word is important, means [...]

    3. Reading .48 Psychosis was the equivalent of reading someones suicide note, sadly, could be looked at as Kane's real life suicide note. It's dark, distressing, painful and upsetting, but also enigmatic genius, by a troubled young soul, who took her own life age just 28. Her writing is sharp and not for the faint of heart, and deals mainly with physical and psychological pain. The play was staged in London for the first time a year after her death in 1999, itself is a sequence of elliptical fragme [...]

    4. Sintomas: sem comer, sem dormir, sem falar, sem desejo sexual, em desespero, quer morrer.Diagnóstico: Dor patológica.Tratamento: Não há uma droga sobre a terra que possa fazer a vida significar algo.Se houvesse eu também queria; eu, e toda a genteJá sabia no que me estava a meter, já sabia que isto não podia ser coisa boa, mas a curiosidade - mórbida? sei lá eu o que me levou a ler uma nota -longa nota - de suicídioLi a dor em cada palavra, roeu-me a amargura de cada frase, achei que [...]

    5. " الأمل الصلب لا يمكنه أن يساندنيسأغرق بالتعاسةفي بحيرة نفسي الباردة السوداءحفرة عقلي اللاماديّكيف أستطيع العودة للشكل؟بعد أن ذهب تفكيري الشكليّ؟ليست حياة أستطيع العيش لأجلهاسيحبونني لأجل ذلك الذي يدمرنيالسيف في أحلاميغبار أفكاريالمرض الذي يعشش في تلافيف عقليكل ثناء يأ [...]

    6. ----------"Tudo passaTudo pereceTudo empalidecemeu pensamento se vai com um sorriso assassinodeixando uma ansiedade discordante que ruge na minha alma"------------"Eu posso ocupar meu espaçoocupar meu tempo mas nada pode ocupar o vazio do meu coração"------------Sarah Kane foi uma polémica dramaturga inglesa, do fim do século XX. Sofria de uma depressão profunda, bem evidente na sua última peça - 4.48 Psychosis - escrita pouco antes da sua morte, aos 28 anos.4.48 seria a hora a que acont [...]

    7. Breathtaking, heartbreaking, intense and brutalI need to re-read it.It's beautiful and sad but not pitiful."I've never understood what it is I'm not supposed to feel."Highly recommended. you'll enjoy it.

    8. A fuck-you suicide note intended for the world to see. Not pleasurable, but immensely poignant and strong. Regardless the perfect score, however, the drama is not perfect in the sense that it has no weak-spots, but in that it delivers perfectly what it sets out to. What is more, I reckon it is even more powerful when experienced live. Potentially dangerous and cathartic. And depressing as hell.

    9. I don't know about this one. It was handed to me from a friend after we lost a mutual friend and I have to say I don't know why that person finds anything but a vomit of emotions told frankly and fiercely. Having not only lost three people in a year, coupled with a long history of mental illness, I just found nothing impressive about a depressives suicide note nor do I find it hip or exciting, like some of the reviewers. Look, a text like this may be valuable to someone studying the human brain [...]

    10. I read this book in both languages: English, and Arabic.Sara Kane reminds me of the writings of the dear Emil Cioran.

    11. Ça vous renvoie à l'hypothèse de votre propre suicide (le temps très court de la lecture).J'aime beaucoup cette phrase :"Je n'ai aucun désir de mortaucun suicidé n'en a"

    12. Dark, destructive, and consistently uncomfortable, Kane's work reads like a heavy meal; difficult to digest and weighty in your stomach, but riddled with an impact that leaves you feeling both morbidly queasy and fully satisfied, all at once.Unstable, irregular, dichotomous and turgid, her written tongue is a gyrating ferris wheel of ideals that chops and changes in unnatural rhythms often left unexplored by the lesser playwright. However, one not afraid of breaking the mould, Kane allows her ow [...]

    13. You'll never read anything like it. At least, I sincerely hope not.It's like the book got hold of Kane and smashed her head open so you could see every messed up wire inside in all it's fizzling, but somehow working, glory. The worlds most insightful suicide letter to ever be published in my eyes. At least, in a play form. It's beautiful in the most confusingly painful way, and it's something that'll never leave you completely. If you want power like a fireman's water hose in your face, this is [...]

    14. "عند الساعة 4:48عندما يزورني الاكتئابسأشنق نفسي."|"إنها ذاتي التي لم أقابلها يومًا ، التي يلتصق وجهها في عقلي السفلي."|"أنا فشل ذريع كشخص."|"إنه الخوف الذي يبقيني بعيدة عن سكك القطار ، أشعر أنّ عمري ثمانون سنة ، أنا متعبة من الحياة و عقلي يريد الموت."|"أكتب للأمواتلمن لم يولدوا بعدب [...]

    15. "At 4.48when sanity visitsfor one hour and twelve minutes I am in my right mind. When it has passed I shall be gone again,a fragmented puppet, a grotesque fool. Now I am here I can see myself but when I am charmed by vile delusions of happiness,the foul magic of this engine of sorcery, I cannot touch my essential self."

    16. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaTired of crowd searchingTelepathy and hopeWatch the stars predict the past and change the world with a silver eclipse()All I know is snow and black despair

    17. "Am avut o noapte în care totul mi-a fost arătat. Cum aş mai putea vorbi iar?""Puteam să plâng dar acum sunt dincolo de lacrimi""Am devenit atât de disperată de realitatea faptului că sunt muritoare încât am hotărât să ma sinucid.""o conştiinţă puternică locuieşte într-o sală întunecată de banchete aproape de tavanul unei minţi a cărei podea freamătă ca zece mii de gândaci când intră o rază de lumină ca toate gândurile unite într-o clipă de acceptare când trupu [...]

    18. At 4.48when depression visitsI shall hang myselfto the sound of my lover's breathingHeavy, incoherent and beautifully confusing. Deeply touching.

    19. Kane's last play is a doozie. 4.48 is supposed to be the time at which most suicides occur, and this work openly explores the experiences of a suicidal person. The work is an abstracted mindscape of an unnamed individual, disjunctive and non-linear, retaining very few of the conventions I associate with plays – three actors perform (at least three performed in the first performance listed in my copy), but no characters are given. Dialogue is, in a way, present,unattributed other than by the pa [...]

    20. This play by the sometimes psychotically depressed playwright Sarah Kane (who finally took her own life) was good, if painful. I think San Francisco Babarian poet Maura O'Connor documented her own spiral into madness even better in her poetry book Testimony (Zeitgeist Press, 2013), available at zeitgeist-press/.

    21. السلامة العقلية موجودة في مركز التشنج بينما الجنون من الروح المشطورة.حبة من الألم تطعن رئتيحبة من الموت تعصر قلبيسأموت ليس بعد لكنه هناالكتيب عبارة عن عمل مسرحي لكاتبة عانت من الاكتئاب وتلقت علاج في مستشفي الامراض النفسية بسبب محاولة سابقة للأنتحار فشلت فيها اول مرة وكررت [...]

    22. I saw the Royal Court Theatre (Sarah Kane wrote the play for RCT) perform this play in Berkeley in 2004 and while this wasn't the type of play that is "enjoyable," it was devastating and amazing. I loved the performance and afterwards I read the play and loved it as well. As far as length and writing style, it is an easy read, but the content is not.

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