The Three Christs of Ypsilanti (Paperback)
On July 1, 1959, at Ypsilanti State Hospital in Michigan, the social psychologist Milton Rokeach brought together three paranoid schizophrenics: Clyde Benson, an elderly farmer and alcoholic; Joseph Cassel, a failed writer who was institutionalized aft...
Rick Moody was born in New York City in 1961. He is the author of five novels, three collections of stories, and a memoir,The Black Veil. His work has been widely anthologized. He has taught at Bennington College, SUNY Purchase, New York University, and the New School for Social Research. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
The men had one thing in common: each believed himself to be Jesus Christ. Their extraordinary meeting and the two years they spent in one another’s company serves as the basis for an investigation into the nature of human identity, belief, and delusion that is poignant, amusing, and at times disturbing. Displaying the sympathy and subtlety of a gifted novelist, Rokeach draws us into the lives of three troubled and profoundly different men who find themselves “confronted with the ultimate contradiction conceivable for human beings: more than one person claiming the same identity.”
|Genre||PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Schizophrenia|
|Publisher Date||2011-04-19 00:00:00.0|
|Publisher||New York Review of Books|
|Unit weight||0.85 lb|
|Series Name||New York Review Classics|
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