a better poet than swordsman
- May 17, 2019
This may mean something to some of you of a certain age. Author of Prozac Nation, portrayed on film by Christina Ricci, and, depending on your point of view, either Generation-X spokesperson or solipsistic narcissist. (For what it's worth, she would have copped more to the second charge than the first, though she changed significantly in the second half of her life.)
Her startling 1994 memoir won praise for opening a dialogue about clinical depression and helped introduce an unsparing style of confessional writing that remains influential.