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The Books: Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression, edited by Nell Casey; ‘The Legacy’, by Martha Manning

On the essays shelf: Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression, edited by Nell Casey. Another essay from Unholy Ghost, a collection with different writers writing about their experience with depression. Trigger warning, which should be on the other pieces about depression … Continue reading

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The Books: Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression, edited by Nell Casey; ‘A Melancholy of Mine Own’, by Joshua Wolf Shenk

On the essays shelf: Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression, edited by Nell Casey. Another essay from Unholy Ghost, a collection with different writers writing about their experience with depression. A major issue with depression (TM) is that it eludes language. … Continue reading

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The Books: Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression, edited by Nell Casey; ‘On Living Behind Bars’, by Nancy Mairs

On the essays shelf: Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression, edited by Nell Casey. Another essay from Unholy Ghost, a collection with different writers writing about their experience with depression. It is difficult to describe the harrowing experience of reading Nancy … Continue reading

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The Books: Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression, edited by Nell Casey; ‘Writing the Wrongs of Identity’, by Meri Nana-Ama Danquah

On the essays shelf: Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression, edited by Nell Casey. Another essay from Unholy Ghost, a collection with different writers writing about their experience with depression. One of the best essays in the entire collection. I’ll just … Continue reading

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The Books: Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression, edited by Nell Casey; ‘Ghost in the House’, by Donald Hall

On the essays shelf: Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression, edited by Nell Casey. Another essay from Unholy Ghost, a collection with different writers writing about their experience with depression. I am a bit haunted by this essay. Poet Donald Hall … Continue reading

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The Books: Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression, edited by Nell Casey; ‘An Unwelcome Career’, by David Karp

On the essays shelf: Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression, edited by Nell Casey. Another essay from Unholy Ghost, a collection with different writers writing about their experience with depression. As upsetting as David Karp’s essay is, it’s also comforting. Here … Continue reading

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The Books: Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression, edited by Nell Casey; ‘Strands’, by Rose Styron

On the essays shelf: Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression, edited by Nell Casey. Another essay from Unholy Ghost, a collection with different writers writing about their experience with depression. I have written before about William Styron’s Darkness Visible, an indispensable … Continue reading

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The Books: Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression, edited by Nell Casey; ‘Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen’, by Larry McMurtry

On the essays shelf: Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression, edited by Nell Casey. Another essay from Unholy Ghost, a collection with different writers writing about their experience with depression. I read this essay in 2002 and haven’t read it since … Continue reading

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The Books: Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression, edited by Nell Casey; ‘Poodle Bed’, by Darcey Steinke

On the essays shelf: Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression, edited by Nell Casey. Another essay from Unholy Ghost, a collection with different writers writing about their experience with depression. Darcey Steinke is a novelist. She wrote Suicide Blonde, among other … Continue reading

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The Books: Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression, edited by Nell Casey; ‘Heaven and Nature’, by Edward Hoagland

On the essays shelf: Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression, edited by Nell Casey. Another essay from Unholy Ghost, a collection with different writers writing about their experience with depression. What a thoughtful and difficult essay this is. Edward Hoagland, a … Continue reading

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