The Resource The black sheep : a funeral eulogy for the electric asylum, Ascanio Celestini, (ebook)

The black sheep : a funeral eulogy for the electric asylum, Ascanio Celestini, (ebook)

Label
The black sheep : a funeral eulogy for the electric asylum
Title
The black sheep
Title remainder
a funeral eulogy for the electric asylum
Statement of responsibility
Ascanio Celestini
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
He says the institute is an apartment building. . . . "It's an apartment building for saints. . . . These poor foolish crazies are saints beneath their Chinese sheets, their mass-produced shrouds. The nun is a saint; the night-light on her bedside table makes her glow like an ex-voto. The doctor is the biggest saint of them all. He's the head saint. He's Jesus Christ." Thus Nicola recounts his thirty-five years in the "electric asylum." Reality and fantasy clash in his disordered mind, resulting in unpredictable revelations. This book and the theatrical monologue of the same name are the fruits of the nearly four years that Ascanio Celestini spent traveling through Italy listening to and recording stories about psychiatric hospitals. Thanks to the oral histories and recollections of nurses, doctors, and patients, he realized not only that the institution of the mental asylum is still running-despite groundbreaking 1978 Italian legislation geared toward the gradual and total dismantling of this system-but also that the anguish and fears of the "crazies" are still very much alive within us all. And it is for this reason that these phantasmagoric stories are capable of moving us to laughter and to tears
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Celestini, Ascanio
Dewey number
853.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • Mentally ill
Target audience
adult
Label
The black sheep : a funeral eulogy for the electric asylum, Ascanio Celestini, (ebook)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781480426504
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11549663
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11549663
System control number
MWT11549663
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The black sheep : a funeral eulogy for the electric asylum, Ascanio Celestini, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781480426504
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11549663
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11549663
System control number
MWT11549663
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

Library Locations

  • Beatties Ford Road RegionalBorrow it
    2412 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC, 28216, US
    35.2676379 -80.8555409
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg LibraryBorrow it
    310 N Tryon St., Charlotte, NC, 28202, US
    35.2285169 -80.839928
  • CorneliusBorrow it
    21105 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius, NC, 28031, US
    35.4833296 -80.8663023
  • DavidsonBorrow it
    119 South Main Street, Davidson, NC, 28036, US
    35.498441 -80.8505028
  • Hickory GroveBorrow it
    5935 Hickory Grove Road, Charolette, NC, 28215, US
    35.2229798 -80.730329
  • ImaginOnBorrow it
    300 East Seventh Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202, US
    35.2269427 -80.8398527
  • Independence RegionalBorrow it
    6000 Conference Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28212, US
    35.1764837 -80.757611
  • Main LibraryBorrow it
    310 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202, US
    35.2285213 -80.8421167
  • MatthewsBorrow it
    230 Matthews Station St., Matthews, NC, 28105, US
    35.1160092 -80.720516
  • Mint HillBorrow it
    6840 Matthews - Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill, NC, 28227, US
    35.1717049 -80.6610649
  • Morrison RegionalBorrow it
    7015 Morrison Boulevard, Charlotte, NC, 28211, US
    35.1517093 -80.8250892
  • Mountain IslandBorrow it
    4420 Hoyt Galvin Way, Charlotte, NC, 28214, US
    35.3350873 -80.9625991
  • Myers ParkBorrow it
    1361 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC, 28207, US
    35.1964537 -80.8295867
  • North County RegionalBorrow it
    16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville, NC, 28078, US
    35.4406879 -80.8661493
  • Plaza MidwoodBorrow it
    1623 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC, 28205, US
    35.2206234 -80.8132445
  • ScaleybarkBorrow it
    101 Scaleybark Road, Charlotte, NC, 28209, US
    35.1890888 -80.8773791
  • South County RegionalBorrow it
    5801 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC, 28277, US
    35.086541 -80.8137402
  • Steele CreekBorrow it
    13620 Steele Creek Road, Charlotte, NC, 28273, US
    35.1067994 -80.9910789
  • Sugar CreekBorrow it
    NC, US
  • University City RegionalBorrow it
    4045 North Tryon Street, Suite A, Charlotte, NC, 28206, US
    35.2575219 -80.7997242
  • West BoulevardBorrow it
    2157 West Boulevard, Charlotte, NC, 28208, US
    35.2111493 -80.8983269
Processing Feedback ...