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The Breaking

By Sarah Orner Essay

Even though Aylon painted it in 1978, there were still oil drops around the outside of the frame. The painting appeared to drip.

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By Lesley Jenike Essay

The insides of our mothers’ bodies are the only places that are most certainly past. From then on, from there on, every room is just an echo of that first, red room.

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Dry Leaves Tumble Down University Circle

By Charles Marsh Essay

Still, the novels and histories of madness couldn’t hold a candle—well, maybe Plath could—to stories of the Complete Nervous Breakdown I’d heard throughout childhood. My grandmother always had a story about somebody she knew who’d broken down.

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The Party at Hart’s

By Robert Clark Essay

I think Hart wanted—he was nothing if not a man of magnificent and consuming desires—the wrong things, or things to which he was not quite entitled. I have wanted them too

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