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Delicado, profundo e comovente, Flores para Algernon é um clássico da literatura norte-americana. A obra venceu o prêmio Nebula e inspirou o filme Os Dois Mundos de Charlie, ganhador do Oscar de Melhor Ator, um musical na Broadway e homenagens e referências em diversas mídias.
'Fascinating' LA Times
'[Keyes] has carried it off brilliantly, bringing not only a fine clarity but a special warmth and empathy' Washington Post
Billy Milligan was a man tormented by twenty-four distinct personalities battling for supremacy - a battle that culminated when he awoke in jail, arrested for the kidnap and rape of three women. In a landmark trial, Billy was acquitted of his crimes by reason of insanity caused by multiple personality disorder - the first such court decision in history.
Among the twenty-four are: Philip, a petty criminal; Kevin, who dealt drugs; April, whose only ambition was to kill Billy's stepfather; Adalana, the shy, affection-starved lesbian who 'used' Billy's body in the rapes that led to his arrest; David, the eight-year-old 'keeper of the pain'; and the Teacher, the sum of all Billy's alter egos fused into one.
In The Minds of Billy Milligan, Daniel Keyes brings to light the most remarkable and harrowing case of multiple personality ever recorded.
All those who love stories, storytelling, and the remarkable characters of Charlie and Algernon will delight in accompanying their creator on this inspirational voyage of discovery.
This volume collects the complete run of Psychoanalysis, recolored digitally using the original palette, featuring art by legendary comics talent Jack Kamen and stories by Daniel Keyes (Flowers for Algernon)!
Collects Psychoanalysis issues #1-#4.
The powerful, moving and turbulent novel of Sally Porter and the multiple personalities she has no idea she lives with... From the award-winning bestselling author of FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON: 'Heartbreaking, and utterly, completely brilliant' GUARDIAN
Sally Porter is perfectly 'ordinary'. A waitress, divorcee, and loner in the great city. But, though she is unaware of it, she is also four other, quite different people: Nola, the cold independent artist who has a studio in Greenwich Village; Derry, the happy-go-lucky tomboy; Bella, the highly-sexed live wire with a talent for singing and dancing; and finally Jinx, the hate-filled killer.
Whenever events put too much of a strain on Sally Porter, she feels a headache and a blackout coming on - and a new character takes over. If there is a man to be fascinated, she will become Bella. If there is an intellectual problem, she will become Nola. And - as happens in the opening scene of the novel - if there is a rapist to be dealt with, she becomes the vicious Jinx.
It is the task of the wise and patient psychiatrist, Dr. Roger Ash - a man who nevertheless has severe problems of his own - to deal with this case of multiple personality and, through painstaking therapy, to try to fuse the four disparate personalities into "the fifth Sally."
The ultimate 'what if' novel, from the million-copy-bestselling author of FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON: 'A masterpiece of poignant brilliance ... heartbreaking' Guardian
Karen and Barney Stark should never have married. Childless, uncomfortable and incompatible, their marriage has not been a success, and the lack of a child only makes the tension between them worse. And living their lives to the beat of a fertility clock only adds to the increasingly volatile atmosphere.
When an incident at Barney's workplace causes them both to be unknowingly contaminated with radioactive dust, they also become pariahs - in their neighbourhood and with their families. But things are only going to get worse. Karen discovers she is pregnant and as their closest friends become frightened enemies, the dream of becoming parents turns into a nightmare...
Charlie Gordon, ursprünglich kaum des Lesens mächtig, ist zu Forschungszwecken operiert worden und entwickelt eine überragende Intelligenz; schließlich überflügelt er intellektuell und fachlich sogar die Professoren, die das Experiment leiten. Zu seinen Freunden zählt die Maus Algernon - das erste Lebewesen, das mit derselben Methode erfolgreich behandelt wurde.
Mit den überwältigenden Fähigkeiten stellen sich für das Genie Charlie jedoch auch die ersten Probleme ein - in der Bäckerei, in der er früher arbeitete, mit seiner Familie, von der er jetzt entdeckt, daß sie ihn nie akzeptiert hat, und im Umgang mit dem weiblichen Geschlecht, vor dem er unerklärliche Angst hat.
Als Charlie auf einem Fachkongreß als Attraktion vorgeführt werden soll, flieht er zusammen mit Algernon. Kurze Zeit später zeigen sich im Verhalten der Maus erste Verfallserscheinungen ... Charlies Aufzeichnungen für das Forscherteam geben dem Leser einen atemberaubenden Einblick in seine geistige Entwicklung und das Drama seiner Existenz.
Die seit vielen Jahren nicht mehr lieferbaren früheren deutschsprachigen Ausgaben erschienen unter dem Titel "Charly".
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