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The Voices of Robby Wilde


Elizabeth Kytle (View Bio)
Hardcover: Pocket Books, 1989; Paperback: University of Georgia Press, 1995.

A sensitive and poignant tale of mental illness, ROBBY WILDE is the story of one man's suffering, twice-told by the victim himself, and the people around him who are ultimately shut out. Kytle gives a harrowing yet sympathetic portrait of schizophrenia that challenges our conceptions of this misunderstood affliction. A vivid and moving story.

"The writer's ability to draw apparently accurate self-assessments from a schizophrenic is remarkable." — Washington Post

"Shows the inner mind of someone with paranoid schizophrenia.... Mrs. Kytle's 'split screen' style works amazingly well." — The Atlanta Journal

"Kytle has done an excellent job of informing the public about the severe form of mental illness that is paranoid schizophrenia. It is a biography of 'Robby Wilde' written at his request before he died.... Beautifully written and easy to read." — American Association for the Advancement of Science

"Kytle has delivered a compelling narrative in a style as sensitive as it is precise." — Columbus Dispatch

"A remarkable book, moving, frightening, and sometimes painful to read.... fascinating." — Macon News and Telegraph

"A most unusual work of empathy and courage — beyond which I can't imagine any writer knowing how to go." — Eudora Welty

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