Shelves: nonfiction "Seabrook started drinking more and writing less. In addition, to the ravages that alcoholism inflicts upon its sufferers. For one thing, this book is rather a mess of resentments, petty observations, and lackluster prose that rambles around minimal reporting. Seabrook spends a lot of the time talking about his fellow "playmates" and almost NO time on his own treatment or delving into "Seabrook started drinking more and writing less. Seabrook spends a lot of the time talking about his fellow "playmates" and almost NO time on his own treatment or delving into the causes and effects of his drinking. In fact, he minimizes his drinking and says nothing about how it effected his life - outside of his lack of writing.
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Learn how and when to remove this template message Seabrook graduated from Mercersburg Academy. He then attended Roanoke College, received a masters from Newberry College, and studied philosophy at the University of Geneva, located in Switzerland. The following year, he became a reporter for The New York Times and soon became an itinerant. They divorced in Soon after, he married Marjorie Worthington in The marriage ended in This was followed up by his marriage to Constance Kuhr, which began and ended in Seabrook writes about his experience of cannibalism in his novel, Jungle Ways; however, later on Seabrook admits the tribe did not allow him to join in on the ritualistic cannibalism.
Instead, he obtained samples of human flesh from a hospital and cooked it himself. Seabrook went on to write a story based on the experience and to recount the experiment in Witchcraft: Its Power in the World Today. In , he travelled to Arabia and sampled the hospitality of various tribes of Bedouin and the Kurdish Yazidi.
His account of his travels, Adventures in Arabia: among the Bedouins, Druses, Whirling Dervishes and Yezidee Devil Worshipers was published in ; it was sufficiently successful to allow him to travel to Haiti , where he developed an interest in Haitian Vodou and the Culte des Mortes, which were described at length in his book The Magic Island.
The book is credited with introducing the concept of a zombie to popular culture. The book is replete with information about French colonial life in the Sahara and pilots in particular. In December , Seabrook was committed at his own request and with the help of some of his friends to Bloomingdale , a mental institution in Westchester County , near New York City, for treatment for acute alcoholism. He remained a patient of the institution until the following July and in published an account of his experience, written as if it were no more than another expedition to a foreign locale.
The book, Asylum, became another best-seller. Due to his alcoholism and sadistic practices they divorced in
Aeylum had never heard of William Seabrook before, but after reading this book, I want to learn mor. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Seabroo, to Read saving…. William Seabrook, a renowned journalist and explorer, voluntarily committed himself to an asylum for tre Asylum By William Adylum is willliam self-help and non-fiction read. Seabrook had a lifelong fascination with the occult practices of satanism and Haitian Vodouwhich he witnessed and described firsthand both in Third World countries, as documented in The Magic Island[ citation needed ] and Jungle Ways He married Marjorie Muir Worthington in France, inafter they had returned from a trip to Africa on which Seabrook was weabrook a book. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Winona rated it really liked it Jan 25, I wanted to scream at the psych doctor.