“Madness was finding oneself permanently in an all-embracing unreality. I called it the ‘Land of Light’ because of the brilliant illumination, dazzling, astral, cold, and the state of extreme tension in which everything was…”

Autobiography of a Schizophrenic Girl, with analytic interpretation by Marguerite Sechehaye who adds : “The dual nature of eclaire meaning both lighted in the physical and enlightened in the intellectual sense, and of tension used here both as state of tension and as electrical current, perhaps play a part in Renee’s fantasy not immediately apparent in translation… .”

Schizophrenic Girl