Confessions of a Knife by Richard Selzer
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Confessions of a Knife
By Richard Selzer

Confessions of a Knife

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Confessions of a Knife by Richard Selzer

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Merging art and religion with science, these largely autobiographical essays delve deeply into the emotional territory of medicine commonly avoided by other writers. This collection, first published in 1979, utilises the physical body as a means to explore the human mind and soul. Never hesitant to admit his own frailties, Selzer draws readers a first-hand glimpse into the medical world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780870136054
ISBN-10: 0870136054
Format: Paperback
(220mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Pages: 223
Imprint: Michigan State University Press
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
Publish Date: 31-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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