Confessions of a Knife
Meditations on the Art of Surgery New edition
By (author) Richard Selzer
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Confessions of a Knife by Richard Selzer
Book DescriptionMerging 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 DetailsISBN: 9780870136054
(220mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Michigan State University Press
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
Publish Date: 31-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Richard Selzer
Diary, Paperback (April 2013)
Selections from the moving, beautifully crafted diary of a celebrated storyteller and surgeon
Whistlers' Room, Paperback / softback (February 2007)
In this collection of 24 pieces--from diaries and memoirs to essays on painting and sculpture, from essays on travel to translation and fiction--Selzer leads readers on an exhilarating tour, led by a remarkable wisdom and imagination.
Rituals of Surgery, Paperback (December 2001)
This collection of stories weaves together the fantastic and grotesque with surgical precision. The sense that death lurks round every corner is heightened by dark irony and wit. Richard Selzer brings to life the horrors of surgery while displaying compassion for his characters.
Question of Mercy, Paperback (January 1998)» View all books by Richard Selzer
This volume presents the text of a play that focuses on two gay lovers, one in an exhausting battle with AIDS, and two friends who join together to help the man with AIDS end his life.
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