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Illness As Metaphor And Aids And Its Metaphors

Author : Susan Sontag
ISBN : 9780141911762
Genre : Medical
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In l978 Sontag wrote Illness As Metaphor. A cancer patient herself at the time, she shows how the metaphors and myths surrounding certain illnesses, especially cancer, add greatly to the suffering of the patients and often inhibit them from seeking proper treatment. By demystifying the fantasies surrounding cancer, Sontag shows cancer for what it is - just a disease. Cancer is not a curse, not a punishment, certainly not an embarrassment, and highly curable, if good treatment is found early enough. Almost a decade later, with the outbreak of a new, stigmatised disease replete with mystifications and punitive metaphors, Sontag wrote Aids and its Metaphors, extending the argument of the earlier book to the AIDS pandemic.
Category: Medical

Krankheit Als Metapher

Author : Susan Sontag (Schriftstellerin)
ISBN : 3446204253
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Illness As Metaphor

Author : Susan Sontag
ISBN : UOM:39015016208251
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A discussion of the ways in which illness is regarded pays particular attention to fantasies that pertain to cancer
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Author : David Small
ISBN : 355178695X
Genre : Artists
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Finalist for the 2009 National Book Award and finalist for two 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards: the prize-winning children's author depicts a childhood from hell in this searing yet redemptive graphic memoir. One day David Small awoke from a supposedly harmless operation to discover that he had been transformed into a virtual mute. A vocal cord removed, his throat slashed and stitched together like a bloody boot, the fourteen-year-old boy had not been told that he had cancer and was expected to die. In Stitches, Small, the award-winning children's illustrator and author, re-creates this terrifying event in a life story that might have been imagined by Kafka. As the images painfully tumble out, one by one, we gain a ringside seat at a gothic family drama where David, a highly anxious yet supremely talented child, all too often became the unwitting object of his parents' buried frustration and rage. Believing that they were trying to do their best, David's parents did just the reverse. Edward Small, a Detroit physician who vented his own anger by hitting a punching bag, was convinced that he could cure his young son's respiratory problems with heavy doses of radiation, possibly causing David's cancer. Elizabeth, David's mother, tyrannically stingy and excessively scolding, ran the Small household under a cone of silence where emotions, especially her own, were hidden. Depicting this coming-of-age story with dazzling, kaleidoscopic images that turn nightmare into fairy tale, Small tells us of his journey from sickly child to cancer patient, to the troubled teen whose risky decision to run away from home at sixteen, with nothing more than the dream of becoming an artist, will resonate as the ultimate survival statement. A silent movie masquerading as a book, Stitches renders a broken world suddenly seamless and beautiful again.
Category: Artists


Author : Susan Sontag
ISBN : 3446204296
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Alice Im Bett

Author : Susan Sontag
ISBN : 388661123X
Genre : Women
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In Amerika

Author : Susan Sontag
ISBN : 3446200916
Genre : Actresses
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Die Geschichte der Polin Maryna, die im Jahre 1876 in die USA auswandert, und ihrer Suche nach einer eigenen Identität.
Category: Actresses