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The wounded storyteller : body, illness, and ethics

Author: Arthur W Frank
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"Since it was first published in 1995, The Wounded Storyteller has occupied a unique place in the body of work on illness. Both the collective portrait of a so-called "remission society" of those who suffer from some type of illness or disability and a cogent analysis of their stories within a larger framework of narrative theory, Arthur W. Frank's book has reached a large and diverse readership including the ill,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur W Frank
ISBN: 9780226004976 022600497X
OCLC Number: 828415865
Description: xxvi, 253 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: When bodies need voices --
The body's problems with illness --
Illness as a call for stories --
The restitution narrative --
The chaos narrative --
The quest narrative --
Testimony --
The wound as half opening.
Responsibility: Arthur W. Frank.

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Drawing on the work of authors such as Oliver Sacks, Anatole Broyard, Norman Cousins, and Audre Lorde, as well as the people he met during the years he spent among different illness groups, the  Read more...

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"Arthur W. Frank's second edition of "The Wounded Storyteller" provides instructions for use of this now-classic text in the study of illness narratives. At the remove of twenty years, the author Read more...

 
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