ERIC Number: EJ515870
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: 0
An Absence of Hypochondria: Memoirs of the Physically Ill, the Handicapped, and Their Caretakers.
Writing on the Edge, v6 n2 p83-88 Spr 1995
Discusses how the best of autobiographies about the sick enrich the genre, with references to John Hull's "Touching the Rock," Andre Dubus's "Broken Vessels," Jacquie Gordon's "Give Me One Wish," and Robert Murphy's "The Body Silent," among others. Suggests that the reader's attempt to understand his or her own wounds motivates the reading of autobiography. (TB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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