Diary of Our Fatal Illness

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This moving prose poem tells the story of an aged man who suffers a prolonged and ultimately fatal illness. From initial diagnosis to remission to relapse to death, the experience is narrated by the man's son, a practicing doctor. Charles Bardes, a physician and poet, draws on years of experience with patients and sickness to construct a narrative that links myth, diverse metamorphoses, and the modern mechanics of death. We stand with the doctors, the family, and, above all, a sick man and his disease as their voices are ...

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    • Title: Diary of Our Fatal Illness by Charles Bardes
    • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    • Print ISBN: 9780226468020, 022646802X
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    • Edition: 2017 1st edition
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