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The Wounded Storyteller: Body, Illness, and Ethics
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Publication date August 28, 2013
Pages 253
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780226004976
ISBN-10 022600497X
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Original list price $20.00
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
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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, medical professionals, and scholars of literary theory.

Drawing on the work of authors such as Oliver Sacks, Anatole Broyard, Norman Cousins, and Audre Lorde, as well as from people he met during the years he spent among different illness groups, Frank recounts a stirring collection of illness stories, ranging from the well-known—Gilda Radner's battle with ovarian cancer—to the private testimonials of people with cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, and disabilities. Their stories are more than accounts of personal suffering: they abound with moral choices and point to a social ethic.

In this new edition Frank adds a preface describing the personal and cultural times when the first edition was written. His new afterword extends the book’s argument significantly, writing about storytelling and experience, other modes of illness narration, and a version of hope that is both realistic and aspirational. Reflecting on both his own life during the creation of the first edition and the conclusions of the book itself, Frank reminds us of the power of storytelling as way to understanding our own suffering.


Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780226259925
 
from Univ of Chicago Pr (October 1, 1995)
9780226259925 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $19.95
About: In At the Will of the Body, Arthur Frank told the story of his own illnesses, heart attack and cancer.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780226004976 Book cover for 9780226259932
 
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2 edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (August 28, 2013)
9780226004976 | details & prices | 253 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $20.00
About: Since it was first published in 1995, The Wounded Storyteller has occupied a unique place in the body of work on illness.
from Univ of Chicago Pr (March 1, 1997)
9780226259932 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $19.00
About: In At the Will of the Body, Arthur Frank told the story of his own illnesses, heart attack and cancer.

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