Illness As Metaphor And AIDS And Its Metaphors

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ISBN : 9780312420130
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Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors

In 1978 Susan Sontag wrote Illness as Metaphor, a classic work described by Newsweek as "one of the most liberating books of its time." A cancer patient herself when she was writing the book, Sontag shows how the metaphors and myths surrounding certain illnesses, especially cancer, add greatly to the suffering of 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, she argues, is not a curse, not a punishment, certainly not an embarrassment and, it is highly curable, if good treatment is followed.

Specifications of Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors

GENERAL
AuthorSusan Sontag
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Edition1st
ISBN-100312420137
ISBN-139780312420130
PublisherPicador
Number Of Pages192
Publication Date2001-08-25
DIMENSIONS
Height8.18 inch.
Length5.52 inch.
Width0.52 inch.
Weight0.66 pounds.

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