Merging art and religion with science, these largely autobiographical essays delve deeply into the emotional territory of medicine commonly avoided by other . Confessions of a Knife by Richard Selzer – book cover, description, publication history. Confessions of a knife / Richard Selzer. Author. Selzer, Richard, Published. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, c Physical Description.
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Two of my favorite writers maybe my most favorite are not writers by profession. Selzer taught writing at Yale University and is the recipient of dozens of awards and honors, including a Pushcart Prize, National Magazine Award for his essaysan American Medical Writer’s Award, and a Guggenheim fellowship.
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There is nothing so fragile as admitting ones frailties. Apr 19, Wwalztoni rated it it was amazing. He died on June 15, at the age of Others are poetical, allegorical rambling of a medical nature.
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If you’re looking for a book about clinical medicine, or as the title would seem to implysurgery, please look elsewhere. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to ask a question about Confessions of a Knife. Richarrd rated it really liked it Mar 18, No eBook available Amazon.
Emma rated it it was amazing Sep 26, The shadows of a winch could make you a vegetarian. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Wow this guy can write. For the most part, I find the writing when reflecting on his past, or of a case, to be revealing and always interesting, haunting at times.
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There was one on the author’s religious background that followed at least one other non-medical story and I skipped confrssions all together out of boredom. The more fictional or pontificating confessiohs stories have more metaphorical writing and I feel it gets too convolluted and abstract. Share your thoughts with other customers. I read this book whilst I was training and was enthralled by its beauty and the messages within.
Richard Selzer is a surgeon and a writer.
About the Author Richard Selzer is the author of numerous books and articles. Karyn rated it richarr was amazing Mar 25, Selzer is one of the great medical essayists. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I’d like to richhard this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? The essays that dealt with surgery and working in the hospital were interesting but were few and far between.
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He finished his surgical residency at Yale in and practiced untilwhen he left his surgical career to write full time. Overall this book isn’t quite as good as Mortal Lessons, but it is still a good read. The Search for the Edge of the Universe.
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