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The Resource Illness as narrative, Ann Jurecic, (electronic resource)

Illness as narrative, Ann Jurecic, (electronic resource)

Label
Illness as narrative
Title
Illness as narrative
Statement of responsibility
Ann Jurecic
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"While the illness narrative is now a staple of the publishing industry, the genre itself has posed a problem for literary studies. What is the role of criticism in relation to personal accounts of suffering? Can these narratives be judged on aesthetic grounds? Are they a collective expression of the lost intimacy of the patient-doctor relationship? Is their function thus instrumental - to elicit the reader's empathy? To answer these questions, Ann Jurecic turns to major works on pain and suffering by Susan Sontag, Elaine Scarry, and Eve Sedgwick and reads these alongside illness narratives by Jean-Dominique Bauby, Reynolds Price, and Anne Fadiman, among others. In the process, she defines the subgenres of risk and pain narratives and explores a range of critical responses guided, alternately, by narrative empathy, the hermeneutics of suspicion, and the practice of reparative reading."--Project Muse
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jurecic, Ann
Dewey number
810.9/3561
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Pittsburgh series in composition, literacy, and culture
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  • Autobiography
  • Diseases in literature
  • American literature
Label
Illness as narrative, Ann Jurecic, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Illness narratives and the challenge to criticism -- Life narratives in the risk society -- Responding to the pain of others -- Sontag, suffering, and the work of writing -- Theory's aging body -- Reparative reading
Control code
ocn793012730
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822961901
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793012730
Label
Illness as narrative, Ann Jurecic, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Illness narratives and the challenge to criticism -- Life narratives in the risk society -- Responding to the pain of others -- Sontag, suffering, and the work of writing -- Theory's aging body -- Reparative reading
Control code
ocn793012730
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822961901
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793012730

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