Anatole Broyard, long-time book critic, book review editor, and essayist for the New York Times, wants to be remembered. He will be, with this collection of. 25 years after Intoxicated by My Illness: challenges for medical 25 years since the publication of Intoxicated by My Illness by Anatole Broyard. Intoxicated by My Illness: And Other Writings on Life and Death. Anatole Broyard, Author, Oliver W. Sacks, Foreword by Clarkson N Potter Publishers $18 (0p).

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He wr This book has inspired a new shelf “booksaboutrace. Musings on life and death from an acclaimed book critic written during his ultimately unsuccessful battle with cancer – would it be morbid, depressing, unapproachably emotional?

New Year New You Sale. Death kills you well enough without the help of illness.

Intoxicated by My Illness

Other sections are repetitive and fragmentary. When your soul leaves, the illness rushes in. Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies. While I lay in the hospital my body riddled with cancer and at the mercy of the routine of chemotherapy I searched high and low for an author like Broyard, for someone who could I was happy to finally intosicated Broyard’s book on intoxjcated encounter with prostate cancer, a cancer that eventually robbed him of his life and discovered an author who expresses some of the anguish, pain and peculiar emotions that come with life-threatening illnesses.

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It makes me ask myself, how do I stay vibrant enough to really see each sick person that I work with? A Greenwich Village Memoirwere published after his death. But he or his family chose to publish what he did write. I iillness I had copies to give away to family brohard friends, as they need it. Sign in to download free article PDFs Sign in to access your subscriptions Sign in to your personal account.


If you intoxicwted anyone close to you is going through a serious illness, this is a must read. Storytelling seems to be a natural reaction to illness.

It stinks of revelation. Create a free personal account to access your subscriptions, sign up for alerts, and more.

Great book, minus second half which I could have done without, I disagree with the editing decision to include that part. One gets the sense from the comments of his friends and his wife that saw emotionalism as an unforgivable writer’s weakness so he attacked his subject with humor and realism. The world of modern medicine is a machine, and people die in that machine. I am a critic, and being critically ill, I thought I might accept the pun and turn it on my condition.

Intoxicated by My Illness: And Other Writings on Life and Death

He was criticized for failing to acknowledge his black ancestry. Be the first to review this item Amazon Bestsellers Rank: The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine. His challenges, if taken seriously by the medical system, would help the rest of us to do the same.

On doing a google search I read in enotes that this is a short story. Hates girls and probably poors.

After his death, Broyard became the center of controversy and discussions related to how he had chosen to live as an adult in New York. In addition to his many reviews and columns, he published short stories, essays and two books during his lifetime. Illness and ahatole interested him deeply. Son 5 escritos y un relato. We defend ourselves not against castration anxiety but against death a for more absolute castration.


Create a free personal account to make a comment, download free article PDFs, sign up for illnss and more. Anatole Broyard has joined his father but not before leaving behind a legacy rich in wisdom about the written word and the human condition. I am wary of people who are concerned with form over content.

As I wrote before Broyard’s memoirs are written beautifully but more important they express feelings that had consumed me while living through my own battle with lymphona just a few short years ago.

As a child he had wanted to become a writer. It may not be dying we fear so much, but the diminishment of self. His perspective as a patient makes for invaluable advice on what a patient’s vision of his doctor is and how he would like to be seen by his doctor. Be the first to ask a question about Intoxicated by My Illness.

Ballantine Books; 1 edition 24 November Sold by: And yet this book is so diminished, in all the senses of the world, so frustratingly low on content. Apr 24, Gregory Baird rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Intoxicated by My Illness by Anatole Broyard

This guy has a great prose style. His literary sensibility was ignited, his mind flooded with image and metaphor, and he decided to employ these intuitive gifts to light his way into the darkness of his disease and its treatment. Refresh and try again.