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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Jan 23, Alicia rated it really liked it. While I was recovering I searched high and low for a literature of dying, intoxicaetd find solace, to find reflections of my own experiences.

Anatole Broyard was an editor, a literary critic, and an essayist for the New York Times for 40 years. As a child he had wanted to become a writer. This book should be read. Anyone who is suffering will find light in Broyard’s words. A partir de la tercera parte empiezan lo bueno. Quotes from Intoxicated by My Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

We describe what is happening, as if to confine the catastrophe. Because if it, that seems a violation.

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Not Enabled Word Wise: A long short story, which is far from the most interesting thing in the book, takes up a third of its length. It was one of the most painful, passionate, heart-wrenching, but beautifully written descriptions of one Man’s last days. La historia del padre tremenda. I used to get restless when people talked about sould, but now I know better. Broyard said no less, and was surprised to find, at nearly the culmination of a literary life, that he could scarcely turn to literature for comfort or even for reliable information.

Books by Anatole Broyard. De una clarividencia arrolladora. May 18, Elizabeth rated it liked it. I am wary of people who are concerned with form over content. Kindle Edition File Size: Paperbackpages. I wish I had copies to give away to family and friends, as they need it. My own personal experiences having lost several family members to cancer was more profound, more emotional and more overwhelming than I felt in the pages of his own struggle.


He essentially admits to this when he says that he has turned to what he understands and what he is best at literature and being a critic, respectively in order to make the un-knowable abyss he illnees more palatable, so in the end you cannot fault him for this minor complaint, and instead you ontoxicated continue to marvel at his remarkable self-awareness.

Intoxicated by My Illness

A must read for clinicians. He will be, with this collection of irreverent, humorous essays he wrote concerning the ordeals of life and death–many of which were written duri “Succeeds brilliantly A beautiful sad memoir from the pen of a perfect anaotle.

It stinks of revelation. The end is a painful read so if you are not prepared to grapple with life and death issues, save it for another day. The idea of unanimity, two billion people’s sympathy, is the only commensurate condolence. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Purchase access Subscribe now. Other sections are repetitive and fragmentary. It was interesting and offered unusual insights into the mind of someone caught in the medicinal world of a life and death struggle with cancer. A book about death and life and style and what it means to be alive when you die. As I contemplated the beginning of the book, I was intimidated.

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

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. Amazon Web Services Goodreads Shopbop. How can we achieve immortality? But he lives as a writer and we are the wealthier for it. He privileges the power of narrative to help contain contagion and disease. You don’t want to read on, but cannot do otherwise.


Other than this story, the book has some excellent quotes and wisdom on a subject we all have to eventually confront in our life: Register for email alerts with links to free full-text articles Access PDFs of free articles Manage your interests Save searches and receive search alerts.

The author asks those who care for him in illness and in death, do you understand the significance of who I am in my illness? Some writing is so rich and well-spoken that commentary is superfluous, even presumptuous.

Care of the Soul Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition: Shocking, no-holds-barred and utterly exquisite. Illness your soul leaves, the illness rushes in. His critical studies of death are fascinating and insightful, to be sure, but they almost feel like a shield, a crutch — something illjess help him avoid the reality of his situation rather than embrace it, as he set out to do. Oliver Sachs, who write the foreword to the book. He examined his cancer as if under a microscope, but he never seemed to connect to the fact that the cancer was in him and threatening him as a person.

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. He may have been enthralled by it, obsessed by it, but to be truly intoxicated, one must first acknowledge that the intoxicating substance is part of your body and is, for the moment, firmly in control. Great book, minus second half which I could have done without, Illbess disagree with the editing decision to include that part.