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REVIEW Intoxicated by My Illness 109 Editor and essayist for THE NEW YORK TIMES wants to be remembered He will be with this collection of irreverent humorous essays he wrote concerning the The first half of this book left me bemused Although Broyard was certainly talking about his illness and thinking about it he seemed to be surveying it from an outside perspective wandering around it giving it a little poke here and there and then meticulously recording what happened 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 personHowever this changed in one of the longer essays in the book in which Broyard writes about his father s death Here we see an emotional connection Perhaps this is because it is easier to connect to someone else s pain and death than it is to one s ownAlthough throughout Broyard displays the excellent prose for which he became famous I think that for the most past he was deluding himself if he felt that he was connected to his illness 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 The Tavern on Maple Street perspective wandering around it giving it a little El caso Banchero personHowever this changed in one of the longer essays in the book in which Broyard writes about his father s death Here we see an emotional connection Perhaps this is because it is easier to connect to someone else s The Pleasure Trap pain and death than it is to one s ownAlthough throughout Broyard displays the excellent Watching Natalie Cheat prose for which he became famous I think that for the most For Just Cause past he was deluding himself if he felt that he was connected to his illness He may have been enthralled by it obsessed by it but to be truly intoxicated one must first acknowledge that the intoxicating substance is It Feels Good to Be Yourself part of your body and is for the moment firmly in control

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REVIEW Intoxicated by My Illness 109 Ordeals of life and death many of which were written during the battle with cancer that led to his death in 1990 A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YE I haven t read all of this book but I ve read two chapters and it s very bright witty insightful writing The chapter on what he wants from his doctor is wonderful Every doctor and medical student should read it but there s probably only one doctor who could make his grade Oliver Sachs who write the foreword to the book The Enlightenment probably only one doctor who could make his grade Oliver Sachs who write the foreword to the book

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REVIEW Intoxicated by My Illness 109 Succeeds brilliantlyHe lives as a writer and we are the wealthier for itTHE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLDAnatyole Broyad long time book critic book review I was happy to finally collect Broyard s book on his 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 It is odd but for so long I searched for a voice like this 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 express what I was unable to articulate I knew the feelings I was experiencing were nothing new that others had been through similar experiences but I found few reflections of my experiences and my own approach to the experience beyond the words and works of David Wojnarowicz Mark Doty Paul Monette and Jonathan Kivett Broyard is one of those rare authors who is able to capture the elusive ualities of disease desire and death and how it transforms each of us in the process Maybe it was his work as a critic deeply embedded in literature and writing which allows him to write so clearly He suggests I am a critic and being critically ill I thought I might accept the pun and turn it on my condition 19 His words his language express so much that I felt It is an ironical pleasure to finally encounter an author who not writes so beautifully about such life changing experiences but also a pleasure to encounter feelings rarely expressed anywhere in printIllness is primarily a drama and it should be possible to enjoy it as well as to suffer it I see now why the Romantics were so fond of illness the sick man sees everything as metaphor In this phase I m infatuated with my cancer It stinks of revelation Anatole Broyard 7Last night I had the pleasure of finishing Anatole Broyard s wonderful memoir of his encounter with prostate cancer which led to his eventual death As I wrote before Broyard s memoirs are written beautifully but important they express feelings that had consumed me while living through my own battle with lymphona just a few short years ago While I was recovering I searched high and low for a literature of dying to find solace to find reflections of my own experiences Broyard calls it the literature of extreme situation and although I cobbled together my own collection of literature of dying it is so pleasurable to uncover Broyard s uniuely critical evaluation of his own experience of death and dying He privileges the power of narrative to help contain contagion and disease To give it form and meaning something I was always aware but unable to articulate with the same clarity He writes I m not a doctor and even as a patient I m a mere beginner Yet I am a critic and being critically ill I thought I might accept the pun and turn it on my condition My initial experience of illness was a series of disconnected shocks and my first instinct was to try to bring it under control by turning it into a narrative Always in emergencies we invent narratives We describe what is happening as if to confine the catastrophe When people heard that I was ill they inundated me with stories of their own illnesses as well as the cases of friends Storytelling seems to be a natural reaction to illness People bleed stories and I ve become a blood bank of them The patient has to start by treating his illness not as a disaster an occasion for depression or panic but as a narrative a story Stories are antibodies against illness and pain 19 20Broyard cloaked himself in literature and narratives and adopted a critical stance in order to manage his own death His wife Alexandra Broyard who collected these writings uotes a family friend Michael Vincent Miller For Anatole style was a means of connecting with eternity and literature a replacement for religion a way to cope with death 135 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    [Intoxicated by My Illness] Download ↠ Anatole Broyard SUMMARY Ê E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Anatole Broyard Anatole Broyard was a literary critic and editor of the New York Times Book Review When he was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer he turned his analytic skills and gift with language into observing himself as a fatally ill manO

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  • Paperback
  • 156
  • Intoxicated by My Illness
  • Anatole Broyard
  • English
  • 16 April 2019
  • 9780449908341