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Author Conway, Kathlyn.

Title Beyond words : illness and the limits of expression / Kathlyn Conway
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (pages)
Series Literature and medicine series
Literature and medicine series (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Contents The cultural story of triumph -- Character : the damaged self -- Plot : the disrupted life -- Searching for a language -- Narrative form -- Endings
Summary "Author Kathlyn Conway, a three-time cancer survivor, believes that the triumphalist approach to writing about illness fails to do justice to the shattering experience of disease. By wrestling with the challenge of writing about the reality of serious illness and injury, she argues, writers can offer a truer picture of the complex relationship between body and mind"--Provided by publisher
Notes Originally published as: Illness and the limits of expression. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2007
Title from PDF title page (viewed on May 14, 2013)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Catastrophic illness -- Psychological aspects.
Chronic diseases -- Psychological aspects.
Medicine in literature.
Chronic Disease -- psychology.
Attitude to Health.
Catastrophic Illness -- psychology.
Critical Illness -- psychology.
Medicine in Literature.
Genre/Form Personal Narrative.
Form Electronic book
Author Conway, Kathlyn. Illness and the limits of expression
ISBN 0826353258 (electronic bk.)
1299475469 (ebk)
9780826353252 (electronic bk.)
9781299475465 (ebk)