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Author Guibert, Hervé.

Title Cytomegalovirus : a hospitalization diary / Hervé Guibert, Todd Meyers ; introduction by David Caron ; afterword by Todd Meyers ; translated by Clara Orban
Published New York : Fordham University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (pages cm)
Series Forms of living
Forms of living.
Contents Front ; Contents; Respect, One Dessert Spoon at a Time; Cytomegalovirus; Remainders; Notes; Translator's Note
Summary "By the time of his death, Herve Guibert had become a singular literary voice on the impact of AIDS in France. He was prolific. His oeuvre contained some twenty novels, including To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life and The Compassion Protocol. He was thirty-six years old. In Cytomegalovirus, Guibert offers an autobiographical narrative of the everyday moments of his hospitalization because of complications of AIDS. Cytomegalovirus is spare, biting, and anguished. Guibert writes through the minutiae of living and of death--as a quality of invention, of melancholy, of small victories in the face of greater threats--at the moment when his sight (and life) is eclipsed. This new edition includes an Introduction and Afterword contextualizing Guibert's work within the history of the AIDS pandemic, its relevance in the contemporary moment, and the importance of understanding the quotidian aspects of terminal illness"-- Provided by publisher
"Cytomegalovirus is a lucid and spare autobiographical narrative by Herve Guibert (1955-1991) of the everyday moments of his hospitalization due to complications of AIDS. In one of his last works, the acclaimed writer presents his struggle with the disease in terms that are unsentimental and deeply human"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject AIDS (Disease) -- Complications -- Patients -- France -- Diaries.
AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- France -- Diaries.
Authors, French -- 20th century -- Diaries.
Cytomegalovirus infections -- Patients -- France -- Diaries.
Eye -- Infections -- Patients -- France -- Diaries.
Hospital patients -- France -- Diaries.
Genre/Form Diaries.
Form Electronic book
Author Meyers, Todd.
ISBN 0823268594 (electronic bk.)
0823268608 (electronic bk.)
9780823268597 (electronic bk.)
9780823268603 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Cytomegalovirus. English