The Wounded Storyteller: Body, Illness, and Ethics, Second Edition
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"Arthur W. Frank has changed the way we think about storytelling and health care. His work champions a point of view long neglected and too often thought to be medically irrelevant. His penetrating essays on the human need to make sense and meaning from illness have become 'required reading' for many of us. This new edition of The Wounded Storyteller is most welcome."--Larry R. Churchill "author of "Healers: Extraordinary Clinicians at Work" "
"A classic book. Illness touches us all--patients, providers, family, friends--and Arthur W. Frank shows how illness extends beyond bodies to shape the stories (personal and cultural) that we almost inevitably construct to explain and to contain it. The stories in turn often reshape the experience of illness. The Wounded Storyteller is thus an indispensable guide to the oddly familiar but alien territory we inhabit when we enter what Susan Sontag called 'the kingdom of the ill.' Now, with an extended new preface and afterword, a classic-plus."--David B. Morris "author of "The Culture of Pain" "
"Frank sees the value of illness narratives not so much in solving clinical conundrums as in addressing the question of how to live a good life."--Christianity Today
"Arthur Frank's writings on illness and the body transcend the barriers of academic and professional disciplines, making them uniquely relevant to a wide variety of audiences: clinicians, ethicists, sociologists, scholars in the humanities and human sciences, those engaged in medical education, caregivers, and (always) the never-to-be-forgotten community of the ill."--Hastings Center Report
"This is a bold and imaginative book which moves our thinking about narratives of illness in new directions."--Sociology of Heath and Illness