By Kathlyn Conway
Published money owed of ailment and incapacity usually emphasize wish and optimistic pondering: the girl who nonetheless regarded attractive after wasting her hair, the guy who ran 5 miles an afternoon in the course of chemotherapy. This acclaimed exam of the style of the disorder narrative questions that upbeat procedure. writer Kathlyn Conway, a three-time melanoma survivor and herself the writer of an affliction memoir, believes that the triumphalist method of writing approximately ailment fails to do justice to the shattering event of sickness. by means of wrestling with the problem of writing concerning the truth of great disease and damage, she argues, writers can provide a more true photograph of the advanced dating among physique and mind.
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Kathlyn Conway is a psychotherapist in ny. She can be the writer of standard existence: A Memoir of Illness.
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Beyond Words: Illness and the Limits of Expression (Literature and Medicine Series) by Kathlyn Conway