Illness as Metaphor

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Vintage Books, 1979 - Social Science - 85 pages
A discussion of the ways in which illness is regarded pays particular attention to fantasies that pertain to cancer

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Outstanding work of criticism and history, one loomed over by the coming AIDS epidemic that started a few years after publication. When the causes and mechanism of disease are mysterious or unknown ... Read full review

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Sontag's long essay on the metaphors associated with disease is both necessary and thought-provoking. With a focus on TB and cancer, Sontag presents the developmental history of metaphoric ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
31
Section 3
75
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