Illness as Metaphor

Front Cover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1978 - Cancer in literature - 82 pages
6 Reviews

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - gregorybrown - LibraryThing

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

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing

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

Bibliographic information