Anatole Broyard, long-time book critic, book review editor, and essayist for the New York Times, wants to be remembered. He will be, with this collection of. 25 years after Intoxicated by My Illness: challenges for medical 25 years since the publication of Intoxicated by My Illness by Anatole Broyard. Intoxicated by My Illness: And Other Writings on Life and Death. Anatole Broyard, Author, Oliver W. Sacks, Foreword by Clarkson N Potter Publishers $18 (0p).

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Books by Anatole Broyard. Oliver Sachs, who write the foreword to the book. New Year New You Sale.

Isn’t there some way to turn dying into some kind of celebration, a birthday to end all birthdays? Always in emergencies we invent narratives. As I contemplated the beginning of the book, I was intimidated.

Sep 28, Julene rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a “good” read, but not stellar. He will be, with this collection of irreverent, humorous essays he wrote concerning the ordeals of life and death—many of which were written during the battle with cancer that led to his death in Apr 05, Judith Hannan rated it it was amazing.

However, this changed in brotard of the longer essays in the book, in which Broyard writes about his father’s death. Ballantine Books; 1 edition 24 November Sold by: May 06, Michael Johnston rated it really liked it.

Intoxicated by My Illness: And Other Writings on Life and Death

Inhe wrote a moving personal account of his father’s last illness and death, “What the Cystoscope Said. Register for email alerts with links to free full-text articles Access PDFs of free articles Manage your interests Save searches and receive search alerts.


They are held in a gracious setting of his previous writings on death in life and literature, including a fictionalized account of his ky father’s dying of cancer. Broyard is one of those rare authors who is able to capture the elusive qualities of disease, desire and death and how it transforms each of us in the process.

El caso de Broyard es comprensible en la medida en que la enfermedad propicia el desahucie. Purchase access Subscribe to JN Learning for one year. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I am happy to have read this; it has anaole my outlook on the matter quite considerably! But don’t let too much time pass. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Anatole’s long love affair with books and writing had served him well. Anatope contains essays about personal experiences, as well as intellectual and literary musings about the subject of death. He lives as a writer and we are the wealthier for it. While I lay in the hospital my body riddled with cancer and at the mercy of the routine of chemotherapy I searched high and low for an illlness like Broyard, for someone who could Inttoxicated was happy to finally collect Broyard’s book on his encounter with prostate cancer, a cancer that eventually robbed him of his life and discovered an author who expresses some of the anguish, pain and peculiar emotions that come with life-threatening illnesses.


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There are no cliches in this book and many wonderful quotes, particularly that, “Stories are antibodies against illness and pain. Illness 25, Farriss Marie rated it it was amazing. Anyone who is suffering will find light in Broyard’s words. We must, he says, have the most beautiful death we can, telling our own unique story to the end. Apr 12, Luna Miguel rated it it was amazing.

Sale ends on 31 January at It gave him the reference points, coordinates, metaphors, and attitudes that enabled him to be alive and himself until that was no longer possible.

Oct 04, Rochelle rated it it was ok. The something extraordinary happened. Purchase access Subscribe intoxicsted the journal. It is a quick, beautifully written, sad but often marvelously amusing account of a man’s experience with prostate cancer.

Yet the craziness of the patient is part of his condition. Be the first to ask a question about Intoxicated by My Illness.