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Richard Selzer Reader
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In the 1960s, while practicing as a general surgeon and teaching surgery at the Yale School of Medicine, Richard Selzer began publishing unique creative work in magazines such as Harper's and Esquire. This volume is a definitive collection of essays, stories, public lectures, and final diary entries by the renowned surgeon and imaginative writer. Each of the book's nine topical sections is prefaced by an overview of themes and patterns in Selzer's work.


Contents:

Acknowledgments
Editor's Preface
Introduction: "The Writer Richard Selzer: High, Low, and Mighty" by Marie Borroff
Chronology
Prologue
The Pen and the Scalpel
Part 1: Apprenticeship
On the Wire
Jonah and the Whale
A Single Minute of Fear
Fairview
Part 2: Anatomy Lessons
Liver
Bone
How Proudly It Heals: In Praise of the Body Republic
A Mother's Fury
Leonardo's Drawings
Flesh Holds the Truth, Mortality
The Corpse
The Ivory Crucifixion
Part 3: Being a Doctor
A Hero in a Rowboat
Emergency Medicine
Mercy
Taking the World in for Repairs
Imelda
Three Doctors: Conan Doyle, Watson, and Me
Reflections on Doctoring
Part 4: Illuminations
At St. Mary's
Longfellow, Virgil, and Me
Fetishes
Four Appointments with the Discus Thrower
Whither Thou Goest
Risen
Atrium: October 2001
Part 5: Being a Writer
Meditations on Style
Five Finger Exercises
To a Would-Be Doctor/ Writer
Notes for a Writing Workshop
Remembrance of Things
Wounded with Wonder: Richard Selzer Interviewed by Peter Josyph
Part 6: Homage
Afterlife of The Black Swan
A Tale of Two Cities Revisited
Crimean Vespers
Part 7: Diary Entries
Early Entries, Undated
2009
2010
2011
2012
Part 8: Two Unpublished Stories
Half Moon
Mister Stitches


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ISBN-13: 9781611496437
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Publication date: July, 2017
Pages: 336

Subcategories: General Practice