Knife Song Korea: A Novel


A tumultuous year in the life of a young surgeon during the Korean War.
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A tumultuous year in the life of a young surgeon during the Korean War.
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...Knife Song Korea is a perfect complement to [Selzer's] established body of work-tersely rendered, paced to perfection, seamless in its blending of love and knife; it is a tangled love song sung with clarity and conviction, a young man's story shaped and clarified by the wisdom of age.— Sewanee Review

"...Certainly this book joins such canon fixtures as For Whom the Bell Tolls and All Quiet on the Western Front in its discerning study of war ... Each word, each metaphor of this book revives a Korean War that is still pulsating, still bursting with shouts, grinding gears, and rampant illness. For a lasting time, a lasting work."— ForeWord Reviews

"...a lapidary work of exceptional artistry as well as a valuable addition to the body of notable works by physician-writers."— California Literary Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438427614
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 7/9/2009
  • Series: Excelsior Editions
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 147
  • Sales rank: 1,424,634
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Selzer is a former surgeon and professor at the Yale School of Medicine. He is also the author of many books of short stories and essays, including Rituals of Surgery; Confessions of a Knife; The Exact Location of the Soul; and Letters to a Best Friend edited by Peter Josyph. He has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Magazine Award, the Pushcart Prize, and the American Medical Writers Award. He lives in New Haven.

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