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Rituals of Surgery
     

Rituals of Surgery

by Richard Selzer
 

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Selzer's first collection of short stories (originally published in 1974) weaves together the fantastic and grotesque with surgical precision. The sense that death lurks around every corner is heightened by dark irony and wit. He brings to light the horrors of surgery while displaying overwhelming compassion for his characters, creating a provocative commentary on

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Selzer's first collection of short stories (originally published in 1974) weaves together the fantastic and grotesque with surgical precision. The sense that death lurks around every corner is heightened by dark irony and wit. He brings to light the horrors of surgery while displaying overwhelming compassion for his characters, creating a provocative commentary on the human condition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688064907
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/1987
Edition description:
1st Quill ed
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Selzer is the author of numerous books and articles. He is a former surgeon and professor of surgery. Selzer taught writing at Yale University and is the recipient of dozens of awards and honors, including a Pushcart Prize, National Magazine Award (for his essays), an American Medical Writer's Award, and a Guggenheim fellowship. His work has been published in New American Review, Esquire, Harper's, and other periodicals.

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