Intoxicated by My Illness

Intoxicated by My Illness

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ISBN-13: 9780449908341
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/28/1993
Pages: 156
Sales rank: 335,547
Product dimensions: 5.53(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Anatole Broyard was a book critic, columnist, and editor for the New York Times for 18 years. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Intoxicated by My Illness and Kafka Was the Rage: A Greenwich Village Memoir. Broyard died in 1990 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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SO MUCH OF a writer’s life consists of assumed suffering, rhetorical suffering, that I felt something like relief, even elation, when the doctor told me that I had cancer of the prostate. Suddenly there was in the air a rich sense of crisis—real crisis, yet one that also contained echoes of ideas like the crisis of language, the crisis of literature, or of personality. It seemed to me that my existence, whatever I thought, felt, or did, had taken on a kind of meter, as in poetry or in taxis.
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