This text is an examination of the fantasies concocted around conditions such as cancer and tuberculosis in our cultural history. The author argues that illness is not a metaphor and that the most truthful way of regarding illness - and the healthiest way of being ill - is to resist such thinking. Her examples of metaphors and images of illness are taken from medical and psychiatric thinking as well as from sources ranging from Greek and medieval writings to Dickens, Thomas Mann, Henry James, Frank Lloyd Wright, Auden and ...

Illness as Metaphor 1991, Penguin Books Ltd, London

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Illness as Metaphor 1988, Farrar Straus Giroux

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Illness as Metaphor 1988, Farrar Straus Giroux

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Illness as Metaphor 1983, Penguin Books Ltd, London

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Illness as Metaphor 1979, Viking, London

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Illness as Metaphor 1978, Farrar Straus Giroux

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