Richard Selzer and the Rhetoric of Surgery


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Anderson provides the context from which Selzer s writing grows and a concept of language adequate to his purposes and accomplishments. He takes a careful look at Selzer s writing to demonstrate that these abstract considerations do tell us why a surgeon would write. The works Anderson examines are "Jonah and the Whale" (an important early short story) and the first three essays in "Mortal Lessons. "These examples show the reader exactly how the symbols of literature interact directly with the world and the everyday ...

Richard Selzer and the Rhetoric of Surgery 1989, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809315024