The Wounded Storyteller
Body, Illness, and Ethics
ISBN10: 0226259935 ISBN13: 9780226259932 Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr Published: Mar 1 1997 Weight: 0.65lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
This work argues that people tell stories in order to make sense of their suffering; ill people are wounded storytellers. Frank recounts a collection of illness stories ranging from the well-known to the private testimonials of people with cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome and disabilities.