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On Being Ill
On Being Ill

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The subtle complexities of Virginia Woolf’s essay ‘On Being Ill’ will no doubt continue to be resonant for a new generation of readers today. Certainly for both Woolf and Plath, the politics of illness are never far away. “Illness”, Woolf writes, “makes us disinclined for the long campaigns that prose extracts”. On Being Ill is a valuable book for everybody who wants to connect with illness through art and literature, and look at it from a different perspective. With the poignant contributions of excellent contemporary writers, and the introduction to Audre Lorde’s cancer journals, which ends this anthology, this book does both. Woolf asks herself in her essay if illness should not receive more attention in literature, taking its place alongside the recurring themes of “love, battle and jealousy”. This book, On Being Ill, does exactly that.

  • Publisher
    uitgeverij HetMoet
  • Translator
    Sophie Collins
  • Edition
  • Pub date
    Aug 2021
  • Pages
  • Theme
    Literary essays
  • Dimensions
    211 x 136 x 16 mm
  • Weight
    250 gram
  • EAN
  • Paperback / Sewn
    Paperback / Sewn
  • Language

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