Anatole Broyard, long-time book critic, book review editor, and essayist for the New York Times, wants to be remembered. He will be, with this collection of. 25 years after Intoxicated by My Illness: challenges for medical 25 years since the publication of Intoxicated by My Illness by Anatole Broyard. Intoxicated by My Illness: And Other Writings on Life and Death. Anatole Broyard, Author, Oliver W. Sacks, Foreword by Clarkson N Potter Publishers $18 (0p).

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Anatole Broyard has joined his father but not before leaving behind a legacy rich in wisdom about the written word and the human condition.

Trivia About Intoxicated by My Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Not Enabled Word Wise: A partir de la tercera parte empiezan lo bueno. Jul 22, Maya Rock rated it liked it Recommends it for: Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies.

His wife, Alexandra Broyard, who collected these writings quotes a family friend, Michael Vincent Miller This guy has a great prose style.

But he or his family chose to publish what he did write. The end is a painful read so if you are not prepared to grapple with life and death brpyard, save it for another day. Illness and death interested him deeply. The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine.

It’s just notable because it’s by a Times critic hroyard kind of pretended to be white his whole life even mt he came from a family who considered themselves black.

This book has inspired a new shelf “booksaboutrace. I felt myself get ill reading his plans of seduction. Our website uses cookies to enhance your experience.


Sep 28, Julene rated it really liked it Shelves: Shocking, no-holds-barred and utterly exquisite. Musings on life and death from an acclaimed book critic written during his ultimately unsuccessful battle with cancer – would it be morbid, depressing, unapproachably emotional?


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Apr 22, Loren rated it it was amazing Shelves: Published June 1st by Fawcett first published Mar 27, Wendell rated it liked it. When he was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer, he turned his analytic skills and gift with language into observing himself as a fatally ill man. Hates girls and probably poors. It is a quick, beautifully written, sad but often marvelously amusing account of a man’s experience with prostate cancer.

Sign in to save your search Sign in to your personal account. Be the first to ask a question about Intoxicated by My Illness. In Broyard’s initially disconnected ramblings he openly rejected sentimentalism as irrelevant to the story of his disease.

And Other Writings on Life and Death. He may have been enthralled by it, obsessed by it, but to be truly intoxicated, one must first acknowledge that the intoxicating substance is part of your body and is, for the moment, firmly in control. As I wrote before Broyard’s memoirs are written beautifully but more important they express feelings that had consumed me while living through my own battle with lymphona just a few short years ago.

The title essay is permeated with a unsentimental clarity.

Intoxicated by My Illness

In addition to his many reviews anato,e columns, he published short stories, essays and two books during his lifetime. Customers who bought this item also bought. The central essays of Intoxicated By My Illness were written during the last fourteen months of Broyard’s life.


Oct 19, Amy Haarhoff rated it it was amazing.

broysrd He offers some fascinating commentary on his own emotional state and the nature of how his doctors addressed or more often didn’t the psychological attributes of treatment and the deadly disease. So I think we should have a competition in dying, sort of like Halloween costumes. I knew the feelings I was experiencing were nothing new, that others had been through similar experiences, but I found few reflections of my experiences and my own approach to the experience beyond the illnesss and works of David Wojnarowicz, Mark Doty, Paul Monette and Jonathan Kivett.

His idea that illness can give you a sense of freedom is evident on many pages of this short book, intxicated collection of essays and journal entries. It was one of the most painful, passionate, heart-wrenching, but beautifully written descriptions of one Man’s last days. However, Broyard’s journal accounts of his desired relationship with his physician are powerful and relevant to today’s physician-patient relationship.

Kindle Edition File Size: I have to say it was very easy to feel like this was just some sort of an experiment on his part and the moments anaotle I actually thought wow, this guy is going to die, one day this could be me etc. He privileges the power of narrative to help contain contagion and disease.

When people heard that I was ill, they inundated me with stories of their own illnesses, as well as the cases of friends. For example, his wish not only for a physician but a metaphysician.