Merging art and religion with science, these largely autobiographical essays delve deeply into the emotional territory of medicine commonly avoided by other . Confessions of a Knife by Richard Selzer – book cover, description, publication history. Confessions of a knife /‚Äč Richard Selzer. Author. Selzer, Richard, Published. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, c Physical Description.

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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Explore the Home Gift Guide. This collection, first published inutilizes the physical body as a means to explore the human mind and soul.

He died on June 15, at the age of Some of his esssays are slightly off centre sezer. I have several more of his books that I will be reading. Confessions of a Knife.

The appendix on the appendix while seeming artful was tiring. The door to the next world sprang open.

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A Richard Selzer Reader: Simon and Schuster- Medical – pages. Just a moment while we sign you in ricnard your Goodreads account. There was one on the author’s religious background that followed at least one other non-medical story and I skipped it all together out of boredom.


I’m going to have to read his other books.

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Write a customer review. Write a customer review. Never hesitant to admit his own frailties, Selzer draws on his experiences as a surgeon with integrity and wit, allowing readers a first-hand glimpse into the medical world.

Towards the end, there’s also a tale of being in the Middle East watching a vulture-like bird pick apart a ram then allowing the bird come to pick him apart. Confessions of a knife Snippet view – Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. After an internship at Yale, he was drafted into the Army and served as a lieutenant in Korea from to That this one hangs with me I very much fear that, having bricked up our windows, we have lost more than the breeze; we have severed a celestial connection.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. As a prose stylist, he is even better than Oliver Sachs, and his reflections on illness, health and mortality are deeply felt and thought provoking. This book is a collection of short stories, mostly medical-case based.

To be able to bring it to the rjchard of great literature shows remarkable talent. The effects of the hopeless case, the death of a colleague and a friend. Make sure you catch “Raising the Dead” as well, which is a wonderful journalistic book.

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Showing of 10 reviews. So much so that I have started reading some of his other works! Merging art and religion with science, these largely autobiographical essays delve deeply into the emotional territory of medicine commonly avoided by other writers. I was hoping this was a book primarily about the author’s work as a surgeon, but he went off on so many tangents that I found the book to be more like a hodge-podge of whatever subject he felt like writing about on a given day.

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There is q power in each short piece, controlled emotion a I read this book whilst I was training and was enthralled by its beauty and the messages within.