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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It is odd but for so long I searched for a voice like this. Muy recomendable su lectura.

Intoxicated by My Illness: And Other Writings on Life and Death

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Son 5 escritos y un relato. Oct 04, Rochelle rated it it was ok. Broyad 16, Diana rated it liked it.

Intoxicated by My Illness by Anatole Broyard

Open Preview See a Problem? Jan 27, Rj rated it it was amazing. But don’t let too much time pass. Jan 13, katie rated it really liked it Recommended to katie by: 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 when I actually thought wow, this guy is going to die, one day this could be me etc. He writes a lot about the style of one’s death. Brilliant and unique critiques about death and its surrounds. A must read for clinicians.


Those who have experienced death and dying close to home will likely relate to many of his thoughts and conclusions on the utter inevitability of it all.

Storytelling seems to be a natural reaction to illness. Anatole’s long love affair with books and writing had served him well. As the reader you immediately recognize that his father’s death had a lifelong and permanent affect on his own life but more importantly you intoxicates in the story the real truth of his own fears and emotions. Broyard writes about the medical experience in a unique and almost exuberant way. Be the first to ask a question about Intoxicated by My Illness.

I felt myself get ill reading his plans of seduction. Oct 19, Amy Haarhoff rated it it was amazing. Near the end of the book, he begins to tell the story of his own father’s death by cancer when he was a young man.

Anyone who is suffering will find light in Broyard’s words. Share your thoughts with other customers. He lives as a writer and we are the wealthier for it. De una clarividencia arrolladora. The end is a painful read so if you are not prepared to intoxxicated with life and death issues, save it for another day.

His wife, Alexandra Broyard, who collected these writings quotes a family friend, Michael Vincent Miller Get to Know Us. This book reminded me of the idea in The Parable naatole the Talents that creating can keep you alive through anything. Enabled Average Customer Review: Stories are antibodies against illness and pain. There are no cliches in this book and many wonderful quotes, particularly that, “Stories are antibodies against illness and pain. Apr 12, Luna Miguel rated it it was amazing.


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? intoxiacted

To give it form and meaning, something I was always aware but unable to articulate with the same clarity. It is a quick, beautifully written, sad but often marvelously amusing account of a man’s experience with prostate cancer. Paperbackpages. In addition to his many reviews and columns, he published short stories, essays and two books during his lifetime. This left me cold, and I do hope this is a story, otherwise we have another prestigious man who got away illnfss rape.

Anatole Broyard has joined his father but not before leaving behind a legacy rich in wisdom about the written word and the human condition. Other sections are repetitive and fragmentary. It is an ironical pleasure to finally encounter an author who not writes so beautifully about such life-changing experiences but also a pleasure to encounter feelings rarely expressed anywhere in print.

It is an uneven book–some parts were lovely, other parts I found myself bored with. Thanks for telling bfoyard about the problem. It stinks of revelation.