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On Being Ill

Louisa Albani & Lieke Marsman & Lucia Osborne-Crowley & Nafissa Thompson-Spires & Jameisha Prescod & Audre Lorde & Virginia Woolf & Nadia de Vries & Sinéad Gleeson

On Being Ill

On Being Ill

On Being Ill

 

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.


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Beschrijving On Being Ill

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.


ISBN
9789083131658
Pagina's
172
Verschenen
NUR
323
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Paperback / softback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
uitgeverij HetMoet