The Hypochondriacs

The Hypochondriacs

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Charlotte Brontë found in her illnesses, real and imagined, an escape from familial and social duties, and the perfect conditions for writing. The German jurist Daniel Paul Schreber believed his body was being colonized and transformed at the hands of God and doctors alike. Andy Warhol was terrified by disease and by the idea of disease. Glenn Gould claimed a friendly pat on his shoulder had destroyed his ability to play piano. And we all know someone who has trawled… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 02, 2010)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English