Diary Of Our Fatal Illness

Paperback | April 5, 2017

byCharles Bardes

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This moving prose poem tells the story of an aged man who suffers a prolonged and ultimately fatal illness. From initial diagnosis to remission to relapse to death, the experience is narrated by the man’s son, a practicing doctor. Charles Bardes, a physician and poet, draws on years of experience with patients and sickness to construct a narrative that links myth, diverse metamorphoses, and the modern mechanics of death. We stand with the doctors, the family, and, above all, a sick man and his disease as their voices are artfully crafted into a new and powerful language of illness.

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This moving prose poem tells the story of an aged man who suffers a prolonged and ultimately fatal illness. From initial diagnosis to remission to relapse to death, the experience is narrated by the man’s son, a practicing doctor. Charles Bardes, a physician and poet, draws on years of experience with patients and sickness to construct...

Charles Bardes is an internal medicine specialist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and professor of clinical medicine and associate dean at Weill Cornell Medical College. His books include Pale Faces: The Masks of Anemia, and his poems and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including Agni, Ploughshares, and Raritan.

other books by Charles Bardes

Pale Faces: The Masks of Anemia
Pale Faces: The Masks of Anemia

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:April 5, 2017Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:022646802X

ISBN - 13:9780226468020

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“Fashioning a remarkable and truly original account of an octogenarian father’s two-year battle with cancer, Bardes tells a powerful, allusive, and richly layered human fable about our common and ‘fatal metamorphosis.’”