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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.
Number of Pages: 54
Series Title: Phoenix Poets
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Charles Bardes
Street Date: March 21, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-9418
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