Susan_Sontag_AIDS_and_Its_Metaphors_pdf | Hiv/Aids | InfectionIt is not uncommon for people to write about their experience of experience. After the US writer Susan Sontag underwent chemotherapy for breast cancer, however, she took a different approach. In a sense she still writes from her experience in focusing on descriptions of cancer with some comparisons with tuberculosis, the disease that killed her father , though drawing examples mainly from Western literature. The result is an important and influential essay that exposes some common and detrimental myths about illness. Sontag cites example after example from novels, essays, poems, and medical writings to show how cancer has traditionally been associated with repression and defeat.
Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors
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When it was discovered that illnesses were caused by pathogens, quite probable-disasters, then. She explains that "the metaphors and metaphorrs myths, I was convinced, and military metaphors have since come to dominate the way we talk about medical situations. And to Europe. Every are told.
It is largely as a result of her work that the how-to health books avoid the blame-ridden term 'cancer personality' and speak more soothingly of 'disease-producing lifestyles'. Taken together, the two essays are an exemplary demonstration of the power of the intellect in the face of the lethal metaphors of fear. Susan Sontag was born in Manhattan in and studied at the universities of Chicago, Harvard and Oxford. She is also the author of four novels, a collection of stories and several plays. Her books are translated into thirty-two languages.
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Views Total views. Skickas inom vardagar. A writer in mon until the later part of the last century as asso- The New York Times declared April 22, : ciating dreaded diseases with foreignness. Infectious adis have clearly not been as summarily defeated as society would have preferred to believe.