Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors

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Sontag wrote Illness as Metaphor in 1978, while suffering from breast cancer herself. In her study she reveals that the metaphors and myths surrounding certain illnesses, especially cancer, add greatly to the suffering of the patients and often inhibit them from seeking proper treatment. By demystifying the fantasies surrounding cancer, Sontag shows cancer for what it is - a disease; not a curse, not a punishment, certainly not an embarrassment, and highly curable, if good treatment is found early enough. Almost a decade ...

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Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors
2018, Blackstone Audiobooks

ISBN-13: 9781538537459

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Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors
2018, Blackstone Audiobooks

ISBN-13: 9781538537466

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Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors
2002, Penguin Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780141187129

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Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors
2001, Picador USA, New York

ISBN-13: 9780312420130

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Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors
1989, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374102579

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