Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reissue edition (May 17, 2001)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 8.5 MB
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"The strongest booklet of its type i have ever read.... striking powers of remark, generalization, and depth."―Oliver Sacks, writer of the fellow Who Mistook His spouse For a Hat Winner of the Columbia college Lionel Trilling Award. Robert Murphy used to be within the top of his profession as an anthropologist whilst he felt the 1st symptom of a illness that might eventually take him on an odyssey stranger than any box journey to the Amazon: a tumor of the spinal wire that stepped forward slowly and irreversibly into quadriplegia. during this gripping account, Murphy explores society's fears, myths, and misunderstandings approximately incapacity, and the wear they inflict. He studies how paralysis―like all disabilities―assaults people's id, social status, and ties with others, whereas while making the affection of existence burn much more fiercely.