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by Richard Selzer

  • Author: Richard Selzer
  • ISBN: 1438427611
  • ISBN13: 978-1438427614
  • ePub: 1805 kb | FB2: 1915 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Excelsior Editions (July 9, 2009)
  • Pages: 147
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 650
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Knife Song Korea: A Novel ePub download

The Richard Selzer Lecture, Yale Program for the Humanities in Medicine

The Richard Selzer Lecture, Yale Program for the Humanities in Medicine. The Selzer Prize for Writing, Des Moines University, 2010 (see above).

Knife Song Korea book. Originally written during and shortly after Richard Selzer's own tour of duty in Korea, Knife Song Korea offers a poetic portrayal of a man stretched to his limits and beyond, and the tragic toll war takes on the human psyche.

Books online: Knife Song Korea: A Novel, 2009, Fishpond. Richard Selzer is a former surgeon and professor at the Yale School of Medicine

Books online: Knife Song Korea: A Novel, 2009, Fishpond. Richard Selzer is a former surgeon and professor at the Yale School of Medicine. He has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Magazine Award, the Pushcart Prize, and the American Medical Writers Award. Each word, each metaphor of this book revives a Korean War that is still pulsating, still bursting with shouts, grinding gears, and rampant illness. For a lasting time, a lasting work.

Knife Song Korea chronicles a tumultuous year in the life of Sloane, a young surgeon in the Korean Wa.

Knife Song Korea chronicles a tumultuous year in the life of Sloane, a young surgeon in the Korean War. Drafted into the army and assigned to an artillery unit in a remote rural area on the edges of the war, Sloane must cope with harsh living conditions, a brutal workload, and intense feelings of personal isolation. Originally written during and shortly after Richard Selzer s own tour of duty in Korea, Knife Song Korea offers a poetic portrayal of a man stretched to his limits and beyond, and the tragic toll war takes on the human psyche.

In his 2009 novel, Knife Song Korea, Selzer returns to this theme, examining it in depth through the lens of gender. Drafted into the army and assigned to an artillery unit in a remote rural area on the edges of the war, Sloane must cope with. As the strain mounts and the war moves closer, he comes face to face with questions of identity, nationality, and personal honor. Originally written during and shortly after Richard Selzer’s own tour of duty in Korea, Knife Song Korea offers a poetic portrayal of a man stretched to his limits and beyond, and the tragic toll war takes on the human psyche.

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Knife song Korea : a novel. Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Literary Fiction) 2010 (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781438420204. Commended for IndieFab awards (Fiction) 2009 (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781438420204. 9781438427614 (hbk. : alk. paper).

A tumultuous year in the life of a young surgeon during the Korean War.
Kezan
Richard Selzer can write! I had read many of his short stories and have always been mesmerized by his way with words, by his ability to humanize his patients, to use his fluid vocabulary to flesh them out and make them real to the reader. In this book, Selzer has done this and more; however, here the patient is the Korean War. Finally, Selzer, drawing on what I assume to have been his personal experiences as a physician in that war, reveals his humanness. Having attended his memorial service ("celebration of his life") this past month, I was particularly moved by _Knife Song Korea_.
Morlunn
Having read "Confessions of a Knife" it was nice to read of the personal experiences which produced such a wonderful writer. It's a difficult read in that it was a hard time- especially for the Koreans. But it is rewarding.
Shaktit
This book broke me. It made me physically ill and twisted my insides into knots. There was a chapter in particular that had me biting my own fingers in horror. Not many books have been able to incite that kind of response from me.

The prose is disjointed and fragmented. The subject matter is harsh and painful to endure. However, these elements pulled together make a viscerally beautiful novel.

This book is about an American doctor sent to Korea during the Korean War. It is about illness, pain, and suffering. It is also about love and loss. It is about how a place can seep into you, about how things you see and hear and touch can forever change you.

This book has a permanent place on my shelf. It'll stay in my head, and I know I'll return to it again.
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