Literature and Medicine, Volume 8: The Cultures of Medicine

Hardcover, Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989. Very Good with No dust jacket as issued.

Sound binding and hinges. Text pages clean, off-white, with minor dampstaining at lower margin (does not extend into text). Paper over boards is edge rubbed, lightly shelf worn. ; Contents: Wang, Lu Hsun and Maxine Hong Kingston: medicine as a symbol in Chinese and Chinese American literature. Pope, Emile Zola's Lourdes: land of healing and rupture. Pilgrim, The Buddhist mandala. Preston, Necessary Fictions: healing encounters with a North American saint. Orsi, The cult of the saints and the reimagination of the space and time of sickness in twentieth-century American Catholicism. Ramsey, The poetry and drama of healing: the Iroquoian Condolence Ritual and the Navajo Night Chant. Secundy, Coping with words and song: the New Orleans jazz funeral. Barnes, Lady Rokujo's ghost: spirit possession, Buddhism, and healing in Japanese literature. Papadimitrakopoulos (trans by John Taylor), The hernia operation. Arens, Characterology: Hapsburg Empire to Third Reich. Brophy and Brophy, Medical sports fitness: an ancient parody of Greek medicine. Tucker, Instructions to the patient. Book reviews. ; 9.25" tall; 182 pages.

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