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Sjukdom som metafor (original 1978; edition 2001)
by Susan Sontag
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0374520739, Paperback)This book was originally published in 1977 and the first edition in paperback by this publisher occurred in 1988. It is about being "unwell" as opposed to being healthy. For example (page 7) the author pleads (because of the fantasies concocted around cancer) for cancer patients "not to be told the truth but rather to rectify the conception of the disease, to de-mythicize (sic) it." She contends that illness is not a metaphor, and the most truthful way of regarding illness - and the healthiest way of being ill - is to resist such metaphoric thinking.
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An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.