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Taking the World in for Repairs

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A collection of a dozen short stories, essays, and memoirs originally published in 1986, and now available in trade paperback. Richard Selzer retired as a surgeon in 1984 to write about his profession. His books include Letters to a Young Doctor, Confessions of a Knife, Mortal Lessons, Rituals of Surgery, and most recent, Raising the Dead.
Paperback, 194 pages
Published November 1st 1994 by Michigan State University Press (first published 1986)
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Well, even though it contains of short stories -which usually I looove- but this one too heavy for me.
The writer was a doctor, so of course it was naturally for him to wrote all the settings.
But when I got this book -hardcover edition- at 2003, I was a young girl who didn't care about the world too much :(
I think I'll read this once more, maybe now I can see the stories in new perspective :P
Well I guess it had to wait until I finished my three-currently-reading books, and only if I still can't m
It's taken me forever to get to this one but I really enjoy his writing. Why are surgeons such good writers (Michael Crichton..). The first is the best story.
I don't remember many details, except that Selzer is a surgeon and he writes very well and very philosophically. He was one of the earliest "literary docs."
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