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The Case of Dr. Sachs: A Novel (Bruno Sachs & Franz Karma)

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Bruno Sachs is a country doctor who makes house calls and feels deeply for his patients. There are broken bones, unwanted pregnancies, people without the will to live, a friend dying of cancer. His pity for his fellow creatures is both his motivating force and his own untreatable condition. Among the deaths, love affairs, and small town gossip, a love story emerges at the...more
ebook, 480 pages
Published January 4th 2011 by Seven Stories Press (first published January 1st 1998)
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Ann
Surprising compelling and unusual book. Written by a general practice physician who practiced in a rural/small village part of France. Presumably the book draws much from his own experience as a Dr./author. The book is a sort of mosaic made up of short bits from many different narrators including his patients, office manager, old friends, colleagues, nosy neighbors, etc. An unusual look into one doctor's practice of medicine and the people whose lives touch on his. I think it's pretty darn amazi...more
Meurs
J'avais oublié en achetant ce livre qu'il s'agissait d'un médecin de province vu par ses patients. Une sorte de vie mode d'emploi autour du cabinet d'attente, où les histoires individuelles finissent par se recouper. Cet angle d'attaque est intéressant par ce qu'il révèle de la vie d'un généraliste, ou plutôt ce qu'il imagine que les patients pensent de sa pratique, c'est une reflexivité un peu compliquée pour finalement décrire sa propre subjectivité de médecin. Toutefois, on s'en lasse, l'aute...more
Padstravel
Maravillosamente escrito. Lo he leido sólo en francés, así que no puedo opinar acerca de la traducción, en todo caso, supongo que será más que recomendable (que no así el precio que tiene...27 euracos en castellano, comparados con los 8 en francés).
Cuenta la historia de un médico de un pueblo, visto a través de la descripción que hacen sus pacientes. Hay momentos alegres, duros, tristes, desternillantes, asombrosos, rutinarios...Es la realidad de una consulta, que muchas veces da la sensación de...more
Alberto M
Libro trovato per caso, si è rivelato una lietissima sorpresa. Come stile lo paragonerei a "La vita: istruzioni per l'uso": stessa narrazione "esterna" fintamente distaccata, stessa trama che va a comporsi, frammento dopo frammento, man mano che le situazioni sono descritte dai diversi punti di vista. Ottimo poi il finale.
Flaneurette
I read this book many years ago and I remember I liked it. What struck me though, was that I didn't believe the author as an author. I believed him as a doctor in possession of a good pen. I really warmed to the characters, and the vulnerability presented through the many portraits was touching, yet I was not convinced that the main aim was to write a strikingly good book about a medical practice.
Rachel Baker
Quel beau livre. Les diverses perspectives créent un portrait complexe du médecin de campagne, et à mon avis plus juste de la profession. Surtout les attentes qu'on a des médecins et comment on est souvent déçu par la médecine. Après tout, il n'est pas possible de tout guérir. Mais il est toujours possible de soigner.
Rachel
This is a bit of an experimental novel the story (such as it is) told from the viewpoints of everyone who meets the central character. Actually it took so long to develop that I nearly didn't bother finishing it. It does have a certain charm however there was a deep misogynist streak that I found very unpleasant.
Mary  Goodnight
La vie d'un médecin de campagne, racontée à plusieurs voix (ses proches, ses patients, lui-même). Criant de vérité (j'ai cru lire une biographie de mon père, lui même médecin de campagne). Le "préquel", "Les trois médecins", est lui aussi excellent.
Delphine
Un roman extraordinaire, à ne pas rater
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