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The Body in Question

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In this original and highly entertaining book, Dr. Jonathan Miller considers the functioning of the body as a subject of private experience. He explores our attitudes towards our bodies, our astonishing ignorance of them, and our inability to read our body's signals. Taking as his starting point the experience of pain, Dr. Miller analyzes the elaborate social process of "f ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published November 28th 1986 by Random House (NY) (first published 1978)
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Yanni
Jan 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
Interesting perspective of anatomy and physiology by Miller, the renowned polymath - (originality a physician) writer, opera director and generally bloody clever chap. The fascinating take is that he talks about the body as the subject of private experience, and our attitudes towards our body. Deeply subjective and fascinating.
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Sir Jonathan Wolfe Miller CBE is a British theatre and opera director, author, television presenter, humorist and sculptor. Trained as a physician in the late 1950s, he first came to prominence in the 1960s with his role in the comedy review Beyond the Fringe with fellow writers and performers Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Alan Bennett. Despite having seen few operas and not knowing how to read mus ...more
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