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Elegy for a Disease: A Personal and Cultural History of Polio
Elegy for a Disease: A Personal and Cultural History of Polio Anne Finger 031234757X 9780312347574 What happened to your leg? he asks me as hes loading the groceries into the trunk of my Volvo. I had polio. Whats that? I feel like
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Elegy for a Disease: A Personal and Cultural History of Polio by Anne Finger

What happened to your leg? he asks me as hes loading the groceries into the trunk of my Volvo. I had polio. Whats that? I feel like an aging movie star whos been asked her name by a restaurant matre d. Polio was as famous as AIDS. Those of us who had it werefigures.We limped around under its metaphoric weight. ---fromElegy for a Disease nbsp; Advance Praise forElegy for a Disease Anne Finger creates a lyric prose that shimmers like a serious dream. Both public and private stories concern her narrators quest for the truth about disabled lives. This is a memoir of history and imagination, and it belongs on every book shelf. ---Stephen Kuusisto, professor of disability studies, The Ohio State University, and author ofPlanet of the Blind nbsp; Praise forBone Truth Lyrical, searing prose that evokes the strength, influence, and fragility of memory. Funny, stirring, tender, true. ---Kirkus Reviews nbsp; Praise forPast Due: A Story of Disability, Pregnancy and Birth nbsp; A thoughtful reflection on the meaning of health in a society that is coming to value wellness above all else; and a terrifically told story by a crackerjack writer...A positive, life-affirming work. ---The Vancouver Sun nbsp; An electrifying odyssey...A stunning exploration of the metaphor of health in society...A powerful story. ---San FranciscoChronicle

Author: Anne Finger

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 304

Publisher: St. Martins Press

Publication Date: 2006-10-31

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