A Body of Work: An Anthology of Poetry and Medicine

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A Body of Work includes poems by writers from the dawn of Enlightenment to the 21st Century and explores changing attitudes to medicine, health and the body. The book is divided into eight thematic sections, each of which includes a chronological range of poetry and excerpts of important historical and contextual medical writing. The sections are: . Body as machine . Nerves, mind, and brain . Consuming . Illness, disease, and disability . Hospitals, practitioners, and professionals . Treatment . Sex, evolution, and reproduction . Ageing and dying A Body of Work is supported by a companion website offering further contextual essays, class discussion questions and visual material. Includes work by such poets as: Dannie Abse, Maya Angelou, Simon Armitage, Margaret Atwood, W.H. Auden, Elizabeth Bishop, John Burnside, Raymond Carver, Lucille Clifton, S. T. Coleridge, Erasmus Darwin, Emily Dickinson, John Donne, Mark Doty, T.S. Eliot, Paul Farley, Ann Finch, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Graves, Thom Gunn, Seamus Heaney, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Ted Hughes, Rudyard Kipling, Philip Larkin, Robert Lowell, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Paul Muldoon, Frank O'Hara, Sylvia Plath, Rainer Maria Rilke, Theodore Roethke, Anne Sexton, Jo Shapcott, John Addington Symonds, Michael Symmons Roberts, Phillis Wheatley, Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams.

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Corinna Wagner is Senior Lecturer in the English Department and co-director of the 'Art, Aesthetics and Creativity' strand of the Medical Humanities at the University of Exeter, UK. She is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Victorian Medievalism (2015), editor of Gothic Evolutions: Poetry, Tales, Context, Theory (2014) and author of Pathological Bodies: Medicine and Political Culture (2013). Andy Brown is Senior Lecturer and Director of Creative Writing, and co-director of the 'Art, Aesthetics and Creativity' strand of the Medical Humanities at the University of Exeter, UK. A widely published poet and critic, his previous books of poetry include Exurbia (2014), The Fool and the Physician (2012) and Goose Music (with John Burnside, 2008). He has also edited The Writing Occurs As Song: a Kelvin Corcoran Reader (2014).

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Verlag: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Feb 2016 (2016)
ISBN 10: 1472513290 ISBN 13: 9781472513298
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Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Feb 2016, 2016. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 158x234x35 mm. Neuware - 560 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781472513298

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