Tormented Hope

£15.99

‘Tormented Hope’ is a book about mind and body, fear and hope, illness and imagination. It explores, in the stories of nine individuals, the relationship of mind and body as it is mediated by the experience, or simply the terror, of being ill.

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‘It’s so good that, after reading it, I needed a lie-down’ – Hilary Mantel, Guardian Books of the Year

Brian Dillon looks at nine prominent hypochondriacs – James Boswell, Charlotte Brontë, Charles Darwin, Florence Nightingale, Daniel Paul Schreber, Alice James, Marcel Proust, Glenn Gould and Andy Warhol – and what their lives tell us about the way the mind works with, and against, the body. His findings are stimulating and surprising, and the stories he tells are often moving, sometimes hilarious, and always gripping. With a new afterword on Michael Jackson.

Brian Dillon’s first book, In the Dark Room, won the Irish Book Award for Non-fiction in 2006. He lives in Canterbury.

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Weight 0.213 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.8 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

290

Language

English

Edition

New Edition

Dewey

362.196852500922 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K