Diary of Our Fatal Illness Paperback / softback
Part of the Phoenix Poets series
This moving prose poem tells the story of an aged man who suffers a prolonged and ultimately fatal illness.
From initial diagnosis to remission to relapse to death, the experience is narrated by the man's son, a practicing doctor.
Charles Bardes, a physician and poet, draws on years of experience with patients and sickness to construct a narrative that links myth, diverse metamorphoses, and the modern mechanics of death.
We stand with the doctors, the family, and, above all, a sick man and his disease as their voices are artfully crafted into a new and powerful language of illness.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 96 pages
- Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
- Publication Date: 02/05/2017
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9780226468020