Reynolds Price's A Whole New Life: An Illness and a Healing PDF

By Reynolds Price

ISBN-10: 0671521322

ISBN-13: 9780671521325

ISBN-10: 0743238540

ISBN-13: 9780743238540

ISBN-10: 9993205141

ISBN-13: 9789993205142

Reynolds expense has lengthy been considered one of America's so much acclaimed and comprehensive males of letters -- the writer of novels, tales, poems, essays, performs, and a memoir. In A entire New Life, even though, he steps from at the back of that roster of achievements to give us with a extra own tale, a story as intimate and compelling as any paintings of the imagination.

In 1984, a wide melanoma used to be stumbled on in his spinal twine ("The tumor was once pencil-thick and gray-colored, ten inches lengthy from my neck-hair downward"). right here, for the 1st time, expense recounts with out self-pity what turned a protracted fight to resist and get over this appalling, if all too universal, illness (one American in 3 will adventure a few from of cancer). He charts the 1st perplexing signs; the pressing surgical procedure that fails to take away the expansion and the radiation that briefly arrests it (but hurries his lack of regulate of his reduce body); the sometimes comedian trials of rehab; the regular upward thrust of serious discomfort and reliance on medicines; additional radical surgical procedures; the maintaining strength of a undeniable non secular imaginative and prescient; an eventual discovery of support from biofeedback and hypnosis; and the striking go back of his powers as a author in a brand new, lively life.

Beyond the details of soreness and mortal sickness, greater issues floor right here -- a selection to get on with the human interplay that's quite a bit part of this writer's much-loved paintings, the gratitude he feels towards family and neighbors and a few (though not at all all) medical professionals, the go back to his prolific paintings, and the "now appalling, now wonderful grace of God."

A entire New Life deals greater than the portrait of 1 courageous individual in tribulation; it deals sincere perception, life like encouragement and suggestion to others who are suffering the bafflement of catastrophic sickness or who be aware of a person who does or will.

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