Still Lives

He describes his method in the first chapter: "I have gone to people, not with a white coat or a stethoscope...[but] to listen to their lives as they express them," and it is the candid and powerful narratives of twelve people with spinal ...

Still Lives

Still Lives

An examination, through personal narratives and reflective commentary, of life without sensation or movement in the body. In writing Still Lives, Jonathan Cole wanted to find out about living in a wheelchair, without having what he calls "the doctor/patient thing" intervene. He has done this by asking people with spinal cord injuries the simple question of what it is like to live without sensation and movement in the body. If the body has absented itself, where does the person reside? He describes his method in the first chapter: "I have gone to people, not with a white coat or a stethoscope...[but] to listen to their lives as they express them," and it is the candid and powerful narratives of twelve people with spinal cord injuries that form the heart of the book.Asking his simple question, Cole discovers that there is no single or simple answer. The twelve people with tetraplegia (known as quadriplegia in the US) or paraplegia whose stories he tells testify to similar impairments but widely differing experiences. Cole employs their individual responses to shape the book into six main sections: "Enduring," "Exploring," "Experimenting," "Observing," "Empowering," and, finally, "Continuing." Each concludes with a commentary on the broader issues raised. Still Lives moves from a view of impairment as tragedy to reveal the possibilities and richness of experience available to those living with spinal injuries. More universally, it offers new perspectives on our relation to our bodies. In exploring the creative and imaginative adjustments required to construct a "still life," it makes a plea for the able-bodied to adjust their view of this most profound of impairments.

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Still Lives
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Jonathan Cole
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-02-17 - Publisher: MIT Press

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Elizabeth Bowen and the Dissolution of the Novel
Language: en
Pages: 181
Authors: A. Bennett, N. Royle, Katherine Watson
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-12-18 - Publisher: Springer

Elizabeth Bowen and the Dissolution of the Novel argues that the Anglo- Irish writer Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973) is one of the most important, though undervalued, practitioner of the twentieth-century novel in English. This is an innovative study with significant implications for contemporary critical and theoretical writing. The authors contend that
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Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Scott Sommer
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher: Viking Adult

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Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Maria Hummel
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-05 - Publisher: Catapult

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Pages: 304
Authors: Maria H. Loh
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-22 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

Michelangelo was one of the biggest international art stars of his time, but being Michelangelo was no easy thing: he was stalked by fans, lauded and lambasted by critics, and depicted in unauthorized portraits. Still Lives traces the process by which artists such as Michelangelo, Dürer, and Titian became early

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