Illness as Metaphor
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
In this short book (downloaded from the Internet Archive, Susan Sontag looks at how we conceptualize serious illnesses, particularly tuberculosis in the 19th century and cancer in the 20th century. "Illness as Metaphor" is a groundbreaking work that examines how we view and describe these illnesses in metaphorical terms than have significant adverse implications for the people suffering from serious illness. Click on the View/Open link to read the book.
Sontag, Susan, illness as Meaphor, Social Critics and Social Criticsm, Authors, United States