The Exact Location of the Soul by Richard Selzer
New and Selected Essays

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Richard Selzer selects from his own classic essays, culled from three decades of writing. Published along with his favorites are five new essays, including "Phantom Vision" and "Braindeath," and an introduction detailing the making of this virtuoso doctor/writer. Compassionate, moving and perversely funny, Richard Selzer's essays intimately connect us with profound questions of life and death.

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Richard Selzer is a former surgeon and Yale School of Medicine professor. He has received many awards for his writing, including a National Magazine Award, a Pushcart Prize, and a Guggenheim fellowship. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.
Published March 1, 2001 by Picador. 400 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Literature & Fiction, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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In this eloquent collection of essays, five new, the rest previously published, writer/surgeon Selzer (Raising the Dead, 1994) explores spirit and substance, flesh and feeling, pain and epiphany.

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