The Doctor Stories

The Doctor Stories - New Directions Paperbook

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Synopsis

The Doctor Stories collects thirteen of Williams's stories (direct accounts of his experiences as a doctor), six related poems, and a chapter from his autobiography that connects the world of medicine and writing, as well as a new preface by Atul Gawande, an introduction by Robert Coles (who put the book together), and a final note by Williams's son (also a doctor), about his famous father. The writings are remarkably direct and freshly true. As Atul Gawande notes, "Reading these tales,you find yourself in a conversation with Williams about who people really are-who you really are. Williams recognized that, caring for the people of his city, he had a front-row seat to the human condition. His writing makes us see it and hear it and grapple with it in all its complexities. That is his lasting gift."

Book information

ISBN: 9780811228176
Publisher: New Directions
Imprint: New Directions Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.52
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xviii, 142
Weight: 180g
Height: 132mm
Width: 202mm
Spine width: 19mm