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Cytomegalovirus: A Hospitalization Diary

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Description for Cytomegalovirus: A Hospitalization Diary Paperback. Cytomegalovirus is a lucid and spare autobiographical narrative by Herve Guibert (1955-1991) of the everyday moments of his hospitalization due to complications of AIDS. In one of his last works, the acclaimed writer presents his struggle with the disease in terms that are unsentimental and deeply human. Translator(s): Orban, Clara. Series: Forms of Living. Num Pages: 96 pages. BIC Classification: BGL; MBDC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 3233 x 5193 x 10. Weight in Grams: 136.

By the time of his death, Herve Guibert had become a singular literary voice on the impact of AIDS in France. He was prolific. His oeuvre contained some twenty novels, including To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life and The Compassion Protocol. He was thirty-six years old. In Cytomegalovirus, Guibert offers an autobiographical narrative of the everyday moments of his hospitalization because of complications of AIDS. Cytomegalovirus is spare, biting, and anguished. Guibert writes through the minutiae of living and of death—as a quality of invention, of melancholy, of small victories in the face of greater threats—at the ... Read more

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Fordham University Press United States
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Forms of Living
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New York, United States
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About Hervé Guibert
Todd Meyers is Associate Professor of Anthropology at New York University-Shanghai. He is the author of The Clinic and Elsewhere: Addiction, Adolescents, and the Afterlife of Therapy.

Reviews for Cytomegalovirus: A Hospitalization Diary
"Like Roland Barthes's Mourning Diary, Herve Guibert's hospitalization diary speaks with moonlit clarity about the threshold between life and death; with this heartbreaking and exemplary book Guibert has earned literary immortality."
-Wayne Koestenbaum Distinguished Professor of English, CUNY "In this medical humanities classic, the vulnerable yet unabashedly confrontational Herve Guibert dissects the solitary hospital body that he and unknown ... Read more

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