Notes from the Sick Room

Author(s): Steve Finbow
Original Publish Date: Feb 28, 2017
Product Number: EB00699178
Released: Feb 28, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781910924433
Publisher: Repeater
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Notes from the Sick Room is an investigation into the connections between physical illness and creativity. Although there are a number of books investigating mental illness and creativity, there are very few that concentrate on physical illness - cancer, HIV, tuberculosis and disabilities caused by accidents. Incapacity provides time for contemplation and creativity yet pain and discomfort detract from inspiration. Serious illness confronts the individual with the reality of death, the complacency of being is jolted by the shock of non-being. Does one record these incidences or ignore "art" in order to survive?