Mortal Lessons:Notes on the Art of Surgery Richard Selzer
What One Man Said to Another is, on one level, a series of extended conversations between friends. On another, it is a spoken autobiography of Richard Selzer, respected surgeon and writer, as recorded by New York artist and writer Peter Josyph. In this audio we learn firsthand of Selzer´s life as a surgeon in an isolated village in Korea in the early 1950s; the unforgettable evening when he saved the life of author John Cheever; his agonizing courtroom experience during a malpractice suit; the ostracism of colleagues as he trained himself, every night for eight years, to become a writer; and his encounters with notable personalities, such as Orson Welles, John Houseman, Richard Ellmann, Josef Albers, and even one of ´´Charlie´s Angels´´. The sparkling wit, profound insight, and unique poetic vision that characterize works such as Raising the Dead, Taking the World in for Repairs, Mortal Lessons, and all of Selzer´s writing are present in every one of these lively conversations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Raymond Todd, Peter Josyph. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001493/bk_blak_001493_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.