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Do It and Die

Richard Horton, 20 April 1995

Soundings 
by Abraham Verghese.
Phoenix, 347 pp., £18.99, May 1994, 1 897580 26 6
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... east of the Mississippi. Even today, in the tourist brochures of Johnson City (the location for Verghese’s story), the percentage of the population who are non-white is listed to reassure prospective visitors (7.2 per cent, for the record). Tourism trades happily on this humiliating past. Henning, the birthplace of Alex Haley; the Lorraine ...

Nothing Becomes Something

Thomas Laqueur: Pathography, 22 September 2016

When Breath Becomes Air 
by Paul Kalanithi.
Bodley Head, 228 pp., £12.99, February 2016, 978 1 84792 367 7
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... being diagnosed with lung cancer at the age of 36. That essay, ‘How Long Have I Got Left?’, Abraham Verghese writes in his foreword to this book, ‘was simply stunning. The prose was unforgettable.’ The book itself had much the same effect. ‘There was an honesty, a truth of writing, that took my breath away. Be ready. Be seated,’ ...

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