Illness as Metaphor

Susan Sontag, Author, Sontag, Author
Susan Sontag, Author, Sontag, Author Anchor Books $12.95 (192p) ISBN 978-0-385-26705-2
Reviewed on: 01/01/1990
Release date: 01/01/1990
``In Illness as Metaphor , Sontag argues that the myths and metaphors surrounding disease can kill by instilling shame and guilt in the sick, thus delaying them from seeking treatment,'' wrote PW. She sees, and discusses provocatively, a similar process at work in the case of AIDS. (Jan.)
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