The Sickness

Author: Alberto Barrera Tyszka

Publisher: Tin House Books

ISBN: 1935639269

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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A profound and philosophical exploration of the nature and meaning of illness, Alberto Barrera Tyszka's tender, refined novel interweaves the stories of four individuals as they try, in their own way, to come to terms with sickness in all its ubiquity. Dr. Miranda is faced with a tragedy: his father has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and has only a few weeks to live. He is also faced with a dilemma: How does one tell his father he is dying? Ernesto Duran, a patient of Dr. Miranda’s, is convinced he is sick. Ever since he separated from his wife he has been presenting symptoms of an illness he believes is killing him. It becomes an obsession far exceeding hypochondria. The fixation, in turn, has its own creeping effect on Miranda’s secretary, who cannot, despite her best intentions, resist compassion for the man. A profound and philosophical exploration of the nature and meaning of illness, Alberto Barrera Tyszka’s tender, refined novel interweaves the stories of four individuals as they try, in their own way, to come to terms with sickness in all its ubiquity.
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The Sickness

Author: Stephen R. King

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540760401


Page: 210

View: 2117

Possibly the darkest and most shocking six scary short stories yet ever created from bestselling author Stephen R. King. An instinct of passion and disrespect for decency and humanity fill this volume of life experiences we mostly keep in the back of our conscience, never wanting to bring to the forefront. Its truly sick!
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The Sickness (Animorphs #29)

Author: K. A. Applegate

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338216929

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 2476

Something is very wrong with Ax. He's sick, and the Animorphs don't know what to do about it. They can't take him to the hospital. They don't know how to contact the Andalite home world. And Ax is dying. Cassie and the other Animorphs come up with a plan. But it involves finding a new way into the Yeerk pool. There's just one problem: Jake, Rachel, Tobias, and Marco all come down with Ax's sickness. And now, for the first time, Cassie is on her own...
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The Sickness

Author: Alberto Barrera

Publisher: MacLehose Press

ISBN: 9781906694500

Category: Cancer

Page: 151

View: 8935

Ernesto Duran is convinced that he is sick. Ever since he separated from his wife he has been presenting symptoms of an illness which he believes is killing him. It becomes an obsession far exceeding hypochondria, and when Dr Andres Miranda gives up responding to his letters and e-mails, Duran resolves to stalk him.
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The Sickness

Author: Steve Fuller

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440194807

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

View: 9218

The caller whispers, I know what you did, but what did Carter McCoy do? Someone has been watching, waiting, and he won't stop tormenting the college professor until his revenge is complete and Carter's life is destroyed. The mystery begins when Carter sleeps with a student named Leslie Steel. After Leslie disappears later that night and is presumed dead by the authorities, Carter's carefully constructed facade begins to crumble. Anonymous phone calls, cryptic letters, haunting song lyrics, a bloody murder weapon someone is trying to implicate Carter in Leslie's death. But who? With his life falling apart, Carter attempts to cover up a murder he doesn't remember committing. Unfortunately, Detective Bruce Kraft is always one step ahead. Handsome, rugged, and confident, Kraft is everything Carter McCoy is not namely, a good guy trapped in a crummy world. In Carter's cluttered mind, everyone is a suspect, but who killed Leslie Steel? Who is attacking his friends? Who kidnapped his girlfriend? Who is the mystery person known as Vengeance? With time running out, Carter is given one last chance to uncover the truth, leading to a rollercoaster conclusion full of shocking twists. Nothing is what it seems in Fuller's debut suspense novel.
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Take Control of Your Health and Escape the Sickness Industry

Author: Elaine Hollingsworth

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781490359793

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 356

View: 4478

In no-nonsense style Elaine describes the symptoms and causes of many health problems and offers proven natural remedies and diet changes that relieve and eliminate them. She explains the dangers of widely-used foods and beverages, examines dangerous medical procedures, effective alternative treatments, and exposes scientific fraud and medical misconduct that cause global suffering. Oswald Rentsch, Director and Founder of The Bowen Therapy Academy, says this about Elaine's book: “I have studied hundreds of health books and can say with certainty that Elaine's book is the most comprehensive of all. If you only read one health book this should be the one.”
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Inside the Sickness, Behind the Masks With an Intro by Ozzy Osbourne and Afterword by Gene Simmons

Author: Jason Arnopp

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446458342

Category: Music

Page: 256

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"The only plan right now is to kill everybody" Joey Jordison, drummerIgnoring every rule in the book and more besides, Slipknot are a notoriously controversial band who combine a talent for outrage with their music. Reminiscent of the outlandishness of punk, 'nu metal' has become the fastest growing area in rock, with Slipknot selling over 2 million copies of their debut album. And yet Slipknot spit, swear and risk injury night after night in their extraordinary live performances. Incredibly, their apparel of masks and boiler suits, which they refuse to remove, means that their fans still do not know what they look like. Jason Arnopp, the first British journalist to interview Slipknot face to mask, describes the transformation of the Des Moines crew into unorthodox mega stars. Featuring an introduction by the legendary Gene Simmons of Kiss, this biography will be the first published on the band either in the UK or America and will include exclusive interviews and in-depth information on the mysterious nine masked men.
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The Sickness Unto Death

Author: Soren Kierkegaard

Publisher: Jovian Press

ISBN: 1531299628

Category: Philosophy

Page: 199

View: 1765

The Sickness unto Death, Kierkegaard moves beyond anxiety on the mental-emotional level to the spiritual level, where--in contact with the eternal--anxiety becomes despair. Both anxiety and despair reflect the misrelation that arises in the self when the elements of the synthesis--the infinite and the finite--do not come into proper relation to each other. Despair is a deeper expression for anxiety and is a mark of the eternal, which is intended to penetrate temporal existence.
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How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness

Author: Christopher Lane

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300150285

Category: Anxiety

Page: 263

View: 5894

Discusses the effects of expanding the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)'s fourth edition on the psychiatric community, pharmaceutical companies, and the nation.
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Fear and Trembling and the Sickness Unto Death

Author: Søren Kierkegaard

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691158312

Category: Philosophy

Page: 484

View: 3983

Walter Lowrie's classic, bestselling translation of Soren Kierkegaard's most important and popular books remains unmatched for its readability and literary quality. Fear and Trembling and The Sickness Unto Death established Kierkegaard as the father of existentialism and have come to define his contribution to philosophy. Lowrie's translation, first published in 1941 and later revised, was the first in English, and it has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to Kierkegaard's thought. Kierkegaard counted Fear and Trembling and The Sickness Unto Death among "the most perfect books I have written," and in them he introduces two terms--"the absurd" and "despair"--that have become key terms in modern thought. Fear and Trembling takes up the story of Abraham and Isaac to explore a faith that transcends the ethical, persists in the face of the absurd, and meets its reward in the return of all that the faithful one is willing to sacrifice, while The Sickness Unto Death examines the spiritual anxiety of despair. Walter Lowrie's magnificent translation of these seminal works continues to provide an ideal introduction to Kierkegaard. And, as Gordon Marino argues in a new introduction, these books are as relevant as ever in today's age of anxiety. "
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The Sickness Called Man

Author: Ferdinando Camon

Publisher: Marlboro Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 177

View: 4943

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Animorphs #29 The Sickness

Author: K. A. Applegate

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780590762625

Category: Plot-your-own stories

Page: 152

View: 7016

The alien Ax is in trouble because he has come down with a virus called yamphut and it is making him very sick and the Animorphs are trying to help him.
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The Sickness Unto Death

Author: Shirin Shafaie

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 135135342X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 104

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Søren Kierkegaard’s The Sickness unto Death is widely recognized as one of the most significant and influential works of Christian philosophy written in the nineteenth century. One of the cornerstones of Kierkegaard’s reputation as a writer and thinker, the book is also a masterclass in the art of interpretation. In critical thinking, interpretation is all about defining and clarifying terms – making sure that everyone is on the same page. But it can also be about redefining terms: showing old concepts in a new light by interpreting them in a certain way. This skill is at the heart of The Sickness unto Death. Kierkegaard’s book focuses on the meaning of “despair” – the sickness named in the title. For Kierkegaard, the key problem of existence was an individual’s relationship with God, and he defines true despair as equating to the idea of sin – something that separates people from God, or from the idea of a higher standard beyond ourselves. Kierkegaard’s interpretative journey into the ideas of despair, sin and death is a Christian exploration of the place of the individual in the world. But its interpretative skills inspired generations of philosophers of all stripes – including notorious atheists like Jean-Paul Sartre.
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The Final Diary #01 The Sickness

Author: P.B. Simister

Publisher: P.B. Simister



Page: 249

View: 7098

William Daniels: Author, coward, murderer, survivor. The news reports are confusing. The infection takes everyone by surprise and the infected have one thing on their minds: murder. William Daniels writes books for children, is a loving husband and a caring father. His dream life is shattered when his wife comes home from work and tells him a homeless man bit her. On top of that, Gemma, William’s fifteen-year old daughter hasn’t come home from school. He joins forces with his bullying neighbour and together with his freshly infected wife in the back of the car and an unwritten diary in his bag; they head out to search for Gemma. When street thugs, a junkie and even the police cross his path, William soon learns that the infected are the least of his worries. One thing is certain- the cost of survival in an infection-ravaged London is high.
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An American Sickness

How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back

Author: Elisabeth Rosenthal

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143110853

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 3430

"An award-winning New York Times reporter Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal reveals the dangerous, expensive, and dysfunctional American healthcare system, and tells us exactly what we can do to solve its myriad of problems. It is well documented that our healthcare system has grave problems, but how, in only a matter of decades, did things get this bad? Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal doesn't just explain the symptoms; she diagnoses and treats the disease itself. Rosenthal spells out in clear and practical terms exactly how to decode medical doublespeak, avoid the pitfalls of the pharmaceuticals racket, and get the care you and your family deserve. She takes you inside the doctor-patient relationship, explaining step by step the workings of a profession sorely lacking transparency. This is about what we can do, as individual patients, both to navigate a byzantine system and also to demand far-reaching reform. Breaking down the monolithic business into its individual industries--the hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, drug manufacturers--that together constitute our healthcare system, Rosenthal tells the story of the history of American medicine as never before. The situation is far worse than we think, and it has become like that much more recently than we realize. Hospitals, which are managed by business executives, behave like predatory lenders, hounding patients and seizing their homes. Research charities are in bed with big pharmaceutical companies, which surreptitiously profit from the donations made by working people. Americans are dying from routine medical conditions when affordable and straightforward solutions exist. Dr. Rosenthal explains for the first time how various social and financial incentives have encouraged a disastrous and immoral system to spring uporganicallyin a shockingly short span of time. The system is in tatters, but we can fight back. An American Sicknessis the frontline defense against a healthcare system that no longer has our well-being at heart"--
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The Sickness


Author: Jacqueline Rayner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781788372206


Page: 59

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