Bellevue Literary Review, published by the Division of Medical Humanities in NYU Langone’s Department of Medicine, is unique in bringing together the intersection of medicine and literature. To celebrate the publication of the Bellevue Literary Review’s latest issue, on the theme of "Displacement," editor-in-chief Danielle Ofri hosts an evening of readings by actors from stage and screen. FEATURED WORK FROM THE ISSUE:
“Bon Voyage, Charlie,” a story by Dan Pope “We Knew A World,” a story by Jennifer Solheim “Midnight Encounter,” an essay by Mark Zimmerman Poetry: “June Bugs” by Prartho Sereno “In Memoriam, Fanny Imlay (1794-1816)” by Jason Schneiderman “The Department Store Badger” by Rachel Dragos “Reasons For Admission (Not Indexed in ICD-10)” by Gaetan Sgro “Eating Disorder” by Jana-Lee Germaine
OCTOBER 30, 2018 AT 6PM NYU Langone Health Schwartz Lecture Hall E550 First Avenue, NYC Free and open to the public www.BLReview.org
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"The documentary is based on Andrew Solomon’s 2012 book Far From the Tree, a study of families with children who are different in all sorts of ways from their parents and siblings to degrees that altered and even threatened family functions and relationships."
"Imaging and Imagining Illness deserves the attention of readers interested in intersections of the arts and health or healthcare, whether clinicians, artists, or humanities teachers and scholars from college through medical school."
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"Olivia Laing, a British novelist and writer on cultural and social issues, tackles the phenomenon of loneliness as a pervasive condition that is both a symptom and a cause of malaise, dysphoria and depression."
"This little book (little both in page numbers and in its 4x6 inch dimension) is a beautifully written contemplation not only of what happened to the author's memory during and after illness, but of memory itself, its twists and turns and mysteries."