Review | At Large and at Small: Familiar Essays by Anne Fadiman ...
Due: Read "The Personal Essay" [CR]; Anne Fadiman "Under.
Culture defines the lifestyle of human beings in various ways. However, this has affected the health of people in the long run due to adherence to these cultures. “The spirit catches you and You Fall Down” by Anne Fadiman explores the repercussion s associated with the various cultures existing in the different human populations. In this book, cross-cultural impacts on the field of medicine as a result of ethics are examined. This is addressed through the story of Lia Lee, a small Hmong child who was suffering from epilepsy. As a contrast to the rest of the children who were born in a filthy environment without assistance, Lia is born in a modern hospital with the prospects of a better life as compared to other kids from her community (Fadiman 1997).
Familiar Essays, by Anne Fadiman.
To those who have read her work, Anne Fadiman is the object of cultish devotion. Her writing first appeared in Britain in 1999, with the publication of Ex Libris , a rare and enchanting celebration of bibliophilia; one woman's salute to words like 'sesquipedalian', 'apopanax' and 'goetic', to the romance of flyleaf dedications, and to the joy of reading aloud. It turned out that Fadiman was not just an essayist but also edited the venerable literary quarterly, The American Scholar. Many writers chose Ex Libris as their book of the year.