Richard Selzer Essays
“...It Might Be Cancer...”: A Psychoanalytic Analysis of Richard Selzer’s “ The Consultation” College
Rituals of Surgery
One of the themes that is dominant in Richard Selzer’s “The Consultation” is cancer.The story shows how both the doctor and the prostitute react to cancer; the reactions to cancer can be analyzed psychoanalytically. A doctor’s long experience in...
“…dead is dead”: A Psychoanalytic Review of “Wither Thou Goest” by Richard Selzer College
The Doctor Stories
In Richard Selzer’s “Whither Thou Goest”, Sam’s organs ,“The kidney, liver, lungs, cornea and heart”, are donated to seven people after his death. His widow, Hannah Owen, finds it difficult to come to terms with the fact that her husband is alive...