Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Medical Humanities topics

  • Sylvia Plath: The tortured artist?

    Kathleen CoggshallSan Francisco, California, United States The image of a chain-smoking, booze-addled writer is a common one, occurring so frequently in modern culture that one begins to wonder if depressed people find solace in creative endeavors, or if the soul-searching process of crafting a sonnet or composing a musical piece puts one at higher risk…

  • “The lament of the Old Woman of Beare”—Contrasting the passage of life

    Basil BrookeJohannesburg, South Africa It is well for an island of the great sea: flood comes to it after its ebb; as for me, I expectno flood after ebb to come to me. Today there is scarcelya dwelling-place I could recognize;what was in floodis all ebbing. From “The Lament of the Old Woman of Beare”,c.…