“The ill body is certainly not mute—it speaks eloquently in pains and symptoms—but it is inarticulate. We must speak for the body, and such speech is quickly frustrated: speech presents itself as being about the body rather than of it. The body is often alienated, literally ‘made strange,’ as it is told in stories that are instigated by a need to make it familiar.”

-Arthur Frank in The Wounded Storyteller

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