Beyond the Hippocratic Oath
powerHouse Arena (37 Main St., Brooklyn)
Free, RSVP requested: rsvp@powerHouseArena.com
How do writers approach healing, and depict these ordinary extraordinary everyday practices? In Réanimation, Cécile Guilbert examines the traumatic moment when a loved one’s life hangs in the balance. Chris Adrian writes surprisingly of the sadomasochistic pleasures that can come with an illness. Terrence Holt explores the ironies that arise in the conflict between the doctor’s struggle for perfection and the darker complexities of human bodies. Pierre Zaoui, who defends in his work a philosophy of joy, questions the healing power of literature.