Beyond the Hippocratic oath - VILLA-GILLET // WALLS AND BRIDGES //

Walls and Bridges

Walls and Bridges is a 10-day series of performances and critical explorations uniting French and American thinkers and artists from social sciences, philosophy, literature and live arts.

Beyond the Hippocratic oath

10/14/2012 >  17:00 - 19:00
The powerHouse Arena
37 Main Street (at Water Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Discussion / Issue Launch. Co-presented by Granta and The powerHouse Arena


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.

Hosted by Patrick Ryan, associate editor of Granta




+ Download or read live Cécile Guilbert's statement 

+ Download or read live Pierre Zaoui's statement