February 26, 2017

Even More Perspective

Christine Hyung-Oak Lee, a stroke victim, has just published her narrative of her recovery. A New York Times review shows that she has managed to articulate a perspective on her experience that I've first seen expressed by Shira Toeplitz. From the review

The Lee who began an M.F.A. program before her stroke is not the same person who completes her thesis nearly two years after — or, for that matter, the person who wrote this book. “A part of my brain will be dead forever,” she says, but by telling and retelling the story of her recovery, she mended her mind, and wrote herself back into existence.