What One Man Said to Another
is, on one level, a series of extended conversations between friends. On another, it is a spoken autobiography of Richard Selzer, respected surgeon and writer, as recorded by New York artist and writer Peter Josyph. In this audio we learn firsthand of Selzer's life as a surgeon in an isolated village in Korea in the early 1950s; the unforgettable evening when he saved the life of author John Cheever; his agonizing courtroom experience during a malpractice suit; the ostracism of colleagues as he trained himself, every night for eight years, to become a writer; and his encounters with notable personalities, such as Orson Welles, John Houseman, Richard Ellmann, Josef Albers, and even one of "Charlie's Angels". The sparkling wit, profound insight, and unique poetic vision that characterize works such as Raising the Dead
, Taking the World in for Repairs
, Mortal Lessons
, and all of Selzer's writing are present in every one of these lively conversations.
©1994 Peter Josyph; (P)2002 Blackstone Audiobooks