Score: 4.5
From 167 Ratings

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down


  • Author: Anne Fadiman
  • Release Date : 1998-09-30
  • Genre: Anthropology
  • File Size: 1665780 Bytes


Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for NonfictionWhen three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced, refugees from the CIA-run "Quiet War" in Laos. The Hmong, traditionally a close-knit and fiercely people, have been less amenable to assimilation than most immigrants, adhering steadfastly to the rituals and beliefs of their ancestors. Lia's pediatricians, Neil Ernst and his wife, Peggy Philip, cleaved just as strongly to another tradition: that of Western medicine. When Lia Lee Entered the American medi...

Score: 3
From 8 Ratings

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Study Guide


  • Author: BookRags.com
  • Release Date : 2012-01-06
  • Genre: Education
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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman. It includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Character Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion on The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down....

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Score: 4
From 75 Ratings

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down


  • Author : Anne Fadiman
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 1998-09-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1429931116


The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Book Description :

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced, refugees from the CIA-run "Quiet War" in Laos. The Hmong, traditionally a close-knit and fiercely people, have been less amenable to assimilation than most immigrants, adhering steadfastly to the rituals and beliefs of their ancestors. Lia's pediatricians, Neil Ernst and his wife, Peggy Philip, cleaved just as strongly to another tradition: that of Western medicine. When Lia Lee Entered the American med...

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Score: 4
From 69 Ratings

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down


  • Author : Anne Fadiman
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2012-04-24
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374533403


The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Book Description :

A study in the collision between Western medicine and the beliefs of a traditional culture focuses on a hospitalized child of Laotian immigrants whose belief that illness is a spiritual matter comes into conflict with doctors' methods....

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Score: 4
From 68 Ratings

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down


  • Author : Anne Fadiman
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 1997-09-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374267810


The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Book Description :

Discusses a sick child of Laotian immigrants whose beliefs conflict with Western medicine...

Rereadings
Score: 3
From 8 Ratings

Rereadings


  • Author : Anne Fadiman
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2006-09-05
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429930864


Rereadings Book Description :

Is a book the same book-or a reader the same reader-the second time around? The seventeen authors in this witty and poignant collection of essays all agree on the answer: Never. The editor of Rereadings is Anne Fadiman, and readers of her bestselling book Ex Libris (FSG, 1998) will find this volume especially satisfying. Her chosen authors include Sven Birkerts, Allegra Goodman, Vivian Gornick, Patricia Hampl, Phillip Lopate, and Luc Sante; the objects of their literary affections range from Pride and Prejudice to Sue Barton, Student Nurse. Each has selected a book or a story or a poem--or even, in one case, the lyrics on the back of the Sgt. Pepper album--that made a deep impression in his or her youth, and reread it to see how it has changed in the...

The Wine Lover s Daughter
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

The Wine Lover s Daughter


  • Author : Anne Fadiman
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2017-11-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374711764


The Wine Lover s Daughter Book Description :

In The Wine Lover’s Daughter, Anne Fadiman examines—with all her characteristic wit and feeling—her relationship with her father, Clifton Fadiman, a renowned literary critic, editor, and radio host whose greatest love was wine. An appreciation of wine—along with a plummy upper-crust accent, expensive suits, and an encyclopedic knowledge of Western literature—was an essential element of Clifton Fadiman’s escape from lower-middle-class Brooklyn to swanky Manhattan. But wine was not just a class-vaulting accessory; it was an object of ardent desire. The Wine Lover’s Daughter traces the arc of a man’s infatuation from the glass of cheap Graves he drank in Paris in 1927; through the Château Lafite-Rothschild 1904 he drank to celebrate his...

At Large and At Small
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

At Large and At Small


  • Author : Anne Fadiman
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2008-05-27
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1429922966


At Large and At Small Book Description :

In At Large and At Small, Anne Fadiman returns to one of her favorite genres, the familiar essay—a beloved and hallowed literary tradition recognized for both its intellectual breadth and its miniaturist focus on everyday experiences. With the combination of humor and erudition that has distinguished her as one of our finest essayists, Fadiman draws us into twelve of her personal obsessions: from her slightly sinister childhood enthusiasm for catching butterflies to her monumental crush on Charles Lamb, from her wistfulness for the days of letter-writing to the challenges and rewards of moving from the city to the country. Many of these essays were composed "under the influence" of the subject at hand. Fadiman ingests a shocking amount of ice cream...

Ex Libris
Score: 4
From 106 Ratings

Ex Libris


  • Author : Anne Fadiman
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2011-04-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429929424


Ex Libris Book Description :

Anne Fadiman is--by her own admission--the sort of person who learned about sex from her father's copy of Fanny Hill, whose husband buys her 19 pounds of dusty books for her birthday, and who once found herself poring over her roommate's 1974 Toyota Corolla manual because it was the only written material in the apartment that she had not read at least twice. This witty collection of essays recounts a lifelong love affair with books and language. For Fadiman, as for many passionate readers, the books she loves have become chapters in her own life story. Writing with remarkable grace, she revives the tradition of the well-crafted personal essay, moving easily from anecdotes about Coleridge and Orwell to tales of her own pathologically literary family. ...

Quicklet on The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman

Quicklet on The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman


  • Author : Marcin Ossowski
  • Publisher : Hyperink Inc
  • Release Date : 2012-03-02
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614641124


Quicklet on The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman Book Description :

Quicklets: Your Reading Sidekick! This Hyperink Quicklet includes an overall summary, chapter commentary, key characters, literary themes, fun trivia, and recommended related readings. ABOUT THE BOOK Anne Fadiman’s seminal work of nonfiction, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, examines the myriad difficulties and complications that arise when two radically different cultures come in to contact with one another. However, the author contextualizes these larger clashes within a much more intimate, and ultimately human, story: that of the travails of a Hmong family, the Lees, who came to the United States in the 1970’s from Laos as political refugees, and settled in Merced, California. The Hmong are an ethnic group that inhabited the mountaino...

Essentials of Health  Culture  and Diversity

Essentials of Health Culture and Diversity


  • Author : Mark Cameron Edberg
  • Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780763780456


Essentials of Health Culture and Diversity Book Description :

"This book provides students of public health with tools and perspectives for understanding the relationship between culture and health. Effective promotion programs cannot be realized without attention to the cultural context. As part of the Essentials Public Health series, this critical text introduces the concept of culture as a framework for understanding human behavior and health."--Back cover....