Title

La Belle Indifference

Document Type

Creative Writing

Publication Date

5-2017

Department

English

Abstract

'"La Belle Indifference" is a personal essay about amputation, set in Gettysburg, that meditates on medical advances made through the Civil and current wars. La belle indifference is a term used in this specific medical context to describe a person's wish to separate from their physical injury, and the essay explores the ways in which separation from injuries past and present remains elusive.

Comments

Original version available from the publisher at http://www.harvardreview.org/?q=print-issues/harvard-review-50

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