ABSTRACT: In the biographical novel American Adulterer, physician Jed Mercurio recounts President Kennedy's life as the story of a sick body. This experiment and its reception expose biofiction's conventional assumptions regarding human interiority and reveal alternative, bodily interiors, knowable largely through medical discourse, which work as the biographical novel's biological referents.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cultural Studies
- Literature and Literary Theory