What One Man Said to Another: Talks with Richard Selzer

Version: Unabridged
Author: Peter Josyph
Narrator: Raymond Josyph Todd
Genres: Biography & Memoir, Fiction & Literature, Essays & Anthologies
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: August 2013
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 9 hours
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Overview

What One Man Said to Another is, on one level, a series of extended conversations between friends. On another, it is the spoken autobiography of Richard Selzer, respected surgeon and writer, as recorded by artist and writer Peter Josyph.

In these pages, we learn firsthand of Selzer's life as a surgeon in an isolated village in Korea in the early 1950s; of the unforgettable evening when he saved the life of author John Cheever; of his agonizing courtroom experience during a malpractice suit; of the ostracism of his colleagues as he trained himself every night for eight years to become a writer; and of his encounters with such notable personalities as Orson Welles, John Houseman, Richard Ellmann, and even one of "Charlie's Angels."

The sparkling wit, profound insight, and unique poetic vision that characterize Selzer's writings are present in every one of these lively conversations.

Author Details

Author Details

Josyph, Peter

Peter Josyph is a writer, painter, actor, and filmmaker. He is author of Liberty Street: Encounters at Ground Zero; What One Man Said to Another: Talks with Richard Selzer; and The Wounded River: The Civil War Letters of John Vance Landerdale, M.D., which was a New York Times Notable Book in 1993. He directed the award-winning documentary Liberty Street: Alive at Ground Zero. He lives on Long Island.