The Best of the Bellevue Literary Review

“A kaleidoscope of creativity . . . unsentimental and sometimes unpredictable.”—Journal of the American Medical Association

Founded just six years ago, Bellevue Literary Review is already widely recognized as a rare forum for emerging and celebrated writers—among them Julia Alvarez, Raphael Campo, Rick Moody, and Abraham Verghese—on issues of health and healing. Gathered here are poignant and prizewinning stories, essays, and poems, the voices of patients and those who care for them, which form the journal’s remarkable dialogue on “humanity and the human experience.”

Danielle Ofri, MD, author of Incidental Findings and Singular Intimacies, is the editor in chief of Bellevue Literary Review. She lives in New York City.

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By Jennifer · ★★☆☆☆ · April 15, 2013
I have to admit, I was a little disappointed. There were a couple jewels sprinkled here and there, but for the most part they were pretty standard narratives. I think it's just because I'd prefer to read nonfiction when it comes to illness narratives, and there was just a little too much fiction... ...more