The Cancer Journals
  • Author : Audre Lorde
  • Release Date : 13 October 2020
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN 13 : 9780143135203
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Moving between journal entry, memoir, and exposition, Audre Lorde fuses the personal and political as she reflects on her experience coping with breast cancer and a radical mastectomy. A Penguin Classic First published over forty years ago, The Cancer Journals is a startling, powerful account of Audre Lorde's experience with breast cancer and mastectomy. Long before narratives explored the silences around illness and women's pain, Lorde questioned the rules of conformity for women's body images and supported the need to confront physical loss not hidden by prosthesis. Living as a "black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet," Lorde heals and re-envisions herself on her own terms and offers her voice, grief, resistance, and courage to those dealing with their own diagnosis. Poetic and profoundly feminist, Lorde's testament gives visibility and strength to women with cancer to define themselves, and to transform their silence into language and action.

The Cancer Journals

The Cancer Journals

Author : Audre Lorde
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Moving between journal entry, memoir, and exposition, Audre Lorde fuses the personal and political as she reflects on her experience coping with breast cancer and a radical mastectomy. A Penguin Classic First published over forty years ago, The Cancer Journals is a startling, powerful account of Audre Lorde's experience with ...

The Cancer Journals

The Cancer Journals

Author : Audre Lorde
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Originally published in 1980, Audre Lorde's The Cancer Journals offers a profoundly feminist analysis of her experience with breast cancer & a modified radical mastectomy. Moving between journal entry, memoir, & exposition, Lorde fuses the personal & political & refuses the silencing & invisibility that she experienced both as a woman facing her own death & as ...

The Selected Works of Audre Lorde

The Selected Works of Audre Lorde

Author : Audre Lorde
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Genre : Poetry
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A definitive selection of Audre Lorde’s "intelligent, fierce, powerful, sensual, provocative, indelible" (Roxane Gay) prose and poetry, for a new generation of readers. Self-described "black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet" Audre Lorde is an unforgettable voice in twentieth-century literature, and one of the first to center the experiences of black, ...

Disrupting Breast Cancer Narratives

Disrupting Breast Cancer Narratives

Author : Emilia Nielsen
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Genre : Political Science
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Engaging with discussions surrounding the culture of disease, Disrupting Breast Cancer Narratives explores politically insistent narratives of illness. Resisting the optimism of pink ribbon culture, these stories use anger as a starting place to reframe cancer as a collective rather than an individual problem. Disrupting Breast Cancer Narratives discusses the ...

The Undying

The Undying

Author : Anne Boyer
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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WINNER OF THE 2020 PULITZER PRIZE IN GENERAL NONFICTION "The Undying is a startling, urgent intervention in our discourses about sickness and health, art and science, language and literature, and mortality and death. In dissecting what she terms 'the ideological regime of cancer,' Anne Boyer has produced a profound and ...

The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

Author : Audre Lorde
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Genre : Poetry
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A complete collection—over 300 poems—from one of this country's most influential poets. "These are poems which blaze and pulse on the page."—Adrienne Rich "The first declaration of a black, lesbian feminist identity took place in these poems, and set the terms—beautifully, forcefully—for contemporary multicultural and pluralist ...