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The undying : pain, vulnerability, mortality, medicine, art, time, dreams, data, exhaustion, cancer, and care / Anne Boyer.

Boyer, Anne, 1973- (author.).

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Summary:

"A fresh, fierce, and timely meditation on data, pain, time, and the limited capacity of literature to comprehend life and death in a sensate and vulnerable body." --
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 616.99449 BOY 2019 (Text) 33892100672360 Adult New Books Book None 07/17/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374279349
  • ISBN: 0374279349
  • Physical Description: 308 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [303]-306).
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- The incubants -- Birth of the pavilion -- The sick bed -- How the oracle held -- The hoax -- In the temple of Giulietta Masina's tears -- Wasted life -- Deathwatch -- Epilogue / and what it was that saved me.
Summary, etc.:
"A fresh, fierce, and timely meditation on data, pain, time, and the limited capacity of literature to comprehend life and death in a sensate and vulnerable body." -- Provided by publisher.
When Boyer was diagnosed with highly aggressive triple-negative breast cancer, the illness was both a crisis and an initiation into new ideas about mortality and the gendered politics of illness. Here she explores the experience of illness as mediated by digital screens, weaving in ancient Roman dream diarists, cancer hoaxers and fetishists, cancer vloggers, corporate lies, John Donne, the ecological costs of chemotherapy, and the many little murders of capitalism. She will break your heart, make you angry enough to spit, and show you contemporary America as a thing both desperately ill and occasionally perversely glorious. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Boyer, Anne, 1973- > Health.
Breast > Cancer > Patients > United States > Biography.
Women authors, American > Biography.
Women artists > United States > Biography.
Cancer > Psychological aspects.
Mortality > Psychological aspects.
Literature > Psychology.
Boyer, Anne, 1973-
Breast Neoplasms.
Attitude to Death.
Literature.
HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Cancer.
Breast cancer > Biography.
Women authors > Biography.
Women artists > Biography.
Cancer > Psychological aspects.
Mortality.
Literature.
Genre: Biography.
Autobiographies.

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