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Author Boyer, Anne, 1973- author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.
©2019

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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Boyer,A BOY    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description 308 pages ; 20 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [303]-306).
Contents 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 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.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9780374279349 (hardcover)
0374279349 (hardcover)
Standard No. 40029483715

 
    
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