Bringing revolutionary queer women, women of color, and underrepresented voices to the forefront of literature since Audre Lorde’s courageous account of her breast cancer defies how women are expected to deal with sickness, accepting pain and a. Moving between journal entry, memoir, and exposition, Audre Lorde fuses the personal and political as she reflects on her experience coping with breast cancer.

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I wasn’t expecting to be moved by it but was tremendously moved by her journey through cancer and a mastectomy. Some of the other good bits in the book were: Aug 04, Christine rated it it was amazing. Dec 16, Linda rated it it was amazing Shelves: So just read the book already.

She also emphasizes her decision not to wear silicon breasts after her mastectomy operation. Pages with related products. Iwan James Graphic Medicine.

And she was great about the bit, when she talked about the reach to recovery ladies, and how she felt about them. The Cancer Journals is a very personal account and documentation of Lorde’s battle korde breast cancer.

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Aunt Lute’s special hardcover edition of The Cancer Journals gathers together twelve such tributes as well as a series of six photographs taken of Lorde by photographer Jean Weisinger. This article about a biographical or autobiographical book whose subject was born in the United States is a stub.

Lorde’s Cancer Journals are at once profound, powerful, and wrought with despair.

I am not only a casualty, I am also a warrior. Customers who bought this item also bought. There is one incident in the book where she is asked to wear the filled up bra otherwise she could bring down the moral of the people in the office — WTF!!! Every time I get close to the Mississippi now, more often in memory than not, I long for whatever it is that, from deep within aucre, pulls deep within me.

Her first poem was published in Seventeen magazine while she was in high school; it had been rejected by her high school newspaper because it was “too romantic” Lorde considered her “mature” poetry, which focuses on her lesbian relationships, to be romantic also.

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It’s clear that Lorde was moved to anger by the medical industry, in its concentration on cures and cosmetics. Stonewall Book Award Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

The last line ends with “And all the other endless ways in which we rob ourselves of ourselves and each other. Not close enough aufre know her intimately: Lorde was the recipient of several grantsfrom the National Endowment for the Arts in and and from the Creative Artists Public Service in as well as the Borough of Manhattan President’s Award for Literary Excellence in Quotes from The Cancer Journals.

The Cancer Journals record a new way for women to face ill-health

Only now, I know “from what” that Lorde warned silence could not protect — from fear and journalz death. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Some of her most famous poetic works include: Mar 18, Madison rated it really liked it. English Choose a language for shopping.