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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
Edition First edition
Published New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019


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Description 308 pages ; 20 cm
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 "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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [303]-306)
Subject Boyer, Anne, 1973- -- Health
Boyer, Anne, 1973-
Breast -- Cancer -- Patients -- United States -- Biography
Women authors, American -- Biography
Women artists -- United States -- Biography
Cancer -- Psychological aspects
Mortality -- Psychological aspects
Literature -- Psychology
Breast Neoplasms
Attitude to Death
Genre/Form Biography
LC no. 2019000373
ISBN 9780374279349