The Cancer Journals by Lorde, Audre
The Cancer Journals [Paperback] Lorde, Audre and Smith, Tracy K. - Paperback

The Cancer Journals [Paperback] Lorde, Audre and Smith, Tracy K. - Paperback

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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.

Author: Audre Lorde
Publisher: Penguin Group
Published: 10/13/2020
Pages: 96
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.20lbs
Size: 7.60h x 4.90w x 0.30d
ISBN: 9780143135203

Review Citation(s):
Shelf Awareness 10/16/2020
Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2020

About the Author
Audre Lorde (1934-1992) published nine volumes of poetry and five works of prose. She was a recipient of many distinguished honors and awards, including honorary doctorates from Hunter, Oberlin, and Haverford Colleges, and was named New York State Poet (1991-1993).