The Cancer Journals

The Cancer Journals

Book - 1997 | Special ed.
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Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. African American Studies. LGBT Studies. 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. Includes photos and tributes to Lorde written after her death in 1992.

"Grief, terror, courage, the passion for survival and for more than survival, are here in the searchings of a great poet."--Adrienne Rich

"This book teaches me that with one breast or none, I am still me."--Alice Walker
Publisher: San Francisco : Aunt Lute Books, c1997.
Edition: Special ed.
ISBN: 9781879960732
Branch Call Number: 362.19699490092 L867L
Characteristics: 99 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm.


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Audre Lorde was a poet, feminist, lesbian, and civil rights activist. This book mixes journal entries with prose to reflect on her experience with breast cancer.

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