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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Includes photos and tributes to Lorde written after her death in Ironically, the author’s voice is potentially silenced by antagonistic socially constructed stereotypes. Something audrd her radiant smile and then that scary title, The Cancer Journals, seemed a contraction.

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

It reaffirmed some things I thought or guessed at and it inspired and gave me a feeling of unity with my fellow womankind. I lov I was interviewing for a summer day camp cancerr job in college and just finished reading this book. In other words, I literally communicated through poetry. You know what I’m talking about, don’t you?

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. And check out what I’m doing to continue her empowering work: Thank you for a timely delivery and a journald copy of the book. Other quick insight to develop into a review essay — My favorite Audre Lorde quotations appear in from these journals.


Women of Color Press, the journalw U. Audre Lorde’s upbringing and background plays a key role in understanding her perspectives and passion about feminist, civil rights, and lesbian issues.

This is gorgeous, unsurprisingly. A thought provoking work, whether or not you agree with everything Lorde writes. Open Preview See a Problem? English Choose a language for shopping.

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Her first poem was published in Seventeen magazine while she was in high school; it had been rejected wudre her high school newspaper because it was “too romantic” Lorde considered her “mature” poetry, which focuses on her lesbian relationships, to be romantic also. A Burst of Light: Aunt Lute Books- Literary Criticism – 77 pages.

View all 3 comments. See and discover other items: I appreciate how short our span is on earth; a lesson I have learnt from his death. Then as now, it is other women who are selected to deliver the news regarding the lrde of conformity and compromise.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Not close enough to know her intimately: Lorde looks at her battle with breast cancer, and details how both she and those around her dealt with her diagnosis and surgery.

I checked it out and read it in a matter of a few hours. So just read the book already. We have made great strides in cure.

Lorde entwines her intelligent critique of the American medical establishment with beautiful prose about strength and self-realization. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. However, Lorde is also one of those feminists who never turned the critical eye back on herself, who never stopped to think that perhaps a false breast is important to some women. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. This chapter centers around her decision not to wear a prosthesis after her double mastectomy.

She also describes the benefit she had in talking about it with other lesbian cancer survivors.

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