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Living on the Margins: Women Writers on Breast Cancer

Living on the Margins:  Women Writers on Breast Cancer Hilda Raz (Editor)

In this powerful anthology of personal narratives, essays, shaped journals, and poems, eighteen women writers share their experiences with breast cancer—from diagnosis and treatment, to aspects of marriage, motherhood, friendship, sexuality, work, and recurrence. Lucille Clifton, Carol Dine, Elaine Greene, Marilyn Hacker, Judith Hall, Safiya Henderson-Holmes, Annette Williams Jaffee, Maxine Kumin, Amy Ling, Claudia MonPere McIsaac, Carole Simmons Oles, Alicia Ostriker, Pamela Post, Hilda Raz, Mimi Schwartz, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Sandra Spanier (on Kay Boyle), and Janet Sternberg. Includes an interview with Dr. Susan Love.

Praise for the Book:
"Full of imagery that cracks open the experience of breast cancer....superbly written and well worth reading..."—Journal of the American Medical Association

"Imagine finding a support group where all other members eloquently and artfully express your own private thoughts..."—Library Journal

"These writers use their cancer as creative fuel, bringing alive the fullness of an unknown and sometimes frightening world."—Minneapolis Star Tribune

About the Author:
Hilda Raz is the editor-in-chief of the literary quarterly Prairie Schooner, and author of many published essays and two collections of poems. She is professor of English at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

Paperback/$15.95 (Can. $17.00)/ISBN 978-0-89255-270-2/304 pages/Anthology

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