Living On the Margins: Women Writers On Breast Cancer
Edited by Hilda Raz
University of Nebraska Press, 1999
About the Book:
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.
“These writers use their cancer as creative fuel, bringing alive the fullness of an unknown and sometimes frightening world.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Imagine finding a support group where all other members eloquently and artfully express your own private thoughts...”—Library Journal