Memoir of a Debulked Woman Enduring Ovarian Cancer

ISBN-10: 0393345890

ISBN-13: 9780393345896

Edition: N/A

Authors: Susan Gubar
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Description: Diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2008, Susan Gubar underwent radical debulking surgery, an attempt to excise the cancer by removing part or all of many organs in the lower abdomen. Her memoir mines the deepest levels of anguish and devotion as she struggles to come to terms with her body’s betrayal and the frightful protocols of contemporary medicine. She finds solace in the abiding love of her husband, children, and friends while she searches for understanding in works of literature, visual art, and the testimonies of others who suffer with various forms of cancer.Ovarian cancer remains an incurable disease for most of those diagnosed, even those lucky enough to find caring and skilled physicians. Memoir of a Debulked Woman is both a polemic against the ineffectual and injurious medical responses to which thousands of women are subjected and a meditation on the gifts of companionship, art, and literature that sustain people in need.

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List price: $16.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/3/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Susan Gubar, Distinguished Professor of English at Indiana University, has coauthored and coedited several books with Sandra M. Gilbert, including The Madwoman in the Attic;its three-volume sequel, No Man's Land: The Place of the Woman Writer in the Twentieth Century;the newly revised Norton Anthology of Literature by Women;and their spoof, Masterpiece Theatre: An Academic Melodrama.Her most recent book is Racechanges: White Skin, Black Face in American Culture.

Foreword
Diagnosis
Ovariana
The Mother of All Surgeries
Starting "Infusion"
Drained and Bagged
A Posthumous Existence
Remission
Loconocology
Source Notes
Works Cited
Acknowledgments
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