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Memoir of a Debulked Woman Enduring Ovarian Cancer (Hardcover)

Author:  Susan Gubar
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0393073254
ISBN-13: 9780393073256
Sku: 225013619
Publish Date: 4/30/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.75L x 1.25T
Pages:  296
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In this moving memoir, a renowned feminist scholar explores the physical and psychological ordeal of living with ovarian cancer.
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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.


"Gubar's passionate and brave polemic is critical reading for anyone concerned with the state of women's health care in America." 03/05/2012

"In this brave, honest book, Gubar grapples with the reality and symbolism of cancer and its often inhumane treatment, invoking literary and artistic works as touchstones for understanding how it feels to be 'dying without death; living without life.'" - Susan Gubar 04/29/2012

"[The book is] delivered in a voice that is intelligent, feminist and devastatingly honest." - Elsa Dixler 05/06/2012

"[D]espite her suffering she infuses her book with profound gratitude for family, friends, and colleagues." 06/18/2012

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Product attributePublisher:   W. W. Norton & Company
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