A Handbook of Disappointed Fate

A Handbook of Disappointed Fate PDF

Author: Anne Boyer

Publisher: Dossier

Published: 2018

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781937027926

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A Handbook of Disappointed Fate highlights a decade of Anne Boyer's interrogative writing on love, art, time, mortality, Kansas City, and other impossible questions. This collection includes essays on Mary J. Blige, lambs, revolutions, Missy Elliot, the law, Colette, and some of the ways we can refuse a living death.

Woman Sitting at the Machine, Thinking

Woman Sitting at the Machine, Thinking PDF

Author: Karen Brodine

Publisher: Red Letter Press

Published: 1990

Total Pages: 128

ISBN-13: 9780932323019

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Karen Brodine's award-winning feminist poetry explores themes of work, activism, sexual identity, family, language, and the author's fight against breast cancer. Published in 1990, WOMAN SITTING AT THE MACHINE, THINKING is the posthumously published, fourth collection of poems by a breakthrough writer on feminist, lesbian and workingclass themes. Brodine's work is widely published in anthologies. This collection includes a bibliography of Brodine's writing, a preface by the renowned feminist and radical poet Meridel LeSueur, and an introduction by Asian American lesbian poet Merle Woo.

The Undying

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Author: Anne Boyer

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Published: 2019-09-17

Total Pages: 320

ISBN-13: 0374719489

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WINNER OF THE 2020 PULITZER PRIZE IN GENERAL NONFICTION "The Undying is a startling, urgent intervention in our discourses about sickness and health, art and science, language and literature, and mortality and death. In dissecting what she terms 'the ideological regime of cancer,' Anne Boyer has produced a profound and unforgettable document on the experience of life itself." —Sally Rooney, author of Normal People "Anne Boyer’s radically unsentimental account of cancer and the 'carcinogenosphere' obliterates cliche. By demonstrating how her utterly specific experience is also irreducibly social, she opens up new spaces for thinking and feeling together. The Undying is an outraged, beautiful, and brilliant work of embodied critique." —Ben Lerner, author of The Topeka School A week after her forty-first birthday, the acclaimed poet Anne Boyer was diagnosed with highly aggressive triple-negative breast cancer. For a single mother living paycheck to paycheck who had always been the caregiver rather than the one needing care, the catastrophic illness was both a crisis and an initiation into new ideas about mortality and the gendered politics of illness. A twenty-first-century Illness as Metaphor, as well as a harrowing memoir of survival, The Undying explores the experience of illness as mediated by digital screens, weaving in ancient Roman dream diarists, cancer hoaxers and fetishists, cancer vloggers, corporate lies, John Donne, pro-pain ”dolorists,” the ecological costs of chemotherapy, and the many little murders of capitalism. It excoriates the pharmaceutical industry and the bland hypocrisies of ”pink ribbon culture” while also diving into the long literary line of women writing about their own illnesses and ongoing deaths: Audre Lorde, Kathy Acker, Susan Sontag, and others. A genre-bending memoir in the tradition of The Argonauts, The Undying will break your heart, make you angry enough to spit, and show you contemporary America as a thing both desperately ill and occasionally, perversely glorious. Includes black-and-white illustrations

Garments Against Women

Garments Against Women PDF

Author: Anne Boyer

Publisher: Penguin UK

Published: 2019-09-17

Total Pages: 112

ISBN-13: 0141990228

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The multi-award-winning meditation on survival, care and the place of literature in an unequal world 'Around that time my daughter and I had this exchange: Anne, imagine if the world had nothing in it. Do you mean nothing at all - just darkness - or a world without objects? I mean a world without things: no houses, chairs, or cars. A world with only people and trees and dirt. What do you think would happen? People would make things. We would make things with trees and dirt.' When the cold comes, when our needs announce themselves, it is with clothing, with possessions, in literature, through dreams - in all the forms and categories that shape, contain and constrain - that we keep ourselves alive. Yet, in a society in which some are rich and some are poor, who gets to dream, and who invents our forms? This is a book made of money and the lack of money; of writing and of not-writing; of illness and of care; of low-rent apartments, cake-baking mothers, Socratic daughters and bodies that refuse to become information.

Grenade in Mouth

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Author: Miyó Vestrini

Publisher:

Published: 2019

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780999719831

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Translation by Anne Boyer & Cassandra Gillig. Research and translation assistance by Faride Mereb. Edited by Faride Mereb and Elisa Maggi.

Alma, Or, The Dead Women

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Author: Alice Notley

Publisher:

Published: 2006

Total Pages: 356

ISBN-13:

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Alice Notley's Alma, or The Dead Women is a cross-genre book, poem/novel, poetry/prose, comedy/tragedy, that submits to no discipline but its own and was conceived by the author in a state of personal, national and planetary grief. In this book, Alma, the true god of our world, is a foul-mouthed middle-aged working-class woman, a junkie who injects heroin into the center of her forehead and dreams and suffers our nightmares with us. With the Dead Women, a community of spirits she attracts before but especially after September 11, 2001, Alma surveys with disbelief and horror the actions of the United States government as it perpetrates one war and prepares for another.

So Now You're a Zombie

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Author: John Austin

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Published: 2010-10-01

Total Pages: 161

ISBN-13: 161374286X

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All aspects of the zombie lifestyle are surveyed in this satirical take on an orientation manual for the newly undead. From how one became a zombie in the first place and the stages of zombification to survival mechanisms, this handbook offers specific advice on everything a fresh zombie needs to know about "life" expectancy, hunting techniques, hitching a ride, hand-to-mouth combat, and feeding etiquette. Instructions for extracting the living from boarded up farmhouses and broken down vehicles are included along with dozens of helpful diagrams outlining attack strategies such as the Ghoul Reach, the Flanking Zak, the Bite Hold, and the Aerial Fall for securing human prey and their all-important flesh and brains.

The Romance of Happy Workers

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Author: Anne Boyer

Publisher:

Published: 2008

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781566892148

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An exciting new American poet harvests fields of sound from the seeds of her bucolic vocabulary.

The First Virtue

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Author: Michael Jan Friedman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2000-09-22

Total Pages: 304

ISBN-13: 0743421361

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An insidious plot for revenge has spanned several years in the life of Jean-Luc Picard, but how did this merciless vendetta get started? Like a double helix curling back on itself, the final answer lies at the very beginning... A series of terrorist attacks have heightened tensions between two alien races, bringing an entire sector to the brink of interplanetary war. While Picard, captain of the U.S.S. Stargazer, struggles to keep the peace, Lieutenant Commander Jack Crusher must team up with a Vulcan officer named Tuvok to uncover the hidden architect of the attacks, but the outcome of their quest would breed dire consequences for the future.

The Book of Dead Philosophers

The Book of Dead Philosophers PDF

Author: Simon Critchley

Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing

Published: 2008

Total Pages: 336

ISBN-13: 0522855148

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Diogenes died by holding his breath. Plato allegedly died of a lice infestation. Diderot choked to death on an apricot. Nietzsche made a long, soft-brained and dribbling descent into oblivion after kissing a horse in Turin. From the self-mocking haikus of Zen masters on their deathbeds to the last words (gasps) of modern-day sages, The Book of Dead Philosophers chronicles the deaths of almost 200 philosophers-tales of weirdness, madness, suicide, murder, pathos and bad luck. In this elegant and amusing book, Simon Critchley argues that the question of what constitutes a 'good death' has been the central preoccupation of philosophy since ancient times. As he brilliantly demonstrates, looking at what the great thinkers have said about death inspires a life-affirming enquiry into the meaning and possibility of human happiness. In learning how to die, we learn how to live.