The Undying

by Author Anne Boyer

  • Publisher Picador
  • Year published 2020
  • ISBN: ISBN 978-1250757982
  • Number of pages 320 pages
  • WorldCat

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Book description

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. ebook icon Audio book icon

Winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction

Spanish edition

Desmorir: Una reflexión sobre la enfermedad en un mundo capitalista | Anne Boyer (Author) and Patricia Gonzalo de Jesus (Translator) | Editorial Sexto Piso | 2021 | 250 pages | ISBN: 978-8417517885 | WorldCat

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About the Author
Author description

Anne Boyer is a poet and essayist. She was the inaugural winner of the 2018 Cy Twombly Award for Poetry from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and winner of the 2018 Whiting Award in nonfiction/poetry. Her books include A Handbook of Disappointed Fate as well as several books of poetry, including the 2016 CLMP Firecracker Award–winning Garments Against Women. She was born and raised in Kansas, and was educated in its public schools and libraries. Since 2011, Boyer has been a professor at the Kansas City Art Institute.


What Cancer Takes Away by Anne Boyer. The New Yorker. April 8, 2019  Reading icon image

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