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The Summer Of Her Baldness

Author : Catherine Lord
ISBN : 9780292788282
Genre : Social Science
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"No eyebrows. No eyelashes. When it rains the water will run straight down into my eyes," Catherine Lord wrote before her hair fell out during chemotherapy. Propelled into an involuntary performance piece occasioned by the diagnosis of breast cancer, Lord adopted the online persona of Her Baldness—an irascible, witty, polemical presence who speaks candidly about shame and fear to her listserv audience. While Lord suffers from unwanted isolation and loss of control as her treatment progresses, Her Baldness talks back to the society that stigmatizes bald women, not to mention middle-aged lesbians with a life-threatening disease. In this irreverent and moving memoir, Lord draws on the e-mail correspondence of Her Baldness to offer an unconventional look at life with breast cancer and the societal space occupied by the seriously ill. She photographs herself and the rooms in which she negotiates her disease. She details the clash of personalities in support groups, her ambivalence about Western medicine, her struggles to maintain her relationship with her partner, and her bemusement when she is mistaken for a "sir." She uses these experiences—common to the one-in-eight women who will be diagnosed at some point with breast cancer—to illuminate larger issues of gender signifiers, sexuality, and the construction of community.

Art Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015058781488
Genre : Art
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American Book Publishing Record

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ISBN : UOM:39015066043194
Genre : American literature
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Taylor Davis Selected Works 1996 2018

Author : Anselm Berrigan
ISBN : 057850846X
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Designed in collaboration with Purtill Family Business, this comprehensive monograph of Davis's sculptures, paintings, and collages includes texts from 19 contemporary artists, activists, art historians, critics, curators, designers, and poets, who chose and responded to specific works. Contributors are Anselm Berrigan, Michael Brenson, A.K. Burns, Dan Byers, Ruth Erikson, Rochelle Goldberg, Fanny Howe, Richard Klein, Ann Lauterbach, Catherine Lord, Helen Molesworth, Ulrike Müller, Jenelle Porter, Conny Purtill, Lucy Raven, Leslie Scalapino, Nancy Shaver, Oliver Strand, and David Levi Strauss.

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