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By Mary K. DeShazer

Women were writing approximately melanoma for many years, yet because the early Nineties, the physique of literature on melanoma has elevated exponentially as becoming numbers of ladies face the searing realities of the affliction and provides testimony to its ravages and revelations.

Fractured Borders: interpreting Women's melanoma Literature surveys quite a lot of modern writing approximately breast, uterine, and ovarian melanoma, together with works via Marilyn Hacker, Margaret Edson, Carole Maso, Audre Lorde, Eve Sedgwick, Mahasweta Devi, Lucille Clifton, Alicia Ostriker, Jayne Anne Phillips, Terry Tempest Williams, and Jeanette Winterson, between many others. DeShazer's readings deliver insights from physique thought, functionality idea, feminist literary feedback, French feminisms, and incapacity reports to undergo on those works, shining new gentle on a literary topic that's attractive a growing number of writers.

"An vital and worthwhile publication that might attract humans in various fields and walks of existence, together with students, academics, and an individual drawn to this subject."

--Suzanne Poirier, collage of Illinois at Chicago

"A publication on a well timed and demanding subject, correctly written past scholarly barriers and crossing many theoretical and disciplinary lines."

--Patricia Moran, college of California, Davis

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