Anne Boyer

Anne Boyer is an American poet and essayist known for her works that explore the intersections of gender, labor, and illness. She won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction for her book 'The Undying,' which details her experience with breast cancer.


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  1. 1. The Undying: Pain, vulnerability, mortality, medicine, art, time, dreams, data, exhaustion, cancer, and care

    The book is a deeply personal and critical exploration of the author's experience with breast cancer. The narrative addresses the physical and emotional toll of the disease, the complexities of the medical industry, and the societal expectations and realities of illness. It also delves into the intersection of art, data, and time in the context of health and mortality. This work is not just a memoir of the author's journey with cancer, but also a critique of the ways in which illness is perceived and treated in contemporary society.

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