Archives: Tag: Cancer
Nancy K. Miller. Is Waiting Also Living?
Cancer Gadfly

Cancer Gadfly: My Envyometer

There’s lots of writing about cancer―memoirs, graphic and prose, blogs, narratological and anthropological studies, science reporting. Most of the writing is bad, by which I

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Cancer Gadfly

All in the Timing

By the time I was making the final revisions to the Breathless manuscript, I had been diagnosed with  lung cancer―“incurable but treatable,” as today’s oncological

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My Multifocal Life

Infusion for Two

Last week my friend Aiobheann Sweeney and I discovered we were having an infusion (a k a chemo) the same day in the same cancer

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Friendship

When a Friend You Love is Ill

Right now, I am at my desk preparing my seminar for tomorrow, but my thoughts keep straying from Holocaust testimony―this week’s subject, as it happens―to

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My Multifocal Life

The Compliment

When friends learn you are in treatment for cancer, naturally they prefer not to believe it. They want to cheer you up. “But you look

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Nancy K. Miller. I'm fine.
My Multifocal Life

How Are You?

Bobby Baker’s spectacular Diary Drawings focus on her struggles with mental illness, notably borderline personality disorders. Here, the split experienced in her mind is figured

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My Multifocal Life

To Tell. Not to Tell

It’s hard to tell people that you have cancer. No one knows what to say and those who care feel sad or scared. But not

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Nancy K. Miller. Diary
Welcome. Some musings on my current preoccupations with the worlds of illness and the worlds of books: the vicissitudes of living with cancer and the need, for now, to launch (a k a promote) my new memoir, My Brilliant Friends: Our Lives in Feminism. Naturally, I inhabit both spaces, which makes for a strangely bifurcated, though far from boring, existence. Click to view both Feminist Friendship Archive and My Multifocal Life projects.
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