Nellie Hermann on “Cancer Under Capitalism”
Nellie Hermann reviews Anne Boyer's The Undying: Pain, Vulnerability, Mortality, Medicine, Art, Time, Dreams, Data, Exhaustion, Cancer, and Care in the latest issue of New York Review of Books.
“Though The Undying refuses to be another uplifting illness narrative, I find hope in this scene—in the sound of one voice speaking up to expose a lie, and encouraging others to join together against it. Boyer is angry, and she makes it clear that all of us should be. The Undying is slippery and elusive in its very form, and you come away feeling that the book itself encapsulates the frustration with the inadequacies of our existing modes for tackling anything of this size.”