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Radiation Diaries: Cancer, Memory and Fragments of a Life in Words
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Radiation Diaries: Cancer, Memory and Fragments of a Life in Words (Paperback)

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After a life of reading and writing, what does it feel like to be deprived of both, to be thrown back only on what's in your head? The literary snippets that emerge into Todd's consciousness during a month of radiation are sometimes apt, often ludicrous. They draw her back into childhood in Wales, Bermuda, Ceylon when literature functioned as friend and escape, to her unquiet past in sixties Ghana, then America at the dawn of the rights movements.

Her father, nearing 100, is caught in the same 'hospital-land' both learn the selfishness of sickness and both respond by telling stories.

BiographyDiaries, letters & journals Publisher: Fentum Press Publication Date: 15/05/2018 ISBN-13: 9781909572171  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Janet Todd, novelist (A Man of Genus, 2016) and internationally renowned scholar, was President of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, and a Professor at Douglass College, Rutgers, NJ and at the University of Florida. An expert on women's writing and feminism and founder of the journal, Women's Writing, she has published biographies and critical work on many authors, including Jane Austen, the Shelley Circle, Mary Wollstonecraft and Aphra Behn (Aphra Behn: A Secret Life, 2017). Now an Honorary Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge and Professor Emerita at the University of Aberdeen, she lives in Cambridge and Venice, and is completing her third novel, Don't You Know There's a War On? (forthcoming, 2019).

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