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The Price of Experience: Writings on Living with Cancer
Writer and political activist Mike Marqusee was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer, in the summer of 2007. At first, disinclined to share his misery with others, he was reluctant to write about his illness. But he then came to realize that doing so provided a precious continuity with his life as a writer before contracting the disease, and a way of ...more
Paperback, 1st, 120 pages
Published 2014 by OR Books
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Mike Marqusee opens this series of essays and articles written between 2009 and 2013 about ‘living with cancer’ that on his diagnosis in 2007 he vowed that he would not be adding to the “surfeit of cancer confessionals” (p9), and in this excellent book he has lived up to that promise. To his credit in keeping that promise it was about 2 years between the diagnosis and the first article, in praise of the NHS staff who work with him to serve his needs, in praise of the NHS as a public health ...more
Mike Marqusee was an American-born writer, journalist and political activist who has lived in Britain since 1971. He was the author of numerous books including If I Am Not for Myself: Journey of an Anti-Zionist Jew, Wicked Messenger: Bob Dylan and the Sixties, Redemption Song: Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties, Anyone but England: An Outsider Looks at English Cricket, a novel, Slow Turn, ...moreMore about Mike Marqusee...