Books by Susan Gubar
NPR stories about Susan Gubar
The National Book Critics Circle has announced that two feminist literary scholars, Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar, will receive a lifetime achievement award. Critic Maureen Corrigan says their groundbreaking 1979 book, The Madwoman in the Attic, changed the way we read.
Feminist literary scholar Susan Gubar was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer in November 2008. In Memoir of a Debulked Woman, she details — with graphic honesty — the physical and emotional pain, the surgery, chemotherapy, "intestinal disasters" and psychological changes that followed.