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By Mary Cappello | Comments: ( 742 ) | Date: ( Jan 28, 2020 )

Mary Cappello s Called Back shimmers on the page Ezra Pound said a writer has to make it new and Cappello has done that rare feat Cancer books have become a genre that nobody wants to read, except this book Read this book Called Back is exquisite Patty Dann author of Mermaids, and of The Goldfish Went on Vacation A Memoir of Loss and Learning to Tell the Truth Mary Cappello s Called Back shimmers on the page Ezra Pound said a writer has to make it new and Cappello has done that rare feat Cancer books have become a genre that nobody wants to read, except this book Read this book Called Back is exquisite Patty Dann author of Mermaids, and of The Goldfish Went on Vacation A Memoir of Loss and Learning to Tell the Truth About It There is no scarier moment than when the doctor looks at his feet, clears his throat, and mutters that you have cancer The earth opens under you After a while, most patients summon a remarkable courage to confront the relentless disease and the rugged cures But few have summoned the clear eyed, large hearted intelligence that Mary Cappello has to describe the experience in harrowing, redemptive detail With precision, passion, wit, and a poet s eye for the incongruous and devastating that is to say, the human she has written a book that will open your eyes and touch your heart Called Back is an astonishing literary achievement J.D McClatchy, editor of The Yale Review, author of Mercury Dressing The momentum of Called Back derives from Mary Cappello s extraordinarily capacious mind her intelligence, wit, and emotional candor the clarity and alertness of her train of thought the restlessness of her style Cappello makes stunning connections between literature, art, her life, medicine, cancer A brilliant book David Shields, author of The Thing About Life is One Day You ll Be Dead, and Reality Hunger I loved being offered the companionship of Cappello s feeling mind I loved her insistence on taking everything in, not rushing to be healed before experience registers I loved the precision and passion with which this book about facing mortality attends to the particulars of being alive both in the body and in language Jan Clausen author of If You Like Difficulty, and From a Glass House, and Apples and Oranges My Journey through Sexual IdentityIn her intensely personal and insightful memoir, Mary Cappello wonders aloud for us what breast cancer awareness really makes us aware of, and responds as if for the first time to the deceivingly simple command tell me what you re feeling Unable to eat on chemotherapy, Cappello feasts on the paintings of Marsden Hartley, yearns in the tradition of Emily Dickinson and Gertrude Stein, keeps company with Marcel Proust, and lets queer artists tease her back to life Called Back looks through the lens of cancer to discover often with humor new truths about intimacy and essential solitude, eroticism, the fact of the body, and the impossibility of turning away.Mary Cappello is the author of two previous books of literary nonfiction, Night Bloom and Awkward A Detour, a Los Angeles Times bestseller Her essays and experimental prose appear in such places as The Georgia Review, Salmagundi, Southwest Review, and American Letters and Commentary, and they have been awarded the Bechtel Prize for Educating the Imagination from Teachers and Writers Collaborative, the Lange Taylor Prize from Duke University s Center for Documentary Studies, and Notable Essay of the Year citations in The Best American Essays A former Fulbright Lecturer at the Gorky Literary Institute in Moscow, Russia, Cappello is a professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Rhode Island.


  • Title: Called Back: My Reply to Cancer, My Return to Life
  • Author: Mary Cappello
  • ISBN: 9781593501501
  • Page: 254
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Mary Cappello

Mary Cappello is a writer and professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Rhode Island She is the author of four books of literary nonfiction, and her essays and experimental prose have been published in The Georgia Review, Salmagundi and Cabinet Magazine Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Salon, The Huffington Post, in guest author blogs for Powell s Books, and on six separate occasions as Notable Essay of the Year in Best American Essays A 2011 Guggenheim Fellow in Creative Arts Nonfiction, she recently received a 2015 Berlin Prize from The American Academy in Berlin, a fellowship awarded to scholars, writers, composers, and artists who represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields.Cappello is originally from Darby, Pennsylvania, a suburb outside Philadelphia She received her Ph.D and M.A from State University of New York, Buffalo, and her B.A from Dickinson College Cappello has taught at the University of Rhode Island, as a Fulbright Lecturer at the Gorky Literary Institute in Moscow, Russia, and at the University of Rochester from



Comments Called Back: My Reply to Cancer, My Return to Life

  • Beth

    Not an easy book to read, this one, but when is anything about cancer delightful. I flinched a lot at the first. On the other hand, reading it with a very close friend, a cancer survivor herself, gave me purpose. And quite before I realized it this woman's love of written words, most particularly the ones with which she described the unexpected challenge of breast cancer in her life, had captured my attention and I could not put the book down. There's honesty here--and an artist's exquisite desc [...]


  • Natania

    A lovely book, moving and clever, both intellectually and emotionally challenging and satisfying. Though sometimes its ruminations wandered into obscurity, and perhaps 1/4 of them might have been cut, the essential project of it, to look closely at her hard experience, to listen, touch, smell it, to investigate it in words and pictures, and to return to and question the very roots of our language, was both seductive and admirable. I came to feel a kind of love for the writer, who seemed so compa [...]


  • Donald

    I attended a reading given by the author in Philadelphia. I had no idea what a "cancer" memoir would be like. To my surprise and delight, the reading was upbeat, irreverent and even humorous at times. I was very moved by Cappello's honesty and introspection. Now, having read the book, I am so impressed by the entire package. It will make you laugh, cringe, wince, and cry. Cappello is a writer of the first rank. Excellent!


  • Mal

    My wonderful spouse got this book for me. And for a long time it sat unread. I wasn't ready to read a cancer memoir. It was too close to the bone. But I read this last month, and I am so grateful I did. Cappello has a unique writing style that I truly connected with, and a sense of humor and sarcasm that clicked with me. The writing is rich and layered, as is dealing with cancer, and it really resonated with me.


  • Mary

    I couldn't expect anything less than breathtaking from my former professor and friend Mary Cappello. This book brought me to tears but also poked humorously at the finality of human existence. Her descriptions are always my favorite the way she weaves fluently from one antidote to another evoking real emotion in the readers through her unique experiences.


  • Christine Kalafus | Writer

    I loved this so much, I am writing a letter to the author.


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