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When Breath Becomes Air: Constructing Stable Narrative Identity during Terminal Illness
This article tackles the question of how narrative identity can be shaped and stabilised during terminal illness. It focuses on how the experience of cancer challenges, or possibly strengthens, the sense of identity by sharing narratives of the past, by evaluating present identity, and by commenting on possible future selves. It does so by focusing exemplary on textual markers within Paul Kalanithi's New York Times bestselling autobiography When Breath Becomes Air (2016), which the author wrotedoi:10.26180/5df19808d7ec3 fatcat:gymyt5fn5nc5pej275hirjwjlq