The Contingent Self: One Reading Life

The Contingent Self: One Reading Life


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This collection of personal critical essays employs a formal study of literature as framework for the consideration of universal issues, including grief management, death, and acceptance of and benefit from traumatic change. * The book makes clear Brackett's belief that no reasonable explanation exists for the necessity some scholars see in withholding results of literary study from a broader audience, unless it be a reluctance to write with the clarity necessary to make digestible and enjoyable the fruits of their profession.

About Author

Virginia Brackett holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas. Her previous books include The Encyclopedia of Classic Love and Romance Literature, Elizabeth Cary: Woman of Conscience, and several young adult biographies. In 2005, her book Restless Genius: The Story of Virgina Woolf was selected as one of 30 recommended books by the Amelia Bloomer Project of the American Library Association.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781557532237
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 180
  • ID: 9781557532237
  • ISBN10: 1557532230

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