Description : Like Her Fiction, Shashi Deshpande S Essays Hold A Universal Appeal, Even When Firmly Entrenched In The Social Realities Of Our Everyday Life And Grappling With Issues That Are Particularly Indian. Some Of The Finest Pieces In This Collection Deal With Language And Writing: The Prickly And Often Acrimonious Issue Of English, The Deep And Unfortunate Divide Between English And The Regional Languages, The Importance And Necessity Of Translations, The Compulsions Of The Global Market On Literature, A Writer S Obligation To Self-Censorship, The Moral Vision That Underscores All Good Writing, The Unshakable Worth Of Readers And Much More. There Are Also Essays In Which Shashi Deshpande Talks About Her Own Craft, How Each One Of Her Novels Took Shape, Going Into Particulars And Readily Sharing Confidentialities So That Readers Will Experience The Same Intimacy They Encounter In Her Novels. Much Of Her Writing Is Shaped By The Fact That She Is A Woman. With Unflinching Honesty She Clearly Articulates The Difficulties Of Writing As A Politically Aware Woman, Touching Upon Matters Of Contention Such As Gender, Feminism, Marginalization And The Relevance Of Reworking Myths. Thought-Provoking And Engaging, This Collection Showcases, For The First Time, The Broad Sweep Of Deshpande S Non-Fiction Writing.
Description : A critical examination of the complex role of writing in court-involved young adults’ lives, the purpose of this book is to provide an in-depth look at how writing might possibly be the best opportunity to give students a voice to express themselves; an opportunity to recognize their strengths; and chance to give them hope.
Description : The Irish short story tradition occupies a unique space in world literature. Rooted in an ancient oral storytelling culture, the Irish short story has underwent numerous transitions, from 19th century Anglo-Irish writers such as William Carleton through to the 20th century's groundbreaking impact of George Moore's The Untilled Field. George Moore's work inspired the next generation of Irish Catholic writers such as Joyce, Frank O'Connor and Benedict Kiely, who foregrounded the backbone of the ...
Description : Central at the Margin examines the work of five Brazilian women writers: Julia Lopes de Almeida, and women's power within and outside the family; Rachel de Queiroz and the relation between backcountry "matriarchs" and city wives and workers; Lygia Fagundes Telles and the crumbling world of the coffee aristocrat; Clarice Lispector and what constitutes a Brazilian, a woman, a writer; Carolina Maria de Jesus and the definition of marginality at the margin. They lived and worked between the late nineteenth century and the 1970s. Their names are widely recognized in Brazil: they are central to the literary scene there; collectively they have received every literary honor and prize available. The book examines the meaning of such centrality for women whose work is nevertheless not included in the history of the development of Brazilian literature--their centrality is problematic in their place of origin--and by implication, it questions concepts of centrality and marginality within Brazilian literature and in the relation between Brazilian and world literatures.
Description : One of the most influential and creative scholars in medical anthropology takes stock of his recent intellectual odysseys in this collection of essays. Arthur Kleinman, an anthropologist and psychiatrist who has studied in Taiwan, China, and North America since 1968, draws upon his bicultural, multidisciplinary background to propose alternative strategies for thinking about how, in the postmodern world, the social and medical relate. Writing at the Margin explores the border between medical and social problems, the boundary between health and social change. Kleinman studies the body as the mediator between individual and collective experience, finding that many health problems—for example the trauma of violence or depression in the course of chronic pain—are less individual medical problems than interpersonal experiences of social suffering. He argues for an ethnographic approach to moral practice in medicine, one that embraces the infrapolitical context of illness, the responses to it, the social institutions relating to it, and the way it is configured in medical ethics. Previously published in various journals, these essays have been revised, updated, and brought together with an introduction, an essay on violence and the politics of post-traumatic stress disorder, and a new chapter that examines the contemporary ethnographic literature of medical anthropology.
Description : The lives of Jack Mueller and John Rubaker unknowingly intertwine through the juxtaposition of fiction and reality. Both write in journals as a type of therapy -- Jack needs to understand the unwanted changes in his life, and John grapples with his inadequacies and depression. The journal entries change from a healing mechanism to nothing short of miraculous. Suddenly, wishes written down come true. Words create reality. Words create life changes. In a twist reminiscent of Walter Mitty, the characters live in medieval times, the Elizabethan era, and in the 1920's. Extraordinary twists and turns take the reader on an unforgettable adventure of the mind. This intriguing tale questions what is reality, what is fake, and whether one is better than the other.
Description : A collection of twenty-one essays by David Bartholomae, Writing on the Margins includes selections that have helped shape the discipline of composition studies. With a wide-ranging introduction and three retrospective postscripts to set the essays in context, it serves as a valuable reference and as a powerful introduction to crucial issues in the field. This book has been awarded the MLA's Mina P. Shaugnessy Award, recognizing an outstanding research publication on the teaching of English.