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How literature saved my life

Author: David Shields
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Blends criticism, anthropology, and biography to celebrate the power of literature, concluding that the fundamental truths found in literature render it an essential component of life.
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Named Person: David Shields; David Shields; David Shields; David Shields
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Shields
ISBN: 9780307961525 0307961524 9780307802729 0307802728
OCLC Number: 794366973
Description: 207 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Negotiating against myself --
Love is a long, close scrutiny --
Why is the human animal so sad? --
Our ground time here will be brief --
The wound and the bow --
All great books wind up with the writer getting his teeth bashed in --
Life v. art --
How literature saved my life.
Responsibility: David Shields.

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Blends criticism, anthropology, and biography to celebrate the power of literature, concluding that the fundamental truths found in literature render it an essential component of life.

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