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Is literature healthy?

Author: Josie Billington
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Series: Literary agenda.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The Literary Agenda is a series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools and universities. The category of "the literary" has always been contentious. What is clear, however, is how increasingly it is dismissed or is unrecognised as a way of thinking or an arena for thought. It is sceptically challenged  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Josie Billington
ISBN: 9780198724698 0198724691
OCLC Number: 944156679
Description: viii, 145 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Healthy and Unhealthy Thoughts --
Telling a New Story: Literary Narrative and Narrative Medicine --
Reading in Practice: Finding the Poetry --
Reading for Life.
Series Title: Literary agenda.
Responsibility: Josie Billington.

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Medical Humanities comprises disciplines as diverse as literature, the visual and performing arts, the history of medicine, and bioethics. Josie Billington examines the value that literature adds to  Read more...

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The medical humanities have become more complex and more theoretically savvy over the years. But we desperately need more books like Billingtons that address us quietly and clearly, about something Read more...

 
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