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On rereading

Author: Patricia Ann Meyer Spacks
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.
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After retiring from teaching literature, Patricia Meyer Spacks embarked on a year-long project of rereading dozens of novels: childhood favourites, young adult fiction, canonical works she didn't like, guilty pleasures. On Rereading records the surprising, fascinating results of her personal experiment and raises a number of intriguing questions.
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Named Person: Patricia Meyer Spacks; Patricia Meyer Spacks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Ann Meyer Spacks
ISBN: 9780674062221 0674062221 9780674725898 0674725891
OCLC Number: 709670324
Description: 280 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Always a stranger? --
Once upon a time --
A civilized world --
Other times : the 1950s --
Other times : the 1960s --
Other times : the 1970s --
The pleasure principle --
Professional rereading --
Books I ought to like --
Guilty pleasures --
Reading together --
Coda : what I have learned.
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[A] charming and strange blend of memoir, literary criticism, and scientific treatise. -- Nathaniel Stein New Yorker blog 20111102 An absorbing, detailed account of books [Spacks] has reread over the Read more...

 
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A Thought-Provoking Book on Rereading

by wellred2 (WorldCat user published 2012-05-19) Excellent Permalink

The book was undertaken as a study of rereading, why we do it, what we get out of it and all that. Along the way Spacks has had some really interesting things to say on Jane Austen and on professional rereading. As Spacks began her project, her initial thesis was that we undertake rereading because...
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