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|Named Person:||Patricia Meyer Spacks; Patricia Meyer Spacks|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Patricia Ann Meyer Spacks
|ISBN:||9780674062221 0674062221 9780674725898 0674725891|
|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.
|Responsibility:||Patricia Meyer Spacks.|
[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
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A Thought-Provoking Book on Rereading
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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