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Reading as therapy : what contemporary fiction does for middle-class Americans

Author: Timothy Richard Aubry
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2011.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Richard Aubry
ISBN: 9781587299551 1587299550 9781587299568 1587299569
OCLC Number: 652743636
Description: viii, 258 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Searching for paradise on the Oprah Winfrey Show --
Therapy and displacement in Divine secrets of the Ya-Ya sisterhood --
Infinite jest and the recovery of feeling --
The pain of reading A million little pieces --
The politics of interiority in The pilot's wife --
Reading The kite runner in America.
Responsibility: Timothy Aubry.

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This lively and intelligent study makes a timely contribution to a well-worn subfield of American studies: the intellectual defense of middlebrow culture. With a sharp sense of irony, Tim Aubry asks Read more...

 
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