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Bouson, J. Brooks

Overview
Works: 18 works in 90 publications in 1 language and 11,004 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS1541, 811.4
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Publications about J. Brooks Bouson
Publications by J. Brooks Bouson
Most widely held works by J. Brooks Bouson
Quiet as it's kept : shame, trauma, and race in the novels of Toni Morrison by J. Brooks Bouson( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 813 libraries worldwide
"Quiet As It's Kept draws on and extends recent psychoanalytic and psychiatric work of shame and trauma theorists to offer an in-depth analysis of Morrison's representation of painful and shameful race matters in her fiction. Providing a frank and sustained look at the troubling, if not distressing, aspects of Morrison's fiction that other critics have studiously avoided or minimized in their commentaries, this book challenges established views of Morrison, showing her to be an author who forces readers into uncomfortable confrontations with matters of race. In Quiet As It's Kept, J. Brooks Bouson explores these issues in Morrison's works The Bluest Eye, Sula, Song of Solomon, Tar Baby, Beloved, Jazz, and Paradise."--Jacket
Brutal choreographies : oppositional strategies and narrative design in the novels of Margaret Atwood by J. Brooks Bouson( Book )
8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 588 libraries worldwide
Jamaica Kincaid : writing memory, writing back to the mother by J. Brooks Bouson( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 510 libraries worldwide
She focuses attention on what many critics find so enigmatic and what lies at the heart of Kincaid's fiction and nonfiction work: the "mother mystery." Bouson demonstrates, through careful readings, how Kincaid uses her writing to transform her feelings of shame into pride as she wins the praise of an admiring critical establishment and an ever-growing reading public."--Jacket
The empathic reader : a study of the narcissistic character and the drama of the self by J. Brooks Bouson( Book )
6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 504 libraries worldwide
Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 348 libraries worldwide
A collection of essays offers a diverse selection of criticism of Emily Dickinson
Embodied shame : uncovering female shame in contemporary women's writings by J. Brooks Bouson( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
"How does physical, emotional, and sexual abuse shape women's perceptions of their bodies and identities? How are women's psyches affected by the sexual, racial, and cultural denigration that occurs when women's bodies are represented as defective, spoiled, damaged, or dirtied? Embodied Shame skillfully explores these questions in the context of recent writings by North American women, contributing to work in shame theory and to feminist analyses of the intersections of theories of the body, affect, emotions, narrative, and trauma. By examining popular contemporary fictional - and nonfictional - texts, including Alice Munro's Lives of Girls and Women, Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina, Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, Edwidge Danticat's Breath, Eyes, Memory, and Lucy Grealy's Autobiography of a Face, J. Brooks Bouson illuminates how deeply entrenched bodily shame continues to operate in contemporary culture, even as we celebrate the supposed freeing of the female body from the social and cultural constraints that have long bound it."--BOOK JACKET
Margaret Atwood : the robber bride, the blind assassin, Oryx and Crake by J. Brooks Bouson( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
In this critical collection, well-known Atwood scholars offer original readings and critical re-evaluations of three Atwood masterpieces--The Robber Bride, The Blind Assassin, and Oryx and Crake. Providing new critical assessments of Atwood's novels in language that is both lively and accessible, Margaret Atwood reveals not only Atwood's ongoing and evolving engagement with the issues that have long preoccupied her--ranging from the power politics of human relationships to a concern with human rights and the global environment--but also her increasing formal complexity as a novelist. If Atwood is a novelist who is part trickster, illusionist and con-artist, as she has often described herself, she is also, as the essays in this critical collection show, an author-ethicist with a finely honed sense of moral responsibility. -- Book jacket
The handmaid's tale ( Book )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 276 libraries worldwide
Margaret Atwood ( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 210 libraries worldwide
As the author of over forty works-including over a dozen novels and over a dozen books of poetry as well as collections of short stories and short fictions, works of literary criticism, and collections of her essays and reviews-Margaret Atwood is indisputably Canada's best-known contemporary author. Edited by J. Brooks Bouson, this volume in the Critical Insights series presents a variety of new essays on the Canadian writer. --from publisher description
Critical insights : The handmaid's tale : by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Critial insights : Margaret Atwood by J. Brooks Bouson( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Undetermined and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The empathie reader by J. Brooks Bouson( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Journeys and places : a study of the poetry of Edwin Muir by J. Brooks Bouson( Archival Material )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The emphatic readers : a study of the narcissistic character and the drama of the self by J. Brooks Bouson( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Poetry and the unsayable : Edwin Muir's conception of the powers and limitations of poetic speech by J. Brooks Bouson( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The politics of empathy and self in Christa Wolf's The quest for Christa T by J. Brooks Bouson( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
"I would bear children, but I would never be a mother to them" by J. Brooks Bouson( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Critical Insights: Emily Dickinson ( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Though she rarely left her hometown of Amherst, Massachusetts, and in her later years never ventured beyond the fence encircling her family's home, Dickinson wrote some of the world's most original, enigmatic, and expansive poems. By turns strangely intimate, witty, sardonic, ebullient, and frighteningly sublime, the poems have since fascinated generations of readers and generated endless speculation about the poet's mind and life
 
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Alternative Names
Bouson, J. B. 1946-
Brooks Bouson, J. 1946-
Languages
English (84)
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