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The empathy exams : essays

Author: Leslie Jamison
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Graywolf Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays explores empathy, using topics ranging from street violence and incarceration to reality television and literary sentimentality to ask questions about people's understanding of and relationships with others.
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Genre/Form: Essay
Essays
NonFiction
Collection
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Jamison
ISBN: 9781555976712 1555976719
OCLC Number: 846545823
Notes: "2011 winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize"--Text.
Awards: Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, 2011.
Description: 226 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The empathy exams --
Devil's bait --
La frontera --
Morphology of the hit --
Pain tours (I): La plata perdida ; Sublime, revised ; Indigenous to the hood --
The immortal horizon --
In defense of saccharin(e) --
Fog count --
Pain tours (II): Ex-votos ; Servicio supercompleto ; The broken heart of James Agee --
Lost boys --
Grand unified theory of female pain --
Works consulted --
Acknowledgements --
Judge's afterword / Robert Polito.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Leslie Jamison.

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A collection of essays explores empathy, using topics ranging from street violence and incarceration to reality television and literary sentimentality to ask questions about people's understanding of and relationships with others.

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