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Without mastery : reading and other forces

Author: Sarah Wood
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2014.
Series: Frontiers of theory.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
'Without Mastery' engages the pleasure, rigour and strangeness of reading, invoking the forcefulness of the Weird Sisters, Plato's Lady Necessity and assorted literary animals, angels, ghosts and children to explore the inner workings of our desire for mastery, and especially the omnipotence of thoughts.

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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Wood
ISBN: 0748669981 9780748669981
OCLC Number: 1004123297
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (viii, 169 pages).
Contents: Through the reader --
Inventing the reader --
Try thinking as if perhaps --
A mere instinctive deconstruction --
Close to the Earth --
Beyond me nowhere but this Earth --
Edit --
Reading matters --
Some thing, some one, some ghost (about the fires of writing) --
Nightshift --
Too late to begin?
Series Title: Frontiers of theory.
Responsibility: Sarah Wood.


An exploration of the possibilities of letting go of our inner desire for control. It provides a challenge and an alternative to 'masterful' or technical approaches to theory. It draws on the power  Read more...


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Sarah Wood's 'Without Mastery: Reading and Other Forces' is a matchless book, at once breathtaking and inspiring. -- Clare Connors, Modern Language Review, Vol 111, Part 1 Reading with Wood leaves Read more...

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