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Representing Autism : Culture, Narrative, Fascination
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ISBN: 1781388237 184631092X Year: 2008 Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, Liverpool University Press,

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From concerns of an 'autism epidemic' to the MMR vaccine crisis, autism is a source of peculiar fascination in the contemporary media. Discussion of the condition has been largely framed within medicine, psychiatry and education but there has been no exploration of its power within representative narrative forms. This book tackles this approach, using contemporary fiction and memoir writing, film, photography, drama and documentary together with older texts to set the contemporary fascination with autism in context. Central to the book is a sense of the legitimacy of autistic presence as a way by which we might more fully articulate what it means to be human.


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On the desire to levitate : poems
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ISBN: 0821444913 Year: 2014 Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press,

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"On the Desire to Levitate is the first collection of poems by Alison Powell. This striking collection includes vivid, unflinching meditations on aging, mythology, poetry, and family. In tight, elegant lines that alternate between homage and elegy, these poems explore known subjects with a rebellious eye: a defeated Hercules and a bitter Eurydice, a sympathetic Lucifer, and generations of adolescent girls as mythical adventurers moving within a beloved but confining Midwest. Yet in Powell's skillful hands, hardship never overtakes: as judge Charles Hood writes, "There's often a delicious humor in this work, and always a deep and lasting integrity.""-- "On the Desire to Levitate is the first collection of poems by Alison Powell. This striking collection includes vivid, unflinching meditations on aging, mythology, poetry, and family. In tight, elegant lines that alternate between homage and elegy, these poems explore known subjects with a rebellious eye: a defeated Hercules and a bitter Eurydice, a sympathetic Lucifer, and generations of adolescent girls as mythical adventurers moving within a beloved but confining Midwest. Yet in Powell's skillful hands, hardship never overtakes: as judge Charles Hood writes, "There's often a delicious humor in this work, and always a deep and lasting integrity." Winner of the 2013 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize"--


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Zion
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ISBN: 0809333570 Year: 2014 Publisher: Carbondale, Illinois : Crab Orchard Review : Southern Illinois University Press,

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Zion, the latest collection of poems by TJ Jarrett, is the poignant study of the resonating effects of the civil rights movement on one family. Jarrett lovingly explores the minutiae of mortality and race across three generations of "Dark Girls" who have come together one summer to grieve and to remember as one of them passes to the farther shore-a place beyond retribution, where there is only forgiveness. The Mississippi of Jarrett's collection is alive with fireflies and locusts and murders of crows; yet for some, it is a wasteland of unanswered prayers, burning evenings, and the shades of

The novels : not without laughter and tambourines to glory
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ISBN: 0826263879 0826213421 Year: 2001 Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press,

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No acute distress
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ISBN: 0809334836 Year: 2016 Publisher: Carbondale, [Illinois] : Southern Illinois University Press,

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"A collection of prose poems and lineated poems that chronicle everyday frustrations, confusions, and joys connected mainly with motherhood and illness"--


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Frail-craft
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ISBN: 1281729000 9786611729004 0300138318 Year: 2007 Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press,

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Post Subject : A Fable
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ISBN: 1629220086 Year: 2014 Publisher: Akron, Ohio : University Of Akron Press,

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"Ecstatic and obsessive, the prose poems that make up Oliver de la Paz's Post Subject: A Fable reveal the monuments of a lost country. Through a series of epistles addressed to "Empire" a catalog emerges, where what can be tallied is noted in a ledger, what can be claimed is demarcated, and what has been reaped is elided. The task of deposing the late century is taken up. What's salvaged from the remains is humanity"--


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The wheeling year : a poet's field book
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ISBN: 0803256736 0803256744 Year: 2014 Publisher: Lincoln, Nebraska : University of Nebraska Press,

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"A short, accessible set of prose observations about nature, place, and time, arranged (like Local Wonders) according to the calendar year"-- "Ted Kooser sees a writer's workbooks as the stepping-stones on which a poet makes his way across the stream of experience toward a poem. Because those wobbly stones are only inches above the quotidian rush, what's jotted there has an immediacy that is intimate and close to life. Kooser, winner of the Pultizer Prize and a former U.S. poet laureate, has filled scores of workbooks. The Wheeling Year offers a sequence of contemplative prose observations about nature, place, and time arranged according to the calendar year. Written by one of America's most beloved poets, this book is published in the year in which Kooser turns seventy-five, with sixty years of workbooks stretching behind him. "--


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Understanding Susan Sontag
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ISBN: 9781611176803 1611176808 Year: 2016 Publisher: Columbia, South Carolina : The University of South Carolina Press,

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Understanding Dave Eggers
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ISBN: 1611174287 Year: 2014 Publisher: Columbia, South Carolina : The University of South Carolina Press,

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"Understanding Dave Eggers surveys the work of one of the most celebrated American authors of the twenty-first century and is the first book-length study incorporating Eggers's novels, short-story collections, and film scripts. With a style aimed at students and general readers alike, Timothy W. Galow offers a textual analysis that uniquely combines Eggers's early autobiographical works and the subject of celebrity as well as his later texts that deal with humanitarian issues. Galow devotes a chapter to each of Eggers's major works, from his first book, the Pulitzer Prize-nominated memoir, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, though his recent novel, A Hologram for the King, a National Book Award finalist about an aging American businessman chasing success in Saudi Arabia. Other chapters cover You Shall Know Our Velocity, What Is the What, and Zeitoun. Each chapter studies the major themes and styles of the featured work while also placing it in the context of Eggers's oeuvre. In this way Galow examines each text in its own right, but he also offers us a larger guide to all of Egger's work. Providing important historical background for understanding Eggers's literary work, Galow examines how Eggers's texts are deeply invested in both his own public persona and the changing cultural conditions in the United States over the past twenty years. Galow's careful analysis is conveyed in clear language that engages issues important to contemporary critics without being pedantic or jargon laden. As a result Understanding Dave Eggers can serve as a useful introduction to the author's work or a valuable resource for the devoted reader"--

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