On rereading / Patricia Meyer Spacks

Author(s): Spacks, Patricia Meyer
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Subjects: Books and reading--United States
Books and reading--Psychological aspects
Fiction--Psychological aspects
Spacks, Patricia Meyer--Books and reading
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011
LC Classification: Z
Physical Description: 280 p. ; 22 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2011023305
ISBN: 9780674062221 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0674062221 (alk. paper)
Contents: Always a stranger? -- Once upon a time -- A civilized world -- Other times : the 1950s -- Other times : the 1960s -- Other times : the 1970s -- The pleasure principle -- Professional rereading -- Books I ought to like -- Guilty pleasures -- Reading together -- Coda : what I have learned
Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary: After retiring from teaching literature, Patricia Meyer Spacks embarked on a year-long project of rereading dozens of novels: childhood favourites, young adult fiction, canonical works she didn't like, guilty pleasures. On Rereading records the surprising, fascinating results of her personal experiment and raises a number of intriguing questions
OCLC Number: 709670324
ISBN/ISSN: 9780674062221