On the Literary Nonfiction of Nancy Mairs

On the Literary Nonfiction of Nancy Mairs

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Where much of the existing scholarship on Nancy Mairs has approached her essays in the context of disability studies, this book seeks to broaden the conversation through a wider range of critical perspectives and with attention to underrepresented aspects of Mairs's oeuvre. With particular attention to the ways Mairs shapes her essays around a variety of qunspeakablesq - such as depression, female sexuality and infidelity, mortality and death, or the struggle for faith in a post-modern world - this collection demonstrates Mairs's provocative combination of bold ethics and subtle aesthetics.At the start of the essay, she offers a swift account of Halloween asarelative of theChristian All Hallowa#39;s Eve, with roots ... a€œHavingrelegatedthe festivitiesto the realm ofchildren, a€Mairs writesofHalloween, a€œwecan ... avoid contemplating ouranbsp;...


Title:On the Literary Nonfiction of Nancy Mairs
Author: Merri Lisa Johnson, Susannah B. Mintz
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2011-09-13
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