Without Mastery: Reading and Other Forces by Sarah WoodWithout Mastery: Reading and Other Forces by Sarah Wood

Without Mastery: Reading and Other Forces

bySarah Wood

Hardcover | June 25, 2014

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Without Mastery engages the pleasures and rigours of reading, invoking Shakespeare's Weird Sisters, Plato's Lady Necessity, Freud, Derrida, Cixous, animals, angels, ghosts and children to explore our desire for mastery - especially the omnipotence of thoughts. Masterful thinking has broughtthe planet into environmental crisis. The acquiescence of reading, Wood shows, allows us to make contact with the unthinkable.
Sarah Wood teaches English literature and literary theory at the University of Kent. She is an Editor of Oxford Literary Review and of Angelaki. She is also a trainee at the Guild of Psychotherapists in London.
Title:Without Mastery: Reading and Other ForcesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 6.14 × 9.21 × 0.98 inPublished:June 25, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748669973

ISBN - 13:9780748669974


Table of Contents

Through the ReaderInventing the ReaderTry Thinking As If PerhapsA Mere Instinctive DeconstructionClose to the EarthBeyond Me Nowhere But This EarthEditReading MattersSome Thing, Some One, Some Ghost (About the Fires of Writing)NightshiftToo Late to Begin?