Without Mastery: Reading and Other Forces (The Frontiers of Theory EUP)
- Publish Date: 2014-06-30
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Sarah Wood
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 brought the planet into environmental crisis. The acquiescence of reading, Wood shows, allows us to make contact with the unthinkable.