Without Mastery: Reading and Other Forces (The Frontiers of Theory EUP)
Without Mastery: Reading and Other Forces (The Frontiers of Theory EUP)
Edinburgh University Press

Without Mastery: Reading and Other Forces (The Frontiers of Theory EUP)

  • Publish Date: 2014-06-30
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Sarah Wood

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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 brought the planet into environmental crisis. The acquiescence of reading, Wood shows, allows us to make contact with the unthinkable.


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