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The Other Shore: Essays on Writers and Writing

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  • The Other Shore: Essays on Writers and Writing (University of California Press) – Trade paperback (2012)
    by Michael Jackson

    The Other Shore: Essays on Writers and Writing

    Trade paperback, University of California Press
    2012
    English
    205 pages

    ISBN: 0520275268
    ISBN-13: 9780520275263

    In this book, ethnographer and poet Michael Jackson addresses the interplay between modes of writing, modes of understanding, and modes of being in the world. Drawing on literary, anthropological and autobiographical sources, he explores writing as a technic akin to ritual, oral storytelling, magic and meditation, that enables us to reach beyond the limits of everyday life and forge virtual relationships and imagined communities. Although Maurice Blanchot wrote of the impossibility of writing, the passion and paradox of ... Show more

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