Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame

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A collection of stories from some of the world's greatest writers about their own public humiliation.Humiliation is not, of course, unique to writers. However, the world of letters does seem to offer a near-perfect micro-climate for embarrassment and shame. There is something about the conjunction of high-mindedness and low income that is inherently comic; something about the very idea of deeply private thoughts - carefully worked and honed into art over the years - being presented to a public audience of dubious strangers, ...

Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame 2005, Harper Perennial, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780060750923

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Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame 2004, Harper, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780007170586

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Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame 2004, HarperPerennial, London

ISBN-13: 9780007171385

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Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame 2003, Fourth Estate Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780007171378

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