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Spacks, Patricia Ann Meyer
On rereading / Patricia Meyer Spacks
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  Z1003.2 .S63 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject Spacks, Patricia Ann Meyer -- Books and reading
Subject(s) Books and reading -- United States
Books and reading -- Psychological aspects
Fiction -- Psychological aspects
Physical Description 280 p. ; 22 cm
Contents Always a stranger? -- Once upon a time -- A civilized world -- Other times : the 1950s -- Other times : the 1960s -- Other times : the 1970s -- The pleasure principle -- Professional rereading -- Books I ought to like -- Guilty pleasures -- Reading together -- Coda : what I have learned
Note Includes bibliographical references
Summary After retiring from teaching literature, Patricia Meyer Spacks embarked on a year-long project of rereading dozens of novels: childhood favourites, young adult fiction, canonical works she didn't like, guilty pleasures. On Rereading records the surprising, fascinating results of her personal experiment and raises a number of intriguing questions

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