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Body work : the radical power of personal narrative

Febos, Melissa2022
In this exhilarating mix of memoir and master class, Melissa Febos tackles the emotional, psychological, and physical work of writing intimately while offering an utterly fresh examination of the storyteller's life and the questions which run through it. How might we go about capturing on the page the relationships that have formed us? How do we write about our bodies, their desires and traumas? What does it mean for an author's way of writing, or living, to be dismissed as navel-gazing or else hailed as so brave, so raw? And to whom, in the end, do our most intimate stories belong? Drawing on her own path from aspiring writer to acclaimed author and writing professor via addiction and recovery, sex work and academia, Melissa Febos has created a captivating guide to the writing life, and a brilliantly unusual exploration of subjectivity, privacy, and the power of divulgence. Candid and inspiring, Body Work will empower readers and writers alike, offering ideas and occasional notes of caution to anyone who has ever hoped to see themselves in a story.
New York : Catapult, [2022]©2022
xviii, 171 pages ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-171).
9781646220854 (pbk)9781646220854
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryAdult Non Fiction - Biography808.066 FEBAvailable
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