The Empathy Exams

Essays

Leslie Jamison
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A powerful yet refreshing essay collection centred around themes of confession, illness, violence and sentimentality from an exciting new American talent.

The subjects of this stylish and audacious collection of essays range from an assault in Nicaragua to a Morgellons meeting; from Frida Kahlo's plaster casts to a gangland tour of LA. Jamison is interested in how we tell stories about injury and pain, and the limits that circumstances, bodies and identity put on the act of describing.

Author bio:

Leslie Jamison grew up in Los Angeles. Educated at Harvard College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she has also worked as an innkeeper in California, a schoolteacher in Nicaragua, and an office temp in Manhattan. She is currently studying for a PhD at Yale University, where she is writing a dissertation on poverty and degradation in twentieth century American writing. Her first novel, The Gin Closet, was published in 2010.

Category: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781847088420
Awards: Short-listed William Hazzlit Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize 2013
Publisher: Granta
Imprint: Granta Paperbacks
Pub Date: June 2015
Page Extent: 240
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Philosophy