Reader 23: Reading and Health

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Volume 23, “Reading and Health,” includes a new story from renowned writer Ray Tallis, a discussion on how reading and writing poetry helps those suffering from depression, and an article by ...

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Overview

Most literary magazines focus on the craft of writing and cater to a highly select audience of writers, literary critics, and scholars of literature. In contrast, The Reader is a quarterly literary magazine aimed at the intelligent common reader. 

Volume 23, “Reading and Health,” includes a new story from renowned writer Ray Tallis, a discussion on how reading and writing poetry helps those suffering from depression, and an article by Philip Davis on the neurological effects of reading Shakespeare.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780955116827
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
  • Publication date: 9/15/2006
  • Series: Liverpool University Press - Reader Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Davis is based at the Reader Centre, University of Liverpool, and currently directs a major social inclusion project based on shared reading.

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Table of Contents

editorial
Jane Davis, The Written Troubles of the Brain
Editor's Picks
 
the reader / blackwell poetry competition
Laura Webb, Winner
Stephen Wilson, Runner-Up
Adrian Blackledge, Runner-Up
Mark Leech, Highly Commended
Wendy Cook, Highly Commended
Pauline Suett-Barbieri, Highly Commended
John Redmond, Evasive Work
Patrick McGuinness, The Double Bind
 
poetry
Susan Fox
Jen Hadfield
Keith Edwin Colwell
Richard Livermore
 
fiction
Raymond Tallis, Read from the Top
Karen King-Aribisala, Broken Plate
 
essays
Philip Davis, The Shakespeared Brain
Ann Jay, Medicine Through the Novel
Harriet Gordon Getzels, What Happened to the Revolution?
 
interviews
Robin Philipp, Poetry not Prozac
Susan Duncan, The Art of Wooing Nature
 
learning curve
Ask the Reader
 
reading lives
Anna Pollard, Travelling Alone
Suzanne Hodge, Researching Reading Groups
 
readers connect
Welcome to Readers Connect
Jane Davis, Mourning in The House of Mirth
Terence Davies, That Latent Sense
Enid Stubin, Location, Location, Location
Marleen Hacquoil and Thelma Rondel, The Monday Group
 
reviews
Sarah Coley, The Clutch of the Earth:  Seamus Heaney, District and Circle
Mary Weston, Roadlessness: Peter Kocan, Fresh Fields and George MacDonald, Phantastes
 
recommendations
Ann Stapleton, More Than the Losses of My Life on Earth:  The Poetry of James Wright
Neil Curry, All Things that Live: Phoebe Hesketh (1909-2005)
Denise Cottrell Boyce, Journey of a Soul:  Mrs Gaskell, Ruth
Good Books, Brief recommendations by Lesley Johnson and Helen Robey
Jean Edmunds, The Best Physick:  Daniel Defoe, Journal of a Plague Year
Michele A. Sweeten, A Timeless Heroine:  Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
 
the back end
Stephen Newman, In the Grip of Light
Tom Ashley, Scaffold
Cassandra, Crossword
Buck's Quiz
Contributors
Quiz and Puzzle Answers

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