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In Bed with the Word: Reading, Spirituality, and Cultural Politics
     

In Bed with the Word: Reading, Spirituality, and Cultural Politics

by Daniel Coleman
 

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While reading is a deeply personal activity, paradoxically, it is also fundamentally social and outward-looking. Daniel Coleman, a lifelong reader and professor of literature, combines story with meditation to reveal this paradox and illustrate why, more than ever, we need this special brand of "quiet time" in our lives. In Bed with the Word sparks with

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While reading is a deeply personal activity, paradoxically, it is also fundamentally social and outward-looking. Daniel Coleman, a lifelong reader and professor of literature, combines story with meditation to reveal this paradox and illustrate why, more than ever, we need this special brand of "quiet time" in our lives. In Bed with the Word sparks with every conceivable enticement for those who worry about living in a culture of distraction and who long to reconnect with something deeper.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780888645074
Publisher:
University of Alberta Press
Publication date:
02/26/2009
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Coleman is Professor of Canadian Literature, Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University. He lives in Hamilton.

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