Drawing Life: Narratives and the Sense of Self (Paperback)
  • Drawing Life: Narratives and the Sense of Self (Paperback)
zoom

Drawing Life: Narratives and the Sense of Self (Paperback)

(author)
£29.95
Paperback 316 Pages / Published: 21/11/2013
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
In Drawing Life, Thomas J. Cottle examines the ways people interpret their life experiences and construct meanings for the events they have encountered. In this manner, they discover their various identities and the essence of what we call the self. In reading the sixteen life studies contained in this volume, we encounter both inner reflections as well the power of culture to shape the meanings people give to their circumstances and the events that befall them. The stories also reflect the role of human relationships and social institutions in defining our personal identities and sense of justice. What makes us unique, therefore, is the personal story we tell as it reveals our constructions of the world and of ourselves. The stories recounted in Drawing Life illuminate not only our past, but also our perceptions of the present and our imaginings of the future. In this way, they become anthologies of our life experiences.

Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761862222
Number of pages: 316
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 224 x 153 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
His writing itself is music; a deft blend of passion and restraint, light and darkness, pain and life-giving humor. -- Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Harvard University, author of Balm In Gilead: Journey of a Healer and Respect: An Exploration
Amazing, delicate, and blunt. -- Susan Cheever
No one writes about the everyday dreams, agonies, and situational realities of the young and oppressed with the perception and power of Thomas J. Cottle. -- Philip Slater
[Thomas J. Cottle] is a very good writer, who reminds one very much of James Agee, magically sensitive, and with a skill in rendering the poignancy of the captured moment. -- Ashley Montagu
Once again Tom Cottle has used his lively style to remind us of the full depth of the human experience and force reflection on the ethical stance we would like to see penetrate our fragmented society. -- Jerome Kagan

You may also be interested in...

Camp David
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Is It Just Me?
Added to basket
£19.99
CD-Audio
Dear Fatty
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Confessions of a Conjuror
Added to basket
Death In The Afternoon
Added to basket
Is It Just Me?
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Giffords Circus
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Self-working Card Tricks
Added to basket
Him & Me
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Mack The Life
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Death In The Afternoon
Added to basket
Magic the Complete Course
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.