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Title:The Empathy Exams: Essays
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Graywolf Press
ISBN:1555976719
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Number of Pages:226
Category:Non fiction, Essays, Psychology, Memoir, Short stories

The Empathy Exams: Essays by Leslie Jamison

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No description available, From personal loss to phantom diseases i The Empathy Exams i is a bold and brilliant collection winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize br br Beginning with her experience as a medical actor who was paid to act out symptoms for medical students to diagnose Leslie Jamison s visceral and revealing essays ask essential questions about our basic understanding of others How should we care about each other How can we feel another s pain especially when pain can be assumed distorted or performed Is empathy a tool by which to test or even grade each other By confronting pain real and imagined her own and others Jamison uncovers a personal and cultural urgency to feel She draws from her own experiences of illness and bodily injury to engage in an exploration that extends far beyond her life spanning wide ranging territory from poverty tourism to phantom diseases street violence to reality television illness to incarceration in its search for a kind of sight shaped by humility and grace, Jamison has done an exceptional job curating this volume selecting essayists who are diverse in ideas and experiences and essays that are challenging passionate sobering and clever br i b Publishers Weekly b i br br The essay is political and politically useful by which I mean humanizing and provocative because of its commitment to nuance its explorations of contingency its spirit of unrest its glee at overturned assumptions because of the double helix of awe and distrust faith and doubt that structures its DNA writes guest editor Leslie Jamison in her introduction From the Iraqi desert to an East Jerusalem refugee camp from the beginnings of the universe to the aftermath of a suicide attempt the genetic makeup of the eclectic and electric selections in i The Best American Essays i thrill toward complexity br br i The Best American Essays i includes br RACHEL KAADZI GHANSAH LAWRENCE JACKSON br RACHEL KUSHNER ALAN LIGHTMAN BERNARD FARAI MATAMBO br WESLEY MORRIS HEATHER SELLERS ANDREA STUART br i and others i, i Waveform i celebrates the role of women essayists in contemporary literature Historically women have been instrumental in moving the essay to center stage and Waveform continues this rich tradition further expanding the dynamic genre s boundaries and testing its edges With thirty essays by thirty distinguished and diverse women writers this carefully constructed anthology incorporates works ranging from the traditional to the experimental br br i Waveform i champions the diversity of women s approaches to the structure ofthe essay today a site of invention and innovation with experiments in collage fragments segmentation braids triptychs and diptychs Focused on these explorations of form i Waveform i is not wed to a fixed theme or even to women s experiences per se It is not driven by subject matter but highlights the writers interaction with all manner of subject and circumstance through style voice tone and structure br br This anthology presents some of the women who are shaping the essay today mapping an ever changing landscape It is designed to place essays recently written by women such as Roxane Gay Cheryl Strayed Margo Jefferson Jaquira Diaz and Eula Biss into the hands of those who have been waiting patiently for something they could equally claim as their own br br b Contributors b Marcia Aldrich Jocelyn Bartkevicius Chelsea Biondolillo Eula Biss Barrie Jean Borich Joy Castro Meghan Daum Jaquira Diaz Laurie Lynn Drummond Patricia Foster Roxane Gay Leslie Jamison Margo Jefferson Sonja Livingston Alexandria Marzano Lesnevich Brenda Miller Michele Morano Kyoko Mori Bich Minh Nguyen Adriana Paramo Jericho Parms Torrey Peters Kristen Radtke Wendy Rawlings Cheryl Strayed Dana Tommasino Sarah Valentine Neela Vaswani Nicole Walker Amy Wright br br