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StatusChecked Out
LocationClark County
Call No418.4 Cast
TitleHow to read now : essays / Elaine Castillo.
AuthorCastillo, Elaine. author.
Total Circ1
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
Checked OutClark County30293102003832418.4 Cast8/15/2022 Due on 10/8/2022Clark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780593489642 (ebook)
International Standard Book Number 9780593489635 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 0593489632 (hardcover)
Personal Name Castillo, Elaine. author.
Title Statement How to read now : essays / Elaine Castillo.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice [New York] : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2022.
Physical Description 340 pages ; 22 cm.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [321]-340).
Formatted Contents Note Author's note, or a Virgo clarifies things -- How to read now -- Reading teaches us empathy, and other fictions -- Honor the treaty -- The limits of white fantasy -- Main character syndrome -- "Reality is all we have to love" -- Autobiography in Asian film, or what we talk about when we talk about representation -- The children of Polyphemus.
Summary, Etc. "How to Read Now explores the politics and ethics of reading, and insists that we are capable of something better: a more engaged relationship not just with our fiction and our art, but with our buried and entangled histories. Smart, funny, galvanizing, and sometimes profane, Castillo attacks the stale questions and less-than-critical proclamations that masquerade as vital discussion: reimagining the cartography of the classics, building a moral case against the settler colonialism of lauded writers like Joan Didion, taking aim at Nobel Prize winners and toppling indie filmmakers, and celebrating glorious moments in everything from popular TV like The Watchmen to the films of Wong Kar-wai and the work of contemporary poets like Tommy Pico. At once a deeply personal and searching history of one woman’s reading life, and a wide-ranging and urgent intervention into our globalized conversations about why reading matters today, How to Read Now empowers us to embrace a more complicated, embodied form of reading, inviting us to acknowledge complicated truths, ignite surprising connections, imagine a more daring solidarity, and create space for a riskier intimacy—within ourselves, and with each other."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Reading.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Literature and society.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Imperialism in literature.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Literature and race.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Books and reading Sociological aspects.
Index Term-Genre/Form Essays.

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