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Reading is a dance on the beaches of the mind, writes Greg Dening. His reading-dances are about the pain of cross-cultural encounters, of loomings beyond the horizons of discipline, gender and race, of the pleasures of a hundred texts. In Readings/Writings his aim is to cultivate our imaginations so that we might see further, understand more deeply and hear more acutely. This book opens with Dening's extraordinary piece, 'Memorial', a deeply moving reading of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. Dening's profound yet lucid reflections on the meanings contained in this stark, simple memorial set the tone for the book.T905.A512X100a#39;. An. Ethnographic. Essay. IT is THE WAY OF THINGS that an Australian scholara#39;s writings will sometimes be read more widely overseas than here at home in Australia. Works of scholarship are subject to notice and review, anbsp;...

Author:Greg Dening
Publisher:Melbourne University Publish - 1998


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