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Disability and/in Prose

Through a series of critical essays this book concerns the relationships and possibilities in and between "prose" and "disability". It covers a diverse range from the role of the disability memoir, the effect of disablement on soldiers, phantom limb syndrome and the suspicion of `faking it' that sometimes surrounds.
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Brenda Jo Brueggemann and Marian E Lupo: Forward: "Prosing the Possibilities." (1)Helen Deutsch: "The Body's Moments: Visible Disability, the Essay and the Limits of Sympathy." (2)Kathleen James-Cavan: "[A]ll in me is Nature: The Values of Deformity in William Hay's Deformity: an Essay." (3)Christopher Krentz: " Duncan Campbell and the Discourses of Deafness." (4)Sally Hayward: "those who cannot work: And Exploration of Disabled Men and Masculinity in Henry Mayhew's London Labour and the London poor." (5)Georgina Kleege: "Reading a Life Between the Lines: Therese-Adele Husson's Reflections on Blindness." (6)William Etter: "Cripple, Soldier, Crippled Soldier: Alfred Bellard's Civil War Memoir." (7)Brenda. M. Boyle: " Phantom Pains: Disability Masculinity and the Normal in Vietnam War Representations." (8)Jay Dolmage: "Between the Valley and the Field: Metaphor and Disability." (9)Vivian M. May and Beth A. Ferri: Fixated on Ability: Questioning Ableist Metaphors in Feminist Theories of Resistance." (10)G. Thomas Couser: "Disability as Metaphor Whats Wrong with Lying?" (11)Stephen Kuusisto: "Walt Whitman's 'Specimen Days' and The Discovery of the Disability Memoir." (12)Mark Sherry: " Reading Me/Me Reading Disability." (13)Kristina Torres: " Becoming Svami." (14)Lynn Z. Bloom: "(Im)Patient."

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