Gina Frangello’s Year In Reading

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ginalifeFiction & nonfiction professor Gina Frangello takes a look back on her year in reading in the latest edition of The Millions:

“There are two kinds of decay: mine and everyone else’s.” This line occurs near the end of Sarah Manguso’sdeceptively slim tour de force on illness, mortality, and metaphor, The Two Kinds of Decay, and speaks to the book’s high wire acts of duality and the paradox between the primal narcissism of the individual body vs. the transcendent empathy that makes life more than a solitary hall of mirrors. Manguso — like many great thinkers before her — seems to ultimately bridge the gap between the two through the small-yet-almost-impossible act of learning to pay attention.

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By | 2017-05-18T16:48:16-07:00 December 20th, 2014|Categories: Faculty News|Comments Off on Gina Frangello’s Year In Reading

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