How Literature Saved My Life

How Literature Saved My Life

David Shields


Blending confessional feedback and cultural autobiography, David Shields explores the facility of literature to make existence survivable, even perhaps endurable. Evoking his deeply divided character, his character flaws, his woes, his serious despair, he desires "literature to soothe human loneliness, yet not anything can assuage human loneliness. Literature does not lie approximately this—which is what makes it essential." this can be a beautiful, thought-provoking, completely unique ebook concerning the crucial acts of studying and writing.

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