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The details : on love, death and reading / Tegan Bennett Daylight.

The details : on love, death and reading / Tegan Bennett Daylight.
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ISBN 9781760855253 (paperback)
Author Bennett, Tegan, 1969- author.
Title The details : on love, death and reading / Tegan Bennett Daylight.
Publisher/Date Cammeray, NSW : Scribner, an imprint Simon & Schuster (Australia), 2020.
©2020
Pagination etc. 188 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary Note In this deeply insightful and intimate work, Daylight describes how her reading has nourished her life, and how life has informed her reading. In both, she shows us that it's the small points of connection -- the details -- that really matter: what we notice when someone close to us dies, when we give birth, when we make friends. In life's disasters and delights, the details are what we can share and compare and carry with us. Daylight writes with invigorating candour and compassion about her mother's last days; her own experiences of childbearing and its aftermath (in her celebrated essay 'Vagina'); her long admiration of Helen Garner and George Saunders; and her great loves and friendships. Each chapter is a revelation, and a celebration of how books offer not an escape from 'real life' but a richer engagement with the business of living. The result is a work that will truly deepen your relationship with books, and with other readers. The delight is in the details.
Subject Australian essays -- 20th century
Books and reading
Essays.
Shelf Location 028 BENN
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