You Feel So Mortal: Essays on the Body by Peggy Shinner

By Peggy Shinner

Toes, bras, autopsies, hair—Peggy Shinner takes a decent, unflinching examine them all in you are feeling So Mortal, a suite of searing and witty essays concerning the physique: her personal physique, woman and Jewish; these of her mom and dad, the our bodies she got here from; and the collective physique, with all its old, social, and political implications. What, she asks, does this complete mess of bones, muscle mass, organs, and soul suggest? trying to find solutions, she turns her willing narrative experience to physique photograph, gender, ethnic background, and familial legacy, exploring what it capacity to dwell in bodies and to depart them behind.

Over the process twelve essays, Shinner holds a reflect as much as the advanced wishes, fears, confusions, and mysteries that form our physically perceptions. pushed by means of the collision among herself and the bigger international, she examines her ft during the often-skewed lens of background to appreciate what makes them, within the eyes of a few, decidedly Jewish; considers bras, breasts, and the storied abilities of the bra healthier; asks, from the viewpoint of a careworn and grieving daughter, what it capability to chop the physique open; and takes a reeling time-trip via fable, tradition, and heritage to examine women’s hair in historical Rome, Laos, France, Syria, Cuba, India, and her personal prior. a few items examine the physique lower than emotional or actual duress, whereas others use the physique to contemplate own history and legacy. all through, Shinner writes with splendor and coverage, weaving her wide-ranging techniques right into a enterprise and interesting fabric.

Turning the class of physique books on, good, its ear, you are feeling So Mortal bargains a probing view of our preoccupation with the physique that's either idiosyncratic and common, leaving us with the deep delight of our shared humanity.

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You Feel So Mortal: Essays on the Body

Ft, bras, autopsies, hair—Peggy Shinner takes a good, unflinching examine them all in you are feeling So Mortal, a suite of searing and witty essays concerning the physique: her personal physique, woman and Jewish; these of her mom and dad, the our bodies she got here from; and the collective physique, with all its historic, social, and political implications.

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Shinner, Peggy. You Feel So Mortal : Essays on the Body. Chicago, IL, USA: University of Chicago Press, 2014. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 29 December 2014. Copyright © 2014. University of Chicago Press. All rights reserved. Shinner, Peggy. You Feel So Mortal : Essays on the Body. Chicago, IL, USA: University of Chicago Press, 2014. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 29 December 2014. Copyright © 2014. University of Chicago Press. All rights reserved. Shinner, Peggy. You Feel So Mortal : Essays on the Body. Chicago, IL, USA: University of Chicago Press, 2014.

Shinner, Peggy. You Feel So Mortal : Essays on the Body. Chicago, IL, USA: University of Chicago Press, 2014. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 29 December 2014. Copyright © 2014. University of Chicago Press. All rights reserved. Shinner, Peggy. You Feel So Mortal : Essays on the Body. Chicago, IL, USA: University of Chicago Press, 2014. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 29 December 2014. Copyright © 2014. University of Chicago Press. All rights reserved. Shinner, Peggy. You Feel So Mortal : Essays on the Body. Chicago, IL, USA: University of Chicago Press, 2014.

All rights reserved. Shinner, Peggy. You Feel So Mortal : Essays on the Body. Chicago, IL, USA: University of Chicago Press, 2014. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 29 December 2014. Copyright © 2014. University of Chicago Press. All rights reserved. Shinner, Peggy. You Feel So Mortal : Essays on the Body. Chicago, IL, USA: University of Chicago Press, 2014. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 29 December 2014. Copyright © 2014. University of Chicago Press. All rights reserved. Shinner, Peggy. You Feel So Mortal : Essays on the Body.

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