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

By Peggy Shinner

Toes, bras, autopsies, hair—Peggy Shinner takes a good, unflinching examine them all in you are feeling So Mortal, a set of searing and witty essays concerning the physique: her personal physique, lady 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. What, she asks, does this complete mess of bones, muscle groups, organs, and soul suggest? looking for solutions, she turns her prepared narrative experience to physique snapshot, gender, ethnic heritage, and familial legacy, exploring what it skill to reside 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 via the collision among herself and the bigger global, she examines her toes throughout the often-skewed lens of heritage to appreciate what makes them, within the eyes of a few, decidedly Jewish; considers bras, breasts, and the storied talents of the bra more fit; asks, from the point of view of a stressed and grieving daughter, what it ability to chop the physique open; and takes a reeling time-trip via fantasy, tradition, and heritage to examine women’s hair in historical Rome, Laos, France, Syria, Cuba, India, and her personal earlier. a few items examine the physique lower than emotional or actual duress, whereas others use the physique to think about own historical past and legacy. all through, Shinner writes with beauty and coverage, weaving her wide-ranging ideas right into a enterprise and interesting fabric.

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

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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. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 29 December 2014. Copyright © 2014. University of Chicago Press. All rights reserved.

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.

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. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 29 December 2014. Copyright © 2014. University of Chicago Press. All rights reserved. Shinner, Peggy.

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