Mortification: Writers’ Stories of their Public Shame

Mortification: Writers’ Stories of their Public Shame

A collection of stories from some of the world’s greatest writers about their own public humiliation.

Humiliation is not, of course, unique to writers. However, the world of letters does seem to offer a near-perfect micro-climate for embarrassment and shame. There is something about the conjunction of high-mindedness and low income that is inherently comic; something about the very idea of deeply private thoughts – carefully worked and honed into art over the… (more)

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Publisher: Fourth Estate (August 30, 2012)

Collection: Fourth Estate non-fiction

Parent ISBN: 9780007171385

Language: English

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