The Seven Deadly Virtues and Other Lively Essays: Coming of Age as a Writer, Teacher, Risk Taker

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Univ of South Carolina Press, May 1, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 212 pages
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This volume contains 15 eye-opening essays which probe the assumptions and values - ethical, intellectual, social, aesthetic, and inevitably political - of what Bloom has found to be the most complicated, challenging, and satisfying aspects of her loves and labours.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Once More to My Summer Vacation
9
Confession as a Lying Art
27
The Seven Deadly Virtues
39
Coming of Age in the Field That Had No Name
56
The Complicated Ethics
71
Academic Essays and the Vertical Pronoun
88
Teaching College English as a Woman
103
Subverting the Academic Masterplot
136
The Arts of Living
149
The Dinner Hours
162
The TwoThousandMile Commute
174
Im Patient
184
Coming Home
196
Works Cited
207
About the Author
213

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110
Six Degrees of Separation Six Degrees of Disclosure
124

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About the author (2008)

Lynn Z. Bloom is a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and the Aetna Chair of Writing at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.

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