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Acclaimed author Louise DeSalvo draws on her own experience and the lives of others to examine the healing power of the writing process. In this landmark work, DeSalvo uses her twenty years as a teacher of writing to explore how the creative process can in fact be a restorative tool. She looks at the cutting-edge scientific research on the subject and presents dozens of anecdotes of famous writers and beginners in the field to illuminate her theory that writing can repair pain--and keep our demons at bay.

In" Writing as a Way of Healing, " DeSalvo also develops a detailed

About the Author

Louise DeSalvo, Ph.D., is the author of the literary study Conceived with Malice: Literature as Revenge, Vertigo: A Memoir, and the widely praised Virginia Woolf: The Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Her Life and Work. A frequent lecturer and guest on radio (including NPR) and television, DeSalvo is a professor of English and creative writing at Hunter College in New York and has been profiled in the New York Times for her innovative teaching techniques.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062515193
Subtitle:
How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives
Author:
DeSalvo, Louise A.
Author:
DeSalvo, Louise
Publisher:
HarperOne
Subject:
Journal Writing
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Healing
Subject:
Diaries
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
General Self-Help
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
19990303
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.59x5.82x1.02 in. .84 lbs.

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