Constructing a Nervous System

Constructing a Nervous System: A Memoir

Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 06/04/2023
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Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2023 Taking in the jazz and blues icons whom Jefferson idolised as a child in the 1950s, ideas of what the female body could be - as incarnated by trailblazing Black dancers and athletes - Harriet Beecher Stowe's Topsy reimagined in the artworks of Kara Walker, white supremacy in the novels of Willa Cather, and more, this breathtakingly eloquent account is both a critique and a vindication of the constructed self.

  • Publisher: Granta Books
  • ISBN: 9781783785568
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 151g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 12 mm

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