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The Resource The reckonings : essays, Lacy M. Johnson

The reckonings : essays, Lacy M. Johnson

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The reckonings : essays
Title
The reckonings
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Lacy M. Johnson
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This extraordinary, timely new collection of essays by the award-winning writer of The Other Side -- rooted in her own experience with sexual assault -- pursues questions of justice, sexual violence, and retribution. In 2014, Lacy Johnson was giving a reading from The Other Side, her <U+001c>instant classic<U+0029> (Kirkus Reviews) memoir of kidnapping and rape, when a woman asked her what she would like to happen to her rapist. This collection, a meditative extension of that answer, draws from philosophy, art, literature, mythology, anthropology, film, and other fields, as well as Johnson<U+0019>s personal experience, to consider how our ideas about justice might be expanded beyond vengeance and retribution to include acts of compassion, patience, mercy, and grace. From <U+001c>Speak Truth to Power,<U+0029> about the condition of not being believed about rape and assault; to <U+001c>Goliath,<U+0029> about the concept of evil; to <U+001c>Girlhood in a Semi-Barbarous Age,<U+0029> about the sacred feminine, <U+001c>ideal woman,<U+0029> and feminist art, Johnson creates masterful, elaborate, gorgeously written essays that speak incisively about our current era. She grapples with justice and retribution, truth and fairness, and sexual assault and workplace harassment, as well as the broadest societal wrongs: the BP Oil Spill, government malfeasance, police killings. The Reckonings is a powerful and necessary work, ambitious in its scope, which strikes at the heart of our national conversation about the justness of society." -- jacket fap
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DLC
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1978-
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Johnson, Lacy M.
Dewey number
814/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3610.O3624
LC item number
A6 2018
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Essays
Label
The reckonings : essays, Lacy M. Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 319 pages
Isbn
9781501159008
Lccn
2018038664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1022735352
  • (OCoLC)1022735352
  • 986234
Label
The reckonings : essays, Lacy M. Johnson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 319 pages
Isbn
9781501159008
Lccn
2018038664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1022735352
  • (OCoLC)1022735352
  • 986234

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