Reading as Therapy: What Contemporary Fiction Does for Middle-Class Americans

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2011

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Aubry goes beyond just "getting it" as a means for understanding fiction and shows us a step-by-step challenging set of questions readers might use to broaden their comprehension tool kits, without which one might be continually doomed to the mundane class of readers known as "middlebrow."

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I appreciated the thoughtful close readings Aubry provided, as well as the array of books he covered. However, I would have liked more ethnographic/archival analysis of therapeutic readings of the texts in question.

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