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JANE ON THE BRAIN

Jones Wendy

Oprawa:
TWARDA

Wydawca:
Pegasus Books

Data premiery:
2017-12-05

ISBN:
9781681775548

105,00 PLN
Wysyłamy w 21 dni

Opis produktu

Wendy Jones is a practicing psychotherapist and former English professor known for her work on the connection between literature and the mindbrain sciences. Jones received her Ph.D. in English Literature from Cornell University and subsequently was Senior Lecturer and a Fellow at the Society for the Humanities at Cornell and she has been a Visiting Professor at Williams College University of Rochester and Syracuse University. She lives in Ithaca New York.An Austen scholar and therapist reveals Jane Austen's intuitive ability to imbue her characters with hallmarks of social intelligence&mdash:and how these beloved works of literature can further illuminate the mindbrain connection.Why is Jane Austen so phenomenally popular? Why do we read Pride and Prejudice again and again? Why do we delight in Emma&rsquo:s mischievous schemes? Why do we care that Anne Elliot of Persuasion suffers? We care because it is our biological destiny to be interested in people and their stories&mdash:the human brain is a social brain. And Austen&rsquo:s characters are so believable that for many of us they are not just imaginary beings but friends whom we know and love. And thanks to Austen's ability to capture the breadth and depth of human psychology so thoroughly we feel that she empathizes with us her readers. Humans have a profound need for empathy to know that we are not alone with our joys and sorrows. And then there is attachment denial narcissism and of course love to name a few. We see ourselves and others reflected in Austen&rsquo:s work. Social intelligence is one of the most highly developed human traits when compared with other animals How did is evolve? Why is it so valuable? Wendy Jones explores the many facets of social intelligence and juxtaposes them with the Austen cannon. Brilliantly original and insightful this fusion of psychology neuroscience and literature provides a heightened understanding of one of our most beloved cultural institutions&mdash:and our own minds.An Austen scholar and therapist reveals Jane Austen's intuitive ability to imbue her characters with hallmarks of social intelligence&mdash:and how these beloved works of literature can further illuminate the mindbrain connection.Wendy Jones is a practicing psychotherapist and former English professor known for her work on the connection between literature and the mindbrain sciences. Jones received her Ph.D. in English Literature from Cornell University and subsequently was Senior Lecturer and a Fellow at the Society for the Humanities at Cornell and she has been a Visiting Professor at Williams College University of Rochester and Syracuse University. She lives in Ithaca New York.'A psychotherapist and an English professor Jones wears both hats simultaneously to describe why Jane Austen&rsquo:s novels appeal to the human brain which craves sociability.''Recommended for Janeites and general readers interested in social intelligence&mdash:one needn&rsquo:t be a huge Austen fan to enjoy

Data Publikacji: 2017-12-05
Wymiary: 228.6 mm 152.4 mm 38.1 mm 20.4 oz 578.33 gr

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