The Body and the Book available in paperback this spring

January 14, 2009

Julia Spicher Kasdorf's essay collection, The Body and The Book: Writing from a Mennonite Life, will be released in paperback this spring by Penn State University Press with a new introduction by the author.

From the publisher's website:

“Poetry often arises in unlikely places. This fine book helps us understand why.” —Brian Conniff, Religious Studies Review

Now in paperback, Julia Kasdorf's The Body and the Book: Writing from a Mennonite Life investigates the often difficult relationships among writing, community, and belief. The book examines aspects of Mennonite life from the perspective of family stories and historical documentation as well as from the author's own experiences. This collection of ten essays—presented in relation to poems as well as photographs and other illustrations—explores a variety of themes, including gender, community, silence, place, identity, and the body.

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