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Joe

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 224 Nombre de pages
Michael Blastland makes current affairs programmes for Radio 4, including Analysis and More or Less. He lives in Hertfordshire, o... Lire la suite
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Auteur

Michael Blastland makes current affairs programmes for Radio 4, including Analysis and More or Less. He lives in Hertfordshire, often with his daughter Cait, and less often and less quietly with his son Joe.

Résumé
An exceptionally haunting memoir that also shows us what it is to be really human. In a hardware store, Joe sits on a display toilet amidst the throng of customers and wees, smiling serenely. He thumps crying babies. He is amazed when the car he runs in front of actually hits him. Joe is ten and mentally disabled. He´s funny, fascinating and maddening, and this memoir tells his moving story, but also argues that until we know Joe´s life, we can´t understand our own. Through philosophy, psychology and medical research, the author explains how we are mind-readers, how we make sense of other people and how we understand guilt and innocence, and shows that Joe sets our humanity in sharp relief. But in that case, is Joe part of it? The author who asks that outrageous question is Joe´s father.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Joe
Sous-titre: The Only Boy in the World
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Code EAN: 9781861979445
ISBN: 978-1-86197-944-5
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Profile Books
Genre: Correspondance et biographies
nombre de pages: 224
Poids: 182g
Taille: H197mm x B129mm x T15mm
Année: 2007