Five Disability Memoirs for 2018
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Five Disability Memoirs for 2018

by Brian Bergen-Aurand I’m stretching the boundaries a bit with this list, mentioning some books that brush up against or intrude upon our usual definitions of disability in order to broaden and disturb our conceptions of what disability memoirs and crip lit might exclude. (Synopses from Goodreads.) 1. A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True … Continue reading

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The Prosthetics of Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp

by Brian Bergen-Aurand Prosthesis: Noun. Originally from a grammatical concept “prosthetics,”  from the 1550s, “addition of a letter or syllable to a word,” from Late Latin, from Greek prosthesis “addition, application, attachment,” from prostithenai “add to,” from pros “to” + tithenai “to put, place, to set down as in a proposition.” Prosthesis in reference to … Continue reading