Writing in the Age of Narcissism

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This essay traces how the narcissism epidemic affects writers, including our gestures of post-modernism and irony, and proposes an alternative way to be a more positive writer, critic and reader. More

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Words: 16,950
Language: English
ISBN: 9781310878091
About Mary McCray

Mary McCray is the author of St. Lou Haiku from Timberline Press and co-creator of the web-zine Ape Culture. She also blogs about pop culture as Cher Scholar. Mary has poems and essays published in journals such as Phoebe (The Journal of Gender and Cultural Critiques), The South Carolina Review, Literal Latte, Mudfish, Book/Mark, and Hermenaut (The Journal of Heady Philosophy). She lives in New Mexico with her husband, archaeologist John McCray, and their two fur-kids. To connect with Mary visit her online at www.marymccray.com.

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Review by: Bethany Ebert on May 23, 2016 :
The influence of narcissism on today's pop culture has warped the way people interact. The author's commentary was smart and relevant. It caused me to think about the way I treat other people. Even as I criticize vapid, self-aware narcissism, I'm sure I still act that way out of a desire for validation. Like they say, "everybody wants to be special." If I was a college professor, I'd have my students read this book. It provides a good lesson in humility.
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