Staring Back: The Disability Experience from the Inside Out

Staring Back: The Disability Experience from the Inside Out
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ISBN10: 
0452279135
ISBN13: 
9780452279131
Pages: 
432
Published: 
October 1st 1997 by Plume
Rating: 
4.16

In this groundbreaking and far-reaching collection, writers such as Andre Dubus, Stanley Elkin, and Adrienne Rich, confront what it means to be disabled in our society. Through the vehicles of nonfiction, poetry, fiction, and drama, Staring Back is the first anthology to open the landscape of the disabled experience for exploration and discussion.

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