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"This book was written first and foremost for other writers..." begins Janet Carey Eldred's extraordinary work of blended genres. For Eldred, teachers of writing need to experience the art and craft of composing creative nonfiction and essays firsthand, exploring multiple perspectives, genres, styles, modes, structures, and subjects. They will be at their best, she argues, if they enact what they profess.
Sentimental Attachments opens and closes with important and passionate arguments about why teachers of composition must also be writers of what Eldred calls "lived experience." At its center, however, the book offers a series of lyrical, evocative, exploratory essays that address a range of essential and complex questions:
Like others who defy the conventional view that we must hold the personal separate from the political - or the professional - Janet Carey Eldred believes that teachers of writing must compose themselves as they help others to compose. "We are living drafts in progress," she writes, and in Sentimental Attachments, she models the kinds of composition and revision that make life - and the life of writing and teaching - meaningful.
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Janet Carey Eldred has been on the faculty of the English Department of the University of Kentucky since 1987, where she also directs its campus-wide writing initiative. She coauthored Imagining Rhetoric (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002), a study of early U.S. women's composing practices. The essay included in Sentimental Attachments concerning the adoption of her sons received the Roy T. Ames Memorial Essay Award.
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