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Shakespeare Saved My Life

Laura Bates

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Sourcebooks, Inc
01 June 2013
A riveting exploration of the power of literature, Shakespeare Saved My Life is the story of a prisoner in solitary confinement and how his life was changed by Shakespeare. It's also about a Shakespeare professor and how her life was changed by him. It introduces the reader to a world that few ever enter: a world in which both the prisoner and the professor spent ten transformative years.
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Imprint:   Sourcebooks, Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 204mm,  Width: 134mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   355g
ISBN:   9781402273148
ISBN 10:   1402273142
Pages:   304
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

DR. LAURA BATES is an English professor at Indiana State University, where she has taught courses on Shakespeare for the past 15 years to students on campus and in prison. She has a PhD from the University of Chicago with a focus on Shakespeare studies. Her work has been featured in national media, including MSNBC's Lock Up. She lives in Indiana.

Reviews for Shakespeare Saved My Life

You don't have to be a William Shakespeare fan, a prisoner, or a prison reformer to appreciate this uplifting book. Shakespeare Saved My Life also reveals many important truths ... about the meaning of empathy in our dealings with others - Finger Lakes Times Readers will find much to be inspired by and optimistic about in Bates's book - PopMatters Shakespeare Saved My Life touches on the search for meaning in life, the struggles that complicate the path to triumph and the salvation that can be found in literature's great works ... An inspiring account. - Shelf Awareness A transformative journey for students and teacher alike. ... An eye-opening study reiterating the perennial power of books, self-discipline and the Bard of Avon. - Kirkus This is an amazing story, beautifully told...I'm still reeling from the power of the ending. - Anne McMahon, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee WI Wonderful... well written, easy to follow, and hard to put down. My hope is that this book will make people understand that education can change lives. - Sue Jones, Auntie's Bookstore, Spokane, WA Shakespeare Saved My Life touches on the search for meaning in life, the struggles that complicate the path to triumph and the salvation that can be found in literature's great works ... An inspiring account. - Shelf Awareness


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