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The Listening Reader : Fiction and Poetry for Counsellors and Psychotherapists - C. Ben Knights

The Listening Reader

Fiction and Poetry for Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Paperback Published: 1st June 1995
ISBN: 9781853022661
Number Of Pages: 300

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Many of those whose profession involves listening to others' stories are aware of the relevance of imaginative literature to their work, yet they do not have the time to explore for themselves the resources available. This text offers itself as a guide both to the wealth of texts available, and to ways of reading that extend the reader's/listener's engagement with fiction and poetry. Ben Knight argues that reflective reading is a form of personal learning on the part of counsellors or psychotherapists which enhances their practices. Such reading requires us to work at both analytical and emphatic levels. Literary reading develops the capacity to play with language and to the explore one's own relation to narrative. Sections on language, narrative and poetry take the interested reader through a variety of ways of reading. These sections are followed by a readers' guide to a selection of relevant material.

Preface
Introductionp. 1
About Languagep. 11
The Uses of Fictionp. 26
Interactive Reading I: Poetryp. 41
On Metaphorp. 59
On Narrativep. 68
Interactive Reading II: Novels and Storiesp. 79
Talking through a Novel: The Awakeningp. 95
Topicsp. 115
Guide to Authorsp. 127
Booklistp. 148
Appendix: The Train from Rhodesiap. 156
Referencesp. 160
Indexp. 161
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ISBN: 9781853022661
ISBN-10: 1853022667
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 1st June 1995
Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32

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