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See It Feelingly: Classic Novels, Autistic Readers, and the Schooling of a No-Good English Professor
“We each have Skype accounts and use them to discuss [Moby-Dick] face to face. Once a week, we spread the worded whale out in front of us; we dissect its head, eyes, and bones, careful not to hurt or kill it. The Professor and I are not whale hunters. We are not letting the whale die. We are shaping it, letting it swim through the Web with a new and polished look.”—Tito Mu ...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published October 26th 2018 by Duke University Press Books
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This book touches on so many of my interests - literature, neurodiversity, education, parenting - that I really wanted it to be better. And I did enjoy meeting the autistic individuals Savarese engages with. He can be forgiven somewhat for the multisyllabic jargon that infests the pages, since prose like that is part of his job description as a college professor. He admits himself that, at least with Temple Grandin, he was trying to manipulate her into the responses he was hoping for. Discussing ...more
I enjoyed reading this book. Having known the author and his son over a number of years, I was interested in the complexities of autism (with which my grandchild is also diagnosed). The book gave me a fuller appreciation of the different ways of "seeing" that are possible for many different people.