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The seven deadly virtues and other lively essays; coming of age as a writer, teacher, risk taker.


The seven deadly virtues and other lively essays; coming of age as a writer, teacher, risk taker.

Bloom, Lynn Z.

U. of South Carolina Press


212 pages




In this autobiography, writer and educator Bloom discusses coming to age as a scholar, teacher, wife, mother, and most especially a writer, warning against what she considers the seven deadly virtues: duty, rationality, conformity, efficiency, order, economy, and punctuality. Essays are amusing, moving, and sometimes confessional as she deals squarely with both her personal life and her professional life as an academic; although teachers and writers may find portions of this title more poignant than others, the narrative is fresh, amusing, and quick, and many a general reader would likely enjoy the book as well.

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