Andrea Brady (Queen Mary, University of London)
John Wilkinson (University of Chicago)
‘What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it’: Holden Caulfield’s comments in J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye still speak to us in a moment in which the book group has become a form of group therapy. But does modern therapeutic reading get us any further than where this seminar series began, with hermeneutics and Lectio Divina?
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