The boy in the labyrinth
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Published
Akron, Ohio : The University of Akron Press, [2019].
ISBN
9781629221724, 1629221724
Physical Desc
155 pages ; 23 cm.
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Published
Akron, Ohio : The University of Akron Press, [2019].
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9781629221724, 1629221724
UPC
40029360728

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"In a long sequence of prose poems, questionnaires, and standardized tests, The Boy in the Labyrinth interrogates the language of autism and the language barriers between parents, their children, and the fractured medium of science and school. Structured as a Greek play, the book opens with a parents' earnest quest for answers, understanding, and doubt. Each section of the Three Act is highlighted by "Autism Spectrum Questionnaires" which are in dialogue with and in opposition to what the parent perceives to be their relationship with their child. Interspersed throughout each section are sequences of standardized test questions akin to those one would find in grade school, except these questions unravel into deeper mysteries. The depth of the book is told in a series of episodic prose poems that parallel the parable of Theseus and the Minotaur. In these short clips of montage the unnamed "boy" explores his world and the world of perception, all the while hearing the rumblings of the Minotaur somewhere in the heart of an immense Labyrinth. Through the medium of this allusion, de la Paz meditates on failures, foundering, and the possibility of finding one's way"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

De la Paz, O. (2019). The boy in the labyrinth . The University of Akron Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

De la Paz, Oliver, 1972-. 2019. The Boy in the Labyrinth. The University of Akron Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

De la Paz, Oliver, 1972-. The Boy in the Labyrinth The University of Akron Press, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

De la Paz, Oliver. The Boy in the Labyrinth The University of Akron Press, 2019.

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