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Book Review: The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison

“Empathy,” Leslie Jamison explains in the first essay of her debut collection, “comes from the Greek empatheia — em (into) and pathos (feeling) — a penetration, a kind of travel. It suggests you enter another person’s pain as you’d enter another country, through immigration and customs, border crossing by way of query: What grows where you are? What are the laws? What animals graze there?” […]

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