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This review is from: The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life (Penguin Psychology) (Paperback)
Erving Goffman has a wonderful writing style, it's a poetic approach to academic literature. I personally find this approach refreshing and enjoyable, although it may not be to everyone's own taste especially considering the analogies which he uses could be considered 'dated'. Although a sociological study, I am a linguist so of course this book is very good to tie into most things identity related. I recommend his work on FACE if you're reading into work on identity construction and would like a more linguistic approach.
The book itself is easy to read, a nice solid (semi-laminate) cover and was in excellent condition (new).