Legends 2

Author : John Miller
ISBN : 1577314395
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 84.61 MB
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Celebrating fifty of the most influential women living today, the editors compile full-page duotones of such women as Joan Didion, Terry Gross, and Zelda Fitzgerald accompanied by an essay or article on the featured woman.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Virginia Woolf Icon

Author : Brenda R. Silver
ISBN : 0226757463
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 74.85 MB
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The proliferation of Virginia Woolfs in both high and popular culture, she argues, has transformed the writer into a "star" whose image and authority are persistently claimed or challenged in debates about art, politics, gender, the canon, class, feminism, and fashion."--Jacket.
Category: Fiction

Girls Like Us

Author : Gina Misiroglu
ISBN : 9781577310846
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 58.39 MB
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We all have moments from childhood that have molded our perceptions of ourselves and our lives. In Girls Like Us forty accomplished and influential women share these tender and uplifting moments from their own childhoods and teenage years. Isabel Allende tells of her parents' priceless gift in encouraging her to express her creativity; Faye Wattleton describes how a checkered and difficult childhood shaped her into the determined leader she is today; novelist Amy Tan explores the life of a young girl and her relationship to her mother in The Joy Luck Club. The book includes photographs of some of the contributors at the age they appear in their stories, as well as brief biographies of each. Girls Like Us celebrates the poignant coming-of-age moments experienced by prominent women of this century. This book is a great anthology for everyone wishing to cultivate and remember what it is to be young again.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Harriet Tubman

Author : Milton C. Sernett
ISBN : 9780822390275
Genre : History
File Size : 54.75 MB
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Harriet Tubman is one of America’s most beloved historical figures, revered alongside luminaries including Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Harriet Tubman: Myth, Memory, and History tells the fascinating story of Tubman’s life as an American icon. The distinguished historian Milton C. Sernett compares the larger-than-life symbolic Tubman with the actual “historical” Tubman. He does so not to diminish Tubman’s achievements but rather to explore the interplay of history and myth in our national consciousness. Analyzing how the Tubman icon has changed over time, Sernett shows that the various constructions of the “Black Moses” reveal as much about their creators as they do about Tubman herself. Three biographies of Harriet Tubman were published within months of each other in 2003–04; they were the first book-length studies of the “Queen of the Underground Railroad” to appear in almost sixty years. Sernett examines the accuracy and reception of these three books as well as two earlier biographies first published in 1869 and 1943. He finds that the three recent studies come closer to capturing the “real” Tubman than did the earlier two. Arguing that the mythical Tubman is most clearly enshrined in stories told to and written for children, Sernett scrutinizes visual and textual representations of “Aunt Harriet” in children’s literature. He looks at how Tubman has been portrayed in film, painting, music, and theater; in her Maryland birthplace; in Auburn, New York, where she lived out her final years; and in the naming of schools, streets, and other public venues. He also investigates how the legendary Tubman was embraced and represented by different groups during her lifetime and at her death in 1913. Ultimately, Sernett contends that Harriet Tubman may be America’s most malleable and resilient icon.
Category: History

Pagan Degrees For Children

Author : Shanddaramon
ISBN : 9780557098675
Genre : Paganism
File Size : 78.40 MB
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This book provides a system of learning Pagan and good living concepts just for children and young adults through three main degrees. Children from the ages of 5 ' 18 can work on obtaining the Neophyte, Apprentice, and Mage Degrees by meeting specific goals designed for children and by completing the requirements for earning Achievement Awards. The Neophyte Degree is subdivided into several Levels to help give young children small and easily obtainable goals. Provided with each Degree and Award is a great deal of information and sources for learning and for exploring.
Category: Paganism

Displays

Author : Susan P. Phillips
ISBN : 9780786487073
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 43.74 MB
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Just about any librarian needs new ideas for dynamic, topical library displays. This new second volume offers ideas on a wide range of subjects including women of note, news-worthy events, Mother Nature, great moments in time, prominent figures in history, global cultures and more. Each display topic includes a comprehensive background discussion along with detailed assembly instructions, an explanation of the genesis of the idea and suggestions on ways to adapt these designs to fit into larger spaces. The author includes everyday items, prized collectibles and authentic antiques in each of the 45 displays featured.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Friendship

Author : Big Fish
ISBN : 0688172733
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 55.91 MB
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Friendship-that special bond based on trust and affection, understanding and devotionis the strongest connection between people. Even when the fire of romance and marriage dwindles, it is friendship that sustains. A collection of contemporary and classic stories, essays, poems, and letters about this unique intimacy, Friendship looks at the relationship in all its forms: among children, between women and men, mothers and daughters, even between a man and his bike. From Anne Lamott to Walt Whitman, from Sark to Jack London, Friendship speaks of first friends, new friends, and old friends, of the devotion of friends who are family, of best friends, of companionship, and of the defining grace of all friendships-alliance. This inspirational collection expresses the paradoxes and truths-things felt but often unspoken-between friends, Profound, entertaining, and eccentric, Friendship celebrates and embraces the stages and diversities of this golden bond.
Category: Family & Relationships

Outsiders

Author : Lyndall Gordon
ISBN : 9780349006352
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 26.17 MB
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Outsiders tells the stories of five novelists - Mary Shelley, Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Olive Schreiner, Virginia Woolf - and their famous novels. We have long known their individual greatness but in linking their creativity to their lives as outsiders, this group biography throws new light on the genius they share. 'Outsider', 'outlaw', 'outcast': a woman's reputation was her security and each of these five lost it. As writers, they made these identities their own, taking advantage of their separation from the dominant order to write their novels. All five were motherless. With no female model at hand, they learnt from books; and if lucky, from an enlightened man; and crucially each had to imagine what a woman could be in order to invent a voice of their own. They understood female desire: the passion and sexual bravery in their own lives infused their fictions. What they have in common also is the way they inform one another, and us, across the generations. Even today we do more than read them; we listen and live with them. Lyndall Gordon's biographies have always shown the indelible connection between life and art: an intuitive, exciting and revealing approach that has been highly praised and much read and enjoyed. She names each of these five as prodigy, visionary, outlaw, orator and explorer and shows how they came, they saw and left us changed.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Voice Of The Oppressed In The Language Of The Oppressor

Author : Patsy J. Daniels
ISBN : 9781136710865
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 40.37 MB
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This book examines works from twelve authors from colonized cultures who write in English: William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, Joseph Conrad, Chinua Achebe, Maxine Hong Kinston, Amy Tan, Toni Morrison, Alic Walker, Sandra Cisneros, Ana Castillo, Louise Erdrich, and Leslie Marmon Silko. The book fins connection among these writers and their respective works. Patsy Daniels argues that the thinkers and writers of colonized culture must learn the language of the colonizer and take it back to their own community thus making themselves translators who occupy a manufactured, hybdid space between two cultures.
Category: Literary Criticism

Vor Ihren Augen Sahen Sie Gott

Author : Zora Neale Hurston
ISBN : 9783942374798
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 35.98 MB
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Florida 1928. In einer einzigen Nacht erzählt Janie ihrer besten Freundin Pheoby wie sie aufbrach, ein anderes Leben zu führen, den viel jüngeren Tea Cake traf, endlich das Glück fand, und was geschah, als der große Hurrikan kam ... Von ihrer Reise kehrt Janie als ein neuer Mensch zurück - und mit ihr alle, die ihre Geschichte hören. Der Klassiker aus den USA, zum 120. Geburtstag der Autorin neu übersetzt, gehört zu den schönsten, traurigsten und herzergreifendsten Liebesgeschichten, die je geschrieben wurden.
Category: Literary Collections