Brand turns her clear, unflinching eye to issues of sex and sexism: male violence toward women; how Black women learn the erotic; the vulnerability of Black female life in the city; and the stereotypes of Black females in popular culture.
Author: Dionne Brand
Publisher: Coach House Books
Category: Authors, Black
Brand turns her clear, unflinching eye to issues of sex and sexism: male violence toward women; how Black women learn the erotic; the vulnerability of Black female life in the city; and the stereotypes of Black females in popular culture. She looks at the denial of racism by the white liberal cultural elite, the centrality of 'whiteness' in definitions of North American culture, the responses of the dominant culture to difference, and white appropriation and representations of Black culture. The history and experience of Toronto's Black community are illuminated in essays charting the differing issues and politics confronting white and Black immigrant groups, the growth of the Black consciousness movement, and the coming of age and the inner lives of a new generation of Blacks in the city. And she examines her personal history, further exploring her themes as she journeys home to Trinidad, tells of being turned down for a job, describes becoming a leftist, reviews her influences as a poet, and considers the process of filmmaking as a metaphor for the way each of us makes decisions about what we will - and will not - see.
... times: to relieve his hunger by making bread out of stones; to jump from the pinnacle of a temple to see if angels will break his fall; and to achieve dominion over all worldly kingdoms in return for worshipping Satan.
Author: Charlotte Boyce
Category: Literary Criticism
When novels, plays and poems refer to food, they are often doing much more than we might think. Recent critical thinking suggests that depictions of food in literary works can help to explain the complex relationship between the body, subjectivity and social structures. A History of Food in Literature provides a clear and comprehensive overview of significant episodes of food and its consumption in major canonical literary works from the medieval period to the twenty-first century. This volume contextualises these works with reference to pertinent historical and cultural materials such as cookery books, diaries and guides to good health, in order to engage with the critical debate on food and literature and how ideas of food have developed over the centuries. Organised chronologically and examining certain key writers from every period, including Chaucer, Shakespeare, Austen and Dickens, this book's enlightening critical analysis makes it relevant for anyone interested in the study of food and literature.
... and had he not suspected that this of which probably lay near- be made bread . that these stones be was He ... that God made bread . durst he , if Christ had not now drawn a veil can out of stones raise up children to Abra4 But he ...
Author: William Jenks
Bread Out of Stone. Toronto: Vintage, 1998. ———. Land to Light On. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1997. ———. “Notes for Writing thru Race.” Bread Out of Stone. Toronto: Coach House, 1994. 173—80. ———. What We All Long For.
Author: Christine Kim
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Cultural Grammars of Nation, Diaspora, and Indigeneity in Canada considers how the terms of critical debate in literary and cultural studies in Canada have shifted with respect to race, nation, and difference. In asking how Indigenous and diasporic interventions have remapped these debates, the contributors argue that a new “cultural grammar” is at work and attempt to sketch out some of the ways it operates. The essays reference pivotal moments in Canadian literary and cultural history and speak to ongoing debates about Canadian nationalism, postcolonalism, migrancy, and transnationalism. Topics covered include the Asian race riots in Vancouver in 1907, the cultural memory of internment and dispersal of Japanese Canadians in the 1940s, the politics of migrant labour and the “domestic labour scheme” in the 1960s, and the trial of Robert Pickton in Vancouver in 2007. The contributors are particularly interested in how diaspora and indigeneity continue to contribute to this critical reconfiguration and in how conversations about diaspora and indigeneity in the Canadian context have themselves been transformed. Cultural Grammars is an attempt to address both the interconnections and the schisms between these multiply fractured critical terms as well as the larger conceptual shifts that have occurred in response to national and postnational arguments.
Dionne Brand's two works of nonfiction, Bread out of Stone: Recollections, Sex, Recognitions, Race, Dreaming, Politics and A Map to the Door of No Return, similarly use a combination of memoir and personal essays to address the specific ...
Author: Ricia A. Chansky
Category: Literary Criticism
Auto/biographical narratives of the Americas are marked by the underlying themes of movement and belonging. This collection proposes that the impact of the historic or contemporary movement of peoples to, in, and from the Americas—whether chosen or forced—motivates the ways in which identities are constructed in this contested space. Such movement results in a cyclical quest to belong, and to understand belonging, that reverberates through narratives of the Americas. The volume brings together essays written from diverse national, cultural, linguistic, and disciplinary perspectives to trace these transnational motifs in life writing across the Americas. Drawing on international scholars from the seemingly disparate regions of the Americas—North America, the Caribbean, and Latin America—this book extends critical theories of life writing beyond limiting national boundaries. The scholarship included approaches narrative inquiry from the fields of literature, linguistics, history, art history, sociology, anthropology, political science, pedagogy, gender studies, critical race studies, and indigenous studies. As a whole, this volume advances discourse in auto/biography studies, life writing, and identity studies by locating transnational themes in narratives of the Americas and placing them in international and interdisciplinary conversations.
... Nicole Brossard's The Aerial Letter (l988), Leslie Feinberg's Stone Butch Blues (l993), and Dionne Brand's Bread Out of Stone ( l 994) are just a few of the many texts based on lesbian life narratives and coming out stories.
Author: Bonnie Zimmerman
A rich heritage that needs to be documented Beginning in 1869, when the study of homosexuality can be said to have begun with the establishment of sexology, this encyclopedia offers accounts of the most important international developments in an area that now occupies a critical place in many fields of academic endeavours. It covers a long history and a dynamic and ever changing present, while opening up the academic profession to new scholarship and new ways of thinking. A groundbreaking new approach While gays and lesbians have shared many aspects of life, their histories and cultures developed in profoundly different ways. To reflect this crucial fact, the encyclopedia has been prepared in two separate volumes assuring that both histories receive full, unbiased attention and that a broad range of human experience is covered. Written for and by a wide range of people Intended as a reference for students and scholars in all fields, as well as for the general public, the encyclopedia is written in user-friendly language. At the same time it maintains a high level of scholarship that incorporates both passion and objectivity. It is written by some of the most famous names in the field, as well as new scholars, whose research continues to advance gender studies into the future.
So he refused to make bread out of stone , when Satan invited and God forbade . Wasn't he right ? Isn't it better , if it comes to that , to die for God , than to live for Satan ? But the battle wasn't over yet .
Author: Andrew Flinn Dickson
Category: African Americans
For the book's title Iris chose Bread out of Stone . The preface begins by explaining the allusion . Robert Burns's mother , it says , was reputed to have exclaimed after a stone was placed on her son's grave , “ He asked for bread and ...
Author: Craig S. Abbott
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"As a child, Iris had immigrated from Italy with his mother, who arrived in Chicago in pursuit of the American dream. Driven by ambition and narcissism, he began publishing poetry in 1905, participated in the Chicago Renaissance, and continued publishing until two years before his death in 1967." "With energy and persistance, the minor Chicago poet insinuated himself among the great and famous and simulated a life of literary stardom. Iris's self-projection as a neglected poetic genius often was designed to translate into monetary value, while confirming his role behind the scenes of 20th-century literary history."--Jacket.
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Category: Dublin (Ireland)