It was such a treat for her, that Connie sneaked a second piece when her mother
wasn't looking. She then took another piece, until finally, she had five whole
pieces of bubble gum packed in her mouth. So she went outside to practice
Author: Edward Byers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
alternative which I derive from Joscelin ' s only surviving signature , located in the
manuscript of her work . 8 This choice is informed by my purpose in recovering
Joscelin ' s writing for a late - twentiethcentury readership : the edition is ...
Author: Elizabeth Jocelin
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Literary Criticism
A facing-page edition of a seventeenth-century mother's advice book, giving insights both into female Protestant religious devotion, authorship and spirituality, and into how women's words were altered in the transmission by male editors.
Transformed at her own request into a skeletal ghoul, the Ammaiyar asked
nothing more of Siva than to be near him always, a devoted slave, singing his
praises and watching him dance. Antal is a rare instance of a woman saint who
was yet a ...
Publisher: SUNY Press
This book is a translation and study of the poems of a ninth-century woman saint and mystic. The Introduction is designed to make the translations accessible to a non-specialist audience, while the Notes provide insights into the poems and useful explications of allusions and convention with which readers who do not possess a specialized knowledge of Tamil Vaisnava bhakti may be unfamiliar.
Michel Serres Unlike Clarissa's relatives and friends , content with seeing and
embracing her corpse one last time , Richardson's rake Lovelace , upon hearing
of Clarissa Harlowe's death , devises a monstrous scheme . In an effort to
Author: Elisabeth Bronfen
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In 1846, Edgar Allen Poe wrote that 'the death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetic topic in the world'. The conjuction of death, art and femininity forms a rich and disturbing strata of Western culture, explored here in fascinating detail by Elisabeth Bronfen. Her examples range from Carmen to Little Nell, from Wuthering Heights to Vertigo, from Snow White to Frankenstein. The text is richly illustrated throughout with thirty-seven paintings and photographs. The argument that this book presents is that narrative and visual representations of death can be read as symptoms of our culture and because the feminine body is culturally constructed as the superlative site of "other" and "not me", culture uses art to dream the deaths of beautiful women.
1 Her story is as follows: while her husband Agamemnon, whom she has reason
to hate, since he killed Iphigenia, their daughter, is away at war, she teams up
with an old enemy of his, Aegisthus. They kill Agamemnon when he returns.
Author: Jane Cahill
Publisher: Broadview Press
Category: Literary Collections
Medea betrayed her father and left her homeland for the love of Jason. Then when he abandoned her, she murdered her children. But did she? And what of Clytemnestra, the conniving adulteress? For ten years she plotted the murder of her husband Agamemnon, King of Mycenae and Conqueror of Troy. How would she have told her story? The Greek myths as we know them were told for men by men. Yet they were the culmination of a long oral tradition in which both men and women shared. Using extant ancient literary sources as her guide, including the works of Homer, Aeschylus, Euripides and Apollodorus, Jane Cahill reconstructs the stories as they might have been told to women by women. These are stories of wronged women, inspired women, determined women, tender women. Medusa tells how it is to know that one look at her face will turn a man to stone, to be hated and feared all the time. Jocasta, Queen of Thebes, confesses her love for the young man who came to save her city from the Sphinx—her son, Oedipus. Each story is accompanied by extensive notes which discuss the ancient sources, explain relevant Greek concepts and customs, and serve as a guide to further reading.
Everyday Use By Alice Walker Still in her thirties, Alice Walker (1944- ) is already
among the most highly acclaimed of the contemporary generation of Black
women writers. Since 1968 she has published two volumes of poetry, two novels,
Author: Elaine Hedges
Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY
An anthology of visual and literary works by and about women artists and authors.
to achieve what she set out to do through her heavily disguised manipulative
skills , and even before Deledda and Palmiro Madesani were married in Sardinia
in 1900 , she importuned important friends to find her husband work in Rome .
Author: Luigi Pirandello
Publisher: Duke University Press
Evoking in vivid detail the literary world in Rome at the turn of the century. Her Husband tells the story of Silvia Roncella, a talented young female writer, and her husband Giustino Boggiolo. The novel opens with their arrival in Rome after having left their provincial southern Italian hometown following the success of Silvia's first novel, the rather humorously titled House of Dwarves. As his wife's self-appointed (and self-important) promoter, protector, counselor, and manager, Giustino becomes the primary target of Pirandello's satire. But the couple's relationship - and their dual career - is also complicated by a lively supporting cast of characters, including literary bohemians with avant-garde pretensions and would-be aristocratic aesthetes who are all too aware of the newly acquired power of journalists and the publishing establishment to make or break their careers. Having based many of the characters - including Silvia and Giustino - on actual literary acquaintances of his, Pirandello reacted to the novel's controversial reception by not allowing it to be reprinted after the first printing sold out. Not until after his death were copies again made available in Italy.
A lot has been written about Aphra Behn's philosophical and scientific ideas,
such as her attitudes to Cartesian philosophy, her relationship to Hobbes, and
her connections with the Royal Society of London. The same can be said of Jane
Author: Margarete Rubik
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
Category: English fiction
"This collection of essays casts new light at Aphra Behn's poetry, drama, prose and literary criticism. The contributors analyse her creative response to the literary theories, genres and motifs of her age and point out remarkable analogies to the writings of her female successors, some of whom have not hitherto been viewed in relation to this Restoration pioneer of female authorship. Her influence on modern writers can still be felt in texts as diverse as Virginia Woolf's Orlando, Molly Brown's historical thriller set in Restoration England, and Joan Anim-Addo's adaptation of Oroonoko."--Publisher's description.
Renée at least still had the love of her fiancé , Mike Bondi , who promised that her
new challenges would not deter him from marrying her . Thus began both women
' s journey down a long road to discover what God had in store for their lives ...
Author: Denise Marie Siino
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Profiles of forty women from history and today who have faced adversity or opposition in order to make a difference for the kingdom.
on her feet and keep what little food she'd eaten in her stomach. Please, Lord
Jesus, bring us safely across the Atlantic. She cast any thought of ever getting on
another ship into the undulating sea. She would never see Switzerland again.
Author: Francine Rivers
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Book one in the bestselling series that has captivated millions of readers around the world! A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and PUBLISHERS WEEKLY bestseller “Her Mother’s Hope has all the meaty elements of a blockbuster.” Denver Post The first in a two-book saga by the beloved author of Redeeming Love and The Masterpiece, Her Mother’s Hope is a rich, moving epic about faith and dreams, heartache and disappointment, and the legacy of love passed down through four generations in one family. Near the turn of the twentieth century, fiery Marta Schneider leaves Switzerland for a better life, determined to fulfill her mother’s hope. Her formative journey takes her through Europe and eventually to Canada, where she meets handsome Niclas Waltert. But nothing has prepared her for the sacrifices she must make for marriage and motherhood as she travels to the Canadian wilderness and then to the dusty Central Valley of California to raise her family. Marta’s hope is to give her children a better life, but experience has taught her that only the strong survive. Her tough love is often misunderstood, especially by her oldest daughter, Hildemara Rose, who craves her mother’s acceptance. Amid the drama of World War II, Hildie falls in love and begins a family of her own. But unexpected and tragic events force mother and daughter to face their own shortcomings and the ever-widening chasm that threatens to separate them forever. “Emotionally rich. . . . As her compelling characters seek to do what they feel their faith demands, Rivers sets their resonant struggles against dusty streets, windswept Canadian plains, and California vineyards in vivid scenes readers will not soon forget.” Booklist, starred review “Writers like Rivers are why people buy Christian fiction: it’s dramatic, engaging . . . [and] this well-told tale will have readers eagerly awaiting the story’s resolution.” Publishers Weekly
Her. “Mercy within mercy within mercy . . .” Thomas Merton This book is about
three closely related realities: memory, women, and resistance. Each reality is
chosen for very specific and strong reasons that are found at the heart of the
Author: Megan McKenna
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Interweaves stories of women from the Bible, contemporary women from around the world, and women found in folklore to explore their compassion and how they will be remembered.
This is true even on other pages where she writes explicitly of her own individual
experience of God. Hadewich is a competent, sophisticated theologian who
interplays her religious experience and her theology throughout her work.
Author: John Giles Milhaven
Publisher: SUNY Press
Hadewijch, a thirteenth-century woman, describes her relationship with God as a mutual loving in which God and she affect each other personally and profoundly. This book presents in detail the account by Hadewijch of this supreme and most satisfying experience. Presented here are phenomenologically specific traits of the bodily knowing that Hadewijch and other women of her time and place prized in their devotion to Christ and his saints. The opposition to the traditional Western ideal and norm is evident. In prizing embodied mutuality, Hadewijch has learned from Bernard of Clairvaux, but sees much more.
Cinderella and her sisters differ sharply in their responses to goodness, although
both feel empty of goodness. Cinderella's mother is dead and her father absent
and she is constantly exposed to the persecutions of her stepmother and sisters.
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Through a discussion of the Cinderella fairy tale, the nature of envy is explored from the viewpoints of psychology and theology
We discover that Mother Courage is not a happy Machiavellian, boasting of her
realism as an achievement. We find that she is deeply ashamed. And in finding
this, we discover in Courage the mother of those two roaring idealists (not to say
Author: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: Grove Press
Anna Fierling, an itinerant trader during the seventeenth century, becomes known as "Mother Courage" after the constant warfare gradually claims all of her children
An uncrowned queen by the inner - emotional world , she dexterously transcribes
the subconscious , the phantasmagoria of her highly sensitive protagonists .
Endowed with boundless imaginative resourcefulness and creative vitality she ...
Author: Neeru Tandon
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
Category: Indic literature (English)
Today Anita Desai Is Recognised For Her Originality, Versatility And The Indigenous Flavour Of Her Character-Portrayal That She Brings To Her Work. Her Women Characters Are Real Flesh And Blood Protagonists Who Make You Look At Them With Awe And With Their Relationships To Their Surroundings, Their Society, Their Men, Their Children, Their Families, Their Mental And Psychological Make-Ups And Themselves. The Present Book Purports To Be A Pioneering Attempt To Evaluate Desai S Fiction And Fictional Art From Various Points Of View And Assesses Her Contribution To The Indian-English Fiction. What Is Unique About This Book Is The Attempt To Include Desai S Complete Fictional Oeuvre From Her Maiden Attempt Cry, The Peacock (1963) Till Her Latest Published Work The Zigzag Way (2004). Her Novels Of Four Decades Have Been Divided Into Different Sections For A Focused Study.The Present Critical Anthology Of Dr. Neeru Tandon On Anita Desai Is An Admirable Effort On The Presentation Of A Coherent And Comprehensive Assessment Of Anita Desai As A Powerful Indian English Fiction Writer. In Her Collection She Has Included Certain Burning Topics Of The Day Such As Male-Female Dichotomy, Existentialist Vision, Religion And Culture, Concept Of Marriage And Narrative Technique In The Fiction Of Anita Desai. The Uncomplicated Language And The Natural Flow Of Words Make For Easy Reading. Since Dasai Is Prescribed In The Syllabus In Most Of The Universities Of India, Both The Teachers And The Students Will Find This Book Extremely Useful, And The Research Scholars Will Also Find It Very Interesting And Purposeful.
Preface Saint Birgitta's Life , her vita , and her Book , the Revelations , exist in
countless documents and manuscripts , in many languages . In this book's
chronology , map , and texts , we see her in time and space , attaining authority
Author: Saint Birgitta (of Sweden)
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
Category: Biography & Autobiography
First published in 1992.
He looked around the room for Susan, but didn't find her as he followed them
down the aisle to an empty pew—not pew four but five—his brother was shaking
things up, it seemed. He shook hands with Stanley, who was sitting in pew
Author: Debra Clopton
Publisher: Steeple Hill
Where Are The Marriage-Minded Cowboys? Mule Hollow, Texas, is chock-full of handsome cowboys ready to say "I do." So veterinarian Susan Worth moves in, dreaming of meeting Mr. Right. He's most certainly not the gorgeous rescue worker blazing through town on a motorcycle. Cole Turner is a sixth-generation Mule Hollow rancher, but he's all about roaming Texas to save everyone but himself. The hurt hidden deep inside his heart keeps him from settling down. But Susan is determined—and knows just how—to make him her forever cowboy.
Uh-oh, Cady thought, with a sinking feeling in her gut. Here came the inevitable
reservation about letting a single mom adopt on her own.... “...and I really want
my little girl to have a man in her life when she is growing up. Which is where,”
Author: Cathy Gillen Thacker
When Jeb McCabe gave Laramie, Texas, the scandal of the century by leaving his bride at the altar, he garnered the reputation of the most notorious bachelor in town. So what's the handsome heartbreaker doing playing nanny to Cady Keilor's young nephews? Cady desperately wants a baby of her own. But before she adopts, she's practicing for motherhood by babysitting her sister's rambunctious brood for two weeks. The cowboy she's always been sweet on is just along for the ride—after Cady bets him he can't last a week! It turns out Jeb's a natural at parenting, and Cady badly needs his help. The question is: Does playing house make Jeb yearn for the real thing? He is a McCabe, after all—and the name is synonymous with family!
Caroline Healey Dall When she was preparing Margaret and Her Friends (1895),
Dall brought together a number of her journal entries on Fuller, to which she often
added later reflections on their accuracy. In a sense, this is Dall's only attempt ...
Author: Joel Myerson
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Writer, editor, journalist, educator, feminist, conversationalist, and reformer Margaret Fuller (1810–1850) was one of the leading intellectuals of nineteenth-century America as well as a prominent member of Concord literary circles. Yet the challenging spirit behind her intellectual confidence and mesmerizing energy led to the invention of an unbalanced legacy that denied her a place among the canonical Concord writers. This collection of first-hand reminiscences by those who knew Fuller personally rescues her from these confusions and provides a clearer identity for this misrepresented personality. The forty-one remembrances from Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Carlyle, Harriet Martineau, Henry James, and twenty-four others chart Fuller’s expanding influence from schooldays in Boston, meetings at the Transcendental Club, teaching in Providence and Boston, work on the New York Tribune, publications and conversations, travels in the British Isles, and life and love in Italy before her tragic early death. Joel Myerson’s perceptive introduction assesses the pre- and postmortem building of Fuller’s reputation as well as her relationship to the prominent Transcendentalists, reformers, literati, and other personalities of her time, and his headnotes to each selection present valuable connecting contexts. The woman who admitted that “at nineteen she was the most intolerable girl that ever took a seat in a drawing-room,” whose Woman in the Nineteenth Century is considered the first major book-length feminist call to action in America, never conformed to nineteenth-century expectations of self-effacing womanhood. The fascinating contradictions revealed by these narratives create a lively, lifelike biography of Fuller’s “rare gifts and solid acquirements . . . and unfailing intellectual sympathy.”
With the help of her uncle, Mordecai, she used her position to carry out the divine
purpose of saving the Israelites from Haman's evil plot. She made the best of
what could have been a very destructive situation. What happened to her was ...
Author: Matthew B. Schwartz
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
In much of Western literature and Greek mythology, women have an evident lack of purpose; a woman needs to either enter or leave a relationship in order to find herself and her own identity. Matthew Schwartz and Kalman Kaplan set out to prove that the converse is true in the text of the Hebrew Bible. Examining the stories of women in Scripture -- Rebecca, Miriam, Gomer, Ruth and Naomi, Lot's wife, Zipporah, and dozens more -- Schwartz and Kaplan illustrate the biblical woman's strong feminine sense of being crucial to God's plan for the world and for history, courageously seeking the greatest good for herself and others whatever the circumstances. Empowering, illuminating, and fascinating, The Fruit of Her Hands makes a singular contribution to the fields of biblical and women's studies.