Recovering Dorothy

Recovering Dorothy
Author: Polly Atkin
Publsiher: Saraband
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-11-04
ISBN: 9781913393175
Category: Women authors, English
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recovering Dorothy Book Excerpt:

Dorothy Wordsworth is well known as the author of the Alfoxden and Grasmere Journals (1798-1803) and as the sister of the English Romantic poet William Wordsworth. She is widely praised for her nature writing and is often remembered as a woman of great physical vitality. Less well known, however, is that Dorothy became seriously ill in 1829 and was mostly housebound for the last twenty years of her life. Her personal letters and unpublished journals from this time paint a portrait of a compassionate and creative woman who made her sickroom into a garden for herself and her pet robin and who finally grew to call herself a poet. They also reveal how vital Dorothy was to her brother's success, and the closeness they shared as siblings. By re-examining her life through the perspective of her illness, this biography allows Dorothy Wordsworth to step out from her brother's shadow and back into her own life story.

William and Dorothy Wordsworth

William and Dorothy Wordsworth
Author: Lucy Newlyn
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-09-12
ISBN: 0191504653
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

William and Dorothy Wordsworth Book Excerpt:

William Wordsworth's creative collaboration with his 'beloved Sister' spanned nearly fifty years, from their first reunion in 1787 until her premature decline in 1835. Rumours of incest have surrounded the siblings since the 19th century, but Lucy Newlyn sees their cohabitation as an expression of deep emotional need, arising from circumstances peculiar to their family history. Born in Cockermouth and parted when Dorothy was six by the death of their mother, the siblings grew up separately and were only reunited four years after their father had died, leaving them destitute. How did their orphaned consciousness shape their understanding of each other? What part did traumatic memories of separation play in their longing for a home? How fully did their re-settlement in the Lake District recompense them for the loss of a shared childhood? Newlyn shows how William and Dorothy's writings — closely intertwined with their regional affiliations — were part of the lifelong work of jointly re-building their family and re-claiming their communal identity. Walking, talking, remembering, and grieving were as important to their companionship as writing; and at every stage of their adult lives they drew nourishment from their immediate surroundings. This is the first book to bring the full range of Dorothy's writings into the foreground alongside her brother's, and to give each sibling the same level of detailed attention. Newlyn explores the symbiotic nature of their creative processes through close reading of journals, letters and poems — sometimes drawing on material that is in manuscript. She uncovers detailed interminglings in their work, approaching these as evidence of their deep affinity. The book offers a spirited rebuttal of the myth that the Romantic writer was a 'solitary genius', and that William Wordsworth was a poet of the 'egotistical sublime' — arguing instead that he was a poet of community, 'carrying everywhere with him relationship and love'. Dorothy is not presented as an undervalued or exploited member of the Wordsworth household, but as the poet's equal in a literary partnership of outstanding importance. Newlyn's book is deeply researched, drawing on a wide range of recent scholarship — not just in Romantic studies, but in psychology, literary theory, anthropology and life-writing. Yet it is a personal book, written with passion by a scholar-poet and intended to be of some practical use and inspirational value to non-specialist readers. Adopting a holistic approach to mental and spiritual health, human relationships, and the environment, Newlyn provides a timely reminder that creativity thrives best in a gift economy.

Warrior Queens Quiet Revolutionaries

Warrior Queens   Quiet Revolutionaries
Author: Kate Mosse
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 469
Release: 2022-10-13
ISBN: 1529092213
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Warrior Queens Quiet Revolutionaries Book Excerpt:

'One brilliant woman writing about so many other brilliant women, this is a wonderful treasure chest of women’s lives, full of wit, verve and emotion . . . Epic, unputdownable, gripping. I loved it’ - Professor Kate Williams “My hope is that this book will inspire as I have been inspired. It’s a love letter to the importance of history and about how, without knowing where we come from - truthfully and entirely - we cannot know who we are.” Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries is a celebration of unheard and under-heard women’s history. Within these pages you’ll meet nearly 1000 women whose names deserve to be better known: from the Mothers of Invention and the trailblazing women at the Bar; warrior queens and pirate commanders; the women who dedicated their lives to the natural world or to medicine; those women of courage who resisted and fought for what they believed; to the unsung heroes of stage, screen and stadium. It is global, travelling the world and spanning all periods of time. It is also an intensely moving detective story of the author’s own family history as Kate Mosse pieces together the forgotten life of her great-grandmother, Lily Watson, a famous and highly-successful novelist in her day who has all but disappeared from the record . . . Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries is accessible, ambitious in its scope and fascinating in its detail. A beautifully illustrated dictionary of women, it is a love letter to family history and a personal memoir about the nature of women’s struggles to be heard and their achievements acknowledged. Joyous, celebratory and engaging, it is a book for everyone who has ever wondered how history is made.

Love Personified

Love Personified
Author: Jill Ashby Woodward
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN: 1387351192
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love Personified Book Excerpt:

"Material blessings always come and are a great joy at the time they are received. In due time they grow old and tattered and are discarded. They are the source of temporary happiness, but temporary only. True and lasting happiness is in our hearts. It is a peace of mind in the knowledge that we are doing God's will and living the good life. Being happy is important to good health. Happiness can only be attained by a practice of good thoughts toward all mankind; good wishes for everyone and a true generosity with all our worldly possessions; for truly it is more blessed to give than to receive." This is the true story of Dorothy Kelley Ashby, a devout Catholic, and her struggle for emotional peace, financial security and happiness for her Pearl Harbor-surviving husband and her family. Dorothy's life was not a bed of roses! She had her challenges-some beyond her capacity to fix-yet she continued to endure and faced all things with charity, faith, and composed grace.

WACs Opened My Eyes

WACs Opened My Eyes
Author: Mable Harris
Publsiher: Page Publishing Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-09-20
ISBN: 1682898423
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This is the story of Christine Gibson, a sharecropper’s daughter who was filled with doing something other than sharecropping. Christine lived in Mississippi and often felt trapped. In 1939, there wasn’t much for a young black girl like Christine to do but the fields and marriage. Christine left Mississippi in search of a new life and ended up in Chicago. Because of her poor education, she ended up in the WACs.

Siskiyou National Forest N F Silver Fire Recovery Project

Siskiyou National Forest  N F    Silver Fire Recovery Project
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Godey s Lady s Book

Godey s Lady s Book
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1162
Release: 1883
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fashion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Soil Water Conservation News

Soil   Water Conservation News
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Soil conservation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Stories and Portraits of the Self

Stories and Portraits of the Self
Author: Helena Carvalhão Buescu
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2007-01
ISBN: 9042023287
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stories and Portraits of the Self Book Excerpt:

In contemporary societies privatization has long ceased to be just an economic concept; rather, it must increasingly be made to refer to the ongoing shrinking of the public space under the impact of the representation of individual lives and images, which cuts across all discourses, genres and media to become one of the primary means of production of culture. This volume is intended to cover such an historical, social and intellectual ground, where self-representation comes to the fore. Targeting mostly an academic readership but certainly also of interest to the general educated public, it collects a wide range of essays dealing with diverse modes of life writing and portraying from a variety of perspectives and focusing on different historical periods and media. It thus offers itself as a major contribution to a better understanding of the world we live in: its past legacy and present configuration.ContentsIntroduction: Signposts of the Self in Modernity Part I. The Representational Dilemma Christopher PRENDERGAST: The Self as a Work of Art: Proust's ScepticismPaulo DE MEDEIROS: (Re-)Constructing, (Re-)Membering Postcolonial Selves Aleksandra PODSIADLIK: `Doing Identity? in Fiction: Identity Construction as a Dialogue between Individuals and Cultural Narratives Clara ROWLAND: Self-Representation and Temporality: `Parabasis? in Guimar'es Rosa's Grande Sert'o: Veredas Daniel ROVERS: New Man: Marie Kessels? Inner Portrait of a Writing Self Gaston FRANSSEN: Good Intentions, Ethical Commitment, and Impersonal Poetry:The Work of Gerrit Kouwenaar Jan RUPP: `For-Getting? Plural Selves: Narrative and Identity in Caryl Phillips's A Distant Shore Lars BERNAERTS: The Straitjacket of Normality. The Interaction with the Psychiatrist in Maurits Dekker's Waarom ik niet krankzinnig benLars DALUM GRANILD: The Self's Struggle for Recognition: August Strindberg and the Other Marinela FREITAS: Unshaded Shadows: Performances of Gender in Emily Dickinson and Luiza Neto Jorge Part II. Signalling Identity Peter BROOKS: The Identity Paradigm Roland GREENE: The Global I Davy VAN OERS: Staining the Past with Ink in Lorenzo Da Ponte's Memorie (1830): The Fallacies of Autobiographical `Writing? Eli PARK SORENSEN: Between Autobiography and Fiction: Narrating the Self in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Vivir para contarla Mirjam TRUWANT: The Passion of Lena Christ: From Fictionalized Autobiography to Biographical Novel Ricardo GIL SOEIRO: Dreams in the Mirror: George Steiner by George Steiner Part III. Images of the Self Across the Arts Timothy MATHEWS: Reading W. G. Sebald with Alberto Giacometti Paula MOR?O: The Impossible Self-Portrait Anna Viola SBORGI: Between Literature and the Visual Arts: Portraits of the Self in William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore, and Fernando Pessoa Jakob STOUGAARD-NIELSEN: Photography and Shadow-Writing: Henry James's Revisions of the Self in the New York Edition Patrick VAN ROSSEM: Consumed by the Audience. Inhibition, Fear, and Anxiety in the Oeuvre of Bruce Nauman Anke BROUWERS: There Was Something about Mary: Mary Pickford's Perfect `Little American? Verena-Susanna NUNGESSER: Paint it Red: Death Artistry as a Portrait of the Self

Dorothy Wordsworth s Ecology

Dorothy Wordsworth s Ecology
Author: Kenneth Cervelli
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2007-02-27
ISBN: 1135861080
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dorothy Wordsworth s Ecology Book Excerpt:

Dorothy Wordsworth has a unique place in literary studies. Notoriously self-effacing, she assiduously eschewed publication, yet in her lifetime, her journals inspired William to write some of his best-known poems. Memorably depicting daily life in a particular environment (most famously, Grasmere), these journals have proven especially useful for readers wanting a more intimate glimpse of arguably the most important poet of the Romantic period. With the rise of women’s studies in the 1980s, however, came a shift in critical perspective. Scholars such as Margaret Homans and Susan Levin revaluated Dorothy’s work on its own terms, as well as in relation to other female writers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Part of a larger shift in the academy, feminist-oriented analyses of Dorothy’s writings take their place alongside other critical approaches emerging in the 1980s and into the next decade. One such approach, ecocriticism, closely parallels Dorothy’s changing critical fortunes in the mid-to-late 1980s. Curiously, however, the major ecocritical investigations of the Romantic period all but ignore Dorothy’s work while at the same time emphasizing the relationship between ecocriticism and feminism. The present study situates Dorothy in an ongoing ecocritical dialogue through an analysis of her prose and poetry in relation to the environments that inspired it.

Fonthill Recovered

Fonthill Recovered
Author: Caroline Dakers
Publsiher: UCL Press
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2018-05-16
ISBN: 1787350452
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fonthill Recovered Book Excerpt:

Fonthill, in Wiltshire, is traditionally associated with the writer and collector William Beckford who built his Gothic fantasy house called Fonthill Abbey at the end of the eighteenth century. The collapse of the Abbey’s tower in 1825 transformed the name Fonthill into a symbol for overarching ambition and folly, a sublime ruin. Fonthill is, however, much more than the story of one man’s excesses. Beckford’s Abbey is only one of several important houses to be built on the estate since the early sixteenth century, all of them eventually consumed by fire or deliberately demolished, and all of them oddly forgotten by historians. Little now remains: a tower, a stable block, a kitchen range, some dressed stone, an indentation in a field. Fonthill Recovered draws on histories of art and architecture, politics and economics to explore the rich cultural history of this famous Wiltshire estate. The first half of the book traces the occupation of Fonthill from the Bronze Age to the twenty-first century. Some of the owners surpassed Beckford in terms of their wealth, their collections, their political power and even, in one case, their sexual misdemeanours. They include Charles I’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, and the richest commoner in the nineteenth century. The second half of the book consists of essays on specific topics, filling out such crucial areas as the complex history of the designed landscape, the sources of the Beckfords’ wealth and their collections, and one essay that features the most recent appearance of the Abbey in a video game.

An Abridgment of the Common Law

An Abridgment of the Common Law
Author: William Nelson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 712
Release: 1726
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Common law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Complete Novels of George MacDonald Illustrated Edition

The Complete Novels of George MacDonald  Illustrated Edition
Author: George MacDonald
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 12060
Release: 2017-07-04
ISBN: 8075837797
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Novels of George MacDonald Illustrated Edition Book Excerpt:

This eBook edition of "The Complete Novels of George MacDonald (Illustrated Edition)" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of Contents: Fantasy Fiction: The Princess and the Goblin The Princess and Curdie Phantastes At the Back of the North Wind The Lost Princess: A Double Story The Day Boy and the Night Girl The Flight of the Shadow Lilith: A Romance Realistic Fiction: David Elginbrod (The Tutor's First Love) Alec-Forbes of Howglen (The Maiden's Bequest) Robert Falconer (The Musician's Quest) Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood Wilfrid Cumbermede Gutta Percha Willie St. George and St. Michael Mary Marston (A Daughter's Devotion) Warlock o' Glenwarlock (The Laird's Inheritance) Weighed and Wanting (A Gentlewoman's Choice) What's Mine's Mine (The Highlander's Last Song) Home Again (The Poet's Homecoming) The Elect Lady (The Landlady's Master) A Rough Shaking Heather and Snow (The Peasant Girl's Dream) Salted with Fire (The Minister's Restoration) Far Above Rubies Malcolm The Marquis of Lossie (The Marquis' Secret) Sir Gibbie (The Baronet's Song) Donal Grant (The Shepherd's Castle) Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood The Seaboard Parish The Vicar's Daughter Thomas Wingfold, Curate (The Curate's Awakening) Paul Faber, Surgeon (The Lady's Confession) There and Back (The Baron's Apprenticeship) George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. His writings have been cited as a major literary influence by many notable authors including W. H. Auden, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Walter de la Mare, E. Nesbit and Madeleine L'Engle. G. K. Chesterton cited The Princess and the Goblin as a book that had "made a difference to my whole existence". MacDonald has been credited with founding the "kailyard school" of Scottish writing.

Frank Leslie s Pleasant Hours

Frank Leslie s Pleasant Hours
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1885
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ten Percent of Nothing

Ten Percent of Nothing
Author: Fisher, Jim
Publsiher: SIU Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780809389681
Category: Literary agents
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Angel Dorothy

Angel Dorothy
Author: Jane Brown
Publsiher: Unbound Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-02-23
ISBN: 1783523158
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angel Dorothy Book Excerpt:

Angel Dorothy is the inspiring biography of a formidable woman: wealthy American heiress Dorothy Elmhirst, who poured her considerable resources into founding Dartington Hall in 1925. What started as a progressive school rapidly transformed into a magnet for artists, architects, writers, philosophers and musicians, creating an exceptional centre for British cultural life. It was at Dartington in Devon that the Labour Party’s post-war manifesto was written and the Arts Council was conceived. Born in Washington, DC, into the influential Whitney family, Dorothy was a national darling: bells rang, flags flew and the American Navy’s new fast tugboat was named Dorothy. Orphaned at seventeen, she started giving away her inheritance at eighteen and buried herself in social and political work. She maintained her status as an unmarried woman until she fell in love with and married her first husband, Willard Straight, in 1911. Following Willard’s untimely death, Dorothy worked herself into a breakdown trying to fulfil his wishes. She recovered with the help of Leonard Elmhirst, an Englishman who shared her liberal beliefs; they married and moved to England in 1925 to start what would become Dartington Hall. In this vividly told biography, Jane Brown follows Dorothy from one side of the Atlantic to the other, a journey Dorothy made one hundred times to spread her political beliefs, her passion for education and her support of the arts for all. She traces the evolution of Dartington, from its restoration to its farming and forestry projects, and to its time as a home for the period’s greatest artists and intellectuals.

Dorothy s Daughters

Dorothy s Daughters
Author: Emma Marshall
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 366
Release: 1881
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era 1760 1850

Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era  1760   1850
Author: Christopher John Murray
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1303
Release: 2013-05-13
ISBN: 1135455791
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era 1760 1850 Book Excerpt:

In 850 analytical articles, this two-volume set explores the developments that influenced the profound changes in thought and sensibility during the second half of the eighteenth century and the first half of the nineteenth century. The Encyclopedia provides readers with a clear, detailed, and accurate reference source on the literature, thought, music, and art of the period, demonstrating the rich interplay of international influences and cross-currents at work; and to explore the many issues raised by the very concepts of Romantic and Romanticism.

Three One Act Plays

Three One Act Plays
Author: John Tully
Publsiher: John Tully
Total Pages: 59
Release: 2015-01-31
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three One Act Plays Book Excerpt:

WOMAN ALIVE (3m 3f) An updated edition of a favourite one-act farce. Roger Berry writes crime novels and his wife, Amanda, stages a mock murder as the basis for a plot for his next novel. Her well-intentioned efforts to be helpful go disastrously wrong and Roger finds himself arrested as a murderer. From then on things can only get worse — and more hilarious. THE KING OF ARGOS (7m 2f) Kronos, King of Argos in Ancient Greece, cannot decided which of his two quarrelsome sons should succeed him. He decides to consult the oracle of Apollo at Delphi, only to receive the usual ambiguous advice. Meantime Helen, his daughter, has brought another protégé home to the palace, Marcos, a scruffy musician who sings revolutionary songs in the market place. To his own surprise as much as anyone’s Marcos is destined to play a leading role in the hectic events that ensue. LOVE FROM MICHAEL (1m 3f) Dorothy Stevens and her daughter, Jenny, live in trepidation, awaiting yet another message from husband and father, Michael.,whol appears to know exactly what they are doing at any time and, even more disturbingly, what they and others are going to do. Yet he is supposed to be dead! Who can find an explanation? Who can stop the persecution? A medium? Or a private enquiry agent such as Emily Cooper who brings a keen mind to the task.

Cassell s Family Magazine

Cassell s Family Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1891
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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