The Story of a New Name

The Story of a New Name
Author: Elena Ferrante
Publsiher: Europa Editions Incorporated
Total Pages: 471
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9781609451349
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of a New Name Book Excerpt:

In this follow-up to My Brilliant Friend, Lila is imprisoned by marriage, while Elena continues her journey of self-discovery, until their friendship, which is at the center of their emotional lives, forces them both to mature into women. Original.

The Story of a New Name

The Story of a New Name
Author: Elena Ferrante
Publsiher: Europa Editions
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN: 1609456416
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of a New Name Book Excerpt:

A novel in the bestselling quartet about two very different women and their complex friendship: “Everyone should read anything with Ferrante’s name on it” (The Boston Globe). The follow-up to My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name continues the epic New York Times–bestselling literary quartet that has inspired an HBO series, and returns us to the world of Lila and Elena, who grew up together in post-WWII Naples, Italy. In The Story of a New Name, Lila has recently married and made her entrée into the family business; Elena, meanwhile, continues her studies and her exploration of the world beyond the neighborhood that she so often finds stifling. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila, and the pressure to excel is at times too much for Elena. Yet the two young women share a complex and evolving bond that is central to their emotional lives and a source of strength in the face of life’s challenges. In these Neapolitan Novels, Elena Ferrante, “one of the great novelists of our time” (The New York Times), gives us a poignant and universal story about friendship and belonging, a meditation on love and jealousy, freedom and commitment—at once a masterfully plotted page-turner and an intense, generous-hearted family saga. “Imagine if Jane Austen got angry and you’ll have some idea of how explosive these works are.” —The Australian “Brilliant . . . captivating and insightful . . . the richness of her storytelling is likely to please fans of Sara Gruen and Silvia Avallone.” —Booklist (starred review)

The Story of a New Name

The Story of a New Name
Author: Elena Ferrante
Publsiher: Text Publishing
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2015-04-22
ISBN: 9781925240016
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of a New Name Book Excerpt:

The Story of a New Name is an extraordinary novel about two young women, Lila and Elena, growing up in Naples in the early 1960s. At sixteen Lila marries the shopkeeper Stefano. She is filled with pleasure at her new wealth, and horror at the life she has chosen. Elena's own attempts at romance seem to be sabotaged by Lila's turbulent affairs. As she tries to plot her way out of poverty via academic and literary success, her constant anxiety is that she is just a shadow of the brilliant Lila. The sequel to My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name continues the enthralling chronicle of a friendship that is obsessive, loving, complicated, hurtful, enduring and constantly startling. It is an exhilarating reading experience.

The Story of a New Name HBO Tie In Edition

The Story of a New Name  HBO Tie In Edition
Author: Elena Ferrante
Publsiher: Europa Editions
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN: 9781609455538
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of a New Name HBO Tie In Edition Book Excerpt:

In this New York Times and national indie bestseller, Ferrante gives readers a poignant, universal story about friendship, class, and belonging.

A New Name

A New Name
Author: Maria Sullivan
Publsiher: Xulon Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2006-11
ISBN: 1600346979
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Name Book Excerpt:

Youth s Companion

Youth s Companion
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 570
Release: 1882
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Youth s Companion Book Excerpt:

Lost in Thought

Lost in Thought
Author: Zena Hitz
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2021-08-24
ISBN: 0691229198
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost in Thought Book Excerpt:

An invitation to readers from every walk of life to rediscover the impractical splendors of a life of learning In an overloaded, superficial, technological world, in which almost everything and everybody is judged by its usefulness, where can we turn for escape, lasting pleasure, contemplation, or connection to others? While many forms of leisure meet these needs, Zena Hitz writes, few experiences are so fulfilling as the inner life, whether that of a bookworm, an amateur astronomer, a birdwatcher, or someone who takes a deep interest in one of countless other subjects. Drawing on inspiring examples, from Socrates and Augustine to Malcolm X and Elena Ferrante, and from films to Hitz's own experiences as someone who walked away from elite university life in search of greater fulfillment, Lost in Thought is a passionate and timely reminder that a rich life is a life rich in thought. Today, when even the humanities are often defended only for their economic or political usefulness, Hitz says our intellectual lives are valuable not despite but because of their practical uselessness. And while anyone can have an intellectual life, she encourages academics in particular to get back in touch with the desire to learn for its own sake, and calls on universities to return to the person-to-person transmission of the habits of mind and heart that bring out the best in us. Reminding us of who we once were and who we might become, Lost in Thought is a moving account of why renewing our inner lives is fundamental to preserving our humanity.

The Neapolitan Novels My Brilliant Friend The Story of a New Name Those Who L Eave and Those Who Stay The Story of the Lost Child

The Neapolitan Novels  My Brilliant Friend  The Story of a New Name  Those Who L Eave and Those Who Stay   The Story of the Lost Child
Author: Elena Ferrante
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2019-05-21
ISBN: 1787535169
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neapolitan Novels My Brilliant Friend The Story of a New Name Those Who L Eave and Those Who Stay The Story of the Lost Child Book Excerpt:

These four full-cast BBC adaptations bring the streets of Naples vividly to life. From one of Italy's most acclaimed authors, The Neapolitan Novels is an exploration of the friendship between Lila and Lena, two bright young girls who grew up in the tough, rough streets of post-war Naples. This is no normal friendship; it's a friendship that loves, hurts, supports and destroys--and yet it is one that lasts a lifetime.

In Search of Elena Ferrante

In Search of Elena Ferrante
Author: Karen Bojar
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2018-07-10
ISBN: 1476633622
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Search of Elena Ferrante Book Excerpt:

Elena Ferrante—named one of the 100 most influential people in 2016 by Time magazine—is best known for her Neapolitan novels, which explore such themes as the complexity of female friendship; the joys and constraints of motherhood; the impact of changing gender roles; the pervasiveness of male violence; the struggle for upward mobility; and the impact of the feminist movement. Ferrante’s three novellas encompass similar themes, focusing on moments of extreme tension in women’s lives. This study analyzes the integration of political themes and feminist theory in Ferrante’s works, including men’s entrapment in a sexist script written for them from time immemorial. Her decision to write under a pseudonym is examined, along with speculation that Rome-based translator Anita Raja and her husband Domenico Starnone are coauthors of Ferrante’s books.

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep the Story of Sara

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep  the Story of Sara
Author: Jen Miller
Publsiher: Tate Publishing
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2008-08
ISBN: 1604629010
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep the Story of Sara Book Excerpt:

Young Sara was born into adversity and evil where she survived nineteen years until she escaped. She not only survived, but today thrives, proving that the promises of God are real and miracles do happen-today. Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep: The Story of Sara chronicles a courageous little girl's amazing journey of hope and perseverance toward becoming all God created and destined her to be. It's a story that screams of hope and abundant life. The Story of Sara is for every woman...and every man. Sara's life story will renew your courage and faith and inspire you toward becoming all that God has destined for you.

The Story of NationsBank

The Story of NationsBank
Author: Howard E. Covington, Jr.,Marion A. Ellis
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2001-02-01
ISBN: 9780807849538
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of NationsBank Book Excerpt:

NationsBank became one of the nation's leading financial powers following its 1988 entry into Texas with the acquisition of the former First Republic banks and its 1991 merger with C&S/Sovran of Atlanta and Norfolk. NationsBank now has nearly $120 billion in assets and is the leading bank in a region stretching from Maryland to southern Florida and western Texas. Howard Covington and Marion Ellis provide a fascinating account of this nontraditional financial institution that is now the fourth-largest bank in the country.

Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth
Author: Carleton Mabee,Susan Mabee Newhouse
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 327
Release: 1995-03
ISBN: 0814755259
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sojourner Truth Book Excerpt:

Using original sources, Mabee and Newhouse construct a biography of Truth that seeks to shed the myths that have grown up around her. Though serving a positive function, these myths, they say, distort perceptions about the history of blacks and women in America. While they preserve her reputation as a leader and visionary, they burst some bubbles--among them, the authenticity of the famous "Ar'n't I A Woman?" speech. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Her Story A Tribute to Italian Women

Her Story  A Tribute to Italian Women
Author: Peter Loyson
Publsiher: African Sun Media
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2021-03-30
ISBN: 0620922753
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Her Story A Tribute to Italian Women Book Excerpt:

A unique book! Italian women at their best! What talent! This book is a must read for everyone who loves Italian culture and those who appreciate talented women. Extensively researched with hundreds of references, it is a comprehensive encyclopedic analysis highlighting the length and breadth of Italy’s most incredibly talented women, including 114 writers, 56 opera singers, 63 other singers, 55 musicians, 52 film icons, 39 fashion designers, 59 medical women, 40 chefs, 47 artists, 23 academics and 114 sportswomen, amongst others. All discussed in chronological order in each of their fields with many interesting stories, including a chapter on the emigration of impressive female Italian talent.

The Story of the Spitfire

The Story of the Spitfire
Author: Ken Delve
Publsiher: The History Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2016-01-06
ISBN: 0750968532
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of the Spitfire Book Excerpt:

In a combat career that spanned the entirety of the Second World War, the Spitfire earned a reputation as the iconic fighter that friend and foe alike wanted to fly. Affectionately known as the ‘Spit’, the aircraft played a vital part in helping to lift the morale of the British public at home during the Second World War, where many a donation of pots and pans was made to support Spitfire production. Yet it was the RAF pilots responsible for flying the Spitfire in combat who knew, respected and loved this aeroplane the best. In this book author Ken Delve re-examines the Spitfire’s reputation using a wealth of important primary materials, including combat records, official trial reports and the personal accounts of those who flew the aircraft. The Story of the Spitfire charts the combat evolution of arguably the most important aerial fighting machine of the Second World War.

The Story of the Dinosaurs in 25 Discoveries

The Story of the Dinosaurs in 25 Discoveries
Author: Donald R. Prothero
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2019-07-16
ISBN: 0231546467
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of the Dinosaurs in 25 Discoveries Book Excerpt:

Today, any kid can rattle off the names of dozens of dinosaurs. But it took centuries of scientific effort—and a lot of luck—to discover and establish the diversity of dinosaur species we now know. How did we learn that Triceratops had three horns? Why don’t many paleontologists consider Brontosaurus a valid species? What convinced scientists that modern birds are relatives of ancient Velociraptor? In The Story of the Dinosaurs in 25 Discoveries, Donald R. Prothero tells the fascinating stories behind the most important fossil finds and the intrepid researchers who unearthed them. In twenty-five vivid vignettes, he weaves together dramatic tales of dinosaur discoveries with what modern science now knows about the species to which they belong. Prothero takes us from eighteenth-century sightings of colossal bones taken for biblical giants through recent discoveries of enormous predators even larger than Tyrannosaurus. He recounts the escapades of the larger-than-life personalities who made modern paleontology, including scientific rivalries like the nineteenth-century “Bone Wars.” Prothero also details how to draw the boundaries between species and explores debates such as whether dinosaurs had feathers, explaining the findings that settled them or keep them going. Throughout, he offers a clear and rigorous look at what paleontologists consider sound interpretation of evidence. An essential read for any dinosaur lover, this book teaches us to see an ancient world ruled by giant majestic creatures anew.

Writing and Rewriting the Story of Solomon in Ancient Israel

Writing and Rewriting the Story of Solomon in Ancient Israel
Author: Isaac Kalimi
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-11-29
ISBN: 1108588379
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing and Rewriting the Story of Solomon in Ancient Israel Book Excerpt:

Solomon's image as a wise king and the founder of Jerusalem Temple has become a fixture of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic literature. Yet, there are essential differences between the portraits of Solomon that are presented in the Hebrew Bible. In this volume, Isaac Kalimi explores these differences, which reflect divergent historical contexts, theological and didactic concepts, stylistic and literary techniques, and compositional methods among the biblical historians. He highlights the uniqueness of each portrayal of Solomon - his character, birth, early life, ascension, and temple-building - through a close comparison of the early and late biblical historiographies. Whereas the authors of Samuel-Kings stay closely to their sources and offer an apology for Solomon's kingship, including its more questionable aspects, the Chronicler freely rewrites his sources in order to present the life of Solomon as he wished it to be. The volume will serve scholars and students seeking to understand biblical texts within their ancient Near Eastern contexts.

The Story of Liberty

The Story of Liberty
Author: Marvin McKenzie
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2016-03-11
ISBN: 132996537X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of Liberty Book Excerpt:

The Story of Liberty contains twenty-six chapters that trace the history, principles and life applications of liberty through the Bible. Using events from the American Revolutionary War, the book works its way through the Old and New Testaments to describe what liberty is, why it is so important to possess it and when it is appropriate to surrender it. The Story of Liberty is a Bible study. Almost every chapter will contain some piece of history from the American Revolutionary War but it is not a history book. This book studies liberty as it is found in the Word of God, the Bible.

Mothers

Mothers
Author: Jacqueline Rose
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN: 0374715831
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mothers Book Excerpt:

A simple argument guides this book: motherhood is the place in our culture where we lodge, or rather bury, the reality of our own conflicts. By making mothers the objects of both licensed idealization and cruelty, we blind ourselves to the world’s iniquities and shut down the portals of the heart. Mothers are the ultimate scapegoat for our personal and political failings, for everything that is wrong with the world, which becomes their task (unrealizable, of course) to repair. Moving commandingly between pop cultural references such as Roald Dahl’s Matilda to insights on motherhood in the ancient world and the contemporary stigmatization of single mothers, Jacqueline Rose delivers a groundbreaking report into something so prevalent we hardly notice. Mothers is an incisive, rousing call to action from one of our most important contemporary thinkers.

The Story of Corn

The Story of Corn
Author: Betty Harper Fussell
Publsiher: UNM Press
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780826335920
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of Corn Book Excerpt:

An illustrated, social history of corn discusses the people who, for seven centuries, have planted, eaten, worshipped, processed, and profited from corn, also describing its reaches into commerce, religion, poetry, and alcohol. Reprint.

The Ferrante Letters

The Ferrante Letters
Author: Sarah Chihaya,Merve Emre,Katherine Hill,Jill Richards
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2020-01-07
ISBN: 023155088X
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ferrante Letters Book Excerpt:

Like few other works of contemporary literature, Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels found an audience of passionate and engaged readers around the world. Inspired by Ferrante’s intense depiction of female friendship and women’s intellectual lives, four critics embarked upon a project that was both work and play: to create a series of epistolary readings of the Neapolitan Quartet that also develops new ways of reading and thinking together. In a series of intertwined, original, and daring readings of Ferrante’s work and her fictional world, Sarah Chihaya, Merve Emre, Katherine Hill, and Jill Richards strike a tone at once critical and personal, achieving a way of talking about literature that falls between the seminar and the book club. Their letters make visible the slow, fractured, and creative accretion of ideas that underwrites all literary criticism and also illuminate the authors’ lives outside the academy. The Ferrante Letters offers an improvisational, collaborative, and cumulative model for reading and writing with others, proposing a new method the authors call collective criticism. A book for fans of Ferrante and for literary scholars seeking fresh modes of intellectual exchange, The Ferrante Letters offers incisive criticism, insouciant riffs, and the pleasure of giving oneself over to an extended conversation about fiction with friends.