The Graphic Lives of Fathers

The Graphic Lives of Fathers
Author: Mihaela Precup
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2020-02-21
ISBN: 3030362183
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Graphic Lives of Fathers Book Excerpt:

This book explores the representation of fatherhood in contemporary North American autobiographical comics that depict paternal conduct from the post-war period up to the present. It offers equal space to autobiographical comics penned by daughters who represent their fathers’ complicated and often disappointing behavior, and to works by male cartoonists who depict and usually celebrate their own experiences as fathers. This book asks questions about how the desire to forgive or be forgiven can compromise the authors’ ethics or dictate style, considers the ownership of life stories whose subjects cannot or do not agree to be represented, and investigates the pervasive and complicated effects of dominant masculinities. By close reading these cartoonists’ complex strategies of (self-)representation, this volume also places photography and archival work alongside the problematic legacy of self-deprecation carried on from underground comics, and shows how the vocabulary of graphic narration can work with other media and at the intersection of various genres and modes to produce a valuable scrutiny of contemporary norms of fatherhood.

The Memoir and the Memoirist

The Memoir and the Memoirist
Author: Thomas Larson
Publsiher: Ohio University Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2007-05-15
ISBN: 080404029X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Memoir and the Memoirist Book Excerpt:

The memoir is the most popular and expressive literary form of our time. Writers embrace the memoir and readers devour it, propelling many memoirs by relative unknowns to the top of the best-seller list. Writing programs challenge authors to disclose themselves in personal narrative. Memoir and personal narrative urge writers to face the intimacies of the self and ask what is true. In The Memoir and the Memoirist, critic and memoirist Thomas Larson explores the craft and purpose of writing this new form. Larson guides the reader from the autobiography and the personal essay to the memoir—a genre focused on a particularly emotional relationship in the author’s past, an intimate story concerned more with who is remembering, and why, than with what is remembered. The Memoir and the Memoirist touches on the nuances of memory, of finding and telling the truth, and of disclosing one’s deepest self. It explores the craft and purpose of personal narrative by looking in detail at more than a dozen examples by writers such as Mary Karr, Frank McCourt, Dave Eggers, Elizabeth Wurtzel, Mark Doty, Nuala O’Faolain, Rick Bragg, and Joseph Lelyveld to show what they reveal about themselves. Larson also opens up his own writing and that of his students to demonstrate the hidden mechanics of the writing process. For both the interested reader of memoir and the writer wrestling with the craft, The Memoir and the Memoirist provides guidance and insight into the many facets of this provocative and popular art form.

Women in Relationships with Bisexual Men

Women in Relationships with Bisexual Men
Author: Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 522
Release: 2016-03-08
ISBN: 0739134590
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in Relationships with Bisexual Men Book Excerpt:

Framed by a comprehensive review of international research, literature, and film, this book is an intimate journey into the experiences and insights of 79 Australian women in relationships with bisexual men. It takes us into the daily lives, sexual intimacies, and families of MOREs (mixed-orientation relationships) that span the gamut from extremely oppressive experiences with bi-misogynist men to extremely liberating with bi-profeminist men. Aged 19 to 65, the women are in monogamous, open, and polyamorous relationships with bisexual-identifying and/or bisexual-behaving men. The women themselves are bisexual, lesbian, heterosexual, while others refuse to categorize their own sexualities. The book addresses the discovery or disclosure of the man's bisexuality, how the relationships work and where they flounder, how the partners negotiate and establish 'new rules' and boundaries to maintain their relationship, and the impact of class, rural/urban setting, ethnicity, indigeneity, race, religion, and education on these relationships. But this book isn’t only about MOREs. The research, revelations and reflections in this book tell us much about current and shifting global constructions and understandings of intimate relationships, sexual desires and love, and the socio-cultural representations and labeling of genders and sexualities.

Letter to My Father

Letter to My Father
Author: G. Thomas Couser
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2017-08-09
ISBN: 076186959X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letter to My Father Book Excerpt:

Having wounded his father with a devastating letter when he was twenty-three and felt somewhat responsible for his subsequent mental collapse, the author reexamines his father’s life using documents found after his death to reflect on their relationship and reach a reconciliation with a man he had not really known.

The Great Efficacy of Simple Faith in the Atonement of Christ Exemplified in a Memoir of Mr William Carvosso Sixty Years a Class leader in the Wesleyan Methodist Connection

The Great Efficacy of Simple Faith in the Atonement of Christ Exemplified in a Memoir of Mr  William Carvosso  Sixty Years a Class leader in the Wesleyan Methodist Connection
Author: William Carvosso
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 351
Release: 1859
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Methodists
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Light Writing Life Writing

Light Writing   Life Writing
Author: Timothy Dow Adams
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780807847923
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Light Writing Life Writing Book Excerpt:

On the surface, the use of photography in autobiography appears to have a straightforward purpose: to illustrate and corroborate the text. But in the wake of poststructuralism, the role of photography in autobiography is far from simple or one-dimensional

A Jewish Life on Three Continents

A Jewish Life on Three Continents
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2013-05-08
ISBN: 0804786208
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Jewish Life on Three Continents Book Excerpt:

This remarkable memoir by Menachem Mendel Frieden illuminates Jewish experience in all three of the most significant centers of Jewish life during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It chronicles Frieden's early years in Eastern Europe, his subsequent migration to the United States, and, finally, his settlement in Palestine in 1921. The memoir appears here translated from its original Hebrew, edited and annotated by Frieden's grandson, the historian Lee Shai Weissbach. Frieden's story provides a window onto Jewish life in an era that saw the encroachment of modern ideas into a traditional society, great streams of migration, and the project of Jewish nation building in Palestine. The memoir follows Frieden's student life in the yeshivas of Eastern Europe, the practices of peddlers in the American South, and the complexities of British policy in Palestine between the two World Wars. This first-hand account calls attention to some often ignored aspects of the modern Jewish experience and provides invaluable insight into the history of the time.

The novels of Tobias Smollett To which is prefixed a memoir of the life of the author by sir W Scott

The novels of Tobias Smollett  To which is prefixed  a memoir of the life of the author  by sir W  Scott
Author: Tobias George [novels] Smollett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1821
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The novels of Tobias Smollett To which is prefixed a memoir of the life of the author by sir W Scott Book Excerpt:

Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors Living and Deceased from the Earliest Accounts to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century

Critical Dictionary of English Literature  and British and American Authors  Living and Deceased  from the Earliest Accounts to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century
Author: Samuel Austin Allibone
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 754
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How to Read a Novelist

How to Read a Novelist
Author: John Freeman
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-11-07
ISBN: 1472109384
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read a Novelist Book Excerpt:

For the last fifteen years, if a novel was published, John Freeman has been there to greet it. As a critic for more than two hundred newspapers worldwide, he has reviewed thousands of books and interviewed scores of writers, and in How to Read a Novelist, he shares with us what he has learned. From such international stars as Doris Lessing, Haruki Murakami, Salman Rushdie and Mo Yan; to British talents including Ian McEwan, Jim Crace, A. S. Byatt and Alan Hollinghurst; American masters such as Don DeLillo, Norman Mailer, Toni Morrison and Philip Roth; to the new guard of Jennifer Egan, Junot Díaz, Dave Eggers and Jonathan Franzen – Freeman has talked to everyone. How to Read a Novelist is essential reading for every aspiring writer and engaged reader; the perfect companion for anyone who's ever curled up with a novel and wanted to know a bit more about the person who made that moment possible.

The Attic

The Attic
Author: Guanlong Cao
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 255
Release: 1996-04-02
ISBN: 9780520917446
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Attic Book Excerpt:

Novelist Guanlong Cao's autobiographical account of growing up in urban Shanghai affords a rare glimpse into daily life during the forty turbulent years following the Communist Revolution. Forced to the bottom of Chinese society as "class enemies," Cao's family eked out a meager existence in a cramped attic. The details of their day-to-day existence—the endless quest for enough food, its preparation, Cao's schooling and friends, the stirrings of sexual desire, his dreams and fantasies—are brought brilliantly to life in spare yet evocative prose. The memoir illuminates a world largely unknown to Westerners, one where human pettiness, cruelty, joy, and tenderness play themselves out against a backdrop of political upheaval and material scarcity. Reminiscent of the concise style of classical Chinese memoirs, Cao's lean, elegant prose heightens the emotional intensity of his story. Perceptive and humorous, his voice is deeply original. It is a voice that demands to be heard—for the historical moment it captures as well as for the personal revelations it distills.

Supplement to the Courant

Supplement to the Courant
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1840
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supplement to the Courant Book Excerpt:

The Christian observer afterw The Christian observer and advocate

The Christian observer  afterw   The Christian observer and advocate
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1827
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Works of Daniel Defoe

The Works of Daniel Defoe
Author: Daniel Defoe,William Hazlitt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1840
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Christian Library

The Christian Library
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1835
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Records of Girlhood

Records of Girlhood
Author: Valerie Sanders
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-04-08
ISBN: 1134933754
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Records of Girlhood Book Excerpt:

In this sequel to her 2000 anthology, Valerie Sanders again brings together an influential group of women whose autobiographical accounts of their childhoods show them making sense of the children they were and the women they have become. The fourteen women included juxtapose recollections of the bizarre with the quotidian and accounts of external events with the development of a complex inner life. Reading and acting are important themes, as is the precariousness of childhood, whether occasioned by a father's financial pressures or the early death of a parent. Significantly, most grew up expecting to earn their own living. The collection includes children's authors (Frances Hodgson Burnett and E. Nesbit), political figures (Emmeline Pankhurst and Louisa Twining), and well-known writers (Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Anne Thackeray Ritchie, Sarah Grand). Of relevance to scholars working in the fields of women’s autobiography, the history of childhood, and Victorian literature, this anthology includes a scholarly introduction and brief biographical sketches of each woman.

Accidental Lessons

Accidental Lessons
Author: David W. Berner
Publsiher: Strategic Book Publishing
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2009-02
ISBN: 1606933914
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Accidental Lessons Book Excerpt:

In the middle of painful personal times, Chicago journalist Berner makes a decision that changes his life forever--he takes a job in a public school outside Chicago where the students are representations of society's "throw-aways."

A Holistic Educator s Journey

A Holistic Educator s Journey
Author: John P. Miller
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2021-08-01
ISBN: 1648026435
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Holistic Educator s Journey Book Excerpt:

This memoir describes the journey of John (Jack) Miller. The book explores how his personal journey is related to the work he has done in holistic education, contemplative education, and spirituality in education. In holistic education the personal and professional are connected. Professor Miller’s journey includes events, books, teachers, and the many factors in his life that have contributed to his work, which includes more than 20 books and extensive travel around the world. An example of the relationship between the personal and the professional is that Jack began meditating in 1974 and this practice has provided the foundation for much of his teaching and writing. Professor Miller’s book, The Holistic Curriculum, first published in 1988 along with the publication of the Holistic Education Review have been seen as the beginning of holistic education as a field of study. Since his journey has been connected with so many other holistic educators, this book can serve as one perspective on how the field has unfolded over the past 35 years. Besides this historical perspective the book includes a chapter on his meditation practice as well his beliefs. There is also a chapter on his teaching and how he attempts to embody holistic education in his classroom. Praise for A Holistic Educator's Journey: "Rarely does a field-builder allow us the opportunity to journey into the life-long journey leading to the formation of the work. With bold transparency, Miller shares his enormously rich professional and personal journey of seven decades with an open hand. He shows us the terrane of his inner and outer life." Lisa Miller, Author The Spiritual Child Teachers College, Columbia University "Whether in the classroom, writing books, keynoting, or being a friend, Jack Miller’s life journey exemplifies his multi-dimensional embracing of “the way of nature” and accepting of the mysterious. Always acknowledging the Indigenous roots of holistic education, he managed to bring parts of the Indigenous worldview into schools in ways that accommodated all cultures. This book gives testimony to his great contribution to understanding why we must return to our interconnected way of being." Four Arrows, Author Sitting Bull’s Words for a World in Crises

The Postcolonial Intellectual

The Postcolonial Intellectual
Author: Dr Oliver Lovesey
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2015-03-28
ISBN: 1409409007
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Postcolonial Intellectual Book Excerpt:

Oliver Lovesey examines the conundrum of the postcolonial intellectual, a central yet critically overlooked figure in the postcolonial project. He focuses on Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o within his cultural, historical, and intellectual contexts, primarily with respect to his non-fictional prose writings, including his neglected early journalism and his most recent autobiographical and theoretical work. Lovesey argues for Ngũgĩ’s position as a major postcolonial theorist who helped establish postcolonial studies.

Greenbank s Periodical Library

Greenbank s Periodical Library
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1833
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Greenbank s Periodical Library Book Excerpt: