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Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015011328633
Pages : 367 pages
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Download The Singing Creek where the Willows Grow PDF by Opal Stanley Whiteley Full Free and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 1986 with total page 367 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author of the popular The Tao of Pooh brings back the forgotten diaries of Opal Whiteley, which were the literary sensation of 1920 but surrounded by scandal soon after. Hoff also tells the tale of Opal herself, a gifted but disturbed little girl who was destroyed when her private fantasies were exposed to public scrutiny. 8 pages of black-and-white photographs.


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Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
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ISBN 10 : 0299197204
Pages : 266 pages
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Download Maverick Autobiographies PDF by Cathryn Halverson Full Free and published by Univ of Wisconsin Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Halverson examines why, and brings their texts back to light through a weaving of biography, literary analysis, and cultural history - in the process, urging us to reformulate our notions of what it means to be a "western writer." Halverson's discoveries will appeal to scholars and critics of Western American literature and women's studies."--BOOK JACKET.


Download Women's Experience of Modernity, 1875–1945 PDF

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Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM
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ISBN 10 : 9780801877605
Pages : 328 pages
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Download Women's Experience of Modernity, 1875–1945 PDF by Ann L. Ardis Full Free and published by Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM. This book was released on 2003-05-22 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of essays on women’s history and literary production at the turn of the twentieth century that centers the feminine phenomena. Analyzing such cultural practices as selling and shopping, political and social activism, urban field work and rural labor, radical discourses on feminine sexuality, and literary and artistic experimentation, this volume contributes to the rich vein of current feminist scholarship on the “gender of modernism” and challenges the assumption that modernism rose naturally or inevitably to the forefront of the cultural landscape at the turn of the twentieth century. During this period, “women’s experience” was a rallying cry for feminists, a unifying cause that allowed women to work together to effect social change and make claims for women’s rights. However, it also proved to be a source of great divisiveness among women, for claims about its universality quickly unraveled to reveal the classism, racism, and Eurocentrism of various feminist activities and organizations. The essays in this volume examine both literary and non-literary writings of Jane Addams, Djuna Barnes, Toru Dutt, Radclyffe Hall, H.D., Pauline Hopkins, Emma Dunham Kelley, Amy Levy, Alice Meynell, Bram Stoker, Ida B. Wells, Rebecca West, and others. Instead of focusing exclusively or even centrally on modernism and literature, these essays address a broad array of textual materials, from political pamphlets to gynecology textbooks, as they investigate women’s responses to the rise of commodity capitalism, middle-class women’s entrance into the labor force, the welfare state’s invasion of the working-class home, and the intensified eroticization of racial and class differences.


Download The Story of Opal: The Journal of an Understanding Heart PDF

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ISBN 10 : EAN:8596547013914
Pages : 966 pages
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Download The Story of Opal: The Journal of an Understanding Heart PDF by Opal Stanley Whiteley Full Free and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-05-28 with total page 966 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Story of Opal is a book by Opal Whiteley. Essentially the journal of an unusually creative girl, who grew up in logging camp sites but alleged to be of noble descent, and took the literary world by storm.


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Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN 10 : 9781365991103
Pages : 198 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9780762765805
Pages : 160 pages
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Publisher : iUniverse
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ISBN 10 : 9780595365234
Pages : 106 pages
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Download Play of Colors PDF by Germaine Cross Full Free and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2005-08 with total page 106 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1897, a baby girl was born to a poor lumberjack and his wife. She was named Opal Whiteley. In 1920, she wrote a book alleging she was the victim of an orchestrated kidnapping. In 1923, the media frenzy forced her to flee the country. In 1992, she was buried in London, England...under two different names. What unraveled in between is a true story filled with intrigue, tragedy and a shocking conclusion.


Download The Child Writer from Austen to Woolf PDF

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0521812933
Pages : 340 pages
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Download The Child Writer from Austen to Woolf PDF by Christine Alexander Full Free and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2005-06-16 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of essays on the juvenilia of famous authors including Austen, the Brontës, George Eliot and Virginia Woolf.


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Publisher : University of Alabama Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780817318031
Pages : 264 pages
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Download Playing House in the American West PDF by Cathryn Halverson Full Free and published by University of Alabama Press. This book was released on 2013-11-26 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examining an eclectic group of western women’s autobiographical texts—canonical and otherwise—Playing House in the American West argues for a distinct regional literary tradition characterized by strategic representations of unconventional domestic life. The controlling metaphor Cathryn Halverson uses in her engrossing study is “playing house.” From Caroline Kirkland and Laura Ingalls Wilder to Willa Cather and Marilynne Robinson, from the mid-nineteenth to the late-twentieth centuries, western authors have persistently embraced wayward or eccentric housekeeping to prove a woman’s difference from western neighbors and eastern readers alike. The readings in Playing House investigate the surprising textual ends to which westerners turn the familiar terrain of the home: evaluating community; arguing for different conceptions of race and class; and perhaps most especially, resisting traditional gender roles. Western women writers, Halverson argues, render the home as a stage for autonomy, resistance, and imagination rather than as a site of sacrifice and obligation. The western women examined in Playing House in the American West are promoted and read as representatives of a region, as insiders offering views of distant and intriguing ways of life, even as they conceive of themselves as outsiders. By playing with domestic conventions, they recast the region they describe, portraying the West as a place that fosters female agency, individuality, and subjectivity.


Download Linguistics at School PDF

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780521887014
Pages : 329 pages
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Download Linguistics at School PDF by Kristin Denham Full Free and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2010-01-07 with total page 329 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume shows how linguistics can be integrated into school curricula, presenting research and practice in the field of language within education.


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Publisher : SUNY Press
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ISBN 10 : 0791436780
Pages : 308 pages
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Publisher : Hay House, Inc
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ISBN 10 : 9781401954321
Pages : 264 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9781551646794
Pages : 244 pages
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Download Organic Revolutionary PDF by Gershuny Grace Gershuny Full Free and published by Black Rose Books Ltd.. This book was released on 2020-03-01 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An influential founding member of the American organic agriculture movement and a long-time organic farmer, Grace Gershuny gives us one of the most comprehensive and deeply personal accounts of adventures in that movement ever written. A principal author of the USDA's first proposed National Organic rule, Gershuny left the National Organic Program staff just before the final rule was published. The complicated story of that movement for nationwide organic regulations, which consumed Gershuny's life for five years, is interwoven here with her own personal timeline before, during, and after the arduous federal process. This memoir explores how the organic revolution became rooted well before the US federal government cared to notice. Gershuny asks important ongoing questions about the organic movement that still aren't receiving enough attention, such as whether organic standards should be consumer or farmer-driven and if organic agriculture architecture will be able to maintain its principles as it becomes mainstream. Entertaining yet urgent, Organic Revolutionary thoughtfully details the personal, political, and practical struggles that ensued in the heroic effort to push the organic movement beyond farmers' markets and into supermarkets.


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Publisher : Ballantine Books
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ISBN 10 : 9780307489609
Pages : 320 pages
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Publisher : Abrams
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ISBN 10 : 9781647003616
Pages : 272 pages
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Download The Eternal Tao Te Ching PDF by Benjamin Hoff Full Free and published by Abrams. This book was released on 2021-12-07 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The bestselling author of The Tao of Pooh offers a uniquely authentic translation of the enduring Tao Te Ching, based on the meanings of the ancient Chinese characters in use when the Taoist classic was written. From Benjamin Hoff, author of The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet, which have sold millions of copies worldwide, comes The Eternal Tao Te Ching, a new translation of the Chinese philosophical classic, the Tao Te Ching. The Eternal Tao Te Ching is the first translation to employ the meanings of the pre-writing brush characters in use 2,400 years ago, when the classic was written, rather than relying on the often-different meanings of the more modern brush characters, as other translations have done. Hoff points out in his chapter notes the many incidents of meddling and muddling that have been made over the centuries by scholars and copyists, and he corrects the mistakes and removes such tampering from the text. Hoff also makes the provocative claim—and demonstrates by revealing clues in the text—that the Tao Te Ching’s author was a young nobleman hiding his identity, rather than the long-alleged author, the “Old Master” of legend, Lao-tzu. And Hoff’s chapter notes shed new light on the author’s surprisingly modern viewpoint. With a selection of lyrical color landscape photographs by the author, this is a unique, and uniquely accessible, presentation of the Tao Te Ching.


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ISBN 10 : 9780814790618
Pages : 275 pages
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Download El Mesquite PDF

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Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
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ISBN 10 : 1585441082
Pages : 80 pages
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Download El Mesquite PDF by Elena Zamora O'Shea Full Free and published by Texas A&M University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The open country of Texas between the Nueces River and the Rio Grande was sparsely settled through the nineteenth century, and most of the settlers who did live there had Hispanic names that until recently were rarely admitted into the pages of Texas history. In 1935, however, a descendant of one of the old Spanish land-grant families in the region--a woman, no less--found an ingenious way to publish the history of her region at a time when neither Tejanos nor women had much voice. She told the story from the perspective of an ancient mesquite tree, under whose branches much South Texas history had passed. Her tale became an invaluable source of folk history but has long been out of print. Now, with important new introductions by Leticia M. Garza-Falcón and Andrés Tijerina, the history witnessed by El Mesquite can again inform readers of the way of life that first shaped Texas. Through the voice of the gnarled old tree, Elena Zamora O'Shea tells South Texas political and ethnographic history, filled with details of daily life such as songs, local plants and folk medicines, foods and recipes, peone/patron relations, and the Tejano ranch vocabulary. The work is an important example of the historical-folkloristic literary genre used by Mexican American writers of the period. Using the literary device of the tree's narration, O'Shea raises issues of culture, discrimination, and prejudice she could not have addressed in her own voice in that day and explicitly states the Mexican American ideology of 1930s Texas. The result is a literary and historic work of lasting value, which clearly articulates the Tejano claim to legitimacy in Texas history.