Almost a Century

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  • Author : Alfred Harold Honikman
  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Release : 2007-09
  • ISBN : 9781598583885
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Honikman occupied different offices in local government until his retirement in 1980 when he left South Africa to live near his family in Santa Barbara, California. In 1985 he returned for the naming of 'Honikman Square' in his honor."--P. [4] of cover.

Epistola Posteritati

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  • Author : Brill Academic Pub
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release : 1998
  • ISBN : 9042007923
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A collection of essays concerning the nature of Renaissance biographies and portraits, which contextualise the works in order to understand their contemporary significance.

Reflections

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  • Author : K. Peter Stich
  • Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
  • Release : 1988
  • ISBN : 9780776601953
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume discusses the autobiographical inclination in Canadian literature, exploring works by such writers as Alice Munro, W.O. Mitchell, Michael Ondaatje, John Glassco, and Susanna Moodie. Others works, including the oral memoirs of a Métis, an Inuit’s account as being civil servant in Ottawa, and the autobiographical writings of pioneer women and French missionaries are examined to show the depth and breadth of this tradition in Canada. These texts act as starting points for an indepth look at the relationships between autobiography, biography and fiction in Canadian literature.

Mapping the Contours of Oppression

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  • Author : Owen Evans
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release : 2006
  • ISBN : 9789042017191
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Despite all the assertions towards the end of the twentieth century that the literary subject had expired along with the author, the wave of autobiographies published in German after theWende was a clear indication that, on the contrary, life stories were very much alive. In this study, Owen Evans examines the work of eight authors – Ludwig Harig, Uwe Saeger, Ruth Klüger, Günter de Bruyn, Günter Kunert, Christoph Hein, Grete Weil and Monika Maron – who all published personal texts after 1989 dealing either with life in Nazi Germany or the GDR, and in some cases both. By means of close textual analysis, Evans explores the impact these regimes had on the individuals concerned and the contrasting ways in which the authors handle the autobiographical project. They adopt varying textual strategies to render the self on the page, with some employing overt fiction, and yet in each case, the project was clearly motivated by the need to treat psychological wounds inflicted on the self by totalitarianism. In their mapping of the contours of oppression, the texts at the heart of this study combine to offer a powerful defence of literary autobiography, in Germany at least, as a valuable means of tackling the legacy of totalitarianism.

The Body as Medium and Metaphor

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  • Author : Hannah Westley
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release : 2008-01
  • ISBN : 9789042023987
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reconsidering the relationship between autobiography and self-portraiture, The Body as Medium and Metaphor explores the intertextuality of self-representation in twentieth-century French art. Situating the body as the nexus of intersections between the written word and the visual image, this book rethinks the problematic status of the self. Starting at the twentieth-century's departure from figurative and mimetic representation, this study discusses the work of seminal artists and writers – including Marcel Duchamp, Michel Leiris, Francis Bacon, Bernard Noël, Gisèle Prassinos, Louise Bourgeois and Orlan – to articulate the twentieth century's radical revisions of subjectivity that originated from and returned to representations of the word, the image, and the body. This volume will be of interest to students of both French Literature and Art History, particularly those who are interested in the interdisciplinary exchanges between visual arts and literature.

Postcolonialism Autobiography

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  • Author : Michelle Cliff
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release : 1998
  • ISBN : 9042006854
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The two volumes on Postcolonialism and Autobiography examine the affinity of postcolonial writing to the genre of autobiography. The contributions of specialists from Northern Africa, Europe and the United States focus on two areas in which the interrelation of postcolonialism and autobiography is very prominent and fertile: the Maghreb and the Anglophone and Francophone Caribbean. The colonial background of these regions provides the stimulus for writers to launch a program for emancipation in an effort to constitute a decolonized subject in autobiographical practice. While the French volume addresses issues of the autobiographical genre in the postcolonial conditions of the Maghreb and the Caribbean with reference to France, the English volume analyzes the autobiographical writings of David Dabydeen (Guyana), Michelle Cliff, Opal Palmer Adisa, George Lamming, Wilson Harris (Jamaica), and Jamaica Kincaid (Antigua) who have maintained their cultural Caribbean origin while living in England or the United States. Critics such as William Boelhower, Leigh Gilmore, Sidonie Smith, and Gayatri Spivak reveal the many layers of different cultures (Indian, African, European, American) that are covered over by the colonial powers. The homeland, exile, the experience of migration and hybridity condition the postcolonial existence of writers and critics. The incorporation of excerpts from the writers' works is meant to show the great variety and riches of a hybrid imagination and to engage in an interactive dialogue with critics.

Doctors Without Borders in Ethiopia

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  • Author : Nyla Jo Jones Hubbard
  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Release : 2011
  • ISBN : 9780875868547
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Naturalists as well as volunteer workers and medical professionals will enjoy the warm and personal tale of one woman's experiences in the scorching climate and the heart-melting expressions of humanity at this tent hospital in Ethiopia. This book describes the function of a Doctors Without Borders program at the ground level, at the TB mission they established in eastern Ethiopia during 2001. The culture of the Afar people is part of the story as well as the physical surroundings of the mission including the birds and animals of the desert setting. It is also a story about relationships and how like a family a vastly different group of people from all over the world can become when they all share a life of physical hardship but enormous reward. Setting up a hospital and lab in the desert, and battling daily on behalf of people ill with TB, malaria and other tropical diseases, the invaluable organization of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) succeeds against enormous odds. Their success proves what a collection of individuals can do with the skills at hand to make the world a better place - and enjoy the process. The team concept, so vital to the mission concept, comes alive in the author's depiction of the scene at Gahla.The culture of the migratory Afar people, with their fierce reputation and teeth filed to points, and the city lifestyle in Ethiopia's capital Addis are explored. As an avid birder, the author also includes descriptions of the exotic birds, animals and insects of this part of the Rift Valley with its searing heat and volcanic vents. Geologists suggest that one day the entire Afar Triangle may give way in a tectonic shift to become the new Afar Sea. Until then, it is home to a wide range of wonderfully resourceful people and colorful fauna that enliven this "impossibly" hot, dry land.The World Trade Center disaster took place one week after the author's return from a Muslim part of the world and the outpouring of compassionate correspondence she received from the people whom she had just left tells volumes about why we must not tar all Muslims with the brush of terrorism.

Tell it to the Dog

Tell it to the Dog PDF Book
  • Author : Robert Power
  • Publisher : Transit Lounge
  • Release : 2017-07-01
  • ISBN : 9780995359581
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tell it to the Dog. is an exquisitely written memoir that is at once playful, heartbreaking and affirming. From a Dublin childhood to London, then on to Europe, to Asia and Australia, there is a deep engagement with the world in this book about growing up, about human and animal connectedness, about friendship, love and loss. Power understands the uncanniness and endurance of memory. He can make us laugh, and then stop us in our tracks at the profundity of this business of meeting life. Each of these short chapters is beautifully complete; together the whole thing shimmers. In the most delightful and subtle of ways, the language, trajectory and wisdom of Tell it to the Dog underscores our need to embrace our own vulnerabilities, to confront our experiences and memories, and to believe as Jane Austen once wrote, that ‘when pain is over, the remembrance of it often becomes a pleasure’. ‘With exquisite prose and riotous feeling, Robert Power has created a stained glass window of a book, through which we gaze, as if for the first time, into what it means to live a life.’ - Catherine de Saint Phalle, author of Poum and Alexandre

Revolution and Women s Autobiography in Nineteenth century France

Revolution and Women s Autobiography in Nineteenth century France PDF Book
  • Author : Kathleen Hart
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release : 2004
  • ISBN : 9042017015
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Here for the first time is a book devoted exclusively to the topic of women's autobiography in nineteenth-century France. Tracing the rise of autobiography in relation to women's domestic confinement, Kathleen Hart demonstrates how Flora Tristan, George Sand, and Louise Michel transformed the genre. Inspired by Romantic socialism, each of these remarkable autobiographers links the story of her personal development to socio-historic change. In the wake of the 1830 Revolution, Tristan chronicles social unrest as she relates her progressive transformation into humanity's "Woman Guide" in Peregrinations of a Pariah (1838). Writing in the aftermath of the 1848 Revolution, Sand consolidates her role as a mediator between the rich and the poor in Story of My Life (1854). A legend of the 1871 Paris Commune, Michel establishes herself as the poet and prophet of a mythical Revolution yet to come in her Memoirs (1886). Exploring the dynamic interplay between revolution and feminist acts of self-affirmation, Revolution and Women's Autobiography in Nineteenth-Century France will appeal to scholars of history, French culture, literature, and women's studies.

How to Write Your Own Life Story

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  • Author : Lois Daniel
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release : 1997
  • ISBN : 9781569764466
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Writing the story of one's life sounds like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. This warmhearted, encouraging guide helps readers record the events of their lives for family and friends. Excerpts from other writers' work are included to exemplify and inspire. Provided are tips on intriguing topics to write about, foolproof tricks to jog your memory, ways to capture stories on paper without getting bogged down, ways to gather the facts at a local library or historical society, inspired excerpts from other writers, and published biographies that will delight and motivate.

The Eighth Story Mountain of Blood and Tears

The Eighth Story Mountain of Blood and Tears PDF Book
  • Author : Lorie Cramer
  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Release : 2009-12
  • ISBN : 9781608442164
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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I am a survivor even though I have had to suffer hell most of my life. I lost all my family in childhood and of all things, I have even lost three children by death. One son committed suicide, and another son died of alcoholism. My thirteen month old baby girl died of a heart defect. Even so, I have managed to live through the tragedies and traumas I listed below! IF you don't drink and are still haunted by alcohol and think you have been through hell or feel like you have been locked into hell, and abandoned by God, this book is for YOU! IF you too feel like you have been a failure and a victim soul that climbed that EIGHTH STORY MOUNTAIN OF BLOOD AND TEARS don't give up! IF, a mesa-mess like myself can survive, and be positive and happy, believe me, YOU CAN TOO! IF as a child you were continually shipped out to only God knows where, and Santa Claus didn't ever come, and you continually lost your identity this book is for YOU! IF you have felt unloved, didn't have a mother, father or any other family and have been named PIG in your childhood, and told that you are UGLY, this book is for YOU! IF you have been molested and physically abused by your father or mother this book is for YOU! IF you are Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, or whatever this book is for YOU! I have survived all those things mentioned above. And I have finally found joy, peace and love with the help of Fr. Louis (Thomas) Merton) OCSO, Fr. Chrysogonus Waddell OCSO, Fr. Michael Casagram OCSO, Br. Chrysostom Castel OCSO, Fr. Joachim Johnson OCSO, and other monks of Our Lady of Gethsemani Monastery, in Trappist, Kentucky. www.eighthstorymountain.com

On Point

On Point PDF Book
  • Author : Tracy Crow
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 2015-09
  • ISBN : 9781612347790
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Personal writing can be risky for anyone, but for military veterans, especially those suffering from post-traumatic stress, sharing stories can trigger painful and disturbing flashbacks. Writing is also risky for the ego. It is one thing to write a military story, especially one based on authentic experiences; it is quite another to muster the courage to share that story with others for critique and feedback. Award-winning journalist and author Tracy Crow presents a roadmap for writing an authentic, persuasive military story. Drawing from her personal experiences and those of other veteran writers, and from the insights of noteworthy writing and teaching professionals, On Point is the guide Crow wishes she’d had when she first began writing about her military experience. No previous writing guide specifically addresses the unique challenges and rewards facing soldiers who want to craft their military story with courage and candor.