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Golem Girl

Golem Girl Book
Author : Riva Lehrer
Publisher : One World
Release : 2020-10-06
ISBN : 1984820311
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The vividly told, gloriously illustrated memoir of an artist born with disabilities who searches for freedom and connection in a society afraid of strange bodies “Golem Girl is luminous; a profound portrait of the artist as a young—and mature—woman; an unflinching social history of disability over the last six decades; and a hymn to life, love, family, and spirit.”—David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas WINNER OF THE BARBELLION PRIZE • FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHY • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS What do we sacrifice in the pursuit of normalcy? And what becomes possible when we embrace monstrosity? Can we envision a world that sees impossible creatures? In 1958, amongst the children born with spina bifida is Riva Lehrer. At the time, most such children are not expected to survive. Her parents and doctors are determined to "fix" her, sending the message over and over again that she is broken. That she will never have a job, a romantic relationship, or an independent life. Enduring countless medical interventions, Riva tries her best to be a good girl and a good patient in the quest to be cured. Everything changes when, as an adult, Riva is invited to join a group of artists, writers, and performers who are building Disability Culture. Their work is daring, edgy, funny, and dark—it rejects tropes that define disabled people as pathetic, frightening, or worthless. They insist that disability is an opportunity for creativity and resistance. Emboldened, Riva asks if she can paint their portraits—inventing an intimate and collaborative process that will transform the way she sees herself, others, and the world. Each portrait story begins to transform the myths she’s been told her whole life about her body, her sexuality, and other measures of normal. Written with the vivid, cinematic prose of a visual artist, and the love and playfulness that defines all of Riva's work, Golem Girl is an extraordinary story of tenacity and creativity. With the author's magnificent portraits featured throughout, this memoir invites us to stretch ourselves toward a world where bodies flow between all possible forms of what it is to be human. “Not your typical memoir about ‘what it’s like to be disabled in a non-disabled world’ . . . Lehrer tells her stories about becoming the monster she was always meant to be: glorious, defiant, unbound, and voracious. Read it!”—Alice Wong, founder and director, Disability Visibility Project

Golem Girl

Golem Girl Book
Author : Riva Lehrer
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2020-10-06
ISBN : 0349014809
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'A hymn to life, love, family, and spirit' DAVID MITCHELL, author of Cloud Atlas The vividly told, gloriously illustrated memoir of an artist born with disabilities who searches for freedom and connection in a society afraid of strange bodies. ***WINNER OF THE BARBELLION PRIZE*** In 1958, amongst the children born with spina bifida is Riva Lehrer. She endures endless medical procedures and is told she will never have a job, a romantic relationship or an independent life. But everything changes when as an adult Riva is invited to join a group of artists, writers, and performers who are building Disability Culture. Their work is daring, edgy, funny, and dark, and it rejects tropes that define disabled people as pathetic, frightening or worthless, instead insisting that disability is an opportunity for creativity and resistance. Riva begins to paint their portraits - and her art begins to transform the myths she's been told her whole life about her body, her sexuality, and other measures of normal. 'A brilliant book, full of strangeness, beauty, and wonder' Audrey Niffenegger 'Wonderful. An ode to art and the beauty of disability' Cerrie Burnell 'Stunning' Alison Bechdel ***SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD***

Sexuality Disability and Aging

Sexuality  Disability  and Aging Book
Author : Jane Gallop
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2018-12-13
ISBN : 1478002697
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Drawing on her own experiences with late-onset disability and its impact on her sex life, along with her expertise as a cultural critic, Jane Gallop explores how disability and aging work to undermine one's sense of self. She challenges common conceptions that equate the decline of bodily potential and ability with a permanent and irretrievable loss, arguing that such a loss can be both temporary and positively transformative. With Sexuality, Disability, and Aging, Gallop explores and celebrates how sexuality transforms and becomes more queer in the lives of the no longer young and the no longer able while at the same time demonstrating how disability can generate new forms of sexual fantasy and erotic possibility.

Joe Golem and the Copper Girl

Joe Golem and the Copper Girl Book
Author : Mike Mignola,Christopher Golden
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2012-02-28
ISBN : 1466807911
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 1925, earthquakes and a rising sea level left Lower Manhattan submerged under more than thirty feet of water, so that its residents began to call it the Drowning City. In Joe Golem and the Copper Girl, hard-nosed private detective Joe Golem and his employer are faced with one of their strangest cases yet. When a young mother named Rachael Blum arrives on their doorstep, frantic about the bizarre changes in her daughter's appearance and the terrible dreams plaguing the girl, it's up to Joe to separate nightmare from reality. But Joe Golem knows better than anyone that sometimes, the two are one and the same.

The Golem and the Dragon Girl

The Golem and the Dragon Girl Book
Author : Sonia Levitin
Publisher : Fawcett
Release : 1994-07-31
ISBN : 9780449704417
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When Jonathan's family buys Laurel's house, the Jewish boy and Chinese American girl gradually become friends as they deal with ancestral spirits and changing family relationships.

Golem Caligari Nosferatu A Chronicle of German Film Fantasy

Golem  Caligari  Nosferatu   A Chronicle of German Film Fantasy Book
Author : Rolf Giesen
Publisher : BearManor Media
Release : 2022-02-02
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nightmares and children’s stories, fairies, witches and warlocks, giants, dragons and talking animals, golems, living statues, doppelgänger, vanishing shadows and the incarnation of the Devil, Nosferatu, the iconic vampire, epitome of the Spanish Flu that followed WW1, robots, alchemists and mad scientists, occultism and stories of the supernatural, miracle weapons, rockets and spaceships, aliens, zombies and post-apocalyptic fiction. Paul Wegener, Conrad Veidt, Fritz Lang, F. W. Murnau, Paul Leni, Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Udo Kier, Roland Emmerich - these are the names usually associated with the German Cinema of the Fantastic. But there are more—many more. This book is the first attempt to chronicle German film fantasy, year by year: birthdays, dying days, special events and film premieres of fairy tales, animation, science fiction, and horror - from its origin till nowadays. DR. ROLF GIESEN has written 60 books, mostly devoted to animation, VFX, horror, fantasy and science fiction. He lectured in Germany and China and amassed a huge collection of movie artifacts stored at Deutsche Kinemathek Berlin and Filmmuseum Dusseldorf.

Golem in the Gears

Golem in the Gears Book
Author : Piers Anthony
Publisher : Del Rey
Release : 2002-03-26
ISBN : 0345454383
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A golem to the rescue! Grundy Golem was the size of an inconsequence, and nobody had any respect for him—including Grundy! To prove himself, he volunteered to ride the Monster Under the Bed to the Ivory Tower to find little Ivy’s long-lost dragon, Stanley Steamer. After many adventures, he reached the Tower, to learn that the evil Sea Hag kept lovely Rapunzel imprisoned there, her body destined to be used to maintain the witch’s immortality. Grundy managed to free the damsel, and they fled together. As the descendant of Jordan the Barbarian and Bluebell Elf, Rapunzel could become any size, even that of any Golem’s dreamgirl. But Grundy knew she was surely fated for someone better than he. Besides, the Sea Hag still pursued them to destroy him and get her back. And he still hadn’t found Stanley Steamer.

Summer Duke and The Old Man of Epping Forest

Summer Duke and The Old Man of Epping Forest Book
Author : Paul Weightman
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2019-07-03
ISBN : 0244498814
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Seven-Year-Old Summer Duke had heard all the stories about the ancient tree that was situated deep in the heart of Epping Forest. It was commonly known as: - ?The Old Man of Epping Forest Was the legend and the stories true? Summer Duke found out, as she embarked on a magical adventure; that would bring her into contact with, Witches, Nymphs, Gollum's and other mythical creatures. The ancient tree is the gateway to another realm.

The Nosferatu Story

The Nosferatu Story Book
Author : Rolf Giesen
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2019-03-04
ISBN : 1476635331
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Director F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, made in 1921, right after the devastating Spanish Flu pandemic, has become the ultimate cult classic among horror film buffs around the world. For years there was much speculation about the production background, the filmmakers, and their star, the German actor Max Schreck. This book tells the complete story drawing on rare sources. This book tells the complete story, drawing on rare sources. The trail leads to a group of occultists with a plan to establish a leading film company that would produce a momentous series of horror movies. Along the way, the author touches upon other classic German fantasy silents, such as The Golem, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Metropolis.

Wind Time Wolf Time

Wind Time  Wolf Time Book
Author : Brian Deming
Publisher : Hard Shell Word Factory
Release : 2004-08-01
ISBN : 0759904340
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It is 1613 and Heidelberg greets the dawn of a promising, magical age as it welcomes a beautiful English princess. But the promise is false and soon all of central Europe writhes in rebellion and war. Wind Time, Wolf Time follows the lives of two sisters and two brothers as they struggle to survive in treacherous times. Katerina and Anna, poor young women made bold by desperation, tie their destinies to that of their ill-starred princess. Meanwhile, Thomas and Josef, sons of a Munich merchant, discover the secrets of their bitter past as they cross paths with princes and rogues.

The Golem how He Came Into the World

The Golem  how He Came Into the World Book
Author : Maya Barzilai
Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
Release : 2020
ISBN : 1640140301
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Provides an aesthetic and historical overview of and new critical insights into Paul Wegener's great 1920 film, recognized at the time as a breakthrough in German cinema.

Companion to Literary Myths Heroes and Archetypes

Companion to Literary Myths  Heroes and Archetypes Book
Author : Pierre Brunel
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-07-30
ISBN : 1317387139
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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First published in French in 1988, and in English in 1992, this companion explores the nature of the literary myth in a collection of over 100 essays, from Abraham to Zoroaster. Its coverage is international and draws on legends from prehistory to the modern age throughout literature, whether fiction, poetry or drama. Essays on classical figures, as well as later myths, explore the origin, development and various incarnations of their subjects. Alongside entries on western archetypes, are analyses of non-European myths from across the world, including Africa, China, Japan, Latin America and India. This book will be indispensable for students and teachers of literature, history and cultural studies, as well as anyone interested in the fascinating world of mythology. A detailed bibliography and index are included. ‘The Companion provides a fine interpretive road map to Western culture’s use of archetypal stories.’ Wilson Library Review ‘It certainly is a comprehensive volume... extremely useful.’ Times Higher Education Supplement

Female Students and Cultures of Violence in Cities

Female Students and Cultures of Violence in Cities Book
Author : Julia Hall
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-06-12
ISBN : 1135132666
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As the economy constricts, it seems living with a chronic sense of fear and anxiety is the new normal for a growing number of urban females. Many females are susceptible to victimization by cumulative strands of violence in school, their communities, families and partnerships. Exposure to violence has been shown to contribute to physical and mental health problems, a propensity for substance abuse, transience and homelessness, and unsurprisingly, poor school attendance and performance. What does a girl do when there is no place to get away from this, and even school is a danger zone? Why have so many educators turned their attention away from the reality of violence against girls? Why is there a tendency to categorize such violence as just another example of the general concept of "bullying?" Critical educators who research the effects of current market logics on the schooling of marginalized youth have yet fully to focus on this issue. This volume puts the reality of violence in the lives of urban school girls back on the map, investigates answers to the above questions, and presents suggestions for change.

The Golem in Jewish American Literature

The Golem in Jewish American Literature Book
Author : Nicola Morris
Publisher : Peter Lang
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9780820463841
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Golem in Jewish American Literature explores the golem in the fiction of Thane Rosenbaum, Nomi Eve and Steve Stern as well as writers such as Michael Chabon. Nicola Morris sees this clay humanoid, created in Jewish legend for practical and spiritual purposes, as a metaphor for power and powerlessness and for the complexities and responsibilities surrounding the act of creation. Further, she employs the golem figure as a device to examine the problematic Holocaust representation in the second generation, the uncertain boundaries between fiction and historiography, the ethics of intertextuality and the writer's responsibility to literary, folkloric and oral sources. Morris concludes with an impassioned plea for the responsible uses of power, technology and language.

Golem

Golem Book
Author : Maya Barzilai
Publisher : NYU Press
Release : 2020-04-01
ISBN : 147984845X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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2017 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in Jewish Literature and Linguistics Honorable Mention, 2016 Baron Book Prize presented by AAJR A monster tour of the Golem narrative across various cultural and historical landscapes In the 1910s and 1920s, a “golem cult” swept across Europe and the U.S., later surfacing in Israel. Why did this story of a powerful clay monster molded and animated by a rabbi to protect his community become so popular and pervasive? The golem has appeared in a remarkable range of popular media: from the Yiddish theater to American comic books, from German silent film to Quentin Tarantino movies. This book showcases how the golem was remolded, throughout the war-torn twentieth century, as a muscular protector, injured combatant, and even murderous avenger. This evolution of the golem narrative is made comprehensible by, and also helps us to better understand, one of the defining aspects of the last one hundred years: mass warfare and its ancillary technologies. In the twentieth century the golem became a figure of war. It represented the chaos of warfare, the automation of war technologies, and the devastation wrought upon soldiers’ bodies and psyches. Golem: Modern Wars and Their Monsters draws on some of the most popular and significant renditions of this story in order to unravel the paradoxical coincidence of wartime destruction and the fantasy of artificial creation. Due to its aggressive and rebellious sides, the golem became a means for reflection about how technological progress has altered human lives, as well as an avenue for experimentation with the media and art forms capable of expressing the monstrosity of war. New Books Network interview with Maya Barzilai on Golem

Prague Palimpsest

Prague Palimpsest Book
Author : Alfred Thomas
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2010-10-15
ISBN : 0226795411
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A city of immense literary mystique, Prague has inspired writers across the centuries with its beauty, cosmopolitanism, and tragic history. Envisioning the ancient city in central Europe as a multilayered text, or palimpsest, that has been constantly revised and rewritten—from the medieval and Renaissance chroniclers who legitimized the city’s foundational origins to the modernists of the early twentieth century who established its reputation as the new capital of the avant-garde—Alfred Thomas argues that Prague has become a paradoxical site of inscription and effacement, of memory and forgetting, a utopian link to the prewar and pre-Holocaust European past and a dystopia of totalitarian amnesia. Considering a wide range of writers, including the city’s most famous son, Franz Kafka, Prague Palimpsest reassesses the work of poets and novelists such as Bohumil Hrabal, Milan Kundera, Gustav Meyrink, Jan Neruda, Vítĕzslav Nezval, and Rainer Maria Rilke and engages with other famous authors who “wrote” Prague, including Guillaume Apollinaire, Ingeborg Bachmann, Albert Camus, Paul Celan, and W. G. Sebald. The result is a comparative, interdisciplinary study that helps to explain why Prague—more than any other major European city—has haunted the cultural and political imagination of the West.

The Gryphon Taint Volume Two

The Gryphon Taint  Volume Two Book
Author : K. M. Frontain
Publisher : K.M. Frontain
Release : 2016-11-19
ISBN : 1927397502
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The adventures of the golem with an angel's soul continue in the capitol city of Durgven, where religion and family combine in an attempt to tear Ugoth and Hanicke apart.

Understanding Cynthia Ozick

Understanding Cynthia Ozick Book
Author : Lawrence S. Friedman,Lawrence Meir Friedman,Matthew J. Bruccoli
Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
Release : 1991
ISBN : 9780872497726
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A critical survey of the work of an important contemporary American-Jewish writer.

Many Selves The Horror and Fantasy Films of Paul Wegener

Many Selves  The Horror and Fantasy Films of Paul Wegener Book
Author : Henry Nicolella and John T. Soister
Publisher : BearManor Media
Release : 2022-01-22
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of the first film actors to be identified with horror roles was Paul Wegener. A distinguished stage actor, Wegener was fascinated by film and its potential to portray the uncanny and the macabre. Sometimes acting as director and writer, as well as performer, Wegener played in a series of fantastic films in the 1910s, the most famous of which are The Student of Prague and The Golem. His directing career faltered in the 1920s, but he continued to play mad scientists, monsters, and various grotesque characters. The book has detailed essays on seventeen of his most significant genre films and includes first-hand descriptions of such rarities as The Lost Shadow, Svengali, Hans Trutz, and Ramper the Beast Man. In addition to a biography of Wegener, there is also a detailed filmography of all his movies, including the obscure films he directed in the 1930s.

Belonging Too Well

Belonging Too Well Book
Author : Miriam Sivan
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 2009-02-13
ISBN : 143842518X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Shows how Ozick’s characters attempt to mediate a complex Jewish identity, one that bridges the differences between traditional Judaism and secular American culture.