By Madeleine de Scudery, Jane Donawerth, Julie Strongson
Madeleine de Scud?ry (1607-1701) was once the most well-liked novelist in her time, learn in French in quantity installments all over the place Europe and translated into English, German, Italian, or even Arabic. yet she used to be additionally a charismatic determine in French salon tradition, a girl who supported herself via her writing and defended women's schooling. She was once the 1st girl to be venerated through the French Academy, and she or he earned a pension from Louis XIV for her writing.Selected Letters, Orations, and Rhetorical Dialogues is a cautious number of Scud?ry's shorter writings, emphasizing her talents as a rhetorical theorist, orator, essayist, and letter author. It presents the 1st English translations of a few of Scud?ry's Amorous Letters, just recently pointed out as her paintings, in addition to choices from her well-known ladies, or Heroic Speeches, and her sequence of Conversations. The publication could be of significant curiosity to students of the background of rhetoric, French literature, and women's reviews. (20051014)
By Richard Burton
By Benjamin Franklin, Ellen R. Cohn
By Genna Sosonko
Genna Sosonko paints photographs of avid gamers, either well-known and forgotten, from the golden age of Soviet chess, in addition to hugely own perspectives at the psychology of the sport and its gamers. This quantity radiates the author's love and devotion to chess, but is tempered via objectivity and detachment. it is going to enchant not just chess gamers, yet all who realize the cultural worth of chess.
By William B. Yeats; William H. O'Donnell (ed.)
Compiling nineteen essays and introductions, a quantity with explanatory notes comprises consistent with Amica Silentia Lunae and at the Boiler in addition to introductions on Shelley and Balzac and essays on Irish poetry and politics.
By Michelle Herrera Mulligan, Robyn Moreno
Why, within the minds of so much americans, are Latinas nonetheless considered maids, seductresses, and booty-shaking salsa divas? by no means has the concept that of Latina id been extra proper. additionally, by no means has there been a brand new new release of Latinas so able to say what they suggest or even criticize the Latina iteration that preceded them. in the past. In Border-Line Personalities, twenty writers proportion their poignant and wickedly humorous tales approximately struggling with with their moms, being affected by talking Spanish, and working with the boys who have performed them incorrect, between a myriad of alternative themes. finally, each one essay includes a diverse perspective, lending credence to the speculation that not anyone can label anybody merchandise, thought, or individual extra Latina than the opposite. Questions posed to Latinas of every age in Border-Line Personalities: Why do many folks usually think extra American than Latina? How vital is Spanish, particularly? will we all rather healthy below one cultural umbrella? whilst considering having teenagers, will we rather need to examine being stay-at-home mothers as such a lot folks have been raised to think used to be legislations, or can Latinas even give some thought to the potential of elevating kids whereas operating? What can we do after we fall in love with an individual (male or lady) outdoor our tradition?
By Teun van Dijk
By Konrad H. Jarausch, Richard Kohn
Reluctant Accomplice is a quantity of the wartime letters of Dr. Konrad Jarausch, a German high-school instructor of faith and heritage who served in a reserve battalion of Hitler's military in Poland and Russia, the place he died of typhoid in 1942. He wrote almost all these letters to his spouse, Elisabeth. His son, acclaimed German historian Konrad H. Jarausch, brings them jointly the following to inform the gripping tale of a patriotic soldier of the 3rd Reich who, via witnessing its atrocities within the East, starts off to doubt the war's ethical legitimacy. those letters develop more and more serious, and their vibrant descriptions of the mass deaths of Russian POWs are chilling. They demonstrate the internal conflicts of normal Germans who grew to become reluctant accomplices in Hitler's cruel warfare of annihilation, but occasionally controlled to find a shared humanity with its affliction sufferers, a bond which may go beyond race, nationalism, and the enmity of war.
Reluctant Accomplice can be the robust tale of the son, who for many years refused to come back to grips with those letters simply because he abhorred his father's nationalist politics. basically now, overdue in his existence, is he in a position to take care of their contents--and he's on no account by myself. This booklet offers infrequent perception into the so-called kids of the conflict, a whole iteration of postwar Germans who grew up resenting their prior, yet who this present day needs to eventually face the painful legacy in their mom and dad' complicity in nationwide Socialism.
By Barbara Graham
In Eye of My middle, twenty-seven clever, gutsy writers explode myths and stereotypes and inform the total loopy, complex fact approximately being a grandmother in modern day international. one of the members: Anne Roiphe learns—the tough way—to hold her mouth close and her reviews to herself. Elizabeth Berg marvels at witnessing her baby supply start to her baby. Beverly Donofrio makes amends for her shortcomings as a teenage mom. Judith Viorst exposes the high-stakes festival for many impressive Grandchild. Jill Nelson grapples with mother-daughter tensions brought on by means of the start of her grandson. Judith visitor confesses her failed try to emulate her personal saintly grandmother. Bharati Mukherjee transcends her strict Hindu upbringing to embody her followed chinese language grand-daughters. Lynn Lauber reveals pleasure in grandmotherhood that she neglected out on as a mom. Sallie Tisdale will pay a excessive price—financially and emotionally—for her fast-growing brood of grandkids. Ellen Gilchrist finds how grandparenthood has eased her worry of dying. Molly Giles is spurned via her baby granddaughter in the course of a visit to Paris. Susan Shreve ultimately accepts that she's the grandmother, now not the mummy. Roxana Robinson realizes, with reduction, that she does not need to fear rather a lot anymore. Abigail Thomas plots her break out while she cannot endure to bake yet another cake. Letty Cottin Pogrebin longs to go away a long-lasting influence on her grandchildren. Mary Pipher explores the primal function of grandmothers in a fast-changing global. during this groundbreaking assortment, you'll come upon the true tales that sometimes pass untold. freed from platitudes and clich?s, the essays in Eye of My center are associated via a typical thread: a love for grandchildren that is familiar with no bounds, regardless of inescapable stumbling blocks and obstacles.
By Edric Caldicott, Anne Fuchs, C E J Caldicott
Twenty-two essays from teachers operating essentially in eire research the development of cultural reminiscence in examples of eu discourse from the seventeenth century to the current. the amount is based round 5 major subject matters: reminiscence as counter-history; narrative and remembering; finding reminiscence; remembering and renewal; and remembering as trauma.