On Lies Secrets and Silence Selected Prose 1966 1978

Author: Adrienne Rich
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393348118
Release Date: 1995-04-17
Genre: Social Science

In this collection of prose writings, one of America's foremost poets and feminist theorists reflects upon themes that have shaped her life and work. At issue are the politics of language; the uses of scholarship; and the topics of racism, history, and motherhood among others called forth by Rich as "part of the effort to define a female consciousness which is political, aesthetic, and erotic, and which refuses to be included or contained in the culture of passivity."

Sommerblond

Author: Adrian Tomine
Publisher:
ISBN: 3931377911
Release Date: 2004
Genre:

Ebenso einfühlsam wie schonungslos porträtiert der 30-jährige Amerikaner Adrian Tomine in "Sommerblond" die emotionale Zerrissenheit seiner Generation. In drei melancholischen Erzählungen gewährt er Einblicke in das zuweilen abwegige Streben seiner Protagonisten nach Zuwendung und Anerkennung. Tomine gelingt in eindringlichen, naturalistischen Bildern ein Comic, "lohnend wie ein guter zeitgenössischer Roman" (Nick Hornby).

Identity Poetics

Author: Linda Garber
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231506724
Release Date: 2001-10-17
Genre: Literary Criticism

"Queer theory," asserts Linda Garber, "alternately buries and vilifies lesbian feminism, missing its valuable insights and ignoring its rich contributions." Rejecting the either/or choice between lesbianism and queer theory, she favors an inclusive approach that defies current factionalism. In an eloquent challenge to the privileging of queer theory in the academy, Garber calls for recognition of the historical—and intellectually significant—role of lesbian poets as theorists of lesbian identity and activism. The connections, Garber shows, are most clearly seen when looking at the pivotal work of working-class lesbians/lesbians of color whose articulations of multiple, simultaneous identity positions and activist politics both belong to lesbian feminism and presage queer theory. Identity Poetics includes a critical overview of recent historical writing about the women's and lesbian-feminist movements of the 1970s; discussions of the works of Judy Grahn, Pat Parker, Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, and Gloria Anzaldúa; and, finally, a chapter on the rise and hegemony of queer theory within lesbigay studies.

Contemporary American Women Poets

Author: Catherine Cucinella
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313317836
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Literary Criticism

In mapping the achievements of contemporary American women poets, this reference helps liberate them from restrictive conventional views and illustrates the tremendous diversity of their works. Included are alphabetically arranged entries on nearly 70 American women poets who published significant works after 1945.

The Artistry of Anger

Author: Linda M. Grasso
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807860199
Release Date: 2003-04-03
Genre: Literary Criticism

In this compelling interdisciplinary study, Linda Grasso demonstrates that using anger as a mode of analysis and the basis of an aesthetic transforms our understanding of American women's literary history. Exploring how black and white nineteenth-century women writers defined, expressed, and dramatized anger, Grasso reconceptualizes antebellum women's writing and illuminates an unrecognized tradition of discontent in American literature. She maintains that two equally powerful forces shaped this tradition: women's anger at their exclusion from the democratic promise of America, and the cultural prohibition against its public articulation. Grasso challenges the common notion that nineteenth-century women's writing is confined to domestic themes and shows instead how women channeled their anger into art that addresses complex political issues such as slavery, nation-building, gender arrangements, and race relations. Cutting across racial and genre boundaries, she considers works by Lydia Maria Child, Maria W. Stewart, Fanny Fern, and Harriet Wilson as superb examples of the artistry of angry expression. Transforming their anger through literary imagination, these writers bequeathed their vision of an alternative America both to their contemporaries and to subsequent generations.

Mit dem Herzen eines Buddha

Author: Tara Brach
Publisher: O.W. Barth eBook
ISBN: 9783426452257
Release Date: 2018-05-28
Genre: Religion

Wie lernt man, sich so anzunehmen, wie man ist? Wie stärkt man sein Selbstwertgefühl? Tara Brach führt den Leser auf den Weg des inneren Friedens, der zeigt, wie man im eigenen Herzen Zuflucht finden kann. Die berühmte Lehrerin gibt genaue Anleitungen zu Meditation und Reflexion, so dass jeder zu einem positiven Verhältnis zu sich selbst finden kann. »Mit dem Herzen eines Buddha lädt uns ein, uns mit all unserem Schmerz, unseren Ängsten und Sorgen selbst zu umarmen und mit leichtem, doch festem Schritt den Pfad des Verständnisses und Mitgefühls zu gehen.« Thich Nhat Hanh

Die dritte Stimme

Author: Rolf Börjlind
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 9783641123185
Release Date: 2014-11-10
Genre: Fiction

Der zweite Fall für Olivia Rönning und Tom Stilton Marseille: In einem Naherholungsgebiet wird die Leiche einer jungen Frau gefunden. Sie wurde brutal ermordet. Man weiß nicht viel über sie - nur dass sie in einem Zirkus ganz in der Nähe gearbeitet hat. Zur selben Zeit in Stockholm: In seinem Haus in Rotebro erhängt sich der Zollbeamte Bengt Sahlmann. Schnell findet die Polizei heraus, dass es sich nicht um einen Selbstmord gehandelt hat - obwohl alles darauf hindeutete. Zwei Fälle, die auf den ersten Blick nichts miteinander zu tun haben. Zwei Morde, an deren Aufklärung Polizeianwärterin Olivia Rönning und der ehemalige Kriminalkommissar Tom Stilton ein jeweils ganz privates Interesse haben ...

Fox Poems 1998 2000

Author: Adrienne Rich
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393070786
Release Date: 2003-03-17
Genre: Poetry

"A challenging collection that should more than satisfy [Rich's] large and loyal following."—Washington Post Book World In this volume, Adrienne Rich pursues her signature themes and takes them further: the discourse between poetry and history, interlocutions within and across gender, dialogues between poets and visual artists, human damages and dignity, and the persistence of utopian visions. Here Rich continues taking the temperature of mind and body in her time in an intimate and yet commanding voice that resonates long after an initial reading. Fox is formidable and moving, fierce and passionate, and one of Rich's most powerful works to date. "Justly celebrated....Rich has long wanted to set her readers' minds blazing...she succeeds."—Publishers Weekly starred review "Intimate, explorative, these are poems with a millennial feel, at once retrospective and forward-looking."—Washington Post Book World

Diving into the Wreck Poems 1971 1972

Author: Adrienne Rich
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393345759
Release Date: 2013-04-01
Genre: Poetry

In her seventh volume of poetry, Adrienne Rich searches to reclaim—to discover—what has been forgotten, lost, or unexplored. "I came to explore the wreck. / The words are purposes. / The words are maps. / I came to see the damage that was done / and the treasures that prevail." These provocative poems move with the power of Rich's distinctive voice.

Freedom to Differ

Author: Diane Helene Miller
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814755952
Release Date: 1998-08-01
Genre: Political Science

The Buddhist monk Ashva·ghosha composed Life of the Buddha in the first or second century CE probably in Ayódhya. This is the earliest surviving text of the Sanskrit literary genre called kavya and probably provided models for Kali·dasa's more famous works. The most poignant scenes on the path to his Awakening are when the young prince Siddhártha, the future Buddha, is confronted by the reality of sickness, old age, and death, while seduced by the charms of the women employed to keep him at home. A poet of the highest order, Ashva·ghosha's aim is not entertainment but instruction, presenting the Buddha's teaching as the culmination of the Brahmanical tradition. His wonderful descriptions of the bodies of courtesans are ultimately meant to show the transience of beauty. Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org