Women Who Read Are Dangerous

Author: Stefan Bollman
Editor: Abbeville Press
ISBN: 9780789212566
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"A compendium of more than 70 iconic works of art featuring women who read, from the Virgin Mary to Marilyn Monroe"--

Women Who Write Are Dangerous

Author: Stefan Bollmann
Editor: Abbeville Press
ISBN: 9780789213174
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From the best-selling author of Women Who Read Are Dangerous, here are portraits of vanguard women writers, past and present, from Austen to Woolf, and Anais Nin to Toni Morrison. For many women writers, merely pursuing their vocation constituted an act of resistance. In this book, best-selling author Stefan Bollman creates revealing one-page portraits of important women writers, from across genres and around the world, each paired with a beautiful photograph or painting. Here are canonical women writers, including Isak Dinesen, Beatrix Potter, and Sylvia Plath; living luminaries such as Toni Morrison, Isabelle Allende, and Arundhati Roy; and lesser-known but no less important women like Selma Lagerlof, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, and Irene Nemirovsky, author of the rediscovered Holocaust memoir Suite Francaise. Francine Prose contributes a foreword that explores the women's courage and talent. AUTHOR: Stefan Bollmann, author of Abbeville's best-selling Women Who Read Are Dangerous, lives in Munich. SELLING POINTS: * A series of short illustrated biographies, from medieval era to the present day, told with the premise that for many women, writing itself is an act of resistance. * In a giftable format and illustrated with paintings and photographs of the featured writers, it can be merchandised with books about books, feminist books, and even art books. * The book's thesis is especially relevant to readers today, with the rise of the women's march,#metoo, and other women's activist movements in the past 18 months. * By the same author and in the same format as the best-selling Women Who Read Are Dangerous. 70 illustrations

Women Who Read Are Dangerous

Author: Monique Master P
Editor: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781095893050
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Reading Log for Book Lovers - Large Paperback - Everything you need to keep a Log of your next 100 books - The Perfect Gift - Notes at the end. - 8x10in - Matte cover. - Cream paper.

Women Who Read Are Dangerous

Author: Latrice Paul P
Editor: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781095893067
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Reading Log for Book Lovers - Large Paperback - Everything you need to keep a Log of your next 100 books - The Perfect Gift - Notes at the end. - 8x10in - Matte cover. - Cream paper.

Women Who Read Are Dangerous

Author: Robert Patrick P
Editor: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781095893043
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Reading Log for Book Lovers - Large Paperback - Everything you need to keep a Log of your next 100 books - The Perfect Gift - Notes at the end. - 8x10in - Matte cover. - Cream paper.

The Woman Who Read Too Much

Author: Bahiyyih Nakhjavani
Editor: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804794294
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Gossip was rife in the capital about the poetess of Qazvin. Some claimed she had been arrested for masterminding the murder of the grand Mullah, her uncle. Others echoed her words, and passed her poems from hand to hand. Everyone spoke of her beauty, and her dazzling intelligence. But most alarming to the Shah and the court was how the poetess could read. As her warnings and predictions became prophecies fulfilled, about the assassination of the Shah, the hanging of the Mayor, and the murder of the Grand Vazir, many wondered whether she was not only reading history but writing it as well. Was she herself guilty of the crimes she was foretelling? Set in the world of the Qajar monarchs, mayors, ministers, and mullahs, this book explores the dangerous and at the same time luminous legacy left by a remarkable person. Bahiyyih Nakhjavani offers a gripping tale that is at once a compelling history of a pioneering woman, a story of nineteenth century Iran told from the street level up, and a work that is universally relevant to our times.

Handbook Of Research On Children S And Young Adult Literature

Author: Shelby Wolf
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136913564
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This landmark volume is the first to bring together leading scholarship on children’s and young adult literature from three intersecting disciplines: Education, English, and Library and Information Science. Distinguished by its multidisciplinary approach, it describes and analyzes the different aspects of literary reading, texts, and contexts to illuminate how the book is transformed within and across different academic figurations of reading and interpreting children’s literature. Part one considers perspectives on readers and reading literature in home, school, library, and community settings. Part two introduces analytic frames for studying young adult novels, picturebooks, indigenous literature, graphic novels, and other genres. Chapters include commentary on literary experiences and creative production from renowned authors and illustrators. Part three focuses on the social contexts of literary study, with chapters on censorship, awards, marketing, and literary museums. The singular contribution of this Handbook is to lay the groundwork for colleagues across disciplines to redraw the map of their separately figured worlds, thus to enlarge the scope of scholarship and dialogue as well as push ahead into uncharted territory.

From Illiteracy To Literature

Author: Anne-Marie Picard
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317335333
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From Illiteracy to Literature presents innovative material based on research with ‘non-reading’ children and re-examines the complex relationship between psychoanalysis and literature, through the lens of the psychical significance of reading: the forgotten adventure of our coming to reading. Anne-Marie Picard draws on two specific fields of interest: firstly the wish to understand the nature of literariness or the "literary effect", i.e. the pleasures (and frustrations) we derive from reading; secondly research on reading pathologies carried out at St Anne’s Hospital, Paris. The author uses clinical observations of non-reading children to answer literary questions about the reading experience, using psychoanalytic theory as a conceptual framework. The notion that reading difficulties or phobias should be seen as a symptom in the psychoanalytic sense, allows Picard to shed light on both clinical vignettes taken from children’s case histories and reading scenes from literary texts. Children experiencing difficulties in learning to read highlight the imaginary stakes of the confrontation with the arbitrary nature of the letter and the "price to pay" for one’s entrance into the Symbolic. Picard applies the lesson "taught" by these children to a series of key literary texts featuring, at their very core, this confrontation with the signifier, with the written code itself.. This book argues that there is something in literature that drives us back, again and again, to the loss we have suffered as human beings, to what we had to undergo to become human: our subjection to the common place of language. Picard shows complex Lacanian concepts "at work" in the field of reading pathologies, emphasizing close reading and a clinical attention to the "letter" of the texts, far from the "psychobiographical" attempts at psychologizing literary authors. From Illiteracy to Literature presents a novel psychodynamic approach that will be of great interest to psychotherapists and language pathologists, appealing to literary scholars and those interested in the process of reading and "literariness."

German Literature In A New Century

Author: Katharina Gerstenberger
Editor: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781845455477
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While the first decade after the fall of the Berlin wall was marked by the challenges of unification and the often difficult process of reconciling East and West German experiences, many Germans expected that the 'new centuryâ- would achieve 'normalization.â- The essays in this volume take a closer look at Germany's new normalcy and argue for a more nuanced picture that considers the ruptures as well as the continuities. Germany's new generation of writers is more diverse than ever before, and their texts often not only speak of a Germany that is multicultural but also take a more playful attitude toward notions of identity. Written with an eye toward similar and dissimilar developments and traditions on both sides of the Atlantic, this volume balances overviews of significant trends in present-day cultural life with illustrative analyses of individual writers and texts. Contributors: Donovan Anderson, Laurel Cohen-Pfister, Birgit Dahlke, Katharina Gerstenberger, Rachel J. Halverson, Patricia Herminghouse, Josef Joffe, Julia Karolle-Berg, Sean McIntyre, Erika M. Nelson, Beret Norman, Sidney Norton, Gary Schmidt, Patricia Anne Simpson, Katya Skow, John Pizer and Aine Zimmerman. Katharina Gerstenberger is Professor of German and Head of German Studies at the University of Cincinnati. She earned her PhD from Cornell University in 1993. She is the author of Truth to Tell: German Women's Autobiographies and Turn-of-the-Century Culture (2000). She also publishes on contemporary literature and identity. Patricia Herminghouse is the Karl F. and Bertha A. Fuchs Professor emerita of German Studies at the University of Rochester. She has written widely on nineteenth- and twentieth-century German literature, the social contexts of women's writing, German identity, and German emigres in nineteenth-century America.