Writing By Coincidence

Author: Jenna Moore Fuller
Editor: Jennifer T Fuller
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A scrap of found paper. A face in the crowd. The sound of a song from the street. A sign that pertains to your writing--that answers a question or need. Have you ever had this experience? Come across chance information that felt tailor-made for you? An uncanny message that felt pertinent and true--a message that helped you to write what you really feel? That's the forgotten part of guidance. The outer signs that happen to occur. The signs that help us write and inspire our muse; the answers that help us share our heartfelt views. Writing--by Coincidence is all about these guiding gifts; the meaningful messages and clever clues, that the Universe offers to writers. Part I delves into the how-to: recognizing, understanding, and responding to coincidence. Part II explores the specifics: basic steps of writing a book from first ideas to finished draft, with the aid of meaningful clues. Dozens of incidents that hapened during the writing are included throughout, along with their helpful messages. So, here's the question. What would you love to write about, through the depth of your heartfelt words, through writing--by coincidence--with passion? Join Jenna on this surprising path, and let the adventure begin!

Europa28 Writing By Women On The Future Of Europe

Author: Leïla Slimani
Editor: Comma Press
ISBN: 1912697351
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In collaboration with Hay Festival and [email protected] Introduced by Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project. A being from another time and planet visits Earth, and takes human form for one year, as a European... A young woman’s tyrannical father has arranged her marriage to an influential suitor, but a mythical bull from her dreams comes to her rescue... A group of students in Tallinn’s Freedom Square imagine where the rise in right-wing fascism may have taken Europe by 2050... With so many flare-ups of nationalism and isolationism in recent years, there is a sense that Europe needs to be fixed, or, at the very least, profoundly reconfigured; whether it is to address the grievances of those feeling disenfranchised from it, or to improve social cohesion, or even continue to exist as a democratic transnational entity. Bringing together 28 acclaimed women writers, artists, scientists and entrepreneurs from across Europe, this powerful and timely anthology looks at an ever-changing Europe from a variety of different perspectives and offers hope and insight into how we might begin to rebuild.

Remembering Arthur Miller

Author: Christopher Bigsby
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408150158
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Reflections on the late Arthur Miller from over seventy writers, actors, directors and friends, with 'Arthur Miller Remembers', an interview with the writer from 1995. Following his death in February 2005, newspapers were filled with tributes to the man regarded by many as the greatest playwright of the twentieth century. Published as a celebration and commemoration of his life, Part I of Remembering Arthur Miller is a collection of over seventy specially commissioned pieces from writers, actors, directors and friends, providing personal, critical and professional commentary on the man who gave the theatre such timeless classics as All my Sons, A View from the Bridge, The Death of a Salesman, and The Crucible. Contributors read like a Who's Who of theatre, film and literature: Edward Albee, Alan Ayckbourn, Brian Cox, Richard Eyre, Joseph Fiennes, Nadine Gordimer, Dustin Hoffman, Warren Mitchell, Harold Pinter, Vanessa Redgrave and Tom Stoppard, to name but a few. Part II, 'Arthur Miller Remembers', is an in-depth and wide-ranging interview conducted with Miller in 1995. Bigsby's expertise and Miller's candour produce a wonderfully insightful commentary and analysis both of Miller's life and the life of twentieth century America. It covers Miller's upbringing in Harlem, the Depression, marriage to Marilyn Monroe, post-war America, being sentenced to prison by the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1956, and his presidency of the writer's organisation, PEN International. The discourse also provides a commentary on and analysis of his many plays andMiller's reflections on the Amercian theatre.

The Last Effort Of Dreams

Author: Francesco Loriggio
Editor: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554580196
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When Pier Giorgio Di Cicco first appeared on the Canadian literary scene in the early 1980s, he was immediately recognized as one of the most compelling voices of his generation. The Last Effort of Dreams is the first critical collection on Pier Giorgio Di Cicco and traces the steps of his career from different perspectives. The contributors, fellow poets and academics alike, ponder Di Cicco’s poetry in diverse ways: through reminiscence, by taking stock, and by focusing on individual texts and specific themes. What emerges is an intriguing composite picture of Di Cicco’s complex and unique identikit. The volume includes both scholarly analysis and testimonials by individuals who lived the literary history of which Di Cicco is a part. The inclusion of a bibliography of Di Cicco’s publications and of those about him makes this book a valuable tool for anyone approaching his works for the first time and anyone interested in contemporary North American minority literatures or contemporary Canadian literature.

A Coincidence Of Desires

Author: Tom Boellstorff
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822389533
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In A Coincidence of Desires, Tom Boellstorff considers how interdisciplinary collaboration between anthropology and queer studies might enrich both fields. For more than a decade he has visited Indonesia, both as an anthropologist exploring gender and sexuality and as an activist involved in HIV prevention work. Drawing on these experiences, he provides several in-depth case studies, primarily concerning the lives of Indonesian men who term themselves gay (an Indonesian-language word that overlaps with, but does not correspond exactly to, the English word “gay”). These case studies put interdisciplinary research approaches into practice. They are preceded and followed by theoretical meditations on the most productive forms that collaborations between queer studies and anthropology might take. Boellstorff uses theories of time to ask how a model of “coincidence” might open up new possibilities for cooperation between the two disciplines. He also juxtaposes his own work with other scholars’ studies of Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore to compare queer sexualities across Southeast Asia. In doing so, he asks how comparison might be understood as a queer project and how queerness might be understood as comparative. The case studies contained in A Coincidence of Desires speak to questions about the relation of sexualities to nationalism, religion, and globalization. They include an examination of zines published by gay Indonesians; an analysis of bahasa gay—a slang spoken by gay Indonesians that is increasingly appropriated in Indonesian popular culture; and an exploration of the place of warias (roughly, “male-to-female transvestites”) within Indonesian society. Boellstorff also considers the tension between Islam and sexuality in gay Indonesians’ lives and a series of incidents in which groups of men, identified with Islamic fundamentalism, violently attacked gatherings of gay men. Collectively, these studies insist on the primacy of empirical investigation to any queer studies project that wishes to speak to the specificities of lived experience.

As Chance Would Have It

Author: H C Moolenburgh
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1446458067
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Coincidences happen to everyone on a regular basis. Usually we shrug them off and forget them. However, when we start to catalogue coincidences we are in for a surprise. They begin to grow more frequent and, moreover, they tend to form a pattern as if conveying a secret message.

Writing For Justice

Author: Elna Mortara
Editor: Dartmouth College Press
ISBN: 1611687918
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In Writing for Justice, Elna Mortara presents a richly layered study of the cultural and intellectual atmosphere of mid-nineteenth-century Europe and the United States, through close readings of the life and work of Victor SŽjour, an expat American Creole from New Orleans living in Paris. In addition to writing The Mulatto, an early story on slavery in Saint-Domingue, SŽjour penned La Tireuse de cartes (The Fortune-Teller, 1859), a popular play based on the famed Mortara case. In this historical incident, Pope Pius IX kidnapped Edgardo Mortara, the child of a Jewish family living in the Papal States. The details of the play's production - and its reception on both sides of the Atlantic - are intertwined with the events of the Italian Risorgimento and of pre - Civil War America. Writing for Justice is full of surprising encounters with French and American writers and historical figures, including Hugo, Hawthorne, Twain, Napoleon III, Garibaldi, and Lincoln. As Elna Mortara passionately argues, the enormous amount of public attention received by the case reveals an era of underappreciated transatlantic intellectual exchange, in which an African American writer used notions of emancipation in religious as well as racial terms, linking the plight of blacks in America to that of Jews in Europe, and to the larger battles for freedom and nationhood advancing across the continent. This book will appeal both to general readers and to scholars, including historians, literary critics, and specialists in African American studies, Jewish, Catholic, or religious studies, multilingual American literature, francophone literature, theatrical life, nineteenth-century European politics, and cross-cultural encounters.

Hist West Educ Modern West

Author: James Bowen
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136501177
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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Writing On The Renaissance Stage

Author: Frederick Kiefer
Editor: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 9780874135954
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This study of the written and printed word on the stage of Shakespeare and his contemporaries begins by considering the significance of writing and printing in Renaissance culture. Winner of the University of Delaware Press Shakespeare Studies Award, it focuses on the work of Erasmus and Luther, who shaped attitudes toward the written word, encouraged the growth of literacy, fostered the founding of schools, and invested the written and printed word with a new and enhanced status. It also treats the invention of the printing press and the steady infiltration of books into people's lives, from their place of work to their place of worship. Author Frederick Kiefer goes on to examine the English accommodation of the forces that Erasmus and Luther helped set in motion, particularly the implications for the theater. Within a culture in which writing and printing were achieving unprecedented ascendancy, English playwrights used books, letters, and documents as props. Written materials and printed books became important to the dramatization of religious controversy, social conflict, and spiritual psychomachia. Playwrights also made extraordinary use of metaphors involving the written and printed word to describe the workings of the mind and the interaction of people. As people turned increasingly to the written and printed word for instruction and inspiration, they spoke of their lives in language generated by the print shop, library, and study. Conceiving of their experience in terms of writing and printing, they employed metaphoric books when they envisioned abstractions. They spoke, for example, of the books of conscience, nature, and fate. Such metaphors allowed people to organize conceptually the diversity and unruliness' of everyday life. Metaphoric books are the focus of this study's final section. Particular attention is given to the book of conscience in Thomas Heywood's A Woman Killed with Kindness and George Chapman's Bussy D'Ambois; the book of nature in Shakespeare's As You Like It and Pericles; and the book of fate in Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy and John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi.

Why The Wilderness

Author: Walter M. Brown, Jr.
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595366007
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Author Walter M. Brown Jr. describes the wilderness as an inner feeling of barrenness. Through the spiritual direction in Why the Wilderness?, he hopes to help you better understand your own desolate times by seeing how God assisted him through his own. God allows-and sometimes even plans-your personal wildernesses to mature you for life and ministry. Once understood, this process can help immunize you against these experiences. Brown provides advice on how to overcome "wildernesses" of rejection, silence, and continually changing circumstances. He guides you in the quest to rise to what God intends for you, to better understand the connection between hope and faith, to address and overcome your secret fears, and to bring to light your areas of personal darkness. Also included is a forty-day devotional guide, complete with poems, questions, and reflections. Negotiated wildernesses are important to your spiritual growth and your fulfillment as children of God. One thing is for certain-until we address and venture through the wildernesses in our lives, the angels cannot come!