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ISBN 13: 1620406381
Total Pages : 240 pages
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Read and Download Roz Chast book Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCan't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?. This book was released on 2014-05-06 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: #1 New York Times Bestseller 2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST In her first memoir, New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, Chast's memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents. When it came to her elderly mother and father, Roz held to the practices of denial, avoidance, and distraction. But when Elizabeth Chast climbed a ladder to locate an old souvenir from the “crazy closet”-with predictable results-the tools that had served Roz well through her parents' seventies, eighties, and into their early nineties could no longer be deployed. While the particulars are Chast-ian in their idiosyncrasies-an anxious father who had relied heavily on his wife for stability as he slipped into dementia and a former assistant principal mother whose overbearing personality had sidelined Roz for decades-the themes are universal: adult children accepting a parental role; aging and unstable parents leaving a family home for an institution; dealing with uncomfortable physical intimacies; managing logistics; and hiring strangers to provide the most personal care. An amazing portrait of two lives at their end and an only child coping as best she can, Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant will show the full range of Roz Chast's talent as cartoonist and storyteller.

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 13: 1000641988
Total Pages : 215 pages
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Read and Download James Phelan book Narrative Medicine in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TNarrative Medicine. This book was released on 2022-10-27 with total page 215 pages. Book excerpt: Narrative Medicine: A Rhetorical Rx rests on the principles that storytelling is central to medical encounters between caregivers and patients and that narrative competence enhances medical competence. Thus, the book's goal is to develop the narrative competence of its reader. Grounded in the rhetorical theory of narrative that Phelan has been constructing over the course of his career, this volume utilizes a three-step method: Offering a jargon-free explication of core concepts of narrative such as character, progression, perspective, time, and space. Demonstrating how to use those concepts to interpret a diverse group of medical narratives, including two graphic memoirs. Pointing to the relevance of those demonstrations for caregiver-patient interactions. Narrative Medicine: A Rhetorical Rx is the ideal volume for undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare, students in medical and allied health professional schools, and graduate students in the health humanities and social sciences.

Download Comics and Stuff PDF

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Publisher : NYU Press
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ISBN 13: 1479852740
Total Pages : 356 pages
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Read and Download Henry Jenkins book Comics and Stuff in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TComics and Stuff. This book was released on 2020-04-14 with total page 356 pages. Book excerpt: Considers how comics display our everyday stuff—junk drawers, bookshelves, attics—as a way into understanding how we represent ourselves now For most of their history, comics were widely understood as disposable—you read them and discarded them, and the pulp paper they were printed on decomposed over time. Today, comic books have been rebranded as graphic novels—clothbound high-gloss volumes that can be purchased in bookstores, checked out of libraries, and displayed proudly on bookshelves. They are reviewed by serious critics and studied in university classrooms. A medium once considered trash has been transformed into a respectable, if not elite, genre. While the American comics of the past were about hyperbolic battles between good and evil, most of today’s graphic novels focus on everyday personal experiences. Contemporary culture is awash with stuff. They give vivid expression to a culture preoccupied with the processes of circulation and appraisal, accumulation and possession. By design, comics encourage the reader to scan the landscape, to pay attention to the physical objects that fill our lives and constitute our familiar surroundings. Because comics take place in a completely fabricated world, everything is there intentionally. Comics are stuff; comics tell stories about stuff; and they display stuff. When we use the phrase “and stuff” in everyday speech, we often mean something vague, something like “etcetera.” In this book, stuff refers not only to physical objects, but also to the emotions, sentimental attachments, and nostalgic longings that we express—or hold at bay—through our relationships with stuff. In Comics and Stuff, his first solo authored book in over a decade, pioneering media scholar Henry Jenkins moves through anthropology, material culture, literary criticism, and art history to resituate comics in the cultural landscape. Through over one hundred full-color illustrations, using close readings of contemporary graphic novels, Jenkins explores how comics depict stuff and exposes the central role that stuff plays in how we curate our identities, sustain memory, and make meaning. Comics and Stuff presents an innovative new way of thinking about comics and graphic novels that will change how we think about our stuff and ourselves.

Download Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers PDF

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13: 3319567292
Total Pages : 263 pages
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Download Ghouls' Night Out PDF

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Publisher : Pau Hana Publishing
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ISBN 13: 1735522104
Total Pages : 275 pages
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Download The Art of the Graphic Memoir PDF

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Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
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ISBN 13: 1250113350
Total Pages : 288 pages
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Download Ex Libris PDF

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Publisher : Clarkson Potter
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ISBN 13: 0525574980
Total Pages : 304 pages
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Read and Download Michiko Kakutani book Ex Libris in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEx Libris. This book was released on 2020-10-20 with total page 304 pages. Book excerpt: Pulitzer Prize–winning literary critic Michiko Kakutani shares 100 personal, thought-provoking essays about books that have mattered to her and that help illuminate the world we live in today—with beautiful illustrations throughout. “A book tailormade for bibliophiles.”—Oprah Winfrey “An ebullient celebration of books and reading.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) In the introduction to her new collection of essays, Ex Libris: 100+ Books to Read and Reread, Michiko Kakutani writes: “In a world riven by political and social divisions, literature can connect people across time zones and zip codes, across cultures and religions, national boundaries and historical eras. It can give us an understanding of lives very different from our own, and a sense of the shared joys and losses of human experience.” Readers will discover novels and memoirs by some of the most gifted writers working today; favorite classics worth reading or rereading; and nonfiction works, both old and new, that illuminate our social and political landscape and some of today’s most pressing issues, from climate change to medicine to the consequences of digital innovation. There are essential works in American history (The Federalist Papers, The Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.); books that address timely cultural dynamics (Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction, Daniel J. Boorstin’s The Image, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale); classics of children’s literature (the Harry Potter novels, Where the Wild Things Are); and novels by acclaimed contemporary writers like Don DeLillo, William Gibson, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Ian McEwan. With richly detailed illustrations by lettering artist Dana Tanamachi that evoke vintage bookplates, Ex Libris is an impassioned reminder of why reading matters more than ever.

Download Female Cartoonists in the United States PDF

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 1000479552
Total Pages : 254 pages
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Read and Download Hélène Tison book Female Cartoonists in the United States in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFemale Cartoonists in the United States. This book was released on 2021-11-30 with total page 254 pages. Book excerpt: This book provides an introduction to women cartoonists in the US, reading their work from a feminist, literary and stylistic perspective, which shines a light on their innovative and unique narratives and graphic languages. From rabid feminists to blundering teenagers to dyke avengers and pregnant butches, from political satire to memoirs to troubling sexual tales, from caricature to the clear line, from realism to minimalism and abstraction – they have done it all. This book looks at the work of over thirty authors who have challenged the boys’ club of comics in the US and whose stories shed a revealing light on contemporary society, through countercultural ripostes to the patriarchy, raw or humorous confessions, deconstruction of femininity, stories of vulnerability that offer powerful counterpoints to the "super bodies" of mainstream comics, non-white and queer cartoonists "drawing back" and more. This is a key title for students and scholars in the fields of Comics Studies, Literature and Women and Gender Studies.

Download Gray Matters PDF

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Publisher : Rutgers University Press
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ISBN 13: 1978806310
Total Pages : 286 pages
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Download Women in Literature PDF

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Publisher : ABDO
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ISBN 13: 1680774867
Total Pages : 115 pages
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Read and Download Alexis Burling book Women in Literature in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWomen in Literature. This book was released on 2016-08-15 with total page 115 pages. Book excerpt: Women have made a difference in every field imaginable, and they continue to do so today. Women's Lives in History introduces readers to dozens of these remarkable people. Women in Literaturefeatures groundbreaking figures in literary fiction, genre fiction, science fiction, nonfiction and memoir, feminist writing, poetry, and young adult literature. Compelling text and vivid photographs bring these women to life. Features include essential facts, a timeline, a glossary, additional resources, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Download To Love Again PDF

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Publisher : AuthorHouse
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ISBN 13: 1524675113
Total Pages : 268 pages
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Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN 13: 110107812X
Total Pages : 144 pages
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Read and Download Brenda Woods book The Red Rose Box in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Red Rose Box. This book was released on 2003-12-29 with total page 144 pages. Book excerpt: On her tenth birthday, Leah receives a surprise gift from glamorous Aunt Olivia, Mama's only sister, who lives in Los Angeles. It is a red rose box. Not many people in 1958 Louisiana have seen such a beautiful traveling case, covered with red roses, filled with jewelry, silk bedclothes, expensive soaps...and train tickets to California. Soon after, Leah and her sister, Ruth, find themselves in Hollywood, far away from cotton fields and Jim Crow laws. To Leah, California feels like freedom. But when disaster strikes back home, Leah and Ruth have to stay with Aunt Olivia permanently. Will freedom ever feel like home?

Download Contemporary Narratives of Dementia PDF

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 1317208234
Total Pages : 228 pages
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Read and Download Sarah Falcus book Contemporary Narratives of Dementia in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TContemporary Narratives of Dementia. This book was released on 2019-01-15 with total page 228 pages. Book excerpt: This book examines narratives of dementia in contemporary literary texts, studying what is now a pressing issue with deep political, economic, and social implications for many ageing societies. As part of the increasing visibility of dementia in social and cultural life, these narratives pose ethical, aesthetic, and political questions about subjectivity, agency, and care that help us to interrogate the cultural discourse of dementia. Contemporary Narratives of Dementia is a seminal book that offers a sustained examination of a wide range of literary narratives, from auto/biographies and detective fiction, to children’s books and comic books. With its wide-reaching theoretical and critical scope, its comparative dimension, and its inclusion of multiple genres, this book is important for scholars engaging with studies of dementia and ageing in diverse disciplines. Sarah Falcus is a Reader in Contemporary Literature at the University of Huddersfield, UK. She has research interests in contemporary women’s writing, feminism and literary gerontology. She is the co-director of the Dementia and Cultural Narrative (DCN) network. Katsura Sako is an Associate Professor of English, at Keio University, Japan. Her main field of research is in post-war/contemporary British literature, and she has particular interests in gender, ageing and illness. She is a member of the steering committee of the DCN network.

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Publisher : Penn State Press
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ISBN 13: 0271087315
Total Pages : 257 pages
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Read and Download Susan Merrill Squier book PathoGraphics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPathoGraphics. This book was released on 2020-05-07 with total page 257 pages. Book excerpt: Culturally powerful ideas of normalcy and deviation, individual responsibility, and what is medically feasible shape the ways in which we live with illness and disability. The essays in this volume show how illness narratives expressed in a variety of forms—biographical essays, fictional texts, cartoons, graphic novels, and comics—reflect on and grapple with the fact that these human experiences are socially embedded and culturally shaped. Works of fiction addressing the impact of an illness or disability; autobiographies and memoirs exploring an experience of medical treatment; and comics that portray illness or disability from the perspective of patient, family member, or caregiver: all of these narratives forge a specific aesthetic in order to communicate their understanding of the human condition. This collection demonstrates what can emerge when scholars and artists interested in fiction, life-writing, and comics collaborate to explore how various media portray illness, medical treatment, and disability. Rather than stopping at the limits of genre or medium, the essays talk across fields, exploring together how works in these different forms craft narratives and aesthetics to negotiate contention and build community around those experiences and to discover how the knowledge and experiences of illness and disability circulate within the realms of medicine, art, the personal, and the cultural. Ultimately, they demonstrate a common purpose: to examine the ways comics and literary texts build an audience and galvanize not just empathy but also action. In addition to the editors, the contributors to this volume include Einat Avrahami, Maureen Burdock, Elizabeth J. Donaldson, Ariela Freedman, Rieke Jordan, stef lenk, Leah Misemer, Tahneer Oksman, Nina Schmidt, and Helen Spandler. Chapter 7, “Crafting Psychiatric Contention Through Single-Panel Cartoons,” by Helen Spandler, is available as Open Access courtesy of a grant from the Wellcome Trust. A link to the OA version of this chapter is forthcoming.

Download Jewish Comics and Graphic Narratives PDF

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ISBN 13: 1350301604
Total Pages : 294 pages
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Read and Download Matt Reingold book Jewish Comics and Graphic Narratives in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TJewish Comics and Graphic Narratives. This book was released on 2022-11-17 with total page 294 pages. Book excerpt: The most up-to-date critical guide mapping the history, impact, key critical issues, and seminal texts of the genre, Jewish Comics and Graphic Narratives interrogates what makes a work a "Jewish graphic narrative", and explores the form's diverse facets to orient readers to the richness and complexity of Jewish graphic storytelling. Accessible but comprehensive and in an easy-to-navigate format, the book covers such topics as: - The history of the genre in the US and Israel - and its relationship to superheroes, Underground Comix, and Jewish literature - Social and cultural discussions surrounding the legitimization of graphic representation as sites of trauma, understandings of gender, mixed-media in Jewish graphic novels, and the study of these works in the classroom - Critical explorations of graphic narratives about the Holocaust, Israel, the diasporic experience, Judaism, and autobiography and memoir - The works of Will Eisner, Ilana Zeffren, James Sturm, Joann Sfar, JT Waldman, Michel Kichka, Sarah Glidden, Rutu Modan, and Art Spiegelman and such narratives as X Men, Anne Frank's Diary, and Maus Jewish Comics and Graphic Novels includes an appendix of relevant works sorted by genre, a glossary of crucial critical terms, and close readings of key texts to help students and readers develop their understanding of the genre and pursue independent study.

Download The Collected Sermons of William H. Willimon PDF

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Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
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ISBN 13: 0664234461
Total Pages : 273 pages
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Read and Download William H. Willimon book The Collected Sermons of William H. Willimon in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Collected Sermons of William H. Willimon. This book was released on 2010 with total page 273 pages. Book excerpt: William H. Willimon, one of the most respected voices in the pulpit today, has been inspiring congregations and their leaders for decades. This marvelous collection of sermons-mined from Willimon's earliest pastorates, through his time as Dean of the Chapel at Duke University, to his current calling as a Presiding Bishop of the United Methodist Church-provides a fascinating and inspiring look at this master preacher. Ordered chronologically and with an index of scriptural references, this collection will be a source of inspiration and education for decades to come.

Download The Medical Library Association Guide to Developing Consumer Health Collections PDF

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 13: 1442281715
Total Pages : 174 pages
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Read and Download Claire B. Joseph book The Medical Library Association Guide to Developing Consumer Health Collections in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Medical Library Association Guide to Developing Consumer Health Collections. This book was released on 2018-03-27 with total page 174 pages. Book excerpt: The Medical Library Association Guide to Developing Consumer Health Collections guides both library graduate school students and seasoned librarians from academic, health sciences, and public libraries, to develop, maintain, nurture, and advertise consumer health collections. This authoritative guide from the respected Medical Library Association covers all that is involved in developing a new consumer health library including: Conducting community needs assessments and forging community partnerships Concerns about physical space, computers, and materials Funding, budgeting, and staffing Privacy and confidentiality concerns Publicity and advertising This book guides both graduate library school students and seasoned librarians from all types of libraries—academic, health center, hospital, public, and school--to develop, maintain and nurture not only consumer health collections, but also community partnerships and outreach programs. Examples of librarians’ innovative and creative consumer health initiatives are included. Chapters include all that is involved in developing a consumer health collection including conducting community needs assessments; concerns about physical space, computers, and materials; budgeting, licensing, and staffing; privacy and confidentiality concerns; and community partnership and outreach.