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ISBN 13: 0786478942
Total Pages : 234 pages
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Read and Download Tammy Powley book Women of Florida Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWomen of Florida Fiction. This book was released on 2014-11-28 with total page 234 pages. Book excerpt: Florida as symbol and myth is the subject of this collection of new critical essays exploring fiction written by female Floridian authors. In the words of author Karen Russell, the Sunshine State is "virtually past-less, seasons are out of the question, and it's built on a primordial park full of monsters." Discussing the state as setting, the essayists--also Floridians--suggest that it is a creation of the stories told about it. Each of the book's 12 chapters covers one author, including a brief biography followed by one (and twice, two) essays on some of the author's works. The book's final section includes interviews with authors Lynne Barrett, Jeannine Capo Cruz, Vicki Hendricks and Angela Hunt.

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 13: 1591588022
Total Pages : 221 pages
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Read and Download Nanci Milone Hill book Reading Women in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TReading Women. This book was released on 2012 with total page 221 pages. Book excerpt: An indispensable guide for anyone who runs or participates in a book group, this title provides the structure and fun facts needed to examine the genre of women's fiction. * Each entry provides an author biography, a book summary, bibliographic material, discussion questions, and read-alike information for each book * Includes discussion questions not found elsewhere

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ISBN 13: 1476618224
Total Pages : 236 pages
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Read and Download Tammy Powley book Women of Florida Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWomen of Florida Fiction. This book was released on 2014-12-03 with total page 236 pages. Book excerpt: Florida as symbol and myth is the subject of this collection of new critical essays exploring fiction written by female Floridian authors. In the words of author Karen Russell, the Sunshine State is “virtually past-less, seasons are out of the question, and it’s built on a primordial park full of monsters.” Discussing the state as setting, the essayists—also Floridians—suggest that it is a creation of the stories told about it. Each of the book’s 12 chapters covers one author, including a brief biography followed by one (and twice, two) essays on some of the author’s works. The book’s final section includes interviews with authors Lynne Barrett, Jeannine Capó Cruz, Vicki Hendricks and Angela Hunt.

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Publisher : Sasquatch Books
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ISBN 13: 1570616558
Total Pages : 304 pages
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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 13: 9780313331985
Total Pages : 508 pages
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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN 13: 1443861146
Total Pages : 298 pages
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Read and Download Maria Zina Gonçalves de Abreu book Women Past and Present in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWomen Past and Present. This book was released on 2014-06-02 with total page 298 pages. Book excerpt: In Western societies, many traditional feminist claims have already been fulfilled both in law and in official discourse. Indeed, legislative steps have already been taken towards securing civil and political rights and equal opportunities for women. This, of course, is not the case in many other regions of the world, as some of the chapters in this book clearly testify. Yet, notwithstanding the gains achieved in Western societies, residual forms of resistance and prejudice still persist in discourses, categories and discriminative practices in this so-called “post-feminist” era. Furthermore, new manifestations of asymmetries in gender relations and new ways of thinking and experiencing subjectivity are currently emerging, as a result of growing globalisation, economic crises, migration patterns, female sex and labour trafficking, trans-nationalism, and new technologies, not to mention the beauty and body sculpting industries.

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ISBN 13: 9780810866607
Total Pages : 360 pages
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Read and Download Kathy S. Leonard book Latin American Women Writers in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLatin American Women Writers. This book was released on 2007-09-19 with total page 360 pages. Book excerpt: There is a wealth of published literature in English by Latin American women writers, but such material can be difficult to locate due to the lack of available bibliographic resources. In addition, the various types of published narrative (short stories, novels, novellas, autobiographies, and biographies) by Latin American women writers has increased significantly in the last ten to fifteen years. To address the lack of bibliographic resources, Kathy Leonard has compiled Latin American Women Writers: A Resource Guide to Titles in English. This reference includes all forms of narrative-short story, autobiography, novel, novel excerpt, and others-by Latin American women dating from 1898 to 2007. More than 3,000 individual titles are included by more than 500 authors. This includes nearly 200 anthologies, more than 100 autobiographies/biographies or other narrative, and almost 250 novels written by more than 100 authors from 16 different countries. For the purposes of this bibliography, authors who were born in Latin America and either continue to live there or have immigrated to the United States are included. Also, titles of pieces are listed as originally written, in either Spanish or Portuguese. If the book was originally written in English, a phrase to that effect is included, to better reflect the linguistic diversity of narrative currently being published. This volume contains seven indexes: Authors by Country of Origin, Authors/Titles of Work, Titles of Work/Authors, Autobiographies/Biographies and Other Narrative, Anthologies, Novels and Novellas in Alphabetical Order by Author, and Novels and Novellas by Authors' Country of Origin. Reflecting the increase in literary production and the facilitation of materials, this volume contains a comprehensive listing of narrative pieces in English by Latin American women writers not found in any other single volume currently on the market. This work of reference will be of special interest to scholars, students, and instructors interested in narrative works in English by Latin American women authors. It will also help expose new generations of readers to the highly creative and diverse literature being produced by these writers.

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ISBN 13: 0786487909
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Read and Download John T. Soister book American Silent Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films, 1913–1929 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAmerican Silent Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films, 1913–1929. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 830 pages. Book excerpt: During the Silent Era, when most films dealt with dramatic or comedic takes on the “boy meets girl, boy loses girl” theme, other motion pictures dared to tackle such topics as rejuvenation, revivication, mesmerism, the supernatural and the grotesque. A Daughter of the Gods (1916), The Phantom of the Opera (1925), The Magician (1926) and Seven Footprints to Satan (1929) were among the unusual and startling films containing story elements that went far beyond the realm of “highly unlikely.” Using surviving documentation and their combined expertise, the authors catalog and discuss these departures from the norm in this encyclopedic guide to American horror, science fiction and fantasy in the years from 1913 through 1929.

Download Best Contemporary Women's Fiction PDF

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Publisher : HMH
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ISBN 13: 0547661525
Total Pages : 640 pages
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Read and Download Elizabeth Benedict book Best Contemporary Women's Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBest Contemporary Women's Fiction. This book was released on 2010-12-22 with total page 640 pages. Book excerpt: Six novels in one volume by today’s most outstanding female writers—includes The Magician’s Assistant, Those Who Save Us, and more. From the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Commonwealth and Bel Canto, to the multiple award-winning author of This Must Be the Place, this collection gathers a half-dozen top-notch literary talents in a treasure trove for fiction lovers. Included: Almost by Elizabeth Benedict chronicles the attempt of writer Sophy Chase to come to terms with the death of her almost ex-husband—who may have committed suicide on the New England resort island where she left him just months before. Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum follows Trudy, a professor of German history, as she investigates her mother’s past in WWII Germany, combining a passionate, doomed love story; a vivid evocation of life during the war; and a poignant mother/daughter drama. The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss is a heartwarming story of a young woman with the rare talent of “gentling” wild horses, and the unexpected and profound connections between people and animals. The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones takes readers inside the hidden world of elite cuisine in modern China, through the story of an American food writer in Beijing who discovers that her late husband may have been leading a double life. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell is a gothic, intricate tale of family secrets, lost lives, and the freedom brought by truth. The Magician’s Assistant by Ann Patchett tells the story of the death of a secretive magician—and how it sets in motion his partner’s journey of self-discovery.

Download The Female Figure in Contemporary Historical Fiction PDF

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13: 1137283386
Total Pages : 241 pages
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Download Women's Fiction PDF

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Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN 13: 1441109048
Total Pages : 224 pages
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Read and Download Deborah Philips book Women's Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWomen's Fiction. This book was released on 2014-06-19 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: Now in its second edition and with new chapters covering such texts as Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love and 'yummy mummy' novels such as Allison Pearson's I Don't Know How She Does It, this is a wide-ranging survey of popular women's fiction from 1945 to the present. Examining key trends in popular writing for women in each decade, Women's Fiction offers case study readings of major British and American writers. Through these readings, the book explores how popular texts often neglected by feminist literary criticism have charted the shifting demands, aspirations and expectations of women in the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN 13: 9780252062858
Total Pages : 364 pages
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Read and Download Nina Baym book Woman's Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWoman's Fiction. This book was released on 1993 with total page 364 pages. Book excerpt: This reissue of the pioneering and standard book on antebellum women's domestic novels contains a new introduction situating the book in the context of important recent developments in the study of women's writing. Nina Baym considers 130 novels by 48 women, focusing on the works of a dozen especially productive and successful writers. Woman's Fiction is a major-work in nineteenth-century literature, reexamining changes in the literary canon and the meaning of sentimentalism, while responding to current critical discussions of 'the body' in literary texts. ''Informative and stimulating. . . . Nina Baym has undertaken a systematic analysis of that nineteenth-century American fiction normally dismissed as at best trivially sentimental. . . . Woman's Fiction offers a fresh perspective on a largely forgotten body of literature.'' -- American Literature''Perceives in the fiction of, by, and for women in the period stated a popular genre that made a particular kind of feminist avowal for the times, one that rejected the concept of helplessness and urged the application of intelligence and courage to trying situations. . . . Baym marshals ample supporting evidence from the outpouring of such fiction.'' - ALA Booklist

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ISBN 13: 9780971487338
Total Pages : 246 pages
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Download Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975 PDF

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ISBN 13: 0252097475
Total Pages : 576 pages
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Read and Download Barbara J. Love book Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFeminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975. This book was released on 2006-09-22 with total page 576 pages. Book excerpt: Documenting key feminists who ignited the second wave women's movement Barbara J. Love’s Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975 will be the first comprehensive directory to document many of the founders and leaders (including both well-known and grassroots organizers) of the second wave women's movement. It tells the stories of more than two thousand individual women and a few notable men who together reignited the women's movement and made permanent changes to entrenched customs and laws. The biographical entries on these pioneering feminists represent their many factions, all parts of the country, all races and ethnic groups, and all political ideologies. Nancy Cott's foreword discusses the movement in relation to the earlier first wave and presents a brief overview of the second wave in the context of other contemporaneous social movements.

Download A to Z of American Women Writers PDF

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ISBN 13: 1438107935
Total Pages : 417 pages
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Read and Download Carol Kort book A to Z of American Women Writers in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA to Z of American Women Writers. This book was released on 2014-05-14 with total page 417 pages. Book excerpt: Presents a biographical dictionary profiling important women authors, including birth and death dates, accomplishments and bibliography of each author's work.

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ISBN 13: 9780736906630
Total Pages : 328 pages
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Read and Download Debra White Smith book Let's Begin Again in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLet's Begin Again. This book was released on 2003 with total page 328 pages. Book excerpt: "Let's Begin Again" is the exciting conclusion to Debra White Smith's popular Seven Sisters series. Victoria struggles to remain true to her vows to God and to her husband, until she discovers a surprising secret. Setting out on a quest, Victoria's newfound enthusiasm pulls Tony back into her arms and draws both of them into a marriage of mutual love and submission.

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ISBN 13: 0230583865
Total Pages : 220 pages
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Read and Download S. Strehle book Transnational Women's Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTransnational Women's Fiction. This book was released on 2008-04-01 with total page 220 pages. Book excerpt: This study argues that the private homes in transnational women's fiction reflect public legacies of colonialism. Published in Australia, Canada, India, Nigeria, Puerto Rico and the United States between 1995 and 2005, the novels use fictional houses to criticize and unsettle home and homeland, depicting their linked oppressions and exclusions.