Category: Women Authors

Download E-books British Women Writers and the Reception of Ancient Egypt, 1840-1910: Imperialist Representations of Egyptian Women PDF

Concentrating on British ladies writers' wisdom of old Egypt, Youngkin indicates the commonly constrained yet pervasive representations of historic Egyptian ladies of their written and visible works. photographs of Hathor, Isis, and Cleopatra motivated how British writers resembling George Eliot and Edith Cooper got here to symbolize woman emancipation.

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Download E-books The Recalcitrant Art: Diotima's Letters to Holderlin and Related Missives (Suny Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy) PDF

By Susette Borkenstein Gontard

During this solely new angle to the lifetime of Friedrich Holderlin, The Recalcitrant paintings combines the suggestions of fiction and nonfiction because it examines the affection among the poet and Susette Gontard ( Diotima ).
On the left-hand or verso pages of the booklet look Susette Gontard s letters, offered the following in English translation for the 1st time, with an advent and afterword via Douglas F. Kenney. at the right-hand or recto pages look Sabine Menner-Bettscheid s scholarly responses to Kenney and fictional responses to Susette. Menner-Bettscheid supplies existence to a complete sequence of voices: Holderlin s pious mom, Susette s calculating husband, Jacob, the Gontard s oldest baby, Henry, the preferred novelist Sophie LaRoche, and the Greek gardener and rabbit-keeper on the Gontard s summer season domestic in Frankfurt all become heard. Douglas F. Kenney, in contrast, sticks to ancient documentation and literary analysis."

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Download E-books George Eliot and Victorian Historiography: Imagining the National Past PDF

During this new learn of George Eliot's fiction, textual makes an attempt to visualize a coherent and unified nationwide earlier are obvious as generating a contradictory imaginative and prescient of Englishness. it's a historiographical nationwide identification, built within the photo of major, and conflicting, traits within the Victorian writing of background. The inherent uncertainty as a result of the shift among diverse perceptions of English historical past leads, within the later fiction, to an abandonment of contemporaneous grand narratives. The end result is a background that anticipates a extra sleek, radical philosophy of heritage.

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Download E-books Madame de Staël: The Dangerous Exile PDF

By Angelica Goodden

How does exile beget writing, and writing exile? what sort of writing can either be fuelled by way of absence and extend it? Exile, which used to be intended to imprison her, satirically gave Madame de Staël a freedom that enabled her to be as lively a dissident as any lady within the overdue eighteenth and early 19th centuries used to be able to being. many times banished for her nonconformism, she felt she were made to undergo two times over, first for political bold after which for bold, as a girl, to be political (a relatively grave offence within the eyes of the misogynist Napoleon). but her outspokenness - in novels, comparative literary reports, and works of political and social concept - made her appear as a lot a risk open air her loved France as inside it, whereas her friendship with statesmen, infantrymen, and literary figures equivalent to Byron, Fanny Burney, Goethe, and Schiller easily additional to her harmful superstar. She preached the virtues of liberalism and freedom anywhere she went, turning the studies of her enforced absence into an arsenal to take advantage of opposed to all who attempted to suppress her. Even Napoleon, probably her maximum foe, conceded, from his personal exile on St Helena that she might last. Her unremitting task as a speaker and author made her into exactly the kind of activist no girl at the moment used to be authorized to be; but she ironically remained a reluctant feminist, seeming even to connive on the inferior prestige society granted her intercourse whilst vociferously difficult it, and last torn via the conflicting calls for of private and non-private life.

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Download E-books Diamela Eltit: Reading the Mother (Monografías A) (Monografías A) PDF

By Mary Green

The Chilean writer, Diamela Eltit, whose paintings spans the sessions of the Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990) and the Transition to Democracy (1990-), is among the such a lot cutting edge and hard writers in modern Latin the United States. This ebook specializes in the illustration of motherhood in Eltit's first six novels and, via a chronological sequence of shut readings, argues that the maternal physique and mother-child family members are an important for an knowing of the serious problem posed by way of Eltit's narrative oeuvre, too often pushed aside as 'hermetic'. An research of the novels' constitution and language unearths how Eltit seeks to reconfigure the rules of symbolic constructions and so contain the mummy as a topic. even if the learn attracts on a feminist psychoanalytic framework to discover Eltit's non-stop disarticulation of key innovations that emanate from the West, particularly on the subject of the formation of gender and sexuality, the paintings of the most important Chilean cultural theorist, Nelly Richard, can also be used to situate Eltit's paintings in the political and cultural context of Chile. MARY eco-friendly lectures in Hispanic reports on the collage of Wales, Swansea.

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Download E-books Love Sonnets and Elegies PDF

Louise Labé, probably the most unique poets of the French Renaissance, released her entire Works round the age of thirty after which disappeared from heritage. Rediscovered within the 19th century, her incandescent love sonnets have been later translated into German through Rilke and seem right here in a revelatory new English model by means of the award-winning translator Richard Sieburth.

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Download E-books Two Major Francophone Women Writers, Assia Djébar and Leïla Sebbar: A Thematic Study of Their Works (Francophone Cultures and Literatures) PDF

Some of the most largely stated attributes of Francophone literature ordinarily is that it brings wideranging socio-political matters to endure on literary thought, worldviews, and old occasions. This research brings to gentle the ensuing implications of this truth at the common issues of femininity underlying the originating, unveiling, and demystifying that take place within the works of 2 of the best-known and such a lot hugely complete ladies writers of North African beginning - Assia Djébar and Leïla Sebbar. This research additionally issues itself with those writers' texts and intertexts of their dating with cultural manifestations and with language.

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Download E-books Drunk from the Bitter Truth: The Poems of Anna Margolin (SUNY series, Women Writers in Translation) PDF

By Anna Margolin

Runner-up for the 2007 nationwide Jewish e-book Award in Poetry

Winner of the 2007 Award in Yiddish Literature and Translation from Yiddish offered by way of the Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish publication Awards

The poems of Anna Margolin (1887–1952), showing the following either within the unique Yiddish and in English translation.

Born Rosa Lebensboym in Belarus, Anna Margolin (1887–1952) settled completely in the US in 1913. a super but mostly forgotten poet, her attractiveness rests on her quantity of poetry released in Yiddish in 1929 in long island urban. even though written within the Nineteen Twenties, Margolin’s poetry is remarkably clean and modern, facing subject matters of hysteria, loneliness, sexual tensions, and the hunt for highbrow and religious id, all of that have been basically mirrored in her personal lifestyles offerings. Sensitively and fantastically translated right here, the poems seem either within the unique Yiddish and in English translation.

Shirley Kumove’s attention-grabbing critical-biographical advent highlights Margolin’s tempestuous and unconventional lifestyles. a very attractive and proficient girl, Margolin followed a bohemian and an eccentric way of life, and threw herself into either highbrow targets and romantic attachments past her marriages.

“[Margolin’s] poems have a powerfully modern ring, facing religious identification, sensuality and depression.” — Na’amat Woman

“In this robust assortment, we're afforded a glimpse right into a recklessly unique brain, knee-deep in muck yet scouting for divinity.” — Boston Review

“Margolin’s personality poems, together with these concerning the biblical Mary, express the diversity of her expertise and her skill to convey the realm of others to her readers; with a bit of luck this quantity will achieve her an excellent wider audience.” — Lilith

“…one of Yiddish’s such a lot experimental and storied poets … This dazzling bilingual variation offers Margolin entire for the 1st time in English, and for the 1st time in Yiddish in over fifty years. Translator, editor, and introducer Shirley Kumove has performed Jewish letters an awesome provider in her fantastic renditions, and beautifully provided biographical and bibliographic fabric. hugely recommended.” — Jewish ebook World

“Shirley Kumove’s assiduous learn, profound wisdom of Yiddish, and poetic sensibilities mix to make this a important and fascinating contribution to the library of translated texts.” — Barbara Harshav, cotranslator of American Yiddish Poetry: A Bilingual Anthology

“This bilingual version makes to be had a huge physique of Yiddish poetry through a big writer whose matters stay correct today.” — Ken Frieden, editor and cotranslator of Classic Yiddish tales of S. Y. Abramovitsh, Sholem Aleichem, and that i. L. Peretz

Drunk from the sour Truth is a welcome boost to the growing to be physique of Yiddish literature released bilingually. All nuances of Margolin’s advanced poetry are mirrored in Kumove’s targeted, coherent, and eloquent translation.” — Anna Shternshis, college of Toronto

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Download E-books Modernism, Feminism, and Jewishness PDF

By Maren Tova Linett

Modernism, Feminism, and Jewishness explores the classy and political roles played by means of Jewish characters in women's fiction among the area Wars. Focusing generally on British modernism, it argues that woman authors enlist a multifaceted imaginative and prescient of Jewishness to assist them form fictions which are thematically bold and officially experimental. Maren Linett analyzes the meanings and motifs that Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Dorothy Richardson, and Djuna Barnes go together with Jewishness. The writers' simultaneous id with and distancing from Jews produced advanced portrayals during which Jews serve from time to time as types for the authors' paintings, and from time to time as foils opposed to which their writing is outlined. by means of interpreting the political and literary strength of Semitic discourse for those key girls authors, Linett fills an important hole within the account of the cultural and literary forces that formed modernism.

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Download E-books New Women Dramatists in America, 1890-1920 PDF

Please observe this can be a 'Palgrave to reserve' identify (PTO). inventory of this publication calls for cargo from an in a foreign country provider. it is going to be dropped at you inside 12 weeks. This research rediscovers the lives and remarkable accomplishments of 5 famous, but traditionally ignored ladies dramatists of the revolutionary period: Martha Morton, Madeleine Lucette Ryley, Evelyn Greenleaf Sutherland, Beulah Marie Dix, and Rida Johnson younger.

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