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Kaddish To My Parents And Other Poems

Author : Ruth Netzer
ISBN : 1974420604
Genre : Art
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Enter the poignancy of Ruth's world via her award-winning poetry Wonderful selections from ten books of the author's award-winning poetry appear in this largely autobiographical collection. The poems follow the experiences of the author during her childhood in the Land of Israel, her life with her parents during her growing years, and her all-consuming grief as she accompanies them towards their deaths. Word paintings in poetry by an accomplished artist Also included is a special section of "gallery poetry," the aesthetic, experiential responses of the poet, who is also a painter. The concluding section features additional poems on various subjects {All drawings in the book are by the poet}. Enjoy the fruit of Ruth Netzer's delicate yet powerful pen: "The girl that I was is still standing there, taking in all the sights and smells of the days to come; a small girl, in a small village, in a small valley, and the sky is so high." Scroll up now to get your copy of Kaddish to my Parents!
Category: Art

Encyclopedia Of American Poetry The Twentieth Century

Author : Eric L. Haralson
ISBN : 9781317763222
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century contains over 400 entries that treat a broad range of individual poets and poems, along with many articles devoted to topics, schools, or periods of American verse in the century. Entries fall into three main categories: poet entries, which provide biographical and cultural contexts for the author's career; entries on individual works, which offer closer explication of the most resonant poems in the 20th-century canon; and topical entries, which offer analyses of a given period of literary production, school, thematically constructed category, or other verse tradition that historically has been in dialogue with the poetry of the United States.
Category: Literary Criticism

Mourning Nature

Author : Ashlee Cunsolo
ISBN : 9780773549364
Genre : Science
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We are facing unprecedented environmental challenges, including global climate change, large-scale industrial development, rapidly increasing species extinction, ocean acidification, and deforestation – challenges that require new vocabularies and new ways to express grief and sorrow over the disappearance, degradation, and loss of nature. Seeking to redress the silence around ecologically based anxiety in academic and public domains, and to extend the concepts of sadness, anger, and loss, Mourning Nature creates a lexicon for the recognition and expression of emotions related to environmental degradation. Exploring the ways in which grief is experienced in numerous contexts, this groundbreaking collection draws on classical, philosophical, artistic, and poetic elements to explain environmental melancholia. Understanding that it is not just how we mourn but what we mourn that defines us, the authors introduce new perspectives on conservation, sustainability, and our relationships with nature. An ecological elegy for a time of climatic and environmental upheaval, Mourning Nature challenges readers to turn devastating events into an opportunity for positive change. Contributors include Glenn Albrecht (Murdoch University, retired); Jessica Marion Barr (Trent University); Sebastian Braun (University of North Dakota); Ashlee Cunsolo (Labrador Institute of Memorial University); Amanda Di Battista (York University); Franklin Ginn (University of Edinburgh); Bernie Krause (soundscape ecologist, author, and independent scholar); Lisa Kretz (University of Evansville); Karen Landman (University of Guelph); Patrick Lane (Poet); Andrew Mark (independent scholar); Nancy Menning (Ithaca College); John Charles Ryan (University of New England); Catriona Sandilands (York University); and Helen Whale (independent scholar).
Category: Science

Call It English

Author : Hana Wirth-Nesher
ISBN : 1400829534
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Call It English identifies the distinctive voice of Jewish American literature by recovering the multilingual Jewish culture that Jews brought to the United States in their creative encounter with English. In transnational readings of works from the late-nineteenth century to the present by both immigrant and postimmigrant generations, Hana Wirth-Nesher traces the evolution of Yiddish and Hebrew in modern Jewish American prose writing through dialect and accent, cross-cultural translations, and bilingual wordplay. Call It English tells a story of preoccupation with pronunciation, diction, translation, the figurality of Hebrew letters, and the linguistic dimension of home and exile in a culture constituted of sacred, secular, familial, and ancestral languages. Through readings of works by Abraham Cahan, Mary Antin, Henry Roth, Delmore Schwartz, Bernard Malamud, Saul Bellow, Cynthia Ozick, Grace Paley, Philip Roth, Aryeh Lev Stollman, and other writers, it demonstrates how inventive literary strategies are sites of loss and gain, evasion and invention. The first part of the book examines immigrant writing that enacts the drama of acquiring and relinquishing language in an America marked by language debates, local color writing, and nativism. The second part addresses multilingual writing by native-born authors in response to Jewish America's postwar social transformation and to the Holocaust. A profound and eloquently written exploration of bilingual aesthetics and cross-cultural translation, Call It English resounds also with pertinence to other minority and ethnic literatures in the United States.
Category: Literary Criticism

Kaddish For My Father

Author : Libby Scheier
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028932247
Genre : Poetry
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An integrated meditation in poetry and prose, this collection is about a working-class European-born Communist who died in 1997, after two years in a nursing home. Passionate and lyrical, Scheier writes of her father's horrifying childhood in pogrom-torn Europe, her years of conflict with him, and the peace they came to in the time before he died. These poems pulse with a beautiful intensity and clarity—her meditations on death and the mourner's entry into the land of ghosts and ancestors are haunting, while those that focus on how the world reacted to her father's illness and death are written with heartbreaking honesty.
Category: Poetry

The New Yorker Theater And Other Scenes From A Life At The Movies

Author : Toby Talbot
ISBN : 9780231519823
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The nation didn't know it, but 1960 would change American film forever, and the revolution would occur nowhere near a Hollywood set. With the opening of the New Yorker Theater, a cinema located at the heart of Manhattan's Upper West Side, cutting-edge films from around the world were screened for an eager audience, including the city's most influential producers, directors, critics, and writers. Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Susan Sontag, Andrew Sarris, and Pauline Kael, among many others, would make the New Yorker their home, trusting in the owners' impeccable taste and incorporating much of what they viewed into their work. In this irresistible memoir, Toby Talbot, co-owner and proud "matron" of the New Yorker Theater, reveals the story behind Manhattan's wild and wonderful affair with art-house film. With her husband Dan, Talbot showcased a range of eclectic films, introducing French New Wave and New German cinema, along with other groundbreaking genres and styles. As Vietnam protests and the struggle for civil rights raged outside, the Talbots also took the lead in distributing political films, such as Bernard Bertolucci's Before the Revolution, and documentaries, such as Shoah and Point of Order. Talbot enhances her stories with selections from the New Yorker's essential archives, including program notes by Jack Kerouac, Jules Feiffer, Peter Bogdanovich, Jonas Mekas, Jack Gelber, and Harold Humes. These artifacts testify to the deeply engaged and collaborative spirit behind each showing, and they illuminate the myriad and often entertaining aspects of theater operation. All in all, Talbot's tales capture the highs and lows of a thrilling era in filmmaking.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ceremonies And Spectacles

Author : Teresa Ferreira de Almeida Alves
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110191991
Genre : Social Science
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"This volume explores, from the perspective of several academic disciplines, the role of the performing arts in American culture, as much as the many ways in which American culture itself can be considered as performed, as created in individual and collective acts of cultural performance." "Americanist scholars from Europe and the United States deal with several different aspects of how American cultural identity(ies) is (are) staged: from public spectacle to the performative text, from ritual, popular theater, and home theatricals to communal festivities and celebrations. The book's focus is on widely different areas of political and cultural life and on different phases of American cultural history from the revolutionary period to the present."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Social Science

The Rhythm Of Jewish Time

Author : Vicki L. Weber
ISBN : 0874416736
Genre : Religion
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Here, at last, is the ultimate one-volume how-to handbook for living a Jewish life. The Rhythm of Jewish Time is a must-have for every Jewish home. With its comprehensive walk through the Jewish calendar and life-cycle, enriched by dozens of explanatory photographs, this book helps families bring Jewish tradition into their homes. This book is divided into three sections: The Rhythm of Our Lives explains the meaning of the customs central to Jewish life-cycle events The Rhythm of Our Year presents the feasts, fasts, and festivals that mark the passage of the Jewish year The Rhythm of Our Homes is a guide to the ritual objects, blessings, songs, stories, and foods that make each holiday unique Whether read cover to cover or used as a reference book, this volume deserves a spot on every Jewish bookshelf. An ideal gift from the congregation to its new families.
Category: Religion