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The Little House

Author : Jean-Francois de Bastide
ISBN : 1568980175
Genre : Fiction
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Exemplary of an 18th-century literary genre that combined fictional narrative with didactic observations on art and architecture, The Little House tells the tale of a seduction in a maison de plaisance outside of Paris. The house itself - its architecture, gardens, artwork, and furnishings - is the central element of a story in which an impressionable woman mistakes good taste for good intentions, with unforseen results. The Little House, long an underground classic among architectural historians and theorists, has never before been published in English. Anthony Vidler's insightful preface and Rodolphe el-Khoury's informative introduction, notes, and careful translation make the novella more accessible to the contemporary reader.
Category: Fiction

The Ghost In The Little House

Author : William Holtz
ISBN : 0826210155
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A biography of Rose Wilder Lane, ghostwriter of her mother's "Little House" books and a journalist.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Little House Long Shadow

Author : Anita Clair Fellman
ISBN : 0826266339
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Beyond their status as classic children’s stories, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books play a significant role in American culture that most people cannot begin to appreciate. Millions of children have sampled the books in school; played out the roles of Laura and Mary; or visited Wilder homesites with their parents, who may be fans themselves. Yet, as Anita Clair Fellman shows, there is even more to this magical series with its clear emotional appeal: a covert political message that made many readers comfortable with the resurgence of conservatism in the Reagan years and beyond. In Little House, Long Shadow, a leading Wilder scholar offers a fresh interpretation of the Little House books that examines how this beloved body of children’s literature found its way into many facets of our culture and consciousness—even influencing the responsiveness of Americans to particular political views. Because both Wilder and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, opposed the New Deal programs being implemented during the period in which they wrote, their books reflect their use of family history as an argument against the state’s protection of individuals from economic uncertainty. Their writing emphasized the isolation of the Ingalls family and the family’s resilience in the face of crises and consistently equated self-sufficiency with family acceptance, security, and warmth. Fellman argues that the popularity of these books—abetted by Lane’s overtly libertarian views—helped lay the groundwork for a negative response to big government and a positive view of political individualism, contributing to the acceptance of contemporary conservatism while perpetuating a mythic West. Beyond tracing the emergence of this influence in the relationship between Wilder and her daughter, Fellman explores the continuing presence of the books—and their message—in modern cultural institutions from classrooms to tourism, newspaper editorials to Internet message boards. Little House, Long Shadow shows how ostensibly apolitical artifacts of popular culture can help explain shifts in political assumptions. It is a pioneering look at the dissemination of books in our culture that expands the discussion of recent political transformations—and suggests that sources other than political rhetoric have contributed to Americans’ renewed appreciation of individualist ideals.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Little House

Author : Kyoko Nakajima
ISBN : 9781850773177
Genre : Fiction
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The Little House is set in the early years of the Showa era (1926-89), when Japan's situation is becoming increasingly tense but has not yet fully immersed in a wartime footing. On the outskirts of Tokyo, near a station on a private train line, stands a modest European style house with a red, triangular shaped roof. There a woman named Taki has worked as a maidservant in the house and lived with its owners, the Hirai family. Now, near the end of her life, Taki is writing down in a notebook her nostalgic memories of the time spent living in the house. Her journal captures the refined middle-class life of the time from her gentle perspective. At the end of the novel, however, a startling final chapter is added. The chapter brings to light, after Taki's death, a fact not described in her notebook. This suddenly transforms the world that had been viewed through the lens of a nostalgic memoir, so that a dramatic, flesh-and-blood story takes shape. Nakajima manages to combine skillful dialogue with a dazzling ending. The result is a polished, masterful work fully deserving of the Naoki Prize.
Category: Fiction

Big House Little House Back House Barn

Author : Thomas C. Hubka
ISBN : 1584653728
Genre : History
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The twentieth anniversary edition of the classic architectural study of the connected farm buildings of New England.
Category: History

Laura Ingalls Wilder Creator Of The Little House Books

Author : Emma Carlson Berne
ISBN : 160453799X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the life of the woman who created the famous "Little House" books, from her childhood in Wisconsin to her old age at Rocky Ridge Farm.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Little House In The Bush

Author : Wendy Hamilton
ISBN : 9781925888584
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A townie family are plunged into weekends in the bush when the father decides to pass on his pioneering heritage. Hilarious misadventures ensue as Wendy and her two sisters adjust to a primitive living conditions, possums and rats. But as time goes on Wendy discovers simple living has a charm of its own.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Woman In The Little House

Author : Leonora Eyles
ISBN : MINN:31951002325805X
Genre : Cost and standard of living
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Category: Cost and standard of living