THE ODD WOMAN AND THE CITY

Download The Odd Woman And The City ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to THE ODD WOMAN AND THE CITY book pdf for free now.

The Odd Woman And The City

Author : Vivian Gornick
ISBN : 9780374711689
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 62.71 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 468
Read : 193

A contentious, deeply moving ode to friendship, love, and urban life in the spirit of Fierce Attachments A memoir of self-discovery and the dilemma of connection in our time, The Odd Woman and the City explores the rhythms, chance encounters, and ever-changing friendships of urban life that forge the sensibility of a fiercely independent woman who has lived out her conflicts, not her fantasies, in a city (New York) that has done the same. Running steadily through the book is Vivian Gornick's exchange of more than twenty years with Leonard, a gay man who is sophisticated about his own unhappiness, whose friendship has "shed more light on the mysterious nature of ordinary human relations than has any other intimacy" she has known. The exchange between Gornick and Leonard acts as a Greek chorus to the main action of the narrator's continual engagement on the street with grocers, derelicts, and doormen; people on the bus, cross-dressers on the corner, and acquaintances by the handful. In Leonard she sees herself reflected plain; out on the street she makes sense of what she sees. Written as a narrative collage that includes meditative pieces on the making of a modern feminist, the role of the flaneur in urban literature, and the evolution of friendship over the past two centuries, The Odd Woman and the City beautifully bookends Gornick's acclaimed Fierce Attachments, in which we first encountered her rich relationship with the ultimate metropolis.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The New Woman

Author : Sally Ledger
ISBN : 0719040930
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 43.24 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 246
Read : 825

By comparing fictional representations with "real" New Women in late-Victorian Britain, Sally Ledger makes a major contribution to an understanding of the "Woman Question" at the end of the century. Chapters on imperialism, socialism, sexual decadence, and metropolitan life situate the "revolting daughters" of the Victorian age in a broader cultural context than previous studies.
Category: Literary Criticism

George Gissing The Working Woman And Urban Culture

Author : Emma Liggins
ISBN : 0754637174
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 22.16 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 139
Read : 861

George Gissing's realist representations of urban culture in fin-de-si├Ęcle London testify to the significance of the city for the development of new class and gender identities. Emma Liggins considers standard works such as The Odd Women and New Grub Street, and lesser known short fiction, arguing that Gissing made an important contribution to the development of urban fiction, which increasingly reflected current debates about women's presence in the city.
Category: Literary Criticism

Odd Woman Out

Author : R. Renee Amaro
ISBN : 9780595388387
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 31.23 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 137
Read : 303

After enduring two broken marriages, a failed suicide attempt, and adulterous affairs, author R. Renee Amaro sets out to discover the true purpose of her life. In August 2000, she pulls up roots in America and spreads her wings across five continents-from Africa to Asia and Europe to Australia. Odd Woman Out: Black Girl Abroad is a fish-out-of-water tale about life outside of the United States as experienced by an African American woman, specifically in Taiwan where Amaro teaches English as a second language. During her adaptation to her new life and her new self, Amaro rises and falls several times but is continually able to pick up the pieces and move on. Through self-love, determination, and a long walk with God, Amaro overcomes her past life of promiscuity, adultery, self-hatred, and fear. From dancing with Zulu warriors and sitting in the prison cell of Nelson Mandela to living, loving, and learning in Taiwan, Odd Woman Out will stimulate thought, provoke change, and challenge the status quo in the minds of individuals-especially young African Americans.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Fierce Attachments

Author : Vivian Gornick
ISBN : 9781466819009
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 46.79 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 908
Read : 377

In this deeply etched and haunting memoir, Vivian Gornick tells the story of her lifelong battle with her mother for independence. There have been numerous books about mother and daughter, but none has dealt with this closest of filial relations as directly or as ruthlessly. Gornick's groundbreaking book confronts what Edna O'Brien has called "the prinicpal crux of female despair": the unacknowledged Oedipal nature of the mother-daughter bond. Born and raised in the Bronx, the daughter of "urban peasants," Gornick grows up in a household dominated by her intelligent but uneducated mother's romantic depression over the early death of her husband. Next door lives Nettie, an attractive widow whose calculating sensuality appeals greatly to Vivian. These women with their opposing models of femininity continue, well into adulthood, to affect Gornick's struggle to find herself in love and in work. As Gornick walks with her aged mother through the streets of New York, arguing and remembering the past, each wins the reader's admiration: the caustic and clear-thinking daughter, for her courage and tenacity in really talking to her mother about the most basic issues of their lives, and the still powerful and intuitively-wise old woman, who again and again proves herself her daughter's mother. Unsparing, deeply courageous, Fierce Attachments is one of the most remarkable documents of family feeling that has been written, a classic that helped start the memoir boom and remains one of the most moving examples of the genre.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Odd Woman Out

Author : Muriel Box
ISBN : UCAL:$B504584
Genre : Dramatists, English
File Size : 32.95 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 926
Read : 1099

Category: Dramatists, English

The Body Embarrassed

Author : Gail Kern Paster
ISBN : 0801480604
Genre : Drama
File Size : 60.38 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 984
Read : 597

Men and women in early modern Europe experienced their bodies very differently from the ways in which contemporary men and women do. In this challenging and innovative book, Gail Kern Paster examines representations of the body in Elizabethan-Jacobean drama in the light of humoral medical theory, tracing the connections between the history of the visible social body and the history of the subject's body as experienced from within.
Category: Drama

Magnolia City

Author : Duncan W. Alderson
ISBN : 9780758292766
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 28.98 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 741
Read : 482

Houston in the 1920s is a city of established cotton kings and newly rich oil barons, where the elite live in beaux art mansions behind the gates of Courtlandt Place. Kirby Augustus Allen, grandson of the Allen brothers who founded Houston as a real estate deal, is grooming his daughter Hetty to marry Lamar Rusk, scion of the Splendora oil fortune. Instead, at the No-Tsu-Oh Carnival of 1928, beautiful, rebellious Hetty encounters a mysterious man from Montana dressed in the gear of a wildcatter--an outsider named Garret MacBride. Hetty is torn between Lamar's lavish courtship and her instinctive connection to Garret. As Lamar's wife she would be guaranteed acceptance to the highest ranks of Houston society. Yet Garret, poor but powerfully ambitious, offers the adventure she craves, with rendezvous in illicit jazz clubs and reckless nights of passion. The men's intense rivalry extends to business, as rumors of a vast, untapped ocean of oil in East Texas spark a frenzy that can make fortunes--or shatter lives and dreams beyond repair. A sweeping, sumptuous debut that evokes the turmoil and drama rippling through the history of the Lone Star State, Magnolia City is a story of love, greed, jealousy, and redemption, brought to life through the eyes of its unforgettable heroine. "Masterfully written, this story of oil, love, and family will grab you by the heart and not let you go." --Maria V. Snyder, New York Times best-selling author "Magnolia City is a compelling and evocative portrait of Houston in the 1920s. In turns thrilling, heartbreaking and uplifting, you will not want to put this book down until you've seen Hetty MacBride through all of her trials and triumphs." --Rebecca Kanner, author of Sinners and the Sea "Duncan Alderson deftly brings to life a lost and fascinating time and place, Texas in the early years of the twentieth century. Magnolia City is a page-turner from the start." --Holly Chamberlin, author of The Beach Quilt
Category: Fiction

The New Woman Criminal

Author : Elizabeth Carolyn Miller
ISBN : WISC:89079705208
Genre :
File Size : 23.80 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 583
Read : 922

Category:

Romance Of American Communism

Author : Vivian Gornick
ISBN : 9781788735520
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 89.3 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 818
Read : 769

Writer and critic Vivian Gornick's long-unavailable classic exploring how left politics gave depth and meaning to American life "Before I knew that I was Jewish or a girl I knew that I was a member of the working class." So begins Vivian Gornick's exploration of how the world of socialists, communists, and progressives in the 1940s and 1950s created a rich, diverse world where ordinary men and women felt their lives connected to a larger human project. Now back in print after its initial publication in 1977 and with a new introduction by the author, The Romance of American Communism is a landmark work of new journalism, profiling American Communist Party members and fellow travelers as they joined the Party, lived within its orbit, and left in disillusionment and disappointment as Stalin's crimes became public.
Category: Biography & Autobiography