I'm Glad My Mom Died
It Ends with Us
Overkill
Verity
Ugly Love
The Time For Love
The Challenge
Where the Crawdads Sing
All Good People Here
The 6:20 Man
Just One Kiss
November 9

Practical Identity and Narrative Agency

Practical Identity and Narrative Agency
  • Author : Catriona Mackenzie
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2010-05
  • ISBN : 9780415883917
  • Detail : The essays collected in this volume address a range of issues that arise when the focus of philosophical reflection on identity is shifted from metaphysical to practical and evaluative concerns. They also explore the usefulness of the notion of narrative for articulating and responding to these issues. The chapters, written by an outstanding roster of international scholars, address a range of complex philosophical issues concerning the relationship between practical and metaphysical identity, the embodied dimensions of the first-personal perspective, the kind of reflexive agency involved in t...

Subject Matters

Subject Matters
  • Author : Paul Gifford
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release Date : 2000
  • ISBN : 9042006307
  • Detail : What can we currently make of 'the subject'? Under the sway of structuralism and poststructuralism, critical thinking took a distinctly negative turn, effectively disqualifying any form of subjectivity as a reference point in discussions of textual or literary meaning. Since the mid-1970s, however, throughout the human sciences, human agency has been restored as both a methodological principle and an ethical value: a phenomenon broadly designated as 'the return of the subject'. Yet the returning subject bears the traces of its problematization... The present collection of essays explores the w...

Almost a Century

Almost a Century
  • Author : Alfred Harold Honikman
  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007-09
  • ISBN : 9781598583885
  • Detail : "Honikman occupied different offices in local government until his retirement in 1980 when he left South Africa to live near his family in Santa Barbara, California. In 1985 he returned for the naming of 'Honikman Square' in his honor."--P. [4] of cover....

Epistola Posteritati

Epistola Posteritati
  • Author : Francesco Petrarca
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release Date : 1998
  • ISBN : 9042007923
  • Detail : A collection of essays concerning the nature of Renaissance biographies and portraits, which contextualise the works in order to understand their contemporary significance....

Epistola posteritati

Epistola posteritati
  • Author : Karl A. E. Enenkel
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release Date : 1998
  • ISBN : 9042007826
  • Detail : One of the most noticeable features of the Renaissance is what Jacob Burckhardt called the rise of the individual - in politics and religion, in its social life and in the arts, and in the mentality of Renaissance man, with his inclination to explore, to invent and to make new discoveries. Yet this characteristic is also very puzzling to modern people, who see that although the categories of art which depict particular people increased to a spectacular degree in a period when biography and portrait painting were among the most popular genres, and autobiography began to emerge as a genre in its...

Reflections

Reflections
  • Author : K. Peter Stich
  • Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
  • Release Date : 1988
  • ISBN : 9780776601953
  • Detail : This volume discusses the autobiographical inclination in Canadian literature, exploring works by such writers as Alice Munro, W.O. Mitchell, Michael Ondaatje, John Glassco, and Susanna Moodie. Others works, including the oral memoirs of a Métis, an Inuit’s account as being civil servant in Ottawa, and the autobiographical writings of pioneer women and French missionaries are examined to show the depth and breadth of this tradition in Canada. These texts act as starting points for an indepth look at the relationships between autobiography, biography and fiction in Canadian literature....

Mapping the Contours of Oppression

Mapping the Contours of Oppression
  • Author : Owen Evans
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release Date : 2006
  • ISBN : 9789042017191
  • Detail : Despite all the assertions towards the end of the twentieth century that the literary subject had expired along with the author, the wave of autobiographies published in German after theWende was a clear indication that, on the contrary, life stories were very much alive. In this study, Owen Evans examines the work of eight authors – Ludwig Harig, Uwe Saeger, Ruth Klüger, Günter de Bruyn, Günter Kunert, Christoph Hein, Grete Weil and Monika Maron – who all published personal texts after 1989 dealing either with life in Nazi Germany or the GDR, and in some cases both. By means of close t...

The Body as Medium and Metaphor

The Body as Medium and Metaphor
  • Author : Hannah Westley
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release Date : 2008
  • ISBN : 9789042023987
  • Detail : Reconsidering the relationship between autobiography and self-portraiture, The Body as Medium and Metaphor explores the intertextuality of self-representation in twentieth-century French art. Situating the body as the nexus of intersections between the written word and the visual image, this book rethinks the problematic status of the self. Starting at the twentieth-century's departure from figurative and mimetic representation, this study discusses the work of seminal artists and writers - including Marcel Duchamp, Michel Leiris, Francis Bacon, Bernard Noël, Gisèle Prassinos, Louise Bourgeo...

Postcolonialism Autobiography

Postcolonialism   Autobiography
  • Author : Michelle Cliff
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release Date : 1998
  • ISBN : 9042006854
  • Detail : The two volumes on Postcolonialism and Autobiography examine the affinity of postcolonial writing to the genre of autobiography. The contributions of specialists from Northern Africa, Europe and the United States focus on two areas in which the interrelation of postcolonialism and autobiography is very prominent and fertile: the Maghreb and the Anglophone and Francophone Caribbean. The colonial background of these regions provides the stimulus for writers to launch a program for emancipation in an effort to constitute a decolonized subject in autobiographical practice. While the French volume ...

Tell it to the Dog

Tell it to the Dog
  • Author : Robert Power
  • Publisher : Transit Lounge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-01
  • ISBN : 9780995359581
  • Detail : Tell it to the Dog. is an exquisitely written memoir that is at once playful, heartbreaking and affirming. From a Dublin childhood to London, then on to Europe, to Asia and Australia, there is a deep engagement with the world in this book about growing up, about human and animal connectedness, about friendship, love and loss. Power understands the uncanniness and endurance of memory. He can make us laugh, and then stop us in our tracks at the profundity of this business of meeting life. Each of these short chapters is beautifully complete; together the whole thing shimmers. In the most delight...

Narrative Identity and Moral Identity

Narrative Identity and Moral Identity
  • Author : Kim Atkins
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2010-10-01
  • ISBN : 9780415887892
  • Detail : This book is part of the growing field of practical approaches to philosophical questions relating to identity, agency and ethics--approaches which work across continental and analytical traditions and which Atkins justifies through an explication of how the structures of human embodiment necessitate a narrative model of selfhood, understanding, and ethics....

Doctors Without Borders in Ethiopia

Doctors Without Borders in Ethiopia
  • Author : Nyla Jo Jones Hubbard
  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780875868523
  • Detail : Annotation. Naturalists as well as volunteer workers and medical professionals will enjoy the warm and personal tale of one woman's experiences in the scorching climate and the heart-melting expressions of humanity at this tent hospital in Ethiopia. This book describes the function of a Doctors Without Borders program at the ground level, at the TB mission they established in eastern Ethiopia during 2001. The culture of the Afar people is part of the story as well as the physical surroundings of the mission including the birds and animals of the desert setting. It is also a story about relatio...