The Graphic Lives of Fathers

The Graphic Lives of Fathers
Author: Mihaela Precup
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2020-02-21
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9783030362188

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This book explores the representation of fatherhood in contemporary North American autobiographical comics that depict paternal conduct from the post-war period up to the present. It offers equal space to autobiographical comics penned by daughters who represent their fathers’ complicated and often disappointing behavior, and to works by male cartoonists who depict and usually celebrate their own experiences as fathers. This book asks questions about how the desire to forgive or be forgiven can compromise the authors’ ethics or dictate style, considers the ownership of life stories whose subjects cannot or do not agree to be represented, and investigates the pervasive and complicated effects of dominant masculinities. By close reading these cartoonists’ complex strategies of (self-)representation, this volume also places photography and archival work alongside the problematic legacy of self-deprecation carried on from underground comics, and shows how the vocabulary of graphic narration can work with other media and at the intersection of various genres and modes to produce a valuable scrutiny of contemporary norms of fatherhood.

An Uncomplicated Life

An Uncomplicated Life
Author: Paul Daugherty
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-03-17
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780062359964

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A father’s exhilarating and funny love letter to his daughter with Down syndrome whose vibrant and infectious approach to life has something to teach all of us about how we can better live our own. Jillian Daugherty was born with Down syndrome. The day they brought her home from the hospital, her parents, Paul and Kerry, were flooded with worry and uncertainty, but also overwhelming love, which they channeled to “the job of building the better Jillian.” While their daughter had special needs, they refused to allow her to grow up needy—“Expect, Don’t Accept” became their mantra. Little did they know how ready Jillian was to meet their challenge. Paul tells stories from Jillian’s mischievous childhood and moves to her early adulthood, tracing her journey to find happiness and purpose in her adult life, sharing endearing anecdotes as well as stories about her inspiring triumphs. Having graduated from high school and college, Jillian now works to support herself, and has met the love of her life and her husband-to-be, Ryan. In An Uncomplicated Life, the parent learns as much about life from the child as the child does from the parent. Through her unmitigated love for others, her sparkling charisma, and her boundless capacity for joy, Jillian has inspired those around her to live better and more fully. The day Jillian was born, Paul says, was the last bad day. As he lovingly writes, “Jillian is a soul map of our best intentions”—a model of grace, boundless joy, and love for all of us.

The Memoir and the Memoirist

The Memoir and the Memoirist
Author: Thomas Larson
Publsiher: Ohio University Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2007-05-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780804040297

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The memoir is the most popular and expressive literary form of our time. Writers embrace the memoir and readers devour it, propelling many memoirs by relative unknowns to the top of the best-seller list. Writing programs challenge authors to disclose themselves in personal narrative. Memoir and personal narrative urge writers to face the intimacies of the self and ask what is true. In The Memoir and the Memoirist, critic and memoirist Thomas Larson explores the craft and purpose of writing this new form. Larson guides the reader from the autobiography and the personal essay to the memoir—a genre focused on a particularly emotional relationship in the author’s past, an intimate story concerned more with who is remembering, and why, than with what is remembered. The Memoir and the Memoirist touches on the nuances of memory, of finding and telling the truth, and of disclosing one’s deepest self. It explores the craft and purpose of personal narrative by looking in detail at more than a dozen examples by writers such as Mary Karr, Frank McCourt, Dave Eggers, Elizabeth Wurtzel, Mark Doty, Nuala O’Faolain, Rick Bragg, and Joseph Lelyveld to show what they reveal about themselves. Larson also opens up his own writing and that of his students to demonstrate the hidden mechanics of the writing process. For both the interested reader of memoir and the writer wrestling with the craft, The Memoir and the Memoirist provides guidance and insight into the many facets of this provocative and popular art form.

Women in Relationships with Bisexual Men

Women in Relationships with Bisexual Men
Author: Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 522
Release: 2016-03-08
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780739134597

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Framed by a comprehensive review of international research, literature, and film, this book is an intimate journey into the experiences and insights of 79 Australian women in relationships with bisexual men. It takes us into the daily lives, sexual intimacies, and families of MOREs (mixed-orientation relationships) that span the gamut from extremely oppressive experiences with bi-misogynist men to extremely liberating with bi-profeminist men. Aged 19 to 65, the women are in monogamous, open, and polyamorous relationships with bisexual-identifying and/or bisexual-behaving men. The women themselves are bisexual, lesbian, heterosexual, while others refuse to categorize their own sexualities. The book addresses the discovery or disclosure of the man's bisexuality, how the relationships work and where they flounder, how the partners negotiate and establish 'new rules' and boundaries to maintain their relationship, and the impact of class, rural/urban setting, ethnicity, indigeneity, race, religion, and education on these relationships. But this book isn’t only about MOREs. The research, revelations and reflections in this book tell us much about current and shifting global constructions and understandings of intimate relationships, sexual desires and love, and the socio-cultural representations and labeling of genders and sexualities.

Somebody s Daughter

Somebody s Daughter
Author: Ashley C. Ford
Publsiher: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-06-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781250245304

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NBCC John Leonard Prize Finalist “This is a book people will be talking about forever.” —Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Untamed “Ford’s wrenchingly brilliant memoir is truly a classic in the making. The writing is so richly observed and so suffused with love and yearning that I kept forgetting to breathe while reading it.” —John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author One of the most prominent voices of her generation debuts with an extraordinarily powerful memoir: the story of a childhood defined by the looming absence of her incarcerated father. Through poverty, adolescence, and a fraught relationship with her mother, Ashley C. Ford wishes she could turn to her father for hope and encouragement. There are just a few problems: he’s in prison, and she doesn’t know what he did to end up there. She doesn’t know how to deal with the incessant worries that keep her up at night, or how to handle the changes in her body that draw unwanted attention from men. In her search for unconditional love, Ashley begins dating a boy her mother hates. When the relationship turns sour, he assaults her. Still reeling from the rape, which she keeps secret from her family, Ashley desperately searches for meaning in the chaos. Then, her grandmother reveals the truth about her father’s incarceration . . . and Ashley’s entire world is turned upside down. Somebody’s Daughter steps into the world of growing up a poor Black girl in Indiana with a family fragmented by incarceration, exploring how isolating and complex such a childhood can be. As Ashley battles her body and her environment, she embarks on a powerful journey to find the threads between who she is and what she was born into, and the complicated familial love that often binds them.

Letter to My Father

Letter to My Father
Author: G. Thomas Couser
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2017-08-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780761869597

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Having wounded his father with a devastating letter when he was twenty-three and felt somewhat responsible for his subsequent mental collapse, the author reexamines his father’s life using documents found after his death to reflect on their relationship and reach a reconciliation with a man he had not really known.

The Great Efficacy of Simple Faith in the Atonement of Christ Exemplified in a Memoir of Mr William Carvosso Sixty Years a Class leader in the Wesleyan Methodist Connection

The Great Efficacy of Simple Faith in the Atonement of Christ Exemplified in a Memoir of Mr  William Carvosso  Sixty Years a Class leader in the Wesleyan Methodist Connection
Author: William Carvosso
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 351
Release: 1859
Genre: Methodists
ISBN: OSU:32435007055049

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Light Writing Life Writing

Light Writing   Life Writing
Author: Timothy Dow Adams
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2000
Genre: Photography
ISBN: 0807847925

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On the surface, the use of photography in autobiography appears to have a straightforward purpose: to illustrate and corroborate the text. But in the wake of poststructuralism, the role of photography in autobiography is far from simple or one-dimensional

A Jewish Life on Three Continents

A Jewish Life on Three Continents
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2013-05-08
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780804786201

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This remarkable memoir by Menachem Mendel Frieden illuminates Jewish experience in all three of the most significant centers of Jewish life during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It chronicles Frieden's early years in Eastern Europe, his subsequent migration to the United States, and, finally, his settlement in Palestine in 1921. The memoir appears here translated from its original Hebrew, edited and annotated by Frieden's grandson, the historian Lee Shai Weissbach. Frieden's story provides a window onto Jewish life in an era that saw the encroachment of modern ideas into a traditional society, great streams of migration, and the project of Jewish nation building in Palestine. The memoir follows Frieden's student life in the yeshivas of Eastern Europe, the practices of peddlers in the American South, and the complexities of British policy in Palestine between the two World Wars. This first-hand account calls attention to some often ignored aspects of the modern Jewish experience and provides invaluable insight into the history of the time.

The novels of Tobias Smollett To which is prefixed a memoir of the life of the author by sir W Scott

The novels of Tobias Smollett  To which is prefixed  a memoir of the life of the author  by sir W  Scott
Author: Tobias George [novels] Smollett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1821
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OXFORD:590922585

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I Will Be Complete

I Will Be Complete
Author: Glen David Gold
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2018-06-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781101946404

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From the bestselling author of Carter Beats the Devil and Sunnyside, a big-hearted memoir told in three parts: about growing up in the wake of the destructive choices of an extremely unconventional mother. Glen David Gold’s earliest memories are of a childhood in which he had everything he could possibly want. But when his father’s fortune disappeared and his parents divorced, Gold fell out of his well-curated Southern California life. He was now growing up by the side of his increasingly erratic mother, among con men and get-rich schemes in ‘70s San Francisco. Gold brings all his gifts as a novelist to a kaleidoscope of his most formative experiences: his salvation at boarding school; his dream job at an independent bookstore; a punk rock riot; a romance with a femme fatale; the start of his writing career; and his estrangement from his mother, who moved in with her soul mate, a man who threatened to kill her. By turns heartbreaking and disarmingly funny, I Will Be Complete is one son’s journey, a series of love stories layered into a search for autonomy, and, ultimately, a way of letting go.

Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors Living and Deceased from the Earliest Accounts to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century

Critical Dictionary of English Literature  and British and American Authors  Living and Deceased  from the Earliest Accounts to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century
Author: Samuel Austin Allibone
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 734
Release: 1896
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: BSB:BSB11167214

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Records of Girlhood

Records of Girlhood
Author: Valerie Sanders
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-04-08
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781134933754

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In this sequel to her 2000 anthology, Valerie Sanders again brings together an influential group of women whose autobiographical accounts of their childhoods show them making sense of the children they were and the women they have become. The fourteen women included juxtapose recollections of the bizarre with the quotidian and accounts of external events with the development of a complex inner life. Reading and acting are important themes, as is the precariousness of childhood, whether occasioned by a father's financial pressures or the early death of a parent. Significantly, most grew up expecting to earn their own living. The collection includes children's authors (Frances Hodgson Burnett and E. Nesbit), political figures (Emmeline Pankhurst and Louisa Twining), and well-known writers (Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Anne Thackeray Ritchie, Sarah Grand). Of relevance to scholars working in the fields of women’s autobiography, the history of childhood, and Victorian literature, this anthology includes a scholarly introduction and brief biographical sketches of each woman.

The Attic

The Attic
Author: Guanlong Cao
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 255
Release: 1996-04-02
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0520917448

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Novelist Guanlong Cao's autobiographical account of growing up in urban Shanghai affords a rare glimpse into daily life during the forty turbulent years following the Communist Revolution. Forced to the bottom of Chinese society as "class enemies," Cao's family eked out a meager existence in a cramped attic. The details of their day-to-day existence—the endless quest for enough food, its preparation, Cao's schooling and friends, the stirrings of sexual desire, his dreams and fantasies—are brought brilliantly to life in spare yet evocative prose. The memoir illuminates a world largely unknown to Westerners, one where human pettiness, cruelty, joy, and tenderness play themselves out against a backdrop of political upheaval and material scarcity. Reminiscent of the concise style of classical Chinese memoirs, Cao's lean, elegant prose heightens the emotional intensity of his story. Perceptive and humorous, his voice is deeply original. It is a voice that demands to be heard—for the historical moment it captures as well as for the personal revelations it distills.

Supplement to the Courant

Supplement to the Courant
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1840
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: NYPL:33433081677241

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