China And Her Biographical Dimensions

Author: Christina Neder
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 9783447044929
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Das Buch ist dem Andenken des 1999 verstorbenen renommierten Bochumer Sinologen Helmut Martin gewidmet. Namhafte Chinawissenschaftler aus der ganzen Welt spannen in ihren Beitragen einen Bogen, der das umfangreiche ?uvre der wissenschaftlichen Arbeit Helmut Martins widerspiegelt. Nach einer personlich gehaltenen Einfuhrung zu Leben und Werk Helmut Martins konzentriert sich der Themenschwerpunkt des Bandes auf (auto-)biographische Fragestellungen in Literatur, Wissenschaft, Politik und Wirtschaft des traditionellen und des modernen Chinas. Die chinesische und taiwanesische Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts sind hierbei besonders ins Blickfeld geruckt. Aber auch zu linguistischen Fragestellungen und den Themen Ubersetzung, Chinarezeption und -perzeption sind eine Reihe wichtiger Aufsatze enthalten. Im Anhang des Buches findet sich ein Gesamtverzeichnis der Schriften von und uber Helmut Martin.

Then Horror Came Into Her Eyes

Author: Claudia Glunz
Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH
ISBN: 3847103415
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The contributions to this volume focus mainly on the first World War from a gender perspective, discussing the complex relationship between the front and the home front as well as experiences of violence, the visual and literary forms in which the First World War is represented, and the effects of the war on concepts of military and civilian life. The volume is supplemented by the first-hand recollections of a second-World-War US bomber pilot, provided by William D. Erhart, and an essay by Franz Karl Stanzel on the connection between Nemesis and the sinking of battle ships in the second World War.

The Mothers Legacy To Her Vnborn I E Unborn Childe I E Child

Author: Elizabeth Jocelin
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802046949
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A facing-page edition of a seventeenth-century mother's advice book, giving insights both into female Protestant religious devotion, authorship and spirituality, and into how women's words were altered in the transmission by male editors.

Antal And Her Path Of Love

Author: Antal
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791403952
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This book is a translation and study of the poems of a ninth-century woman saint and mystic. The Introduction is designed to make the translations accessible to a non-specialist audience, while the Notes provide insights into the poems and useful explications of allusions and convention with which readers who do not possess a specialized knowledge of Tamil Vaisnava bhakti may be unfamiliar.

Over Her Dead Body

Author: Elisabeth Bronfen
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719038273
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In 1846, Edgar Allen Poe wrote that 'the death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetic topic in the world'. The conjuction of death, art and femininity forms a rich and disturbing strata of Western culture, explored here in fascinating detail by Elisabeth Bronfen. Her examples range from Carmen to Little Nell, from Wuthering Heights to Vertigo, from Snow White to Frankenstein. The text is richly illustrated throughout with thirty-seven paintings and photographs. The argument that this book presents is that narrative and visual representations of death can be read as symptoms of our culture and because the feminine body is culturally constructed as the superlative site of "other" and "not me", culture uses art to dream the deaths of beautiful women.

In Her Own Image

Author: Elaine Hedges
Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 9780912670621
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An anthology of visual and literary works by and about women artists and authors.

Her Kind

Author: Jane Cahill
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1551110423
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Medea betrayed her father and left her homeland for the love of Jason. Then when he abandoned her, she murdered her children. But did she? And what of Clytemnestra, the conniving adulteress? For ten years she plotted the murder of her husband Agamemnon, King of Mycenae and Conqueror of Troy. How would she have told her story? The Greek myths as we know them were told for men by men. Yet they were the culmination of a long oral tradition in which both men and women shared. Using extant ancient literary sources as her guide, including the works of Homer, Aeschylus, Euripides and Apollodorus, Jane Cahill reconstructs the stories as they might have been told to women by women. These are stories of wronged women, inspired women, determined women, tender women. Medusa tells how it is to know that one look at her face will turn a man to stone, to be hated and feared all the time. Jocasta, Queen of Thebes, confesses her love for the young man who came to save her city from the Sphinx—her son, Oedipus. Each story is accompanied by extensive notes which discuss the ancient sources, explain relevant Greek concepts and customs, and serve as a guide to further reading.

Her Husband

Author: Luigi Pirandello
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822326007
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Evoking in vivid detail the literary world in Rome at the turn of the century. Her Husband tells the story of Silvia Roncella, a talented young female writer, and her husband Giustino Boggiolo. The novel opens with their arrival in Rome after having left their provincial southern Italian hometown following the success of Silvia's first novel, the rather humorously titled House of Dwarves. As his wife's self-appointed (and self-important) promoter, protector, counselor, and manager, Giustino becomes the primary target of Pirandello's satire. But the couple's relationship - and their dual career - is also complicated by a lively supporting cast of characters, including literary bohemians with avant-garde pretensions and would-be aristocratic aesthetes who are all too aware of the newly acquired power of journalists and the publishing establishment to make or break their careers. Having based many of the characters - including Silvia and Giustino - on actual literary acquaintances of his, Pirandello reacted to the novel's controversial reception by not allowing it to be reprinted after the first printing sold out. Not until after his death were copies again made available in Italy.