Black Milk

Author: Elif Shafak

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101514108

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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An acclaimed Turkish novelist's personal account of balancing a writer's life with a mother's life. After the birth of her first child in 2006, Turkish writer Elif Shafek suffered from postpartum depression that triggered a profound personal crisis. Infused with guilt, anxiety, and bewilderment about whether she could ever be a good mother, Shafak stopped writing and lost her faith in words altogether. In this elegantly written memoir, she retraces her journey from free-spirited, nomadic artist to dedicated by emotionally wrought mother. Identifying a constantly bickering harem of women who live inside of her, each with her own characteristics-the cynical intellectual, the goal-oriented go-getter, the practical-rational, the spiritual, the maternal, and the lustful-she craves harmony, or at least a unifying identity. As she intersperses her own experience with the lives of prominent authors such as Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf, Alice Walker, Ayn Rand, and Zelda Fitzgerald, Shafak looks for a solution to the inherent conflict between artistic creation and responsible parenting. With searing emotional honesty and an incisive examination of cultural mores within patriarchal societies, Shafak has rendered an important work about literature, motherhood, and spiritual well-being.

Black Milk

Author: Marcus Wood

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199274576

Category: Social Science

Page: 552

View: 6645

Black Milk is the first in-depth analysis of the visual arts that effloresced around slavery in Brazil and North America in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Exploring prints, photographs, paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and ephemera, it will change everything we knew, or thought we knew, about the visual archive of Atlantic slavery.

Black Milk

Author: Vasiliĭ Sigarev

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854597304

Category: Drama

Page: 62

View: 3352

Winner of the Evening Standard Most Promising Award for first play, Plasticine

Black Milk

Author: Robert Reed

Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1626814651

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

View: 939

“A poignant story that explores the repercussions of humanity’s search for perfection,” from the Hugo Award–winning author of Marrow (Library Journal). With a perfect memory and hyper-acute senses, Ryder is the leader of a group of five children, all highly specialized thanks to the genetic engineering pioneered by Dr. Aaron Florida—scientist, philanthropist, and genius. They represent a new generation of genetically tailored individuals, created to help build a brighter future. But some effects of Dr. Florida’s work were unforeseen—and these children will soon discover the shocking truth about the new world they stand to inherit . . . “Very similar to some of the better works of John Varley.” —Science Fiction Chronicle

Black Milk

Author: Elif Shafak

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241966264

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 802

Black Milk is the affecting and beautifully written memoir on motherhood and writing by Turkey's bestselling female writer Elif Shafak, author of Honour, The Gaze and The Bastard of Istanbul which was long-listed for the Orange prize. Postpartum depression affects millions of new mothers every year, and- like most of its victims- Elif Shafak never expected to be one of them. But after the birth of her first child in 2006, the internationally bestselling Turkish author remembers how "for the first time my adult life . . . words wouldn't speak to me". As her despair finally eased, Shafak sought to resuscitate her writing life by chronicling her own experiences. In her intimate memoir, she reveals how she struggled to overcome her depression and how literature provided the salvation she so desperately needed. 'An intimate, affecting memoir . . . Her passion for literature is contagious, and her struggle with postpartum depression and writer's block reinforces how carefully all of us must tread. Beautifully rendered, Shafak's Black Milk is an epic poem to women everywhere' Colleen Mondor Elif Shafak is the acclaimed author of The Bastard of Istanbul and The Forty Rules of Love and is the most widely read female novelist in Turkey. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She is a contributor for The Telegraph, Guardian and the New York Times and her TED talk on the politics of fiction has received 500 000 viewers since July 2010. She is married with two children and divides her time between Istanbul and London.

Black Milk

Author: D. W. Hartnett

Publisher: Trafalgar Square


Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Page: 261

View: 3964

A family of Viennese Jews experience the horrors of everyday life in a ghetto during World War II.

Die O Yogi Die

Author: Osho

Publisher: N.A


Category: Kānphatạs

Page: 463

View: 3653

On life and philosophy of Gorakhanātha, founder of Kānphatạs, subsect of Nātha sect.