From Tide to Timber-line

Author: Patterson Leonard McKinnie

Publisher: N.A


Category: Poetry

Page: 151

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Critical Perspectives on Pat Barker

Author: Sharon Monteith,Margaretta Jolly,Nahem Yousaf,Ronald Paul

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570035708

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 356

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These essays cover the work and career of Pat Barker, providing insight into her novels, from Union Street (1982) through the Regeneration trilogy (1991-95) to Double Vision (2003). The essays are organized into: "Writing Working-Class Women," "Dialogueunder Pressure," "Men at War," "The Talking Cure," and "Regenerating the Wasteland."


Author: Grazyna Monvid

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435236403

Category: English drama

Page: 132

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Women in Turmoil

Author: Robert A Schanke

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809325101

Category: Drama

Page: 286

View: 8561

In this first publication of six plays by the flamboyantly uninhibited author, poet, and playwright Mercedes de Acosta (1893–1968), theater historian Robert A. Schanke rescues these lost theatrical writings from the dusty margins of obscurity. Often autobiographical, always rife with gender struggle, and still decidedly stageworthy, Women in Turmoil: Six Plays by Mercedes de Acosta constitutes a significant find for the canon of gay and lesbian drama. In her 1960 autobiography Here Lies the Heart, de Acosta notes that as she was contemplating marriage to a man in 1920, she was "in a strange turmoil about world affairs, my own writing, suffrage, sex, and my inner spiritual development." The voice in these plays is that of a lesbian in turmoil, marginalized and ignored. Her same-sex desires and struggles for acceptance fueled her writings, and nowhere is that more evident than in the plays contained herein. The women characters struggle with unfulfilling marriages, divorce, unrequited sexual desire, suppressed identity, and a longing for recognition. Of the six plays, only the first two were ever produced. Jehanne d’Arc (1922) premiered in Paris with de Acosta’s lover at the time, Eva Le Gallienne, starring and Norman Bel Geddes designing the set and lights. In 1934, de Acosta adapted it into a screenplay for Greta Garbo, then her lover, but it was never filmed. Portraying rampant anti-Semitism in a small New England town, Jacob Slovak (1923) was performed both on Broadway and in London, with the London production starring John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson. The Mother of Christ (1924) is a long one-act play written for the internationally known actress Eleonora Duse. After Duse’s death, several other actresses including Eva Bartok, Jeanne Eagels, and Lillian Gish explored productions of the play. Igor Stravinsky wrote a score, Norman Bel Geddes designed a set, and Gladys Calthrop designed costumes. However, the play was never produced. Her most autobiographical play, World Without End (1925), and her most sensational play, The Dark Light (1926), both unfold through plots of sibling rivalry, incest, and suicide. With overtones of Ibsen, Illusion (1928) continues the themes of de Acosta’s previous plays with her rough and seedy cast of characters, but here the playwright’s drama grows to incorporate a yearning for belonging as well as strong elements of class conflict. What notoriety remains associated with de Acosta has less to do with her writing than with her infamous romances with the likes of Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Isadora Duncan, Alla Nazimova, Eva Le Gallienne, Tamara Karsavina, Pola Negri, and Ona Munson. Through this collection of six powerfully poignant dramas, editor Robert A. Schanke strives to correct myths about Mercedes de Acosta and to restore both her name and her literary achievements to their proper place in history. Robert A. Schanke has authored the original biography, “That Furious Lesbian:” The Story of Mercedes de Acosta, also available from Southern Illinois University Press.

Maggie's Guardian

Author: Anna Adams

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459240561

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Noah and Tessa Gabriel—once they were in love, happy, married Of course, that was then. Now they're two people who've lost all the things that matter most, including each other. But after Tessa's best friend, David, is killed and she becomes the prime suspect, she turns to Noah for help. He's a homicide cop—the best—and even though the crime doesn't take place in his jurisdiction, he's going to search for the killer. He has no other choice; the police are focusing all their energy on finding the evidence to convict Tessa. He failed Tessa once. He won't do that again. Noah and Tessa have to learn how to work together, how to be together. It's the only way to keep David's baby safe and to catch the murderer.

In Moonlight and Memories: Volume One

Author: Julie Ann Walker

Publisher: Limerence Publications LLC

ISBN: 1950100006

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 984

VOLUME ONE MOST LOVE STORIES HAVE ONE BEGINNING AND ONE ENDING. THIS LOVE STORY HAS MANY. From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Ann Walker comes an epic story about sacrifice, friendship, and the awe-inspiring power of love. Maggie: Ten years ago, Cash Armstrong stole my heart. Then he promptly joined the army—dragging my best friend with him—and left me crying on the front porch in a red sequined prom dress. Now he's back. They're both back. Cash, the one who still has my heart. And Luc, the one who saved my life. Cash: How do you know if you’re at the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end? That's what I've been trying to figure out since a traumatic brain injury made me "unfit to serve." I'm back in New Orleans, and picking up the shattered pieces of my past means I must confront where my life's journey began... and where it all might end. Luc: Long ago, Maggie May was mine. Not mine in the way you might think. She was mine because she was my only friend. Then Cash came along and we became brothers by something stronger than blood. We became brothers by choice. When tragedy struck, I was forced to make a decision that changed all our lives. I thought, after ten years, it was safe to come back home. I was wrong...

My Best Plays (Annotated Edition)

Author: James M. Barrie

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 384962935X

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

View: 4793

James M. Barrie was not only the creator of Peter Pan and the other famous characters of that story. He was also a brilliant dramatist and the best of his theatre works are represented in this edition. Contents: The Admirable Crichton Quality Street What Every Woman Knows Dear Brutus Alice Sit-By-The-Fire

A Scam A Dream

Author: Monica YANG

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3753121061

Category: Drama

Page: 394

View: 658

The story begins with the woman we call Maggie (to protect the victim's identity). Meet an American military officer on Facebook. We call him Tom. He also has a daughter named Esther. Maggie's husband travels frequently and is cold and violent towards her, their relationship has broken down and they are about to separate. Although the conversation about the divorce was informal, she began looking for a new life partner who could love, protect, and care for her. She found that only Tom could give her the attention and desire she needed... This love story will not end with the answers to dreams and prayers. On the contrary, Tom never paid the bills. Tomorrow will never come. They never met. Maggie has no shoulders to lean on. Unfortunately, the internal pressure is enormous. As Maggie realized the pain of the general situation, her suicidal thoughts became more intense. This is an expensive course worth learning.

Dawn of a New Day

Author: Michael B. Coyle

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 1509236082

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6452

In 1939, on the eve of World War II, the World's Fair begins at Flushing Meadows, near New York City. Blathers and Duff, descendants of private investigators, are running the security for the Fair. When they investigate a murder on the Fair's premises, they get tangled up with the Nazi Bund as it works to advance the policies of Hitler in the US, and with a group of out-of-work Jewish actors running various confidence games to raise funds to help Jews escape Europe. Meanwhile, two FBI agents suspect Blathers of a murder elsewhere and also want to find the con artists regardless of motives. As the Fair's second season begins, in the spring of 1940, Blathers and Duff are risking their lives to help the actors. Will their schemes succeed against the killer who stalks them?

Simmering Season

Author: Jenn J. McLeod

Publisher: Wild Myrtle Press

ISBN: 0648570835

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 7652

A country hotel, an unexpected houseguest, and a school reunion. Maggie’s perfect storm is about to lift the lid off a lifetime of secrets. Dan Ireland, a work-weary police crash investigator still hell-bent on punishing himself for his misspent youth, has ample reason for not going home to Calingarry Crossing for the school reunion, but one very good reason why he should . . . Maggie Lindeman. Maggie is back in Calingarry Crossing trying to sell the family pub, while also dealing with a restless seventeen-year-old son, a father with dementia, a fame-obsessed musician husband back in the city, and a dwindling bank account. The last thing she needs is a surprise houseguest for the summer. Fiona Bailey-Blair, daughter of an old friend and spoilt with everything but the truth, whips up a maelstrom of gossip when she blows into town in search of answers. This storm season, as Maggie’s past and present converge with the unexpected, she'll discover… … there's no keeping a lid on some secrets. A Calingarry Crossing novel from the author of HOUSE OF WISHES and the best-selling HOUSE FOR ALL SEASONS ~ "A painful exploration of estrangement, loss, truth, redemption and the power of wishes." The West Australian