The Dead Ladies Project

Author: Jessa Crispin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022627845X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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When Jessa Crispin was thirty, she left Chicago and took off for Berlin. Half a decade later, she's still on the road, in search not so much of a home as of understanding.Fascinated by exile, Crispin travels an itinerary of of places that have drawn writers who needed to break free from their origins and start afresh.She reflects on Maud Gonne fomenting revolution, on Nora Barnacl, Rebecca West, Margaret Anderson and Jean Rhys.

The Passion Projects

Author: Melanie Micir

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691193118

Category: History

Page: 224

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How modernist women writers used biographical writing to resist their exclusion from literary history It’s impossible, now, to think of modernism without thinking about gender, sexuality, and the diverse movers and shakers of the early twentieth century. But this was not always so. The Passion Projects examines biographical projects that modernist women writers undertook to resist the exclusion of their friends, colleagues, lovers, and companions from literary history. Many of these works were vibrant efforts of modernist countermemory and counterhistory that became casualties in a midcentury battle for literary legitimacy, but that now add a new dimension to our appreciation of such figures as Radclyffe Hall, Gertrude Stein, Hope Mirrlees, and Sylvia Beach, among many others. Melanie Micir explores an extensive body of material, including Sylvia Townsend Warner’s carefullly annotated letters to her partner Valentine Ackland, Djuna Barnes’s fragmented drafts about the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, Margaret Anderson’s collection of modernist artifacts, and Virginia Woolf’s joke biography of her friend and lover Vita Sackville-West, the novel Orlando. Whether published in encoded desire or squirreled away in intimate archives, these “passion projects” recorded life then in order to summon an audience now, and stand as important predecessors of queer and feminist recovery projects that have shaped the contemporary understanding of the field. Arguing for the importance of biography, The Passion Projects shows how women turned to this genre in the early twentieth century to preserve their lives and communities for future generations to discover.

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Ninth Edition

Author: Kate L. Turabian

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022643060X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

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When Kate L. Turabian first put her famous guidelines to paper, she could hardly have imagined the world in which today’s students would be conducting research. Yet while the ways in which we research and compose papers may have changed, the fundamentals remain the same: writers need to have a strong research question, construct an evidence-based argument, cite their sources, and structure their work in a logical way. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations—also known as “Turabian”—remains one of the most popular books for writers because of its timeless focus on achieving these goals. This new edition filters decades of expertise into modern standards. While previous editions incorporated digital forms of research and writing, this edition goes even further to build information literacy, recognizing that most students will be doing their work largely or entirely online and on screens. Chapters include updated advice on finding, evaluating, and citing a wide range of digital sources and also recognize the evolving use of software for citation management, graphics, and paper format and submission. The ninth edition is fully aligned with the recently released Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, as well as with the latest edition of The Craft of Research. Teachers and users of the previous editions will recognize the familiar three-part structure. Part 1 covers every step of the research and writing process, including drafting and revising. Part 2 offers a comprehensive guide to Chicago’s two methods of source citation: notes-bibliography and author-date. Part 3 gets into matters of editorial style and the correct way to present quotations and visual material. A Manual for Writers also covers an issue familiar to writers of all levels: how to conquer the fear of tackling a major writing project. Through eight decades and millions of copies, A Manual for Writers has helped generations shape their ideas into compelling research papers. This new edition will continue to be the gold standard for college and graduate students in virtually all academic disciplines.

The Truth Teller

Author: Katherine Govier

Publisher: N.A


Category: Canadians

Page: 403

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For forty-five years, Dugald Laird and Francesca Morrow have had the perfect marriage, united by romance and a common purpose. Together they have held up the beacon of art, truth, poetry, classical learning and Greek myth in a tiny school on the edge of upper-class Toronto, devoting their lives to rescuing and redeeming the outcast children of the well-to-do. But the effort -- and the cracks -- are finally starting to show. The catalyst is a new girl at school, Cassie, an ungainly outcast with an eye for unpalatable truths. Swiftly recruited by Vida (tiny, intense, a natural leader), Cassie becomes the propulsive force behind the school's rebel girl gang. The other trouble zone is Dugald, who is increasingly haunted by memories of the wife and children he abandoned almost half a century ago for his beautiful wife. But the inexorable Francesca manages to carry them all away on the school's annual pilgrimage to Greece. And, at Delphi, in the bee-kissed glades and among the ancient stones, the world as they've known it ceases to exist. As Cassie whirls in flames, both the perfect marriage and the template of the school shatter in a burst of truth-telling that releases them all to their fates.

Behind Every Successful President

Author: Alice E. Anderson,Hadley V. Baxendale

Publisher: Spi Books


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 316

View: 4137

Profiles the thirteen first ladies between Barbara Bush and Lou Hoover

Virginia Country

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Virginia

Page: N.A

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