The Yellow House

Author: Martin Gayford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316087203

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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This chronicle of the two months in 1888 when Paul Gauguin shared a house in France with Vincent Van Gogh describes not only how these two hallowed artists painted and exchanged ideas, but also the texture of their everyday lives. Includes 60 B&W reproductions of the artists' paintings and drawings from the period.

The Yellow House

Author: Sarah M. Broom

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472155564

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION 'A major book that I suspect will come to be considered among the essential memoirs of this vexing decade' New York Times Book Review In 1961, Sarah M. Broom's mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then-promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it. It was the height of the Space Race and the neighborhood was home to a major NASA plant - the postwar optimism seemed assured. Widowed, Ivory Mae remarried Sarah's father Simon Broom; their combined family would eventually number twelve children. But after Simon died, six months after Sarah's birth, the house would become Ivory Mae's thirteenth and most unruly child. A book of great ambition, Sarah M. Broom's The Yellow House tells a hundred years of her family and their relationship to home in a neglected area of one of America's most mythologized cities. This is the story of a mother's struggle against a house's entropy, and that of a prodigal daughter who left home only to reckon with the pull that home exerts, even after the Yellow House was wiped off the map after Hurricane Katrina. The Yellow House expands the map of New Orleans to include the stories of its lesser known natives, guided deftly by one of its native daughters, to demonstrate how enduring drives of clan, pride, and familial love resist and defy erasure. Located in the gap between the 'Big Easy' of tourist guides and the New Orleans in which Broom was raised, The Yellow House is a brilliant memoir of place, class, race, the seeping rot of inequality, and the internalized shame that often follows. It is a transformative, deeply moving story from an unparalleled new voice of startling clarity, authority and power.

Leaving the Yellow House

Author: Saul Bellow

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241339006

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

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She had lived by delays; she had meant to stop drinking; she had put off the time, and now she had smashed her car. At once harsh and tender, expansive and acutely funny, this is the story of an elderly and self-destructive dipsomaniac in a Western desert town, who finds herself faced with a final, impossible choice. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.

The Yellow House Mystery

Author: Rob M. Worley

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1617864641

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 34

View: 1973


Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden discover that a mystery surrounds the run-down yellow house on Surprise Island. The children find a letter and other clues that could lead them on the trail of a man who vanished from the house. Join The Boxcar Children in their graphic novel adventure to solve the yellow house mystery!

The Yellow House - Master of Men

Author: E. Phillips Oppenheim

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732687473

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 6763


Reproduction of the original: The Yellow House - Master of Men by E. Phillips Oppenheim

A Study Guide for Saul Bellow's "Leaving the Yellow House"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410350924

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 18

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A Study Guide for Saul Bellow's "Leaving the Yellow House," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

Land-Saving Action

Author: Russell Brenneman,Sarah M. Bates

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9780933280236

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 249

View: 5770


A collection of essays on the conservation of private land includes discussions of land trusts, tax planning for landowners, and scenic areas preservation

The Culture of Yellow

Author: Sabine Doran

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441169490

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 229

View: 8038


This is the first book to explore the cultural significance of the color yellow, showing how its psychological and aesthetic value marked and shaped many of the intellectual, political, and artistic currents of late modernity. It contends that yellow functions during this period primarily as a color of stigma and scandal. Yellow stigmatization has had a long history: it goes back to the Middle Ages when Jews and prostitutes were forced to wear yellow signs to emphasize their marginal status. Although scholars have commented on these associations in particular contexts, Sabine Doran offers the first overarching account of how yellow connects disparate cultural phenomena, such as turn-of-the-century decadence (the "yellow nineties"), the rise of mass media ("yellow journalism"), mass immigration from Asia ("the yellow peril"), and mass stigmatization (the yellow star that Jews were forced to wear in Nazi Germany). The Culture of Yellow combines cultural history with innovative readings of literary texts and visual artworks, providing a multilayered account of the unique role played by the color yellow in late nineteenth- and twentieth-century American and European culture.

The X-Files FAQ

Author: John Kenneth Muir

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495046044

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

View: 3645


(FAQ). The X-Files FAQ explores Chris Carter's popular 1990s science-fiction TV series, which aired on Fox for nine seasons and inspired spin-offs, including feature films, TV shows, toys, novels, and comic books. The book explores the series in terms of its historical context and analyzes how many of the episodes tackle the events of their time: the Clinton era. The X-Files FAQ also tallies the episodes that are based on true stories, selects touchstone moments from the almost decade-long run, and organizes the series by its fantastic subject matter from serial killers to aliens, from prehistoric menaces to ethnic and religious-based horrors. In addition, the book recalls the TV antecedents ( Kolchak: The Night Stalker ) and descendants ( Fringe ) of The X-Files , examines the two feature films, and investigates Chris Carter's other creations, including Millennium , The Lone Gunmen , Harsh Realm , and The After . Featuring numerous stills and the show's most prominent writers and directors, The X-Files FAQ allows readers to relive the "Mytharc" conspiracy and the unforgettable monsters of the week from the Fluke Man to the Peacocks.

Carrying the Torch

Author: Nancy Whipple Grinnell

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1611684951

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Maud Howe Elliott (1854Ð1948), the daughter of Julia Ward Howe, was a Pulitzer PrizeÐwinning writer and a tireless supporter of the arts, particularly in her adopted city of Newport, Rhode Island. An art historian and the author of over twenty works of fiction and nonfiction, including countless articles and short stories, Elliott is perhaps best known for co-writing a biography of her motherÑa major figure in the political and cultural world of New England, a womanÕs suffrage leader, and a leading progressive political voice. Elliott sought to enhance community and regional life by founding the Art Association of Newport in 1912 (now the Newport Art Museum), which she saw as the culmination of her life's work.