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|Author||: Alison Bechdel|
|Editor||: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.
|Author||: Judith Kegan Gardiner|
|Editor||: Modern Language Association|
Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic has quickly joined the ranks of celebrated literary graphic novels. Set in part at a family-run funeral home, the book explores Alison’s complicated relationship with her father, a closeted gay man. Amid the tensions of her home life, Alison discovers her own lesbian sexuality and her talent for drawing. The coming-of-age story and graphic format appeal to students. However, the book’s nonlinear structure; intertextuality with modernist novels, Greek myths, and other works; and frank representations of sexuality and death present challenges in the classroom. This volume offers strategies for teaching Fun Home in a variety of courses, including literature, women’s and gender studies, art, and education. Part 1, “Materials,â€ outlines the text’s literary, historical, and theoretical allusions. The essays of part 2, “Approaches,â€ emphasize the work’s genres, including autobiography and graphic narrative, as well as its psychological dimensions, including trauma, disability, and queer identity. The essays give options for reading Fun Home along with Bechdel’s letters and drafts; her long-running comic strip, Dykes to Watch Out For; the Broadway musical adaptation of the book; and other stories of LGBTQ lives.
|Author||: Albert Camus|
In his first novel, A Happy Death, written when he was in his early twenties and retrieved from his private papers following his death in I960, Albert Camus laid the foundation for The Stranger, focusing in both works on an Algerian clerk who kills a man in cold blood. But he also revealed himself to an extent that he never would in his later fiction. For if A Happy Death is the study of a rule-bound being shattering the fetters of his existence, it is also a remarkably candid portrait of its author as a young man. As the novel follows the protagonist, Patrice Mersault, to his victim's house -- and then, fleeing, in a journey that takes him through stages of exile, hedonism, privation, and death -it gives us a glimpse into the imagination of one of the great writers of the twentieth century. For here is the young Camus himself, in love with the sea and sun, enraptured by women yet disdainful of romantic love, and already formulating the philosophy of action and moral responsibility that would make him central to the thought of our time. Translated from the French by Richard Howard
|Author||: Karen Saxby|
|Editor||: Cambridge University Press|
Enjoyable story-based practice for the Cambridge Young Learners English (YLE) Tests. Storyfun for Starters Student's Book provides full-colour preparation material for the Cambridge Young Learners English Test: Starters. It contains ten stories with accompanying activities. Students can enjoy reading and listening to stories to practise key areas of the syllabus. Enjoyable activities including games, projects and poems are balanced with exam-style questions to make learning fun. Unit-by-unit wordlists provide an easy reference for vocabulary learning.
|Author||: Alison Bechdel|
|Editor||: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
The New York Times–bestselling graphic memoir about Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home, becoming the artist her mother wanted to be. Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home was a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, this time about her mother: voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel's childhood…and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter good night, forever, when she was seven. Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf. It's a richly layered search that leads readers from the fascinating life and work of the iconic twentieth-century psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, to one explosively illuminating Dr. Seuss illustration, to Bechdel’s own (serially monogamous) adult love life. And, finally, back to Mother—to a truce, fragile and real-time, that will move and astonish all adult children of gifted mothers. A New York Times, USA Today, Time, Slate, and Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year “As complicated, brainy, inventive and satisfying as the finest prose memoirs.”—New York Times Book Review “A work of the most humane kind of genius, bravely going right to the heart of things: why we are who we are. It's also incredibly funny. And visually stunning. And page-turningly addictive. And heartbreaking.”—Jonathan Safran Foer “Many of us are living out the unlived lives of our mothers. Alison Bechdel has written a graphic novel about this; sort of like a comic book by Virginia Woolf. You won't believe it until you read it—and you must!”—Gloria Steinem
|Author||: Carey Purcell|
|Editor||: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers|
Theatre has long been considered a feminine interest for which women consistently purchase the majority of tickets, while the shows they are seeing typically are written and brought to the stage by men. Furthermore, the stories these productions tell are often about men, and the complex leading roles in these shows are written for and performed by male actors. Despite this imbalance, the feminist voice presses to be heard and has done so with more success than ever before. In From Aphra Behn to Fun Home: A Cultural History of Feminist Theatre, Carey Purcell traces the evolution of these important artists and productions over several centuries. After examining the roots of feminist theatre in early Greek plays and looking at occasional works produced before the twentieth century, Purcell then identifies the key players and productions that have emerged over the last several decades. This book covers the heyday of the second wave feminist movement—which saw the growth of female-centric theatre groups—and highlights the work of playwrights such as Caryl Churchill, Pam Gems, and Wendy Wasserstein. Other prominent artists discussed here include playwrights Paula Vogel Lynn and Tony-award winning directors Garry Hynes and Julie Taymor. The volume also examines diversity in contemporary feminist theatre—with discussions of such playwrights as Young Jean Lee and Lynn Nottage—and a look toward the future. Purcell explores the very nature of feminist theater—does it qualify if a play is written by a woman or does it just need to feature strong female characters?—as well as how notable activist work for feminism has played a pivotal role in theatre. An engaging survey of female artists on stage and behind the scenes, From Aphra Behn to Fun Home will be of interest to theatregoers and anyone interested in the invaluable contributions of women in the performing arts.
|Author||: Robert Goolrick|
|Editor||: Algonquin Books|
Rural Wisconsin, 1909. In the bitter cold, Ralph Truitt, a successful businessman, stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who answered his newspaper advertisement for "a reliable wife." But when Catherine Land steps off the train from Chicago, she's not the "simple, honest woman" that Ralph is expecting. She is both complex and devious, haunted by a terrible past and motivated by greed. Her plan is simple: she will win this man's devotion, and then, ever so slowly, she will poison him and leave Wisconsin a wealthy widow. What she has not counted on, though, is that Truitt — a passionate man with his own dark secrets —has plans of his own for his new wife. Isolated on a remote estate and imprisoned by relentless snow, the story of Ralph and Catherine unfolds in unimaginable ways. With echoes of Wuthering Heights and Rebecca, Robert Goolrick's intoxicating debut novel delivers a classic tale of suspenseful seduction, set in a world that seems to have gone temporarily off its axis.
|Author||: Genevieve Hudson|
Literary Nonfiction. Growing up queer in the deep South, Genevieve Hudson longed for stories about lives like her own. So she turned to Alison Bechdel's groundbreaking graphic memoir, FUN HOME. In its panels, she found sly references to Bechdel's personal influences. A Little in Love with Everyone is Hudson's journey down a rabbit hole of queer heroes like Audre Lorde, Eileen Myles, and Adrienne Rich, who turned their stories into art and empowered future generations to embrace their own truths. This book is part of a new series from Fiction Advocate called Afterwords.
|Author||: Markus Zusak|
|Editor||: Random House|
The 10th-anniversary edition of the No. 1 international bestseller and modern classic beloved by millions of readers HERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION - THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH The 10th-anniversary edition features pages of bonus content, including marked-up manuscript pages, original sketches, and pages from the author's writing notebook.
|Author||: Liz Doolittle|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
These are the magic stories of RUMPLESTILTSKIN, THE FROG PRINCE, and THE UNGRATEFUL SON told in rhymes and beautiful illustrations for your delight. The Grimm stories are a collection of German fairy tales first published in 1812 by the Grimm brothers, Jacob, and Wilhelm. These stories have certainly endured the test of time and keep delighting our children. For more than 200 years, millions of children have enjoyed and learned with these tales. Perhaps no other stories possess as much power to enchant, delight, and surprise as those penned by the immortal Brothers Grimm. In this edition, your children will enjoy three classic tales now told in catchy rhymes and beautiful modern illustrations. Enjoy the reading! Each story has a moral for educating your children with entertainment.
|Author||: Renee Davenport|
|Editor||: Retro Fun|
This book was revised April 14, 2017. The pages were made lighter and sharper for easier coloring.Welcome to the light-hearted coloring book Holiday Retro Angels, Santas, & Snowmen Grayscale Coloring Book! Joyful, delightful, and fun to color.Retro holiday-themed coloring pages bring back memories. Fun for kids of all ages. Let your coloring imagination go free and color this cute retro grayscale coloring book.Color over all of the varying shades of gray and make the retro holiday figures come to life. Use different colors to highlight, shade, and shadow your retro coloring pages.There are many avenues of coloring tools to use. Colored pencils, gel pens, glitter pens, Prismacolors, Raffine Marco pencils, and Marco Renoir pencils are among the most popular. This grayscale coloring book includes- 1. 30 high-quality grayscale coloring pages. 2. 8.5" x 11" pages. 3. Each page is one sided. 4. Each page has retro Angels, Santas, Snowmen and more. 5. Several elements are on every page for you to color. Including birds, birdhouses, ornaments, and many other fun things. Feel free to review the coloring book and let me know how you enjoyed your coloring. Please visit JoyfulColoringBooks.com and join my newsletter. If you have a picture of a special pet or something else you would like made into grayscale coloring pages please contact me. I'll be happy to make a custom grayscale coloring page or coloring book for you. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org More books to come! Enjoy your coloring journey! See the flip-through of the coloring pages here”youtube.com/channel/UCroL0Govs-YVWAJlOhm4_XA/videos
|Author||: Andrew Borst|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
Learn traditional folk accompaniment the easy and fun way! In book 2 Students will build on what they learned in book 1 with more rhythms and strums, basic chord theory, alternating bass and bass runs. With "in class" notes and study guides students will know exactly what to practice and teachers will easily see what is to be done in each class. Book 1 must be completed before beginning book 2 Unlike many other folk methods this one is properly graduated and suitable for classroom or group study. It is easy and fun for the students. Student of all ages will enjoy learning to strum and sing along with their favorite folk songs in this fun and engaging method! If you are a teacher and have a student that is interested in folk accompaniment this is the complete properly graduated course you have been looking for. Of course this book is also great for private lessons or to teach yourself guitar!
|Author||: Henry James|
|Editor||: Amereon Limited|
"When timid and plain Catherine Sloper acquires a dashing and determined suitor, her father, convinced that the young man is nothing more than a fortune-hunter, decides to put a stop to their romance. Torn between a desire to win her father's approval and passion for the first man who has ever declared his love for her, Catherine faces an agonizing choice, and eventually becomes all too aware of the restrictions that others seek to place on her freedom. James's novel interweaves the public and private faces of nineteenth-century New York society, and is also a study of innocence destroyed."--BOOK JACKET.
|Author||: Melissa Owen|
|Editor||: Cambridge English|
Enjoyable and engaging practice for the revised 2018 Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE). This Home Fun Booklet supports students on their Pre A1 Starters journey. It is a fun way for children to practise English at home with parents. Practise exam vocabulary, have fun, be creative and play games in English with family and friends. Record learned words in the picture dictionary.