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The Book Narrative of the Life and Other Writings
The Author Frederick Douglass
The Publisher
Release Date2004-06-01
Genre Abolitionists
Pages 272
ISBN 1587261537
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Other Writings
The Author Frederick Douglass
The Publisher
Release Date2010
Genre Abolitionists
Pages 202
ISBN 1435117921
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings
The Author Olaudah Equiano
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2003-05-27
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 432
ISBN 9781101097960
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Completely revised and edited with an introduction and notes by Vincent Carretta An exciting and often terrifying adventure story, as well as an important precursor to such famous nineteenth-century slave narratives as Frederick Douglass's autobiographies, Olaudah Equiano's The Interesting Narrative recounts his kidnapping in Africa at the age of ten, his service as the slave of an officer in the British Navy, his ten years of labor on slave ships until he was able to purchase his freedom in 1766, and his life afterward as a leading and respected figure in the antislavery movement in England. A spirited autobiography, a tale of spiritual quest and fulfillment, and a sophisticated treatise on religion, politics, and economics, The Interesting Narrative is a work of enduring literary and historical value. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Book Prentice Hall Library
The Author Olaudah Equiano
The Publisher
Release Date
Genre
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ISBN 0131166123
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave
The Author Frederick Douglass
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2009-02-10
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 160
ISBN 9781440656545
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: \The pre-eminent American slave narrative. Published in 1845, this autobiography powerfully details the life of the internationally famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass from his birth into slavery in 1818 to his escape to the North in 1838 - how he endured the daily physical and spiritual brutalities of his owners and drivers, how he learned to read and write, and how he grew into a man who could only live free or die. In his introduction, Houston A. Baker, Jr., discusses the slave narrative as a distinct American literary genre and points out its social, political, historical, and literary significance, past and present. Enriched eBook Features Editors Houston Baker and Derrick R. Spires provides the following specially commissioned features for this Enriched eBook Classic: • Chronology • Nineteenth-Century Reviews and Responses • Further Reading • Day in a Slave’s Life • Sorrow Songs and Sheet Music • “The Church and Prejudice” (1841) • Introduction to “Oration,” or “The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro” • “The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro” (1852) • Introduction to “The Heroic Slave” • “The Heroic Slave” (1853) • “My Escape from Slavery” (1881) • Douglass Sites to Visit in the United States • Portraits and Illustrations • Enriched eBook Notes The enriched eBook format invites readers to go beyond the pages of these beloved works and gain more insight into the life and times of an author and the period in which the book was originally written for a rich reading experience.


The Book Memory and Narrative
The Author James Olney
The Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date1998
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 430
ISBN 0226628175
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: At a time when the memoir has never been more popular, Memory and Narrative presents an account of how the weave of life-writing has altered over time to arrive at its present form. James Olney, tells the story of an evolving literary form that originated in the autobiographical writings of St. Augustine, underwent profound and disruptive changes in Jean-Jacques Rousseau's life-writing trilogy, and found its momentary conclusion in the body of Samuel Beckett's work. Among other issues, Olney considers the rejection of the pronoun "I" by many post-Rousseau writers; the uses of narrative in the works of Beckett, Franz Kafka, and the sculptor Alberto Giacometti, and the role of literary memory in light of recent "memory work" from a variety of scientific disciplines. Giambattista Vico, Henry Adams, Gertrude Stein, Richard Wright, and Christa Wolf are some of the many writers examined in this monumental study.


The Book The Collected Works A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave The Heroic Slave My Bondage and My Freedom Life and Times of Frederick Douglass My Escape from Slavery Self Made Men Speeches Writings
The Author Frederick Douglass
The Publisher e-artnow sro
Release Date2013-11-14
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9788074849688
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Acts of Narrative Resistance
The Author Laura J. Beard
The Publisher University of Virginia Press
Release Date2009-10-01
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 216
ISBN 9780813930572
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This exploration of women's autobiographical writings in the Americas focuses on three specific genres: testimonio, metafiction, and the family saga as the story of a nation. What makes Laura J. Beard’s work distinctive is her pairing of readings of life narratives by women from different countries and traditions. Her section on metafiction focuses on works by Helena Parente Cunha, of Brazil, and Luisa Futoranksy, of Argentina; the family sagas explored are by Ana María Shua and Nélida Piñon, of Argentina and Brazil, respectively; and the section on testimonio highlights narratives by Lee Maracle and Shirley Sterling, from different Indigenous nations in British Columbia. In these texts Beard terms "genres of resistance," women resist the cultural definitions imposed upon them in an effort to speak and name their own experiences. The author situates her work in the context of not only other feminist studies of women's autobiographies but also the continuing study of inter-American literature that is demanding more comparative and cross-cultural approaches. Acts of Narrative Resistance addresses prominent issues in the fields of autobiography, comparative literature, and women's studies, and in inter-American, Latin American, and Native American studies.


The Book CliffsNotes on Douglass Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
The Author John Chua
The Publisher Cliffs Notes
Release Date1996-02-05
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 72
ISBN 0822008726
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in the series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, you’ll meet the inspirational man who was born into a family of slavery in early America, educated himself through sheer determination and wiles, and went on to become one of America's great statesmen, writers, and orators. In addition to summaries and commentaries on the novel, you’ll also find Life and background of the author, Frederick Douglass A list of characters Helpful maps Critical essays covering slavery, Douglass’ life and writings, and more A review section that tests your knowledge A genealogy map Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.


The Book The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
The Author Olaudah Equiano
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date2012-12-28
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 182
ISBN 9781625584717
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Olaudah Equiano was one of the most prominent people of African heritage involved in the British debate for the abolition of the slave trade. He wrote an autobiography that depicted the horrors of slavery and helped influence British lawmakers to abolish the slave trade through the Slave Trade Act of 1807. This is his story. I hope the reader will not think I have trespassed on his patience in introducing myself to him with some account of the manners and customs of my country. They had been implanted in me with great care, and made an impression on my mind, which time could not erase, and which all the adversity and variety of fortune I have since experienced served only to rivet and record; for, whether the love of one's country be real or imaginary, or a lesson of reason, or an instinct of nature, I still look back with pleasure on the first scenes of my life, though that pleasure has been for the most part mingled with sorrow. -Olaudah Equiano


The Book Frederick Douglass
The Author Frederick Douglass
The Publisher McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Release Date1983-09-01
Genre History
Pages 391
ISBN 0075543753
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Introduction by Michael Meyer


The Book CliffsNotes on Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave
The Author John Chua
The Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date2007-08-20
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 37
ISBN 9780544182905
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in the series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, you’ll meet the inspirational man who was born into a family of slavery in early America, educated himself through sheer determination and wiles, and went on to become one of America's great statesmen, writers, and orators. In addition to summaries and commentaries on the novel, you’ll also find Life and background of the author, Frederick Douglass A list of characters Helpful maps Critical essays covering slavery, Douglass’ life and writings, and more A review section that tests your knowledge A genealogy map Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.


The Book Het onsterfelijke leven van Henrietta Lacks
The Author Rebecca Skloot
The Publisher Nieuw Amsterdam
Release Date2017-11-14
Genre History
Pages
ISBN 9789046809372
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Haar naam was Henrietta Lacks, maar de medische wereld kent haar als HeLa. In de jaren '50 werden haar kankercellen zonder dat zij dat wist bij haar weggenomen. Met behulp van deze cellen, die letterlijk onsterfelijk zijn, werden de meest uiteenlopende geneeskundige ontdekkingen gedaan en rond de verkoop ervan ontstond een miljoenenindustrie. Het leven van Henrietta bleef echter vrijwel onbekend en ook haar familie wist tot ruim dertig jaar geleden niet van het bestaan van de cellen af. Rebecca Skloot vertelt het verhaal van de 'HeLa-cellen', maar laat ons vooral ook kennis maken met Henrietta, haar verleden en haar familie, die nog steeds worstelt met de nalatenschap van de cellen. Ze laat zien dat het verhaal van de familie Lacks onlosmakelijk verbonden is met de duistere geschiedenis van het experimenteren met Afrikaans-Amerikanen, het ontstaan van de ethiek binnen de biologie en de juridische strijd over de vraag of we de baas zijn over de materie waarvan we zijn gemaakt.


The Book Killing for Life
The Author Carol Mason
The Publisher Cornell University Press
Release Date2002
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 251
ISBN 0801488192
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: How can those who seek to protect the "right to life" defend assassination in the name of saving lives? Carol Mason investigates this seeming paradox by examining pro-life literature—both archival material and writings from the front lines of the conflict. Her analysis reveals the apocalyptic thread that is the ideological link between established anti-abortion organizations and the more shadowy pro-life terrorists who subject clinic workers to anthrax scares, bombs, and bullets.The portrayal of abortion as "America's Armageddon" began in the 1960s. In the 1970s, Mason says, Christian politics and the post-Vietnam paramilitary culture popularized the idea that legal abortion is a harbinger of apocalypse. By the 1990s, Mason asserts, even the movement's mainstream had taken up the call, narrating abortion as an apocalyptic battle between so-called Christian and anti-Christian forces. "Pro-life violence of the 1990s signaled a move away from protest and toward retribution," she writes. "Pro-life retribution is seen as a way to restore the order of God. In this light, the phenomenon of killing for 'life' is revealed not as an oxymoron, but as a logical consistency and a political manifestation of religious retribution."Mason's scrutiny of primary sources (direct mail, internal memoranda, personal letters, underground manuals, and pro-life films, magazines, and novels) draws attention to elements of pro-life millennialism. Killing for Life is a powerful indictment of pro-life ideology as a coherent, mass-produced narrative that does not merely condone violence, but anticipates it as part of "God's plan."


The Book Pelgrim langs Tinker Creek
The Author Annie Dillard
The Publisher Atlas Contact
Release Date2019-01-10
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages
ISBN 9789045037516
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In 1971 woont Annie Dillard, schrijfster van ‘Pelgrim langs Tinker Creek’, een jaar in de Amerikaanse staat Virginia, in een vallei waardoor de rivier Tinker Creek stroomt. Bijna dagelijks zwerft ze langs de oevers, waar haar geen detail ontgaat. Energiek en bezield vertelt ze in haar boek over de vaak genadeloze natuur in en rond de rivier en laat ze zien hoe gedurende de seizoenen alles onophoudelijk aan verandering onderhevig is. Ze dwingt de lezer voortdurend naar de details te kijken, en confronteert hem aldoor met het mysterie, de schoonheid én de wreedheid van het leven. En dat is meteen de grootste les van Dillards proza: dat we niet los van de natuurlijke wereld leven, maar er deel van uitmaken. Het met de Pulitzer Prijs bekroonde ‘Pelgrim langs Tinker Creek; is een subliem poëtisch essay, een zoektocht naar de betekenis van het leven en een natuurklassieker van jewelste.


The Book The Interesting Narrative Of The Life Of Olaudah Equiano Or Gustavus Vassa The African Written By Himself
The Author Olaudah Equiano
The Publisher Kessinger Publishing
Release Date2004-06-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 81
ISBN 1419167499
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In his important slave memoir, Olaudah Equiano tells the story of a boy who was kidnapped in Africa and enslaved in America, who purchased his freedom and then became a major leader of the antislavery movement in England.


The Book Evangelical History Or A Narrative of the Life Doctrines and Miracles of Jesus Christ Our Blessed Lord and Savior and of His Holy Apostles
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1813
Genre
Pages 526
ISBN COLUMBIA:50201519
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book An Autobiography
The Author Anthony Trollope
The Publisher OUP Oxford
Release Date2014-10-09
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 368
ISBN 9780191662775
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 'I hated the office. I hated my work...the only career in life within my reach was that of an author.' The only autobiography by a major Victorian novelist, Trollope's account offers a fascinating insight into his literary life and opinions. After a miserable childhood and misspent youth, Trollope turned his life around at the age of twenty-six. By 1860 the 'hobbledehoy' had become both a senior civil servant and a best-selling novelist. He worked for the Post Office for many years and stood unsuccessfully for Parliament. Best-known for the two series of novels grouped loosely around the clerical and political professions, the Barsetshire and Palliser series, in his Autobiography Trollope frankly describes his writing habits. His apparent preoccupation with contracts, deadlines, and earnings, and his account of the remorseless regularity with which he produced his daily quota of words, has divided opinion ever since. This edition reassesses the work's distinctive qualities and includes a selection of Trollope's critical writings to show how subtle and complex his approach to literature really was. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


The Book Narratives of Life
The Author Heike Hartung
The Publisher LIT Verlag Münster
Release Date2009
Genre History
Pages 202
ISBN 9783825812294
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The prospect of increasing longevity has turned aging and old age into a topic of concern in Western societies. The discourse of age and the proliferation of narrative in contemporary media culture both transgress disciplinary boundaries. Addressing the "narratives of life" from different disciplinary angles this volume aims to explore the scope of a narrative gerontology. Aging and the stories that are told about it or from within are transnational and transcultural phenomena. While aging is thus a universal process, attention is also drawn to the categories of difference that it evokes: Historical, social and cultural differences as well as gender differences.


The Book The Narrative Life
The Author Scott C. Williamson
The Publisher Mercer University Press
Release Date2002
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 182
ISBN 086554834X
Language English, Spanish, And French