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Dreams of My Mothers: A Story of Love Transcendent

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Download Dreams of My Mothers: A Story of Love Transcendent in PDF by Joel L. a. Peterson Full Book and published by HPA. This book was released on 2015-03-15 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based on a true story, Dreams of my Mothers, is a powerful account of a boy coming of age, but it is ultimately a story of the redemption and triumph of two women--mothers from the opposite ends of the world and the human condition. Their love for the same child takes them beyond the brink of their personal tragedies and pain to find transformation and life missions they could not have imagined. Author Joel Peterson gives us a vivid and griping story of a biracial, impoverished boy who, through the transcendent love of his mothers, rises above questions of identity, race, physical limitations, and prejudice to become a unique American success story. It touches on all the issues of who we are -as a people, as a nation, and as individuals. Dreams of My Mothers is a story particular to one person, but relevant to all. It is American, yet global. It is a story that is intensely personal, yet universal in its themes and humanness.


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Transcendent

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ISBN : 0698155653
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Download Transcendent in PDF by Katelyn Detweiler Full Book and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2016-10-04 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A timely work of contemporary magical realism, about a world plagued by violence, and the girl called upon to be a hero. When terrorists bomb Disney World, seventeen-year-old Iris Spero is as horrified as anyone else. Then a stranger shows up on her stoop in Brooklyn, revealing a secret about the mysterious circumstances surrounding Iris’s birth, and throwing her entire identity into question. Everything she thought she knew about her parents, and about herself, is a lie. Suddenly, the press is confronting Iris with the wild notion that she might be “special.” More than just special: she could be the miracle the world now so desperately needs. Families all across the grieving nation are pinning their hopes on Iris like she is some kind of saint or savior. She’s no longer sure whom she can trust—except for Zane, a homeless boy who long ago abandoned any kind of hope. She knows she can’t possibly be the glorified person everyone wants her to be… but she also can’t go back to being safe and anonymous. When nobody knows her but they all want a piece of her, who is Iris Spero now? And how can she—one teenage girl—possibly heal a broken world?


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The United States Vs. Abbott, Et Al. a Love Story

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Download The United States Vs. Abbott, Et Al. a Love Story in PDF by Greg Abbott Full Book and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2022-10-18 with total page 235 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A gripping, insightful, humorous firsthand account on the Varsity Blues College Admissions Scandal as seen through the eyes of a parent. From the moment armed federal officers barged into his bedroom at dawn, dragging him away in irons without telling him the nature of his crime, Greg Abbott recounts his experiences all the way through federal prison. Without skirting any wrongdoing, Abbott humanizes a case otherwise marked by federal abuse and one-dimensional, often flagrantly dishonest media portrayals. He shares why he paid $125,000 to Rick Singer’s Key Worldwide Foundation to support his daughter’s standardized test scores, how he believed it was a humane, one-off accommodation for her physical disability—a severe form of Lyme disease that robbed his otherwise accomplished daughter of focus. The author shares unsettling truths about how lives otherwise blessed, even exemplary at times, can become cursed by a single false step taken out of love and compassion, not crass ambition. Such a misstep can incur the government’s wrath where none was needed and become endless grist for media and internet mills to satisfy our insatiable appetites for schadenfreude. His story, in the mere telling, exposes the real scandals of Varsity Blues and explains why citizens of all political stripes should be concerned. “We are merely one side of this multifaceted infamy,” he writes.


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ISBN : 0316072710
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Download Breadfruit in PDF by Célestine Vaite Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2009-05-30 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When a drunken Pito proposes to Materena, she initially thinks it's just the booze talking. As she nevertheless starts planning, she juggles everyday life only to have Pito act as though he's forgotten his proposal.


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Download Dreams of Maryam Tair in PDF by Mhani Alaoui Full Book and published by Interlink Publishing. This book was released on 2015-06-20 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An exciting debut and a wonderful work of magical realism. Outside of time, the legendary storyteller and queen Sheherazade tells a little girl a story that has happened and is yet to happen, the rebirth of a story ancient and forgotten. Dreams of Maryam Tair: Blue Boots and Orange Blossoms brings readers to a Casablanca of myth and metaphor; curses and student revolts; and of witches, demons, djinns, and bureaucrats. Long after Biblical Adam set aside forgotten first-wife Lilith for Eve, star-crossed highborn Leila and scholar Adam catch the attention of the demons during Casablanca’s 1981 Bread Riots, and are disappeared. Months later—after centuries in the demons’ lair—Adam and Leila reunite at her parents’ once grand and now cursed house as shadows of themselves. But Leila returns from her ordeal pregnant with a special, singular child, one who draws out magical beings and has the power to change everything. A daughter she named Maryam, born with the scent of orange blossoms and a body filled with pain. Seamlessly interweaving a sprawling, multi-generational family tale with ancient creation stories, Mhani Alaoui’s cyclical half-myth half-reality story celebrates the radical power of disobedience.


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Tiare in Bloom

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Download Tiare in Bloom in PDF by Célestine Vaite Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2009-05-30 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now that Materena is a big star with her radio talk show, Pito can't help noticing some changes in his wife. She's spending more and more time at work and with her girlfriends instead of coming home to cook for him. And why does a Tahitian woman need to know how to drive, anyway? He tries to shrug it off, but when Materena gives him the silent treatment and doesn't come home after a night of dancing, Pito has had enough! How is he supposed to fix things with Materena when she doesn't even give him a chance? Luckily for Pito, his opportunity comes when a threemonth-old girl named Tiare -- rumored to be their son Tomatoa's daughter -- is left on the Mahis' doorstep. Anxious to pull his weight and set things right, Pito embarks on a hilarious and noble mission to prove himself to his granddaughter, his wife, and -- most importantly -- himself. Tiare in Bloom is the heartwarming story of a couple facing big changes on a small island -- and a love that outlasts it all.


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The Trail to Tincup

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ISBN : 1631523422
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Download The Trail to Tincup in PDF by Joyce Lynette Hocker Full Book and published by She Writes Press. This book was released on 2018-05-15 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Trail to Tincup: Love Stories at Life’s End, a psychologist reckons with the loss of four family members within a span of two years. Hocker works backward into the lives of these people and forward into the values, perspective, and qualities they bestowed before and after leaving. Following the trail to their common gravesite in Tincup, Colorado, she remembers and recounts decisive stories and delves into artifacts, journals, and her own dreams. In the process the grip of grief begins to lessen, death braids its way into life, and life informs the losses with abiding connections. Gradually, she begins to find herself capable of imagining life without her sister and best friend. Toward the end of the book Hocker’s own near-death experience illuminates how familiarity with her individual mortality helps her live with joy, confidence, and openness.


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Greetings from Utopia Park

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ISBN : 0062338862
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Download Greetings from Utopia Park in PDF by Claire Hoffman Full Book and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2016-06-07 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this engrossing, provocative, and intimate memoir, a young journalist reflects on her childhood in the heartland, growing up in an increasingly isolated meditation community in the 1980s and ’90s—a fascinating, disturbing look at a fringe culture and its true believers. When Claire Hoffman’s alcoholic father abandons his family, his desperate wife, Liz, tells five-year-old Claire and her seven-year-old brother, Stacey, that they are going to heaven—Iowa—to live in Maharishi’s national headquarters for Heaven on Earth. For Claire’s mother, Transcendental Meditation—the Maharishi’s method of meditation and his approach to living the fullest possible life—was a salvo that promised world peace and enlightenment just as their family fell apart. At first this secluded utopia offers warmth and support, and makes these outsiders feel calm, secure, and connected to the world. At the Maharishi School, Claire learns Maharishi’s philosophy for living and meditates with her class. With the promise of peace and enlightenment constantly on the horizon, every day is infused with magic and meaning. But as Claire and Stacey mature, their adolescent skepticism kicks in, drawing them away from the community and into delinquency and drugs. To save herself, Claire moves to California with her father and breaks from Maharishi completely. After a decade of working in journalism and academia, the challenges of adulthood propel her back to Iowa, where she reexamines her spiritual upbringing and tries to reconnect with the magic of her childhood. Greetings from Utopia Park takes us deep into this complex, unusual world, illuminating its joys and comforts, and its disturbing problems. While there is no utopia on earth, Hoffman reveals, there are noble goals worth striving for: believing in belief, inner peace, and a firm understanding that there is a larger fabric of the universe to which we all belong.


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Psychoanalysis and the Sciences

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ISBN : 9780520082991
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Download Psychoanalysis and the Sciences in PDF by André Haynal Full Book and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1993-01-01 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The relationship existing between science and psychoanalysis has long been tense, critical, even hostile. Andr Haynal addresses this relationship by examining three questions: how is psychoanalytic "knowledge" established? what methodology and epistemology underlie psychoanalytic theory? and what are the historical circumstances that have shaped psychoanalysis? Haynal is familiar with the full spectrum of analytic thought and begins with a systematic discussion of analytic theory. The second part of the book covers a series of historical topics and includes discussions of Freud and his relations with his followers. A chapter on Freud and his "favorite disciple," Sandor Ferenczi, is an engrossing account of the complex intellectual and personal connection the two men shared. The relationship existing between science and psychoanalysis has long been tense, critical, even hostile. Andr Haynal addresses this relationship by examining three questions: how is psychoanalytic "knowledge" established? what methodology and epistemology underlie psychoanalytic theory? and what are the historical circumstances that have shaped psychoanalysis? Haynal is familiar with the full spectrum of analytic thought and begins with a systematic discussion of analytic theory. The second part of the book covers a series of historical topics and includes discussions of Freud and his relations with his followers. A chapter on Freud and his "favorite disciple," Sandor Ferenczi, is an engrossing account of the complex intellectual and personal connection the two men shared.


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Words of Witness

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ISBN : 029930504X
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Download Words of Witness in PDF by Angela A. Ards Full Book and published by University of Wisconsin Pres. This book was released on 2015 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A literary and political genealogy of the last half-century, Words of Witness explores black feminist autobiographical narratives--in particular by June Jordan, Edwidge Danticat, Melba Beals, Rosemary Bray, and Eisa Davis--in the context of activism and history since the landmark 1954 segregation case, Brown vs. the Board of Education.


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ISBN : 9780198042280
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Download Oxford Anthology of the Brazilian Short Story in PDF by K. David Jackson Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Yale University Full Book and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2006-08-03 with total page 540 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Oxford Anthology of the Brazilian Short Story contains a selection of short stories by the best-known authors in Brazilian literature from the late nineteenth century to the present. With few exceptions, these stories have appeared in English translation, although widely separated in time and often published in obscure journals. Here they are united in a coherent edition representing Brazil's modern, vibrant literature and culture. J.M. Machado de Assis, who first perfected the genre, wrote at least sixty stories considered to be masterpieces of world literature. Ten of his stories are included here, and are accompanied by strong and diverse representations of the contemporary story in Brazil, featuring nine stories by Clarice Lispector and seven by Joao Guimaraes Rosa. The remaining 34 authors include Mario de Andrade, Graciliano Ramos, Osman Lins, Dalton Trevisan, and other major names whose stories in translation exhibit profound artistry. The anthology is divided into four major periods, "Tropical Belle-Epoque," "Modernism," "Modernism at Mid-Century," and "Contemporary Views." There is a general introduction to Brazilian literary culture and introductions to each of the four sections, with descriptions of the authors and a general bibliography on Brazil and Brazilian literature in English. It includes stories of innovation (Mario de Andrade), psychological suspense (Graciliano Ramos), satire and perversion (Dalton Trevisan), altered realities and perceptions (Murilo Rubiao), repression and sexuality (Hilda Hilst, Autran Dourado), myth (Nelida Pinon), urban life (Lygia Fagundes Telles, Rubem Fonescal), the oral tale (Jorge Amado, Rachel de Queiroz) and other overarching themes and issues of Brazilian culture. The anthology concludes with a haunting story set in the opera theater in Manaus by one of Brazil's most recently successful writers, Milton Hatoum.


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Eros and the Shattering Gaze

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ISBN : 1926715497
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Download Eros and the Shattering Gaze in PDF by Kenneth A. Kimmel Full Book and published by Fisher King Press. This book was released on 2011 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This timely and innovative expose by contemporary Jungian psychoanalyst, Ken Kimmel, reveals a culturally and historically embedded narcissism underlying men's endlessly driven romantic projections and erotic fantasies, that has appropriated their understanding of what love is. Men enveloped in narcissism fear their interiority and all relationships with emotional depth that prove too overwhelming and penetrating to bear--so much so that the other must either be colonized or devalued. This wide-ranging work offers them hope for transcendence. Explores: Transcendence of Narcissism in Romance Men-s Capacity to Love Kabbalistic Mysticism Post-modern Philosophy Contemporary Trends in Psychoanalysis


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Tell Me a Story

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ISBN : 0595462987
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Download Tell Me a Story in PDF by Chase Collins Full Book and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2007-09 with total page 93 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An inspiring and practical guide to the age-old art of inventing stories for children. Readers are led through the magical process of inventing tailor-made stories from scratch, outlining everything from structure to symbols to putting personal values to use.


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ISBN : 0199724342
Pages : 542 pages
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Download Oxford Anthology of the Brazilian Short Story in PDF by K. David Jackson Full Book and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2006-08-31 with total page 542 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Oxford Anthology of the Brazilian Short Story contains a selection of short stories by the best-known authors in Brazilian literature from the late nineteenth century to the present. With few exceptions, these stories have appeared in English translation, although widely separated in time and often published in obscure journals. Here they are united in a coherent edition representing Brazil's modern, vibrant literature and culture. J.M. Machado de Assis, who first perfected the genre, wrote at least sixty stories considered to be masterpieces of world literature. Ten of his stories are included here, and are accompanied by strong and diverse representations of the contemporary story in Brazil, featuring nine stories by Clarice Lispector and seven by Jo?o Guimar?es Rosa. The remaining 34 authors include M?rio de Andrade, Graciliano Ramos, Osman Lins, Dalton Trevisan, and other major names whose stories in translation exhibit profound artistry. The anthology is divided into four major periods, "Tropical Belle-?poque," "Modernism," "Modernism at Mid-Century," and "Contemporary Views." There is a general introduction to Brazilian literary culture and introductions to each of the four sections, with descriptions of the authors and a general bibliography on Brazil and Brazilian literature in English. It includes stories of innovation (M?rio de Andrade), psychological suspense (Graciliano Ramos), satire and perversion (Dalton Trevisan), altered realities and perceptions (Murilo Rubi?o), repression and sexuality (Hilda Hilst, Autran Dourado), myth (N?lida Pi??n), urban life (Lygia Fagundes Telles, Rubem Fonescal), the oral tale (Jorge Amado, Rachel de Queiroz) and other overarching themes and issues of Brazilian culture. The anthology concludes with a haunting story set in the opera theater in Manaus by one of Brazil's most recently successful writers, Milton Hatoum.


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Mis/takes

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ISBN : 1135449694
Pages : 232 pages
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Download Mis/takes in PDF by Terrie Waddell Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-09-10 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mis/takes departs from the bulk of screen discourse by applying Jungian and Post-Jungian ideas on unconscious processes to popular film and television. This perspective offers a rich insight into the way that various myths infiltrate popular culture. By examining the function of psychological motifs and symbols in cinema and television, Terrie Waddell opens up another way of thinking about how identity can be constructed and disrupted. Mulholland Drive, Memento, The Others, The X-Files, Twin Peaks, The Sopranos, Spider, Intimacy and Absolutely Fabulous all lend themselves to this approach. The close analysis of these films/programs are guided by a number of core archetypes from trickster and Self to incest and the grotesque. The book’s four parts reflect these dominant patterns: Jung, trickster and the screen Mistaken identities, self-deception and the undead Redeemers, bad dads and matricide Excesses of the sad and the sassy Mis/takes gives readers a chance to engage with screen material in an original and subversive way. This study will be of great interest to Jungian analysts and students of film, cultural studies, media, gender studies and analytical psychology.


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Download Traditions, Voices, and Dreams in PDF by Melvin J. Friedman Full Book and published by . This book was released on 1995 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Traditions, Voices, and Dreams offers the interested reader ample testimony that the American Novel is alive, well, and steadily breaking new ground. These collected essays also provide a new text for Contemporary American Novel classes. Teachers and students should find useful and stimulating a book that puts into perspective such contemporary masters as John Barth, Saul Bellow, E. L. Doctorow, Norman Mailer, Joyce Carol Oates, Flannery O'Connor, Cynthia Ozick, Walker Percy, Thomas Pynchon, Philip Roth, William Styron, John Updike, and Kurt Vonnegut and the strikingly sectarian John Kennedy Toole. Also discussed are such recent and important ethnic and women writers as Maya Angelou, Jamaica Kincaid, Maxine Hong Kingston, Marilyn Robinson, Elizabeth Dewberry Vaughan, and Alice Walker. Wishing to be as inclusive and varied as possible, editors Melvin J. Friedman and Ben Siegel invited fourteen outstanding critic/scholars of contemporary American fiction to place in literary and cultural perspective their novelists and themes of choice. The resulting volume's one true predecessor would be Joseph J. Waldmeir's Recent American Fiction: Some Critical Views (1963), in which this volume's two editors had essays, but even that notable compilation lacked the range of major, ethnic, or women writers and the variety of critical methods represented here. Michael Gillespie, James West, Ben Siegel, Mark Krupnick, and Clayton Koelb, for example, discuss some of the ways American novelists have integrated into their fiction elements from the Southern, Jewish, and European cultural and literary traditions. Then James Mellard, Jerome Klinkowitz, Susan Brienza, Linda Wagner-Martin, and Suzette Henke analyze the differing "voices and languages" shaping the social and human "realities" depicted in the writings of some major American literary figures. Finally, James Nagel, Gloria Cronin, Elaine Safer, and Thomas Schaub confront the thematic "hopes, dreams, and desperation" central to a good deal of this country's fiction today. As the century draws to a close then, the allegedly vanishing American novel does not appear to lack creative or daringly experimental literary practitioners - as this volume abundantly shows.