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Divided Lives

Author : Lyndall Gordon
ISBN : 9781405517546
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Lyndall Gordon was born in 1941 in Cape Town, a place from which `a ship takes fourteen days to reach anywhere that matters'. Born to a mother whose mysterious illness confined her for years to life indoors, Lyndall was her secret sharer, a child who grew to know life through books, story-telling and her mother's own writings. It was an exciting, precious world, pure and rich in dreams and imagination - untainted by the demands of reality. But a daughter grows up. Despite her own inability to leave home for long, Lyndall's mother believed in migration, a belief that became almost a necessity once the horrors of apartheid gripped their country. Lyndall loves the rocks, the sea, the light of Cape Town, but, struggling to achieve a life approved by her mother, she tries and makes a failure of living in Israel and then, back once again in her beloved South Africa she marries and moves with her husband to New York. It's in America in 1968 when suddenly Lyndall realises she cannot be, and does not want to be, the woman, the daughter and the mother her mother wants her to be. This is a wonderfully layered memoir about the expectations of love and duty between mother and daughter. The particular time and place, the people and the situation are Lyndall's, but the division between generations, the pain and the joy of being a daughter are everywoman's.

Writers And Their Mothers

Author : Dale Salwak
ISBN : 9783319683485
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Ian McEwan, Margaret Drabble, Martin Amis, Rita Dove, Andrew Motion and Anthony Thwaite are among the twenty-two distinguished contributors of original essays to this landmark volume on the profound and frequently perplexing bond between writer and mother. In compelling detail they bring to life the thoughts, work, loves, friendships, passions and, above all, the influence of mothers upon their literary offspring from Shakespeare to the present. Many of the contributors evoke the ideal with fond and loving memories: understanding, selfless, spiritual, tender, protective, reassuring and self-assured mothers who created environments favorable to the development of their children’s gifts. At the opposite end of the parenting spectrum, however, we also see tortured mothers who ignored, interfered with, smothered or abandoned their children. Their early years were times of traumatic loss, unhappily dominated by death and human frailty. Elegantly assembled and presented, riters and Their Mothers will appeal to everyone interested in biography, literature, and creativity in general.

Divided Lives

Author : Cynthia A. Crane
ISBN : 1403961557
Genre : History
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This book brings together the horrifying real life stories of women who woke up one day and were not who they thought they were. The government changed and they suddenly no longer had the right kind of blood, the right name, the right family background, the right physical features to be considered a member of society, city, or state. These stories are from German women who were a part of a Jewish-Christian "mixed marriage" and were subsequently persecuted under the Nuremberg laws. Hitler called them "mischling"- half-breeds, however, they have often been passed over in studies of the Holocaust--perhaps because they are often not considered "real Jews." But these women are still struggling with the nightmares of the Third Reich and the Holocaust, the loss of family in concentration camps, and with their own identity-divided between their Jewish and Christian roots. Often their Jewish background was revealed to them only after Hitler's laws were passed. These are the narratives of eight women who remained in Germany, struggling to reclaim their German heritage and their cultural and religious identity. The narratives are compelling and sensitively written, addressing questions of cultural and ethnic identity.

Encyclopedia Of Women In The American West

Author : Gordon Moris Bakken
ISBN : 9780761923565
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Arranged alphabetically, discusses the lives of more than 150 Western women who have made contributions to American society in such fields as law, education, public performance, and religion.

Poems My Brother S Grave Dream Of Life And Other Poems

Author : John Moultrie
ISBN : HARVARD:HNNER7
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A Divided Life

Author : Mohammed Khan
ISBN : 9781781482339
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This account of my autobiography and cultural memoirs with history/is utterly unique. It progresses through my early life. Narrative includes many irresistible and glistening stories to arouse one's feeling. My mother died when I was two and I was taken away from my modern town of Montgomery to a primitive village in East Punjab. More importantly for me was the partition of India and eviction of my family from the motherland of which I was a part of. I had worked as a lecturer in Geography for four years and retired from the Royal Mail after thirty two years.

The Dream Divided

Author : Nancy Niblack Baxter
ISBN : 1878208004
Genre : History
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Life S Daughter Death S Bride

Author : Kathie Carlson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105019322580
Genre : Religion
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An in-depth exploration of the profound relevance for contemporary women of the ancient Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone. Richly illustrated with dreams, insights, and relational dynamics drawn from clients in psychotherapy, this book will appeal to both layperson and professional. 25 photos.

The Robert Ross Family Of Pennsylvania

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ISBN : WISC:89064848575
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Outsiders

Author : Lyndall Gordon
ISBN : 9781421429441
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Mary Shelley, Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Olive Schreiner and Virginia Woolf: they all wrote dazzling books that forever changed the way we see history. In Outsiders, award-winning biographer Lyndall Gordon shows how these five novelists shared more than talent. In a time when a woman's reputation was her security, each of these women lost hers. They were unconstrained by convention, writing against the grain of their contemporaries, prophetically imagining a different future. We have long known the individual greatness of each of these writers, but in linking their creativity to their lives as outcasts, Gordon throws new light on the genius they share. All five lost their mothers in childbirth or at a young age. With no female role model present, they learned from books—and sometimes from an enlightened mentor. Crucially, each had to imagine what a woman could be in order to invent a voice of her own. The passion in their own lives infused their fiction. Writing with passionate intelligence of her own, Gordon reveals that these renegade writers inspired a new breed of women who wished to change a world locked in war, violence, exploitation, and sexual abuse. Gordon's biographies have always shown the indelible connection between life and art: an intuitive, exciting and revealing approach that has been highly praised. In Outsiders, she crafts nuanced portraits of Shelley, Brontë, Eliot, Schreiner and Woolf, naming each of these writers as prodigy, visionary, 'outlaw,' orator, and explorer, and shows how they came, they saw, and they left us changed. Today, following the tsunami of women's protest at widespread abuse, we do more than read them; we listen and live with their astonishing bravery and eloquence.

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