an american childhood


No.ISBN : 9781782117766
Author : Annie Dillard
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Canongate Books
Copyright Year : 2016-04-07
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DESCRIPTION : An American Childhood is the electrifying memoir of the wide-eyed and unconventional upbringing that influenced the lifetime love of nature and the stunning writing career of Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Dillard. From her mother's boundless energy to her father's low-budget horror movies, jokes and lonesome river trips down to New Orleans to get away, the events of Dillard's 1950s Pittsburgh childhood loom larger than life. An American Childhood fizzes with the playful observations and sparkling prose of this American master, illuminating the seemingly ordinary and yet always thrilling, dizzying moments of a childhood and adolescence lived fearlessly.


No.ISBN : 9780557311972
Author : Douglas Ritter
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Publisher : Lulu.com
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No.ISBN : 0820320781
Author : Ann Kimmage
Genre : History
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
Copyright Year : 1998-10-01
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DESCRIPTION : This is the story of a young woman's secret life behind the Iron Curtain.


No.ISBN : 0299142442
Author : Robert F. Sayre
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
Copyright Year : 1994
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DESCRIPTION : American Lives is a groundbreaking book, the first historically organized anthology of American autobiographical writing, bringing us fifty-five voices from throughout the nation's history, from Abigail Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Jonathan Edwards, and Richard Wright to Quaker preacher Elizabeth Ashbridge, con man Stephen Burroughs, and circus impresario P.T. Barnum. Representing canonical and non-canonical writers, slaves and slave-owners, generals and conscientious objectors, scientists, immigrants, and Native Americans, the pieces in this collection make up a rich gathering of American "songs of ourselves." Robert F. Sayre frames the selections with an overview of theory and criticism of autobiography and with commentary on the relation between history and many kinds of autobiographical texts--travel narratives, stories of captivity, diaries of sexual liberation, religious conversions, accounts of political disillusionment, and discoveries of ethnic identity. With each selection Sayre also includes an extensive headnote providing valuable critical and biographical information. A scholarly and popular landmark, American Lives is a book for general readers and for teachers, students, and every American scholar.


No.ISBN : 9781317920052
Author : Amy Benjamin
Genre : Education
Publisher : Routledge
Copyright Year : 2013-11-20
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DESCRIPTION : This book provides step-by-step procedures, student hand-outs, and samples of student work.


No.ISBN : 1982105305
Author : Hayden Hererra
Genre : Americans
Publisher :
Copyright Year : 2020
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DESCRIPTION : "A coming-of-age memoir by the daughter of privileged, artistic, hard-drinking, bohemian parents, set against a backdrop of 1950s New York, Cape Cod, and Mexico"--


No.ISBN : 0791457214
Author : Christy Rishoi
Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : SUNY Press
Copyright Year : 2003-03-27
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DESCRIPTION : Examines the crucial role that coming-of-age narratives have played in American feminism.


No.ISBN : UOM:39015034421522
Author : Anthony M. Gisolfi
Genre : Social Science
Publisher :
Copyright Year : 1985
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No.ISBN : 081353223X
Author : Caroline Field Levander
Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Copyright Year : 2003
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DESCRIPTION : From the time that the infant colonies broke away from the parent country to the present day, narratives of U.S. national identity are persistently configured in the language of childhood and family. In The American Child: A Cultural Studies Reader, contributors address matters of race, gender, and family to chart the ways that representations of the child typify historical periods and conflicting ideas. They build on the recent critical renaissance in childhood studies by bringing to their essays a wide range of critical practices and methodologies. Although the volume is grounded heavily in the literary, it draws on other disciplines, revealing that representations of children and childhood are not isolated artifacts but cultural productions that in turn affect the social climates around them. Essayists look at games, pets, adolescent sexuality, death, family relations, and key texts such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the movie Pocahontas; they reveal the ways in which the figure of the child operates as a rich vehicle for writers to consider evolving ideas of nation and the diverse role of citizens within it.


No.ISBN : 1983717495
Author : Dr John C Thomas Ph D
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Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Copyright Year : 2018-06-08
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DESCRIPTION : Humanity has come a long way from being huddled in a cave. But now what? After all the work of generation after generation, we now seem poised to throw it all away. I really hope we don't. Our society seems to be in a giant hurry when what we really need is to slow down and carefully consider how to proceed while being respectful of other cultures and peoples. Rather than rushing to decisions with people of different backgrounds and contexts, we need first to reach common ground. The way to that is to open up about our own hopes and fears for humankind. In these inter-connected essays, I describe experiences that led to my own values and beliefs. I offer suggestions for how we might proceed together. These essays address such contemporary topics as terrorism, politics, civility, racism, misogyny, economic systems, health care and child rearing.