By Simone A. James Alexander
Winner of the school Language organization artistic Scholarship Award
“Brilliant. Alexander is helping us to appreciate the complexities of race, gender, sexuality, migration, and id as they intersect with creativity. A must-read for these attracted to women’s writing today.”—Renée Larrier, writer of Autofiction and Advocacy within the Francophone Caribbean
“Critically engages present topical matters with refined scholarly readings. there's a tone of the transgressive that offers this paintings the type of side that often presents transcendence.”—Carole Boyce Davies, writer of Caribbean Spaces
“An authoritative and unique learn, characterised by way of meticulously researched scholarship, which specializes in the feminine physique throughout a desirable corpus of literary construction within the Caribbean and somewhere else. This fresh and potent interdisciplinary procedure extends the bounds of conventional literary analysis.”—E. Anthony Hurley, writer of Through a Black Veil
Using feminist and womanist idea, Simone Alexander analyzes literary works that concentrate on the black woman physique because the actual and metaphorical web site of migration. She exhibits that over the years black girls have used their physically presence to complicate and problem a migratory technique usually compelled upon them by means of males or patriarchal society.
Through in-depth research of selective texts by way of Audre Lorde, Edwidge Danticat, Maryse Condé, and style Nichols, Alexander demanding situations the stereotypes ascribed to black woman sexuality, subverting its assumed definition as diseased, passive, or docile. She additionally addresses problems with embodiment as she analyzes how women’s our bodies are learn and obvious; how our bodies “perform” and are played upon; how they problem and disrupt normative standards.
A multifaceted contribution to reviews of gender, race, sexuality, and incapacity concerns, African Diasporic Women’s Narratives engages more than a few matters because it grapples with the advanced interconnectedness of geography, citizenship, and nationalism.
By Anne Tyler
Within the small city of Larksville, the Pike family members is hopelessly out of step with the day-by-day rhythms of existence after the tragic, unintended demise of six-year-old Janie Rose. Mrs. Pike seldom speaks, blaming herself, whereas Mr. Pike is compelled to return out of his lengthy, cozy silence. Then there's ten-year-old Simon, who's by surprise with no child sister -- and with no figuring out why she's gone.
Those closest to this shattered relatives needs to discover ways to convenience them -- and confront their very own deepest shadows of hidden grief. If time can't draw them out of the darkish, then love should be their merely hope....
4 trips through early americans Mary Rowlandson, Sarah Kemble Knight, William Byrd II, and Dr. Alexander Hamilton recount the bright actual and mental demanding situations of colonial lifestyles. crucial fundamental texts within the examine of early American cultural existence, they're now comfortably gathered in one volume.
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous by means of introductions and notes via special students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.
By Frank Norris
McTeague is the tale of a bad dentist scraping by means of in San Francisco on the finish of the nineteenth century, and his spouse Trina, whose $5,000 lottery profitable units in movement a surprising chain of occasions. Few works have captured the seamy aspect of yank city lifestyles with such photo depth.
By Whitney Gaskell
The Cassel sisters have little in universal along with a couple of wacky mom and dad and a maddening knack for eluding happily-ever-after endings. but if their lives require harm keep an eye on, just a dose of sisterhood will do.
Paige, the oldest, is a go-getter divorce legal professional who’s reeling from her personal disastrously failed marriage–and the truth that her ex has unexpectedly come roaring out of the closet with a lovable boyfriend in tow. heart sister Sophie is having hassle adjusting to lifestyles as a spouse and expectant mother. together with her doubts at the upward thrust with her weight, she’s ogling each to be had baked good–and each on hand man–that crosses her direction. And up-and-coming scientific scholar Mickey has a racy new plan for her destiny that’s absolute to surprise her whole relatives. It features a dangerously good-looking, decidedly married chef…private cooking lessons…and highly spiced underwear.
To most sensible all of it off, the fogeys who dragged them in the course of the Divorce from Hell years in the past are performing like kids in love…with one another! one after the other, Paige, Sophie, and Mickey are approximately to profit simply how strong it truly is to have a sisterly shoulder–or two–to lean on.
By James L. Haley
London was once tormented by contradictions. He chronicled nature at its such a lot savage, yet wept helplessly on the deaths of his favourite animals. At his height the highest-paid author in the USA, he used to be however continually broke. An irrepressibly positive crusader for social justice, he burned himself out at 40: unwell, offended, and disappointed, yet abandoning a voluminous literary legacy, a lot of it ripe for rediscovery.
In Wolf, award-winning writer James L. Haley explores the forgotten Jack London—at as soon as a hard-living globetrotter and a guy alive with rules, whose ardour for social justice roared until eventually the day he died. Returning London to his right position within the American pantheon, Wolf resurrects a big American novelist in his complete hearth and glory.
By Jay McInerney
With the book of Bright lighting, giant City in 1984, Jay McInerney turned a literary sensation, heralded because the voice of a iteration. the unconventional follows a tender guy, dwelling in big apple as though he owned it, via nightclubs, type exhibits, editorial workplaces, and loft events as he makes an attempt to outstrip mortality and the habitual process of sunrise. With not anything yet goodwill, managed ingredients, and wit to maintain him during this anti-quest, he runs until eventually he reaches his reckoning element, the place he's pressured to recognize loss and, in all likelihood, to rediscover his higher instincts. This amazing novel of teenybopper and long island continues to be the most loved, imitated, and iconic novels in the US.
By Patricia Highsmith
Therese è un’apprendista scenografa che, consistent with mettere insieme qualche soldo, durante il periodo natalizio si fa assumere in un grande magazzino. Il suo rapporto sentimentale con Richard si trascina stancamente. Tutto according to Therese sembra precipitare in una grigia e disperata regimen fino al giorno in cui conosce l’affascinante e bellissima Carol che, insinuandosi nella sua vita le fa conoscere l’ebbrezza di un amore diverso...
Da questo romanzo il movie di Todd Haynes con Cate Blanchett e Rooney Mara
Ultimately, even if the novels are learn jointly or individually, they paint a sweeping portrait of collective the United States and exhibit the brilliance and bravado of 1 of its so much enduring and renowned writers.
By Pearl S. Buck