For almost forty years, Jane Dolinger traveled the world and wrote about her adventures, from the Amazon jungle to the sands of the Sahara. She produced eight books and more than a thousand articles between 1955 and 1995, and she also earned a reputation as a glamorous celebrity and model. Jane Dolinger was an anomaly in her time, a dynamic and attractive woman with an impressive literary talent, a woman who lived and documented a most unconventional and inspirational life. Sometimes controversial but always outstanding, Jane was a pioneer among women and writers. Here for the first time, her life and work are studied in a thoroughly researched yet entertaining literary biography.
A Tale of Martyrdom and Redemption in Amazonian Ecuador
Author: Kathryn T. Long
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In January of 1956, five young evangelical missionaries were speared to death by a band of the Waorani people in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Two years later, two missionary women--the widow of one of the slain men and the sister of another--with the help of a Wao woman were able to establish peaceful relations with the same people who had killed their loved ones. The highly publicized deaths of the five men and the subsequent efforts to Christianize the Waorani quickly became the defining missionary narrative for American evangelicals during the second half of the twentieth century. God in the Rainforest traces the formation of this story and shows how Protestant missionary work among the Waorani came to be one of the missions most celebrated by Evangelicals and most severely criticized by anthropologists and others who accused missionaries of destroying the indigenous culture. Kathryn T. Long offers a study of the complexities of world Christianity at the ground level for indigenous peoples and for missionaries, anthropologists, environmentalists, and other outsiders. For the first time, Long brings together these competing actors and agendas to reveal one example of an indigenous people caught in the cross-hairs of globalization.
Bd. II: Anmerkungen - Literatur. Europa zwischen Mittelalter und Moderne - Kirchengeschichte und Allgemeine Geschichte
Author: Harm Klueting
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
Europa zwischen Renaissance und Frühaufklärung, Religion und Kirche, Glaube und Unglaube, Politik und materielle Kultur vom 15. bis 17. Jahrhundert - das ist Gegenstand der großen kirchengeschichtlichen und allgemeingeschichtlichen Monographie, deren erster Band einen Rezensenten an Fernand Braudels "La Méditerranée et le monde méditerranéen à l'époque de Philipp II" erinnerte, der meinte, in Kluetings Werk so etwas ähnliches für die Kirchengeschichte vor sich zu haben. Band 1 des Werkes erschien 2007 im Primus Verlag Darmstadt und als Lizenzausgabe bei der Wissenschaftlichen Buchgesellschaft Darmstadt. Band 2 im Lit Verlag erschließt die internationale Forschungsliteratur, die für dieses Werk, das sich über ganz Europa erstreckt und die außereuropäischen Missionsräume einbezieht, vor allem auf Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch, Italienisch und Spanisch vorliegt. Berücksichtigt wird aber u.a. auch Literatur in niederländischer, russischer, polnischer und portugiesischer Sprache.
Published in 1956, Peyton Place became a bestseller and a literary phenomenon. A lurid and gripping story of murder, incest, female desire, and social injustice, it was consumed as avidly by readers as it was condemned by critics and the clergy. Its author, Grace Metalious, a housewife who grew up in poverty in a New Hampshire mill town and had aspired to be a writer from childhood, loosely based the novel’s setting, characters, and incidents on real-life places, people, and events. The novel sold more than 30 million copies in hardcover and paperback, and it was adapted into a hit Hollywood film in 1957 and a popular television series that aired from 1964 to 1969. More than half a century later, the term “Peyton Place” is still in circulation as a code for a community harboring sordid secrets. In Unbuttoning America, Ardis Cameron mines extensive interviews, fan letters, and archival materials including contemporary cartoons and cover images from film posters and foreign editions to tell how the story of a patricide in a small New England village circulated over time and became a cultural phenomenon. She argues that Peyton Place, with its frank discussions of poverty, sexuality, class and ethnic discrimination, and small-town hypocrisy, was more than a tawdry potboiler. Metalious’s depiction of how her three central female characters come to terms with their identity as women and sexual beings anticipated second-wave feminism. More broadly, Cameron asserts, the novel was also part of a larger postwar struggle over belonging and recognition. Fictionalizing contemporary realities, Metalious pushed to the surface the hidden talk and secret rebellions of a generation no longer willing to ignore the disparities and domestic constraints of Cold War America.
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Issued also separately.