A Question of Death

An illustrated Phryne Fisher treasury

Author: Kerry Greenwood

Publisher: Allen & Unwin


Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 952

A celebration of the divine Phryne Fisher, this special collectable treat for her fans is lavishly illustrated in full colour and includes all-new Phryne short stories, plus recipes and other miscellany.

A Question of Life Or Death

Treatment Access for Children Living with HIV in Kenya

Author: Juliane Kippenberg

Publisher: Human Rights Watch


Category: AIDS (Disease) in children

Page: 100

View: 426

And recommendations -- Methodology -- Background -- Barriers to treatment for children living with HIV -- Treatment access during the 2008 post-election violence -- First adults, then children? Government health and protection policies -- Legal framework -- Detailed recommendations -- Acknowledgements.

A Question of Faith

Author: Nicole Zoltack

Publisher: Nicole Zoltack


Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 249

View: 620

A Question of Technique

Independent Psychoanalytic Approaches with Children and Adolescents

Author: Monica Lanyado

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 226

A Question of Technique focuses on what actually happens in the therapy room and on the technical decisions and pressures that are faced daily. Coming from the Independent tradition in British psychoanalysis, the contributors, a range of experienced practitioners and teachers, describe how their technique has quietly changed and developed over the years, and put this process in its theoretical context. This book will appeal to child and adolescent psychotherapists, analysts and counsellors who wish to explore more Winnicottian approaches to therapeutic work.

A Question of Commitment

Children’s Rights in Canada

Author: R. Brian Howe

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 456

View: 648

In 1991, the Government of Canada ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, requiring governments at all levels to ensure that Canadian laws and practices safeguard the rights of children. A Question of Commitment: Children’s Rights in Canada is the first book to assess the extent to which Canada has fulfilled this commitment. The editors, R. Brian Howe and Katherine Covell, contend that Canada has wavered in its commitment to the rights of children and is ambivalent in the political culture about the principle of children’s rights. A Question of Commitment expands the scope of the editors’ earlier book, The Challenge of Children’s Rights for Canada, by including the voices of specialists in particular fields of children’s rights and by incorporating recent developments.

A Question of Time

J.R.R. Tolkien's Road to Faërie

Author: Verlyn Flieger

Publisher: Kent State University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

View: 522

Tolkien's concern with time - past and present, real and faerie - captures the wonder of travel into other worlds and other times. This work shows that he was not just a mythmaker and writer of escapist fantasy but a man whose relationship to his own century was troubled and critical.

A Question of Loyalties

Author: Allan Massie

Publisher: Canongate Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 860

The cult author and artist offers a “cocktail of surreal, macabre, and mock-historical” stories and illustrations from his “feverishly imaginative mind” (Financial Times). In “The Crank that Made the Revolution,” an enterprising inventor presents the world with his contribution to the Industrial Revolution: an “improved duck.” When a man splits in two, it isn’t long before his two selves come to blows in “The Spread of Ian Nicol.” And a young boy witnesses a shooting star land in his back garden in “The Star.” In these and other short stories of the strange and fascinating, Alasdair Gray reaffirms his reputation as one of Scotland’s most original and important contemporary writers. Beyond his literary talents, Unlikely Stories, Mostly features Gray’s original artwork, which combines with his fiction to create a truly unique reading experience. This edition includes two new stories and a postscript by the author and Douglas Gifford. “The book is a wonder of ingenuity, a varied and rich collection in which Gray’s abilities as a visual artist and illustrator are placed not only beside but within the products of his fertile imagination as a writer.” —The Washington Post “Not since William Blake has a British artist wed pictorial and literary talent to such powerful effect.” —Financial Times

A Question of Being

The Integration of Resistance and Contemplation in James Douglass's Theology of Nonviolence

Author: Karin Holsinger Sherman

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers


Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 341

James Douglass's writings have been recognized as among the most challenging and inspiring explorations of nonviolence and Christian discipleship in the last century. Throughout his career, Douglass has argued forcefully for the integration of contemplation and resistance, theology and cultural critique, spirituality and prophetic involvement. His work has inspired many of the key figures in recent debates regarding just war, Christian nonviolence, and radical discipleship and continues to be highly relevant in our contemporary situation. In A Question of Being, the first book-length treatment published on Douglass's writings, Karin Holsinger Sherman provides an introduction to and engagement with this important body of work through an exploration into its contextual history, influences, and main themes. Moreover, the author argues that these themes work together to create an Òontology of nonviolence, an ontology that integrates the forces of resistance and contemplation so important to Douglass. The book begins by examining Douglass's biography and three broad historical trajectories that give context to his thought: the fusion of Christianity and American nationalism in the early Cold War period; the emergence of cultural critique in the late fifties and early sixties, and the Catholic pacifist tradition; and the post-1972 period of disillusionment. Holsinger Sherman then considers the lives and thought of Dorothy Day, Mahatma Gandhi, and Thomas Merton, as well as their unique intellectual and exemplary influence on Douglass's ideas. After explicating the themes of the cross and the kingdom as they developed chronologically in Douglass's writing career, this book draws together Douglass's thought to reveal an Òontology of nonviolence.Ó In her conclusion, Holsinger Sherman argues that this ontology of nonviolence is the key to understanding Douglass's integral theology of contemplation and resistance.

A Question of Tradition

Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987

Author: Kathryn Hellerstein

Publisher: Stanford University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

View: 844

In A Question of Tradition, Kathryn Hellerstein explores the roles that women poets played in forming a modern Yiddish literary tradition. Women who wrote in Yiddish go largely unrecognized outside a rapidly diminishing Yiddish readership. Even in the heyday of Yiddish literature, they were regarded as marginal. But for over four centuries, women wrote and published Yiddish poems that addressed the crises of Jewish history—from the plague to the Holocaust—as well as the challenges and pleasures of daily life: prayer, art, friendship, nature, family, and love. Through close readings and translations of poems of eighteen writers, Hellerstein argues for a new perspective on a tradition of women Yiddish poets. Framed by a consideration of Ezra Korman's 1928 anthology of women poets, Hellerstein develops a discussion of poetry that extends from the sixteenth century through the twentieth, from early modern Prague and Krakow to high modernist Warsaw, New York, and California. The poems range from early conventional devotions, such as a printer's preface and verse prayers, to experimental, transgressive lyrics that confront a modern ambivalence toward Judaism. In an integrated study of literary and cultural history, Hellerstein shows the immensely important contribution made by women poets to Jewish literary tradition.

A Question of Choice

Author: Sarah Weddington

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY


Category: Law

Page: 352

View: 690

A memoir filled with “valuable, passionate insights” from the lawyer who argued the landmark Roe v. Wade case to the Supreme Court (Kirkus Reviews). More than 40 years ago, the highest court in the land handed down a decision that would forever alter the lives of women throughout the United States. Roe v. Wade became the seminal lawsuit that gave American women the legal right to abortion. Weddington, just 27 years old in 1973, became a key figure in the reproductive rights movement when she took on the case. Here she recounts her remarkable story, from her personal experience with abortion and the workforce discrimination she faced in her early career to the judicial proceedings and long journey she has undertaken in fighting for women’s rights since. As divisive as ever, the famous decision is continually threatened by organized pro-life groups. Weddington compels “those who are willing to share the responsibility of protecting choice,” to follow her plan of action in supporting the legal rights of women. A Question of Choice is an “eloquent reminder of what Roe truly means—that our most private decisions can be made behind the closed doors of our homes, with our families, and in private conversations with our hearts” (Former President Bill Clinton).