Or, My Letters, the Reproduction of the Letters, the Letters that Changed Everything, Some Other Kind of Mothers, Bebel's Letters, My Pillow Letters, Tender Letters, Portrait of a Letter, Letters Solitary Apparition, the Letter Without Qualities, Letters: a Epic, the Garden of Letters, Letter Found on the Rings of Saturn, the Hour of the Letter, Within a Budding Letter, Letter, Lavransdatter, Close to You & Closer to Letters, Night Letters, a Feather on the Breath of Letters, Animal Letters, the Human Letters, the Four Year Old Letters, O My Companion, All I See are Letters
Author: Laynie Browne
Publisher: Counterpath Press
Poetry. Fiction. Literary Nonfiction. Drama. "Motherhood and housewyfery and other worldly concerns of the female artist-provider ride rampant here in this bustling exploding book of prose & poem meditations. One of our best writers does it again"--Anne Waldman. Prose, verse, letters, and plays, THE DESIRES OF LETTERS is a searing commentary on writing, mothering, and the navigation of politics, community, and imagination. An homage to Bernadette Mayer's The Desires of Mothers to Please Others in Letters, the book begins at the onset of the 2003 Iraq war and becomes "transformative...[in] its negotiation of the global and the domestic, beauty made bittersweet with annoyance and exhaustion, all that advice about how to raise a child and write at the same time"--Juliana Spahr.
Although literary theories describe a world of strategiesâe"textual, discursive, interpretive, and politicalâe"what is missing is the strategist. Poststructuralists try to explain agency as the effect of large-scale systems or formations; as a result, intuitions about individual action and responsibility are expressed in terms of impersonal strategies. Mette Hjort's book responds to this situation by proposing an alternative account of strategic action, one that brings the strategist back into the picture. Hjort analyzes influential statements made by Derrida, Foucault, and others to show how proposed conceptions of strategy are contradictory, underdeveloped, and at odds with the actual use of the term. Why, then, has the term acquired such rhetorical force? Since âeoestrategyâe evokes conflict, Hjort suggests, its very use calls into question various pieties of idealism and humanism, and emphasizes a desired break between modernism and postmodernism. It follows that a theory of strategy must explore some of the psychological implications of conflict, and Hjort pursues these implications through traditions as diverse as game theory, discourse ethics, and the philosophy of war. Unstable frames, self deception, promiscuous pragmatism, and social emotion are some of the phenomena she explores as she develops her account of strategic action in the highly competitive domain of letters. In her reflection on strategy, Hjort draws on such literary examples as Troilus and Cressida, Tartuffe, the autobiographical writings of Holberg, and early modern French and English treatises on theater. For its well-informed and incisive arguments and literary historical case studies, this book will be invaluable to literary theorists and will appeal to readers interested in drama, philosophy and literature, aesthetics, and theories of agency and rationality.
A survivor, ♥ an overcomer, a victor who finally knows what victory tastes like. Oh yes, she finally put together the broken pieces of her life and walked into the light at the end of the tunnel. A light that led her out of a lifestyle of selfdestruction, self-hatred, and self-pity. ♥ Early in life, she was dealt a bum hand—forced to deal with traumatic life events over which she had no control and which she was much too young to cope with: When she was three, her father died suddenly. At the age of nine, she was raped and sexually exploited—her innocence robbed, stolen, forever gone. At seventeen, she was raped by her manager at a food restaurant. ♥ Emotionally ravaged, she felt dirty, damaged, and isolated. Angry and bitter, she turned on herself, blaming herself, feeling guilt and shame—sharing her feelings with no one. To mask the pain, she numbed herself with alcohol and drugs. In search of peace from the storm that raged within, she attempted suicide on three occasions, one of which almost proved fatal. ♥ She become involved in mentally, emotionally, physically abusive relationships in her search for true love. Her direction in life was always down until she looked up to a Savior named Jesus. ♥ Jesus was the light she walked toward at the end of the tunnel. Through him, she realized the hand life dealt her no longer had the power to destroy her. What were meant to be stumbling blocks eventually became stepping stones to a purpose and a mission to reach back and pull up women undergoing similar struggles. ~Christine Hill~ Sister The Desires of Thine Heart is a testimony of triumph. Felecia is a shining example of what God will do for you if you hold on and make it through the storms. God does have a plan for you!
If Aphra Benn is widely regarded as the first important woman writer in English, who was the second? In literary history, the eighteenth century belongs to men: Pope and Swift, Richardson and Fielding. Asked to name a woman, even the specialist stumbles. Jane Austen? She didn't publish until 1811. Aphra Benn herself? She died in 1869. The Rise and Fall of the Woman of Letters tells the remarkable but little-known story of women writers in the eighteenth century - of poets, critics, dramatists and scholars celebrated in their own time but all but forgotten by the beginning of the new century. Eliza Haywood, Catherine Cockburn, Elizabeth Elstob, Delarivier Manley, Elizabeth Rowe, Jane Barker, Elizabeth Thomas, Anna Seward... In a book which ranges from country house to Grub Street, Norma Clarke recovers these and other writers, establishes the reasons for their eclipse and discovers that a room of one's own in the eighteenth century was as likely to be a prison cell as a boudoir.
Giving an Impartial Account to the Divan at Constantinople of the Most Remarkable Transactions of Europe: and Discovering Several Intrigues and Secrets of the Christian Courts, (especially of that of France) Continued from the Year 1637, to the Year 1682