A new collection of adult fairy tales from New York Times-bestselling Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, Russia's greatest living absurdist and surrealist writer. At first glance, the stories in The New Adventures of Helen seems simple, even child-like, but a deep reading reveals satire and darkness manifested through classic fairy tale tropes characteristically upended by Petrushevskaya. These "adult fairy tales" ask deep questions about gender, love, history, memory, and the future, taking place in times between history and the now. These stories, quirky but with a confident hopefulness the Brothers Grimm would never dream of, will inspire and provoke English-speaking readers across the globe.
Join Helen in her family's exploits as they travel to a new life in America as Immigrants leaving their old way of life behind. You will share their family's passion for freedom as they fulfill their aspirations and dreams to enjoy a better life in their new country America. She continues her true story for almost a century sharing their achievements as well as the hard ships that followed. Read on and share her adventures and points of interest as she travels along visiting places such as London, England, Istanbul, Turkey, Barcelona, Spain, and the Mediterranean, and ride along the Orient Express. This is a true story that will make you cry at times and feel the difficulties, and at other times you will find yourself laughing. It's a book that's hard to put down as you feel the challenges they faced each day. It is written so that others could believe in themselves, and they, too, could accomplish their goals and enjoy all that life has to offer.
Women's Responses to Homer in the Twentieth Century and Beyond
Author: Fiona Cox
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
This collection of essays examines the various ways in which the Homeric epics have been responded to, reworked, and rewritten by women writers of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Beginning in 1914 with the First World War, it charts this understudied strand of the history of Homeric reception over the subsequent century up to the present day, analysing the extraordinary responses both to the Odyssey and to the Iliad by women from around the world. The backgrounds of these authors and the genres they employ - memoir, poetry, children's literature, rap, novels - testify not only to the plasticity of Homeric epic, but also to the widening social classes to whom Homer appeals, and it is unsurprising to see the myriad ways in which women writers across the globe have played their part in the story of Homer's afterlife. From surrealism to successive waves of feminism to creative futures, Homer's footprint can be seen in a multitude of different literary and political movements, and the essays in this volume bring an array of critical approaches to bear on the work of authors ranging from H.D. and Simone Weil to Christa Wolf, Margaret Atwood, and Kate Tempest. Students and scholars of not only classics, but also translation studies, comparative literature, and women's writing will find much to interest them, while the volume's concluding reflections by Emily Wilson on her new translation of the Odyssey are an apt reminder to all of just how open a text can be, and of how great a difference can be made by a woman's voice.
Elsie MacGill achieved many firsts in science and engineering at a time when women were considered to be inferior in the sciences. In 1923, at the age of nineteen, she became the first woman to attend engineering classes at the University of Toronto. She was the first woman in North America to hold a degree in aeronautical engineering and the first woman aircraft designer in the world. As chief engineer for the Canadian Car and Foundry Company she oversaw the production of the Hawker Hurricane, and designed a series of modifications to equip the plain for cold weather flying. Her Maple Leaf trainer may still be the only plane ever to be completely designed by a woman. And she did all this while suffering from polio. In this biography we learn that she supervised 4500 workers and produced about 1450 Hawker Hurricanes by the end of WWII. Elsie was a popular heroine of her time, inspiring the comic book "Queen of the Hurricanes" in the 1940s. In later life she became a powerful feminist activist, advocating for the rights of women and children.
George Burns once remarked, “You can't help getting older, but you can help getting old.” With twenty-five years of experience working with seniors and studying aging, the Erickson Corporation has amassed a wealth of insights that support this maxim. In Old Is the New Young, three leading specialists take the latest clinical research findings on aging and how to improve and maintain health to produce a one-of-a-kind book replete with easily accessible tools and simple steps that all those over fifty can apply to their own lives. Old is the New Young approaches aging as a three-part process: keeping what's intact; recovering what's been lost; and compensating when necessary. Weaving in inspiring life stories with plenty of laughs from seniors themselves, it comprises four sections that address the key aspects of life—mental, physical, social, and financial—and how to keep them thriving as we grow . . . young.
One of the greatest things in life is to start the day with the sheer excitement for all the good that Life has in store for you! The Joyous Abundance Journal helps get you on the right track for your next 366 days. Come to know a freedom beyond your wildest dream! There are no greater reasons for claiming abundance than to experience a richer quality of life; to live fulfilled, passionate, and successful; and to give more than you ever thought possible! Abundance is yours for the taking--not just for what you can get, but for what you can do, create, and give from it. Abundance is your birthright! Claim It! Live It Share It!
Retirement! What Retirement? This book is not only for those who have already retired or those who are about to retire, but also for those who still are far from a retirement age. Aren't we all adding more birthdays and growing older! In any case, we don't need to feel old. In this book, you will find inspirational thoughts on what aging means to all of us -- the young, the middle aged, and those who are in their later years. Since we have one life to live, we should make of the rest of it the most and best of it. Indeed, retirement is not retirement from life, but the beginning of a new life with new opportunities for meaning and significance. Many books have been written on retirement. Some of them focus on understanding Social Security, Medicare benefits, insurance options, and investment portfolios. Some others target the tips for best housing solutions, best travel and vacation bargains, best shopping deals, and the like. This book is different. Its direct focus is to show how even more important the other aspects of life are -- aspects such as general physical-mental-emotional-spiritual well-being, creative pursuits, social support, deep faith and sense of purpose. It offers enlightening explanations on how to enjoy life to the fullest no matter what our circumstances are, and it provides practical spiritual guidance for the ways of staying alive and blessed all our life. With its insightful reflections, uplifting propositions, warm style, captivating quotations, and engaging personal reflections and practical resolutions, Your New Adventure: Make the Most of the Rest of Your Life invites you to make the most of your retirement and life, and offers you the suggestions that you won't get from your financial and professional advisors. Such life wisdom will help you create the conditions for a happier retirement and a fuller life than all other material means -- important they might be -- can possibly offer. Aging well is living well all our life so that we are able to say, "How good it was to be here! I truly have lived the fullness of life by being what my Creator meant me to be."
In this brilliant and profoundly moving collection of farewell letters written by servicemen and women to their loved ones, Siân Price offers a remarkable insight into the hearts and minds of some of the soldiers, sailors and airmen of the past three hundred years. Each letter provides an enduring snapshot of an impossible moment in time when an individual stares death squarely in the face. Some were written or dictated as the person lay mortally wounded; many were written on the eve of a great charge or battle; others were written by soldiers who experienced premonitions of their death, or by kamikaze pilots and condemned prisoners. They write of the grim realities of battle, of daily hardships, of unquestioning patriotism or bitter regrets, of religious fervor or political disillusionment, of unrelenting optimism or sinking morale and above all, they write of their love for their family and the desire to return to them one day. Be it an epitaph dictated on a Napoleonic battlefield, a staunch, unsentimental letter written by a Victorian officer, or an email from a soldier in modern day Afghanistan, these voices speak eloquently and forcefully of the tragedy of war and answer that fundamental human need to say goodbye.
A year has gone by since Helen's big awakening, but the adventures aren't over yet-by far! This time she opens the door even wider in to her somewhat chaotic mind and shares her thoughts as well as her new, exciting experiences with the reader. She takes us on a journey to new places, both inside her mind and around the world. We learn more about her wild escapades and she learns more about the way her body ticks. It's hot. It's funny and it will surprise you!
Stella Dallas a pretty working class girl decides she wants more out of life than drudgery and work. She sets her sights on marry rich and she manages it. But she soon finds that marrying a rich man and keeping him are not the same things. Course and vulgar by upper class standards she is unable to bridge the cultural divide that separates them. When Stella and her husband inevitably divorce she shifts her ambitions to her daughter. But can she be any more successful at helping her daughter fit into that world than she was herself? Stella Dallas has captivated audiences since it first appeared. It has been successfully adapted three times for the screen and once as a radio play and is credited with creating the modern soap opera. Barbara Stanwyck garnered an Oscar nomination for playing the title role.
The term Old Time Radio refers to the relatively brief period from 1926, when the National Broadcasting Company first began network broadcasting, until approximately 1960, when television became the dominant communication medium in the United States. During this time, radio was as popular and ubiquitous as television is today. It was amazingly varied in the types of programming it offered; many characters and programs were so popular that virtually everyone was familiar with them. Even today, recorded versions of these programs are still extremely popular and widely available, both from commercial outlets and from hobbyists. Behind the production of these programs was a complex technological and financial infrastructure that had to be developed virtually from scratch in a world unaccustomed to the rapid communication and technological marvels that we take for granted today. The A to Z of Old Time Radio provides essential facts and information on the Golden Age of Radio. This is accomplished through the use of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the radio networks, programs, directors, producers, writers, actors, radio series, and radio stations. Entries on your favorite shows The Lone Ranger, The Shadow, Dragnet, and Suspense and actors Bob Hope, George Burns, Gracie Allen, and Edgar Bergen will have you jumping from one entry to the next as you relive old favorites and discover hidden treasures from the Golden Age of Radio."
The term Old Time Radio refers to the relatively brief period from 1926, when the National Broadcasting Company first began network broadcasting, until approximately 1960, when television became the dominant communication medium in the United States. During this time, radio was as popular and ubiquitous as television is today. It was amazingly varied in the types of programming it offered; many characters and programs were so popular that virtually everyone was familiar with them. Even today, recorded versions of these programs are still extremely popular and widely available, both from commercial outlets and from hobbyists. Behind the production of these programs was a complex technological and financial infrastructure that had to be developed virtually from scratch in a world unaccustomed to the rapid communication and technological marvels that we take for granted today. The Historical Dictionary of Old Time Radio provides essential facts and information on the Golden Age of Radio. This is accomplished through the use of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the radio networks, programs, directors, producers, writers, actors, radio series, and radio stations. Entries on your favorite shows_The Lone Ranger, The Shadow, Dragnet, and Suspense_and actors_Bob Hope, George Burns, Gracie Allen, and Edgar Bergen_will have you jumping from one entry to the next as you relive old favorites and discover hidden treasures from the Golden Age of Radio.
They had more in common than just a scream, whether they faced Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, the Mummy, Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde, King Kong, the Wolf Man, or any of the other legendary Hollywood monsters. Some were even monsters themselves, such as Elsa Lanchester as the Bride, and Gloria Holden as Dracula’s Daughter. And while evading the Strangler of the Swamp, former Miss America Rosemary La Planche is allowed to rescue her leading man. This book provides details about the lives and careers of 21 of these cinematic leading ladies, femmes fatales, monsters, and misfits, putting into perspective their contributions to the films and folklore of Hollywood terror—and also the sexual harassment, exploitation, and genuine danger they faced on the job. In a previously unpublished account, Bride of Frankenstein’s Anne Darling remembers when, at age 17, she was humiliated on-set by director James Whale over the color of her underwear. Filled with anecdotes and recollections, many of the entries are based on original interviews, and there are numerous old photographs and movie stills.
Luke’s Adventures on the Oregon Trail is an historical fiction of travel in 1853 to Oregon. The story tells the experience from the viewpoint of twelve-year-old Luke Bishop. He describes preparing for the trip and his experiences on the trail. The first part of the book describes Luke’s life on the farm and his parents’ decision to travel to Oregon. His Father and Luke build a wagon, buy oxen, and his parents sell the farm. First they travel from their home in Illinois to St. Louis and Independence, Missouri, when they will begin their trip on the Oregon Trail. On the trail they have to deal with Indians, buffaloes, crossing rivers, steep hills, boredom, and sickness. The Bishop family survives all the problems and Luke’s father becomes a farmer in Oregon. Luke will always remember the family’s trip to Oregon.
"Impressive, exhaustive, labyrinthine, and obsessive—The Anime Encyclopedia is an astonishing piece of work."—Neil Gaiman Over one thousand new entries . . . over four thousand updates . . . over one million words. . . This third edition of the landmark reference work has six additional years of information on Japanese animation, its practitioners and products, plus incisive thematic entries on anime history and culture. With credits, links, cross-references, and content advisories for parents and libraries. Jonathan Clements has been an editor of Manga Max and a contributing editor of Newtype USA. Helen McCarthy was founding editor of Anime UK and editor of Manga Mania.