A son destroyed by alcohol and opiates. A beautifully imagined tale of the Brontë sisters and the writing of Jane Eyre. Sheila kohler's memoir Once We Were Sisters is now available. And three strong, reduced to poverty and spinsterhood, intelligent young women, with nothing to save them from their fate.
Becoming Jane Eyre: A Novel #ad - The year is 1846. In a cold parsonage on the gloomy Yorkshire moors, a family seems cursed with disaster. At its center are Charlotte and the writing of Jane Eyre. Nothing, that is, except their remarkable literary talent. So unfolds the story of the Brontë sisters. A father sick, without fortune, and hardened by the loss of his two most beloved family members.
Once We Were Sisters: A MemoirPenguin Books #ad - Highly recommended. Joyce carol Oates. We follow them to the cloistered anglican boarding school where they first learn of separation and later their studies in Rome and Paris where they plan grand lives for themselves—lives that are interrupted when both marry young and discover they have made poor choices.
Stunned by the news, she immediately flew back to the country where she was born, determined to find answers and forced to reckon with his history of violence and the lingering effects of their most unusual childhood—one marked by death and the misguided love of their mother. In her signature spare and incisive prose, Sheila Kohler recounts the lives she and her sister led.
. Flashing back to their storybook childhood at the family estate, which led to the family abandoning their house and the girls being raised by their mother, Kohler tells of the death of her father when she and Maxine were girls, Crossways, at turns distant and suffocating. Kohler evokes the bond between sisters and shows how that bond changes but never breaks, even after death.
Once We Were Sisters: A Memoir #ad - A beautiful and disturbing memoir of a beloved sister who died at the age of thirty-nine in circumstances that strongly suggest murder. One of people magazine’s best new books“a searing and intimate memoir about love turned deadly. The bbc“an intimate illumination of sisterhood and loss. Peoplewhen sheila kohler was thirty-seven, she received the heart-stopping news that her sister Maxine, only two years older, was killed when her husband drove them off a deserted road in Johannesburg.
Intertextuality The New Critical IdiomRoutledge #ad - Theories of intertextuality suggest that meaning in a text can only ever be understood in relation to other texts; no work stands alone but is interlinked with the tradition that came before it and the context in which it is produced. This idea of intertextuality is crucial to understanding literary studies today.
Graham allen deftly introduces the topic and relates its significance to key theories and movements in the study of literature. The second edition of this important guide to intertextuality:outlines the history and contemporary use of the term incorporates a wealth of illuminating examples from literature and cultureincludes a new, expanded conclusion on the future of intertextualityexamines the politics and aesthetics of the termrelates intertextuality to global cultures and new media.
Intertextuality The New Critical Idiom #ad - Looking at intertextuality in relation to structuralism, feminism and psychoanalytic theory, postcolonialism, Marxism, post-structuralism, deconstruction, this is a fascinating and useful guide for all students of literature and culture.
The Hidden Hand or, Capitola the Madcap by E. D. E. N. Southworth American Women Writers SeriesRutgers University Press #ad - There are bandits, and sweet women friends in Capitola's future - not to mention thunder storms, evil men, kidnap attempts, true-loves, long-lost mothers, and duels. Southworth was one of the most popular and prolific writers of the nineteenth century and her Capitola Black, or Black Cap - a cross-dressing, adventure-seeking girl-woman - was so well-loved that the book was serialized three times between 1859 and 1888 and was dramatized in forty different versions.
The pace is fast, the action wonderfully unbelievable. E. D. E. N. Unknown to her, capitola has a very rich elderly guardian who finds her at a providential moment and takes her back to his palatial mansion where she finds herself "decomposing above ground for want of having my blood stirred. But not to fear.
The Hidden Hand or, Capitola the Madcap by E. D. E. N. Southworth American Women Writers Series #ad - When we first meet sharp and witty capitola she is living among beggars and street urchins, and dressed as a boy because a boy can get work and be safe, whereas a girl is left to starve for want of "proper" employment. This is escape literature at its nineteenth-century best, daring, with a woman at its center who makes you feel strong, and reckless.
Devil in a Blue Dress: An Easy Rawlins NovelWashington Square Press #ad - Devil in a blue dress, a defining novel in walter mosley’s bestselling Easy Rawlins mystery series, was adapted into a TriStar Pictures film starring Denzel Washington as Easy Rawlins and Don Cheadle as Mouse. Set in the late 1940s, in the african-american community of Watts, Devil in a Blue Dress follows Easy Rawlins, Los Angeles, a black war veteran just fired from his job at a defense plant.
Easy is drinking in a friend's bar, offering good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Monet, wondering how he'll meet his mortgage, when a white man in a linen suit walks in, a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs.
Love Child: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - Under pressure to make her will, Bill is forced to think about the momentous events and decisions that have made her an extremely wealthy if somewhat disillusioned woman. An enthralling new novel from the highly acclaimed author of Becoming Jane Eyre. Sheila kohler's memoir Once We Were Sisters is now available.
To whom should she leave her fortune? As Bill relives her past, we learn that this is a simple question with a complicated answer. In elegant, and nuanced prose, Kohler skillfully explores the space between our dreams and our reality, sensual, between our hopes and our disappointments. The compelling story of a forbidden marriage, a south African woman whose life has been defined by the apartheid-era, Love Child centers on Bill, a baby lost, and a love triangle gone horribly wrong, class-riven society in which she lives.
Dreaming for Freud: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - In dreaming for freud, kohler explores what might have happened between the man who changed the face of psychotherapy and the beautiful young woman who gave him her dreams. An award-winning author reimagines one of Freud’s most famous and controversial cases. Sheila kohler's memoir Once We Were Sisters is now available.
Acclaimed for her spare prose and exceptional psychological insights in her novels Becoming Jane Eyre and Love Child, Sheila Kohler’s latest is inspired by Sigmund Freud’s Dora: An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria. But dora abruptly ends her treatment after only eleven weeks, just as Freud was convinced he was on the cusp of a major discovery.
Dreaming for Freud: A Novel #ad - Dreaming for freud paints a provocative and sensual portrait of one of history’s most famous patients. In the fall of 1900, dora’s father forces her to begin treatment with the doctor. Visiting him daily, the seventeen-year-old girl lies on his ottoman and tells him frankly about her strange life, and above all about her father's desires as far as she is concerned.
Little VoicesThomas & Mercer #ad - The police quickly name another friend as the chief suspect, but Devon doesn’t buy it—and despite her difficult recovery, she decides to investigate. Haunted by postpartum problems that manifest as a cruel voice in her head, Devon is barely getting by. Each layer is darker, more disturbing, and she’s not sure she—or her baby—can survive what lies at the truth.
The voice in her head says he’s guilty. She knows he’s innocent. Devon burges is in the throes of a high-risk birth when she learns of her dear friend’s murder. Yet her instincts are still sharp, and she’s bent on proving her friend’s innocence. But as devon digs into the evidence, the voice in her head grows more insistent, the danger more intense.
Alias Grace: A NovelAnchor #ad - It's 1843, and grace marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders.
What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories? Captivating and disturbing, Alias Grace showcases bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author Margaret Atwood at the peak of her powers. An up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace.
Alias Grace: A Novel #ad - In alias grace, the bestselling author of the handmaid's tale takes readers into the life of one of the most notorious women of the nineteenth century—recently adapted into a 6-part Netflix original mini-series by director Mary Harron and writer/actress Sarah Polley. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane.