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Two Irelands

Literary Feminisms North And South

Author: Rebecca Pelan

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815630593

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 203

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In this compelling work, Rebecca Pelan analyzes religion, region, class, and national and ethnic identity as crucial contexts in shaping feminist consciousness in the two Irelands, and compares the divergence of feminist perspectives to be found North and South of the border. The very different histories of the North and South are reflected in their literature. While women in the Republic of Ireland have tended to write about social issues--"sexism, crime, unemployment, and domestic violence--"women in Northern Ireland focused on their society's historical tension and primarily nationalist and unionist politics. However, Pelan maintains that feminist ideology has provided contemporary Irish women with an alternate political stance that incorporates gender and nationality/ethnicity and allows them to move beyond the usual binaries of politics, history, and language--"Irish and English. In an analysis enriched by a sophisticated but accessible engagement with contemporary feminist and gender theory, Pelan concludes that Irish women's writing, whether at the community or mainstream level--"North or South--"consistently articulates political issues of direct relevance to the lives for Irish women today. As a result, such work retains close links with the initial impetus of the second wave of feminism as a political movement and questions the legitimacy of long-standing social, religious, and political conventions. From within the framework provided by this second wave, argues Pelan, Irish women can critique certain masculine ideologies--"nationalist, unionist, imperialist, and capitalist--"without forfeiting their own sense of gender and national or ethnic identity. The book's significancelies in its placement of women's writing in the center of contemporary political discourse in Ireland and in ensuring that the writing from this period--"much of it long out of print--"continues to exist as sociological as well as literary records. It will be of interest to a general and scholarly audience, especially those in the fields of contemporary Irish writing, feminism, and literary history.

Alice in Thunderland

Author: Maeve Kelly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781855940819

Category: Humor

Page: 140

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A riotous journey by Alice through the strange land of Thunderland, which is ruled by a species called the memblies. There are femblies too, of course. . . Alice in Thunderland is a hilarious feminist fairytale, a satirical look at male-dominated society, cocking a snook at the apparent logic of the structures that underpin our lives.

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fantasy fiction

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Mad & bad fairies

Author: Mary Dorcy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780946211401

Category: Fiction

Page: 60

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Books in Print

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: American literature

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Books Ireland

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Authors, Irish

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Feminist Fairy Tales

Author: Barbara G. Walker

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062288350

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Prominent feminist author Barbara Walker has revamped, retold, and infused with life some of your favorite classic fairy tales. No longer are women submissive, helpless creatures in need of redemption through the princely male! Instead they are vibrantly alive, strong women who take fate into their own hands.

Why Fairy Tales Stick

The Evolution and Relevance of a Genre

Author: Jack Zipes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135204349

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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In his latest book, fairy tales expert Jack Zipes explores the question of why some fairy tales "work" and others don't, why the fairy tale is uniquely capable of getting under the skin of culture and staying there. Why, in other words, fairy tales "stick." Long an advocate of the fairy tale as a serious genre with wide social and cultural ramifications, Jack Zipes here makes his strongest case for the idea of the fairy tale not just as a collection of stories for children but a profoundly important genre. Why Fairy Tales Stick contains two chapters on the history and theory of the genre, followed by case studies of famous tales (including Cinderella, Snow White, and Bluebeard), followed by a summary chapter on the problematic nature of traditional storytelling in the twenty-first century.

Thunderland

Author: Brandon Massey

Publisher: Dafina Books

ISBN: 9780758202475

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Surviving a tragic accident, teenager Jason Brooks awakes to find that his life has changed for the better when his mother stops drinking, his father attempts to mend the family, and he begins making friends, but danger is lurking. Reprint.

Confessions Of An Ugly Stepsister

A Novel

Author: Gregory Maguire

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061762598

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Is this new land a place where magics really happen? From Gregory Maguire, the acclaimed author of Wicked, comes his much-anticipated second novel, a brilliant and provocative retelling of the timeless Cinderella tale. In the lives of children, pumpkins can turn into coaches, mice and rats into human beings.... When we grow up, we learn that it's far more common for human beings to turn into rats.... We all have heard the story of Cinderella, the beautiful child cast out to slave among the ashes. But what of her stepsisters, the homely pair exiled into ignominy by the fame of their lovely sibling? What fate befell those untouched by beauty . . . and what curses accompanied Cinderella's exquisite looks? Extreme beauty is an affliction Set against the rich backdrop of seventeenth-century Holland, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister tells the story of Iris, an unlikely heroine who finds herself swept from the lowly streets of Haarlem to a strange world of wealth, artifice, and ambition. Iris's path quickly becomes intertwined with that of Clara, the mysterious and unnaturally beautiful girl destined to become her sister. Clara was the prettiest child, but was her life the prettiest tale? While Clara retreats to the cinders of the family hearth, burning all memories of her past, Iris seeks out the shadowy secrets of her new household--and the treacherous truth of her former life. God and Satan snarling at each other like dogs.... Imps and fairy godmotbers trying to undo each other's work. How we try to pin the world between opposite extremes! Far more than a mere fairy-tale, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister is a novel of beauty and betrayal, illusion and understanding, reminding us that deception can be unearthed--and love unveiled--in the most unexpected of places.

Briar Rose

A Novel of the Fairy Tale Series

Author: Jane Yolen,Terri Windling

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780765342300

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 241

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Rewrites the old German folktale, Sleeping Beauty, into a story about the ramifications of the Holocaust.

The Fairy-Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm #1)

10th Anniversary Edition

Author: Michael Buckley

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683351835

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Fans of fractured fairy tales will be delighted to discover the fantasy, mystery, adventure, and humor in the beloved New York Times bestselling Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley, now with new cover art. As featured on NBC’s The Today Show, the nine wildly popular books are favorites around the world. They were among the first books to bring a distinctly girl-power spin to fairy tales—a spin taken up by hit movies and shows TV such as Once Upon a Time, Grimm, and Maleficent, the bestselling book series The Land of Stories, and other. New covers will appear on book one, The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy-Tale Detectives; book two, The Sisters Grimm: The Unusual Suspects; and book three, The Sisters Grimm: The Problem Child. Books four through nine will be available in revised editions soon. ? In this first book in the series, orphaned sisters Sabrina and Daphne are sent to live with their recently discovered grandmother, Relda Grimm. The girls learn that they are descendants of the Brothers Grimm, whose famous tome of fairy tales is actually a history book. The girls are pitted against a giant, who has been rampaging through town. But who set the giant loose in the first place? Was it Mayor Charming (formerly Prince Charming), who has plans to get his kingdom back? The Three Not-So-Little Pigs, now working as police officers? Or a giant-killer named Jack, currently working at a Big & Tall store? With an irresistible combination of adventure and imagination, the Sisters Grimm series injects classic fairy tales with modern day sensibilities and suspense, creating a fantastical combination readers of all ages will love. “Kids will love Sabrina and Daphne’s adventures as much as I did.” —Sarah Michelle Gellar, star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and I Know What You Did Last Summer “Adventure, laughs, and surprises kept me eagerly turning the pages.” —R. L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps series “Why didn’t I think of The Sisters Grimm? What a great concept!” —Jane Yolen, award-winning author “Terrific, head-spinning series . . . Rich in well-set-up surprises and imaginatively tweaked characters, this tongue-in-cheek frolic features both a pair of memorable young sleuths and a madcap plot with plenty of leads into future episodes.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Enormously entertaining, the book takes the fractured fairy-tale genre to new heights.” —Time Out New York Kids “An idea that will make other children’s book writers, and tons of aspiring ones, kick themselves for not thinking of it first.” —The San Antonio Express-News “A page-turner that incorporates humor, tension, suspense and a wild cast of characters, readers will have trouble putting this novel down.” —The Dallas Morning News “Quirky and reasonable characters, engaging writing, fresh fairy tale references, and a very real fantasy setting.” —The Raleigh News and Observer, “Most Promising New Series” “The twists and turns of the plot, the clever humor, and the behind-the-scenes glimpses of Everafters we think we know, will appeal to many readers.” —Kliatt, starred review

Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion

Author: Jack Zipes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135210292

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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The fairy tale may be one of the most important cultural and social influences on children's lives. But until Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, little attention had been paid to the ways in which the writers and collectors of tales used traditional forms and genres in order to shape children's lives – their behavior, values, and relationship to society. As Jack Zipes convincingly shows, fairy tales have always been a powerful discourse, capable of being used to shape or destabilize attitudes and behavior within culture. For this new edition, the author has revised the work throughout and added a new introduction bringing this classic title up to date.

100 Years of Lynchings

Author: Ralph Ginzburg

Publisher: Black Classic Press

ISBN: 9780933121188

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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Ginzburg compiles vivid newspaper accounts from 1886 to 1960 to provide insight and understanding of the history of racial violence.

The Maid of the North

Feminist Folk Tales from Around the World

Author: Ethel Johnston Phelps

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Donated: Rostraver Women's Club.

Little Red Riding Hood (Illustrated)

Author: Charles Perrault

Publisher: The Planet

ISBN: 1908478918

Category:

Page: 0

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The classic fairy tale of Red Riding Hood with color illustrations by Walter Crane.

Don't Send a Resume

And Other Contrarian Rules to Help Land a Great Job

Author: Jeffrey J. Fox

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 078687063X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 172

View: 6095

Anyone who thinks getting a good job is easy in this booming economy should think again. The real plum jobs are out there, but they're harder to get than ever. Now, bestselling author and innovative thinker Jeffrey J. Fox steps up to the plate once again with this no-nonsense collection of surprising and daring rules for landing the right job. Fox offers a Job-Getting Blueprint, a Job-Seeker's Glossary, several first interview questions, as well as the basic form and variations for a boomerang letter. His rules not only help today's job seekers devise a winning strategy, but also show them how to prepare for and make the best impression in an interview.

Handbook of Writing Effective Resume for Job Applications

Author: Parul Singh

Publisher: Excel Books India

ISBN: 9788174465245

Category:

Page: 85

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This book helps you in getting the right job by putting your right resume in the right format. It offers you the tools you need to get your dream job, irrespective of the stage you have reached in your career. The goal of this book is to optimize your marketability by offering you a customized, individualized and targeted resume. The step by step mechanism of writing resume is illustrated with examples in the Indian context.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Resume

Author: Susan Ireland

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780028644400

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 342

View: 602

Includes tips on writing an effective resume, creating an accurate yet impressive job statement, networking, using software programs and other resume technologies, and making the most of your experience.

Best Resumes for College Students and New Grads

Jump-Start Your Career!

Author: Louise Kursmark

Publisher: Jist Works

ISBN: 9781593578879

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

View: 8681

Discusses skills and attributes that are valuable in the workplace, provides tips on job searching and writing cover letters and râesumâes, and offers sample râesumâes for different categories of people.

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