Bridget Jones, beloved Singleton and global phenomenon, is back with a bump in Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries. 8:45 P.M. Realize there have been so many times in my life when have fantasized about going to a scan with Mark or Daniel: just not both at the same time. Before motherhood, before marriage, Bridget with biological clock ticking very, very loudly, finds herself unexpectedly pregnant at the eleventh hour: a joyful pregnancy which is dominated, however, by a crucial but terribly awkward question – who is the father? Mark Darcy: honourable, decent, notable human rights lawyer? Or Daniel Cleaver: charming, witty, notable fuckwit? 9:45 PM It’s like they’re two halves of the perfect man, who’ll spend the rest of their lives each wanting to outdo the other one. And now it’s all enacting itself in my stomach. In this gloriously funny, touching story of baby-deadline panic, maternal bliss, and social, professional, technological, culinary and childbirth chaos, Bridget Jones – global phenomenon and the world’s favorite Singleton – is back with a bump.
In this trenchant inquiry into the state of feminism, Angela McRobbie breaks open the politics of sexual equality and 'affirmative feminism' and sets down a new theory of gender power. Challenging the most basic assumptions of the 'end' of feminism, this book argues that invidious forms of gender re-stabilisation are being re-established. Consumer and popular culture encroach on the terrain of so-called female freedom, appearing supportive of female success, yet tying women into new post-feminist neurotic dependencies. With a scathing critique of 'women's empowerment', McRobbie has developed a distinctive feminist analysis that she uses to examine socio-cultural phenomena embedded in contemporary women's lives: from fashion photography and the television 'make-over' genre to eating disorders, body anxiety and 'illegible rage'. A turning point in feminist theory, The Aftermath of Feminism will set a new agenda for gender studies and cultural studies.
A dazzling urban satire of modern relationships? An ironic, tragic insight into the demise of the nuclear family? Or the confused ramblings of a pissed thirty-something? Two diaries, two enduring bestsellers, one unforgettable character. Bridget Jones: The Singleton Years brings together Bridget Jones's Diary and The Edge of Reason. Helen Fielding portrays Bridget, everyone's favourite spinster, as she struggles through the social minefield of her thirties and tries to weigh up the eternal question: Daniel Cleaver or Mark Darcy? She is supported through the whole process by four indispensable friends, Shazzer, Jude, Tom and a bottle of Chardonnay. Bridget Jones's Diary was first published in 1996 and applauded by critics from Salman Rushdie to Jilly Cooper. A number-one bestseller, Helen Fielding's book has sold over fifteen million copies worldwide and has been turned into an Academy Award-nominated film series starring Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant.
Bridget Jones's Diary, Diary of a Nobody, Nausea, the Princess Diaries, Any Human Heart, Flowers for Algernon
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Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 68. Chapters: Bridget Jones's Diary, Diary of a Nobody, Nausea, The Princess Diaries, Any Human Heart, Flowers for Algernon, The Yellow Wallpaper, Spud, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, The Turner Diaries, Go Ask Alice, The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red, Mrs Dale's Diary, Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction, Dear Dumb Diary, From the Files of Madison Finn, Go Ask Malice, The Diary of a Chambermaid, Life As We Knew It, List of fictional diaries, Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey, Prime Minister parodies, So Much to Tell You, Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years, Bert diaries, The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, Z for Zachariah, Eve's Diary, My Story, Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, California Diaries, Myra Breckinridge, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Houseboy, A Journal of the Plague Year, The American Diary of a Japanese Girl, Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole, It Happened to Nancy: By an Anonymous Teenager, Love That Dog, Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years, Jay's Journal, Diary of an Unborn Child, The Moth Diaries, The Basic Eight, Annie's Baby, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13, Diary of a Madman, Catherine, Called Birdy, The Moneypenny Diaries, Extracts from Adam's Diary, Attack of the Mutant Underwear, Down, Lenin, Tintin's Travel Diaries, Candid Confessions. Excerpt: Nausea (orig. French La Naus e) is an epistolary novel by the existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, published in 1938 and written while he was teaching at the lyc e of Le Havre. This is Sartre's first novel and one of his best-known. The novel concerns a dejected historian in a town similar to Le Havre, who becomes convinced that inanimate objects and situations encroach on his ability to define himself, on his intellectual and spiritual freedom...
This timely collection engages with representations of women and ageing in literature and visual culture. Acknowledging that cultural conceptions of ageing are constructed and challenged across a variety of media and genres, the editors bring together experts in literature and visual culture to foster a dialogue across disciplines. Exploring the process of ageing in its cultural reflections, refractions and reimaginings, the contributors to Ageing Women in Literature and Visual Culture analyse how artists, writers, directors and performers challenge, and in some cases reaffirm, cultural constructions of ageing women, as well as give voice to ageing women’s subjectivities. The book concludes with an afterword by Germaine Greer which suggests possible avenues for future research.
The Private/Public Divide in the Narratives of Female Development
Author: Soňa Šnircová
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Social Science
This book explores contemporary transformations of the female Bildungsroman, showing that the intersection of the genre and gender brought to critical attention in the context of second wave feminism remains of equal importance in the era of postfeminism. The female Bildung narrative has acquired an important position in twentieth – and twenty-first century literature through its continuing depiction of female self-discovery and emancipation as a process of negotiating the traditional divisions of female and male roles in relation to the private and public spaces. Recognizing the seminal contribution of feminist criticism to the definition of the genre and the role of feminist cultural processes in its thematic developments, this volume investigates more recent influences on the female Bildung narrative and the influence of the classic female Bildungsroman on contemporary cultural texts. As a collection of fifteen essays written by international scholars, the book offers a representative sample of the narratives of female development, presenting a variety of genres, including the novel, the short story, autobiography, TV series, and Internet video blogs, and theoretical frameworks, adopting hermeneutic, postcolonial, feminist, and postfeminist perspectives. In its diversity, this volume reveals that, despite the ongoing process of women’s emancipation, the heroine’s struggle with the private/public divide has remained, throughout the twentieth century and in the first decades of the new millennium, a central issue in stories about the female quest for self-definition. The book will be of interest to scholars and students in the fields of literary, women and gender studies, particularly those interested in the narratives of female development that represent American and British cultural contexts.
** The new Bridget Jones novel ** 8.45 P.M. Realise there have been so many times in my life when have fantasised about going to a scan with Mark or Daniel: just not both at the same time. Before motherhood, before marriage, Bridget, with biological clock ticking very, very loudly, finds herself unexpectedly pregnant at the eleventh hour: a joyful pregnancy which is dominated, however, by a crucial but terribly awkward question - who is the father? Mark Darcy: honourable, decent, notable human rights lawyer? Or Daniel Cleaver: charming, witty, notable fuckwit? 9.45 P.M. It's like they're two halves of the perfect man, who'll spend the rest of their lives each wanting to outdo the other one. And now it's all enacting itself in my stomach. In this gloriously funny, touching story of baby-deadline panic, maternal bliss, and social, professional, technological, culinary and childbirth chaos, Bridget Jones - global phenomenon and the world's favourite Singleton - is back with a bump.
Bridget Jones's Diary, How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life, the Devil Wears Prada, the Secret Dreamworl
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 33. Chapters: Bridget Jones's Diary, How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life, The Devil Wears Prada, The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic, Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married, The It Girl, Everyone Worth Knowing, The Carrie Diaries, The Thing About Jane Spring, The Bellybuttons, The Nanny Diaries, Reckless, Trust Me, Something Borrowed, Tempted, Notorious, Devious, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, In Her Shoes, Unforgettable, Shopaholic Abroad, Shopaholic & Sister, Lucky, Carrie Pilby, Shopaholic Ties the Knot, Sex and the City, Lipstick Jungle, Shopaholic & Baby, Adored, Chloe Does Yale, Twenties Girl, Season of Passion, Now and Forever, Read Between the Lies, Good in Bed, Swati Kaushal, Infamous, South Beach, Trading Up, Passion's Promise, Polly, Going Home. Excerpt: How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life is a young adult novel by Kaavya Viswanathan, an Indian-American woman who wrote it just after she graduated from high school. Its 2006 debut was highly publicized, but the book was withdrawn after allegations that portions had been plagiarized from several sources. Viswanathan apologized and said any similarities were "completely unintentional and unconscious." All shelf copies of Opal Mehta were ultimately recalled and destroyed by the publisher, and Viswanathan's contract for a second book was canceled. Kaavya Viswanathan was born in Chennai (formerly Madras) in India and spent her early childhood in the United Kingdom, moving with her parents to the United States when she was in middle school. Her father Viswanathan Rajaraman was a neurosurgeon, and her mother Mary Sundaram was a physician who gave up practicing to raise their daughter. As is sometimes customary among South Indians, Viswanathan took her father's first name as her last name. Intending ultimately...