New fathers have at least as many questions and worries as new mothers. Will this be the end of my freedom? Will my child replace me in my partner’s heart? What if I turn out as rotten a father as my father was? What does it mean to be a "good father"? "Father’s Milk" provides answers to a myriad of questions that today’s new dads ask themselves. "Conscious fathering" is the phrase Stein and Samu use to describe a new perspective on fathering - hearing and seeing your child and learning from her what is lacking in her upbringing. Instead of preaching how to be a good father in 12 steps, Stein and Samu demonstrate good fathering through stories and practical advice about everyday situations.
Yet another tasteful and superbly written offering from the pen of one of the most talented and erudite writers of our time. With his unique ability, the author delves into the depths of his poor hapless protagonist, a lost and plagued soul drowning in his own miseries. Undermined by his wife and son; driven to distraction by the miserable circumstances over which he appears to have no control, the wretched Isav can endure no more of his depressingly dark existence, and so abandoning all he has known, sets off - without direction - on a desperate journey from place to place looking to regain his status in the world as a man. Father's Milk is another tasteful and superbly written offering from the pen of one of the most erudite and talented modern writers of our time. Of appeal to the most highly discerning of readers, the adventures of Isav as he travels along the unknown highway of life cannot fail to make an unforgettable impact.
Andrea Wiley contrasts the practices of the world's leading milk producers, India and the United States. In both countries, milk is considered to have special qualities. Drawing on ethnographic and scientific studies, popular media, and government reports, she shows that the cultural significance of milk goes well beyond its nutritive value.
Breastfeeding is an intimate and deeply rooted bodily practice, as well as a highly controversial sociocultural process which invokes strong reactions from advocates and opponents. Touching on a wide range of issues such as reproduction, sexuality, power and resources, and maternal and infant health, the controversies and cultural complexities underlying breastfeeding are immense. Ethnographies of Breastfeeding features the latest research on the topic. Some of the leading scholars in the field explore variations in breastfeeding practices from around the world. Based on empirical work in areas such as Brazil, West Africa, Darfur, Ireland, Italy, France, the UK and the US, they examine the cross-cultural challenges facing mothers feeding their infants. Reframing the traditional nature/culture debate, the book moves beyond existing approaches to consider themes such as surrogacy, the risk of milk banks, mother-to-mother sharing networks facilitated by social media, and the increasing bio-medicalization of breast milk, which is leading its transformation from process to product. A highly important contribution to global debates on breast milk and breastfeeding.
In this series of linked stories the child narrator, Veve, cannot fathom all the mysteries of her family?s life together, but by watching and listening she pieces together a painful past. Played out against the backdrop of rural hardship and deprivation on the family?s Kansas farm, the secret in her father?s previous life eventually explains his harsh treatment of the three older children and her mother?s bitterness over his countless misunderstandings and slights. ø When originally published in 1931, a reviewer of Black Cherries commented that there is ?a sharpness about all impressions in the book, a keenness of sensuous and spiritual apprehension that leaves brilliant after-images with the reader.? Another described the series of sketches as ?exquisite in texture and so faithful to the childish mind that one derives a warm impression of the imagined young narrator.? ø Grace Stone Coates (1881?1976) spent most of her life in the tiny ranching community of Martinsdale in southwestern Montana. During a seven-year period, twenty of Coates?s short stories were cited in the annual Best American Short Stories as Distinctive or Honor Roll stories, and John Updike chose Coates?s ?Wild Plums? for inclusion in Best American Short Stories of the Century. Coates also published two collections of poetry.
This collection brings together twenty-one of Lardner’s best pieces, including the six Jack Keefe stories that comprise You Know Me, Al, as well as such familiar favorites as “Alibi Ike,” “Some Like Them Cold,” and “Guillible’s Travels.” For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Change a diaper? Soothe a crying baby? Function on just a few hours of sleep? Anything moms can do, dads can do--with a little help! Becoming a father is a colossal event in a man's life. For nine months, he thought about, worried about, and dreamed about his new child, and finally his little bundle of joy is here. So, now what? This all-in-one guide shows new dads how to: Bond with their new baby Interpret baby's cries Be supportive to their partner Handle the changes to their relationship and sex life Childproof the house Plus, this new edition features updated advice on safety issues like vaccinations, financial issues like health insurance and retirement, and cool high-tech gadgets to track and treasure each moment of their new baby's life. Complete with medical advice and practical information, this is the new dad's key to raising a happy and healthy baby.
Mein Name ist Mary. Mein Haar hat die Farbe von Milch. Und dies ist meine Geschichte. Mary ist harte Arbeit gewöhnt. Sie kennt es nicht anders, denn ihr Leben auf dem Bauernhof der Eltern verläuft karg und entbehrungsreich. Doch dann ändert sich alles. Als sie fünfzehn wird, zieht Mary in den Haushalt des örtlichen Dorfpfarrers, um dessen Ehefrau zu pflegen und ihr Gesellschaft zu leisten – einer zarten, mitfühlenden Kranken. Bei ihr erfährt sie erstmals Wohlwollen und Anteilnahme. Mary eröffnet sich eine neue Welt. In ihrer einfachen, unverblümten Sprache erzählt sie, wie ihr Schicksal eine dramatische Wendung nimmt, als die Pfarrersfrau stirbt und sie plötzlich mit dem Hausherrn alleine zurückbleibt. „Ein kleiner großer Roman.“ Frankfurter Rundschau „Intensive, grandiose Lektüre.“ Wienerin „Ein kompromissloses Werk von seltsamer, sprachlicher Schönheit“ Brigitte „Nell Leyshons neuer Roman ist ein beeindruckendes Buch über Klassenunterschiede und Willkür, das vor allem auch mit seiner Sprache punktet. […] 'Die Farbe von Milch' hat mich tief beeindruckt, ja ein Stück weit erschüttert“ Nicole Abraham, hr 1 „Ein hervorragender, fesselnder Roman.“ Münchner Merkur „Nell Leyshons unbeugsame Heldin, die sich den Regeln der Zeit widersetzt, fasziniert von der ersten Zeile an. Ein kämpferisches Buch, ganz leise und poetisch erzählt.“ Für Sie „Leyshon gelingt es, ihrer Mary eine Stimme zu geben, die das Spannungsfeld zwischen dem ungebildeten Bauernmädchen und dem großen, schöpferischen Geist, der in ihr wohnt, auf wunderbare Weise wiedergibt. […] Zu Recht wurde dieser schmale Roman von der englischen Presse als ein ungewöhnliches Meisterwerk gefeiert.“ BÜCHER magazin „Nell Leyshon, die in Dorset, im Südwesten Englands, lebt, wurde vielfach für ihre Romane und Theaterstücke ausgezeichnet. Und auch in "Die Farbe von Milch" erweist sie sich als furchtlose Erkunderin der Seelen. Denn was sie mit ihren dürren Sätzen aus der Innenwelt ihrer Protagonistin heraufholt, ist so erdrückend wie faszinierend. [...] Nell Leyshon ist ein Roman von archaischer Wucht geglückt.“ Peter Henning, Spiegel Online „Alle Menschen, die glauben, früher sei alles besser gewesen, müssen dieses Buch lesen. Und alle anderen auch. Nell Leyshon gibt dem 15-jährigen Bauernmädchen Mary eine unfassbar starke Stimme.“ DONNA „In sehr eigenwilliger und eindringlicher Sprache erzählt Nell Leyshon ein Jahr aus dem Leben der jungen Bauerntochter. Ein literarisches Lesevergnügen der besonderen Art.“ Weilheimer Tageblatt „Eine unverwechselbare, unvergessliche Erzählstimme ... Marys einfache Worte malen eindringliche Bilder in den Kopf des Lesers ... Nell Leyshons Einfühlungsvermögen ist beeindruckend.“ The Independent „Mit Brontëesken Untertönen . . . ein verstörender Kommentar zu den sozialen Zwängen, denen Frauen im 19. Jahrhundert unterworfen waren.“ Financial Times „Eine kleine Tour de force - eine wundervolle, überzeugende Stimme, und eine erschütternde Geschichte, die mit großem Können und mit Sparsamkeit erzählt ist.“ Penelope Lively „Ich liebe dieses Buch. Verführerisch, Brontë-esk, fesselnd, besonders und unvergesslich. Mary ist eine absolut interessante und liebenswerte Erzählerin. Ein Buch voller Hoffnung.“ Marian Keyes „Was scheinbar ruhig als ein einfaches ländliches Leben ohne große Aussichten beginnt, entwickelt sich nach und nach, Buchstabe für Buchstabe zu einem voller Möglichkeiten, das aber durch menschliche Fehlbarkeit zum Scheitern verurteilt ist.“ Daily Telegraph „Nur alle Jubeljahre einmal erschafft ein Autor eine so lebendige und aufsehenerregende Erzählstimme wie die Marys. Nell Leyshon verdient es, mit Preisen überschüttet zu werden.“ Sunday Express „Ein eindringliches Kammerspiel über Klassenunterschiede, Armut und das harte Leben einer standeslosen Frau in einer patriarchalischen Welt ... Dieses Buch sitzt.“ Psychologies „Total faszinierend. Von subtiler lyrischer Schönheit, pur und poetisch.“ The Observer „In ‚Die Farbe von Milch’ erweckt Nell Leyshon den Geist der Brontës zu neuem Leben.“ Vanity Fair „Dicht und bewegend ... Mary könnte einem Roman Thomas Hardys entsprungen sein.“ Seattle Times „Herzzerreißend und lange nachklingend. Eine wahrhaft wundervolle Lektüre – ein schlanker, schöner Roman mit so viel Herz, dass es für zwei Bücher gereicht hätte.“ San Francisco Chronicle „Die unerschrockene, achtsame und zutiefst überzeugende Erzählerin, ein ungebildetes, aber blitzgescheites Bauernmädchen, macht diesen kurzen Roman so eindrucksvoll.“ Atlantic „Ein sehr kraftvoller Monolog, der durch die perfekte Übereinstimmung von Geschichte und Erzählhaltung in Erstaunen versetzt.“ La Repubblica „Eine unvergessliche, herzergreifende Geschichte, die den Leser Stück für Stück mehr gefangen nimmt.“ Flow (Niederlande) „Leyshon erweckt mit sparsamen Worten und den Mitteln des poetischen Realismus eine bedrückende Welt, in die wir eintauchen müssen, ganz gleich ob wir wollen oder nicht. Dieser schmale Band ist der beste Beweis dafür, dass literarisches Können nichts zu tun hat mit möglichst viel Text.“ Nürnberger Nachrichten „Aus gutem Grund hat Nell Leyshon viele Preise erhalten (...). Das Werk ist verblüffend ausdrucksstark und eher exotisch auf dem Büchermarkt. Minimalismus pur statt geschwätzig heißer Luft, klare Handlungs- und Zeitperspektiven statt verschachtelter Zeitebenen und effekthascherischer Gedankenakrobatik.“ Passauer Neue Nachrichten „Nell Leyshon gelingt ein fesselndes Porträt. Wort für Wort ringt sich Mary ab. Für die Wahrheit. Die will sie uns erzählen. In ganz einfachen Sätzen. Und es sind Sätze, die fesseln. Denn so schlicht die Sprache ist, so beeindruckend sind die Bilder, die entstehen.“ Augsburger Allgemeine „Ein ergreifendes Werk über Armut und Menschenwürde, Machtgefälle und Widerstand – schlicht und schön. Diese Mary wird man nicht vergessen.“ Trierischer Volksfreund „Eine Ode an die Literarizität und den hohen Wert der Möglichkeit, der eigenen Stimme bleibenden Ausdruck zu verleihen – auch wenn die meisten von uns vermutlich nicht wie Mary bereit wären, für das Bücherschreiben ihr Leben zu riskieren.“ Die Presse „Eine sehr intensive Geschichte, schön und traurig zugleich, aufwühlend, faszinierend und voller unvergesslicher Bilder.“ Melsunger Allgemeine „Eindrucksvoll.“ Antje Weber, Süddeutsche Zeitung
The Hidden Manna has become a classic on Eucharistic teaching. Now in a second edition, accompanied by a new introduction by Fr. Kenneth Baker, a new preface from the author, new material from John Paul II, and the original foreword by Cardinal John O'Connor, this in-depth study lets the breadth and richness of the Church's Tradition speak for itself. Fr. O'Connor presents and comments on substantial excerpts from the major sources of the Church's Tradition extending all the way back to apostolic times. Focusing on the doctrine of the Real Presence, he follows the earliest witnesses through the challenge in the Middle Ages of Berengarius through the Protestant Reformation and modern disputes.
Why this book? Because I believe it is truly needed. Yes, the traditional role has been for men to be just breadwinners. But what happens if you have to be the breadwinner and the caregiver at the same time because your significant other can no longer do it, is no longer there to do it, or will no longer do it or, just plain outright, won’t do it? What if she was never the mothering type to begin with or you’ve discovered she is such that you wouldn’t trust her to take care of even a gerbil no matter how much you love her? Well, that just leaves you, unless you are planning to dump your children upon your folks, the system, or who ever. I hope that’s not you, but then if it was, you would not be reading this. As far as I can see, no real effort has been made to give men, young men, any kind of guidance to be really good fathers. You can be a tough manly man and still be a good father. There are plenty of help aides for women, but you just don’t see this for men. In this book, I am attempting to provide such based on my own real-life experiences and what I have done with my own children in my care. I may not be able to cover everything, but I will do my best to come as close as reasonably possible. Whether you have made the choice or you have been surprised and discovered the choice has chosen you, I will do my best to give you the information that may help you do the best job possible and hopefully also save you and maybe even your children some pain as well. Some things I say in this book may not seem to apply to fatherhood at first, but believe me, it does as it is interrelated. Nothing happens in a vacuum. There is a reason for everything, and many things that don’t seem related actually have an effect on other things. So it is with everything I touch upon in this book.
Uncertain Mirrors realigns magical realism within a changing critical landscape, from Aristotelian mimesis to Adorno's concept of negative dialectics. In between, the volume traverses a vast theoretical arena, from postmodernism and postcolonialism to Lévinasian philosophy and eco-criticism. The volume opens and closes with dialectical instability, as it recasts the mutability of the term “mimesis” as both a “world-reflecting” and a “world-creating” mechanism. Magical realism, the authors contend, offers another stance of the possible; it also situates the reader at a hybrid aesthetic matrix inextricably linked to postcolonial theory, postmodernism, Bakhtinian theory, and quantum physics. AsUncertain Mirrors explores, magical realist texts partake of modernist exhaustion as much as of postmodernist replenishment, yet they stem from a different “location of culture” and “direction of culture;” they offer complex aesthetic artifacts that, in their recreation of alternative geographic and semiotic spaces, dislocate hegemonic texts and ideologies. Their unrealistic excess effects a breach in the totalized unity represented by 19th century realism, and plays the dissonant chord of the particular and the non-identical.
The leading resource for collaborative critical care for newborns, Merenstein & Gardner’s Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care, 7th Edition provides a multidisciplinary approach and a real-world perspective. It focuses on evidenced-based practice, with clinical directions in color for easy retrieval and review. Special features help you prioritize the steps in initial care, and provide a guide to sharing information with parents. With each chapter written jointly by both physicians and nurses, this book is comprehensive enough to suit the needs of the entire team in your neonatal intensive care unit. Unique! A multidisciplinary perspective is provided by an editorial team of two physicians and two nurses, and each chapter is written and reviewed by a physician and nurse team, so information mirrors the real-world experience in a neonatal intensive care unit. Unique! Clinical content is in color, so you can quickly scan through chapters for information that directly affects patient care. Unique! Parent Teaching boxes highlight the relevant information to be shared with a patient’s caregivers. Critical Findings boxes outline symptoms and diagnostic findings that require immediate attention, helping you prioritize assessment data and steps in initial care. Coverage in clinical chapters includes pathophysiology and etiology, prevention, data collection, treatment, complications, outcomes, prognosis, and parent education. Expanded Neonatal Surgery chapter covers all of the most common procedures in neonatal surgery. Follow-up of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Infant chapter is expanded to include coverage of outcomes management and discharge planning. Streamlined references are updated to include only the most current or classic sources.

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