"Dear Mom," Are these words any easier to write when Mom is gone? What if there were things you never told her? Things you've left unsaid. Things you've always wanted to know? And after you've poured your heart out to your mom, would you then show the letters to your ... Kate Kaiser did just that, in this touching, tearing and true story of one woman's open letters to her past, her family, and herself.
Der "Brief an den Vater" ist ein 1919 verfasster, niemals abgeschickter Brief Franz Kafkas an seinen Vater. Nachdem Franz Kafka im Januar 1919 bei einem Kuraufenthalt in Schelesen (Böhmen) Julie Wohryzeck kennengelernt hatte und sich einige Monate später mit ihr verlobte, reagierte sein Vater ungehalten auf seine neuen und unstandesgemäßen Heiratspläne. Es wird angenommen, dass dies Kafka veranlasste, zwischen dem 10. und 13. November 1919 den Brief zu verfassen. Die Hochzeit war ursprünglich für November geplant, fand jedoch nicht statt. Der ausladende Brief besteht im Original aus 103 handschriftlichen Seiten, auf denen Kafka versucht, sei-nen Vaterkonflikt schreibend zu bewältigen. Viele seiner Lebensschwierigkeiten schreibt er der totalen Wesensverschiedenheit zwischen sich und dem Vater zu. Der Brief endet mit der Hoffnung, dass sich durch ihn beide ein wenig beruhigen würden und Leben und Sterben leichter gemacht werden könnten.
Franz Kafka first met Felice Bauer in August 1912, at the home of his friend Max Brod. The twenty-five-year-old career woman from Berlin—energetic, down-to-earth, life-affirming—awakened in him a desire to marry. Kafka wrote to Felice almost daily, sometimes even twice a day. Because he was living in Prague and she in Berlin, their letters became their sole source of knowledge of each other. But soon after their engagement in 1914, Kafka began having doubts about the relationship, fearing that marriage would imperil his dedication to writing and interfere with his need for solitude. Through their break-up, a second engagement in 1917, and their final parting later that year, when Kafka began falling ill with the tuberculosis that would eventually claim his life, their correspondence continued. The more than five hundred letters that Kafka wrote to Felice over the course of those five years were acquired by Schocken from her in 1955. They reveal the full measure of Kafka's inner turmoil as he tried, in vain, to balance his need for stability with the demands of his craft. "These letters are indispensable for anyone seeking a more intimate knowledge of Kafka and his fragmented world." —Library Journal
Provides a collection of letters to young black men offering advice and encouragement.
I knew I liked to write was when I was a teenager, locking myself in my room. I was angry and frustrated and needed a positive outlet. I was tired of breaking things that were really important to me. I was sad having to pick up pieces of my little treasures. So I picked up a pencil and started writing about how I felt and why I was being self destructive. I was determined to find a way to diffuse the confusion in my head. I was taught very early to pray and I'd put my prayers on paper. Seeing something written brought me back into reality. I had a reference point. Something I could read over and over to remind myself who I was and that I would be ok. This is my story of survival. My journey from the traumatic experience of being molested countless times by my step-father while living within the strict religious practices of Jehovah's Witnesses to my healing process with Parents United. I thought my life of confusion, mistrust and low self-esteem could never change. As I got older, I constantly attracted more dysfunction in my choices and relationships. I didn't know I could change that. I didn't know any better. I became afraid for my children. I thought I was crazy and didn't have good parenting skills. After years of therapy, I learned to have control over my life and how to take the power back that I kept giving away. I am no longer a victim. It has been a long and twisty road. Today, I am proud to be happy, healthy and productive in my world. I am proud to be a survivor! I hope to inspire others and give them hope that the craziness in their heads can go away. I want to keep talking about this until the cycle is broken and children can always be cherished.
Volume One of these remarkable letters and diaries opens with a letter from Britten aged nine to his formidable mother, Edith. Music is already at the centre of his life, and it accompanies him through prep and public school and then to London to the Royal College of Music, where the phenomenally gifted but inexperienced young composer is plunged into metropolitan life and makes influential new friends, among them W. H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood. This was a time of prodigious musical creativity, a growing awareness of his sexuality, and the dawning of his political convictions. Most importantly, during this period Britten met Peter Pears and established the musical and personal relationship that was to last a lifetime. Volume One comes to a close in May 1939, when Britten, accompanied by Pears, departs for North America. The letters and diaries in this illuminating first volume and its successor are supplemented by the editors' detailed commentary and by exhaustive contemporary documentation. Together they constitute a comprehensive portrait not only of the composer but of an age.
First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
This book contains 150 letters on practically every conceivable sexual subject imaginable form marrying a deceased lover to wedding a giant statue in a public square. Mr. Anthony gives each missive a witty and sarcastic wisecrack response. Each mailer writes two letters. Some of them are years and situations apart. There are sex letters from people all over the United States even one from a lowly, asexual amoeba to the spirit of a horny George Washington. In reading this hysterical collection, Mr. Anthony asks that you be completely nonjudgmental and to feel reassured that happiness is knowing that everyone else is miserable too. This play is a comedy about the wife swappers the-morning-after-night-before. One couple is seasoned at switching but it is the virgin experience for the other pair. Laughter reigns supreme throughout the entire hilarious two acts!
Confidential letters written by Galileo's illegitimate daughter Maria Celeste to her father during the most difficult period of his life. Respectful and chiding, entertaining and suspenseful, oftentimes emotionally wrenching, these letters reveal the dynamics of a tense father/daughter relationship played against the lively backdrop of Maria Celest's convent enclosure, Galileo's domestic life, and the not too distant background of contemporary intellectual milieus and of Florentine middle-class society. As the correspondence develops, a drama of cross-purposes comes to the fore: those of Maria Celeste, unwittingly pinning her reason for living on her father's prestige and her love of him, of Galileo, ready to wager his future on the approval of the religious authorities, and of the Roman clergy, determined to uphold the letter of Catholic dogma. Translated into modern American English in a style faithful to the spirit of the author by a scholar of Italian literature and culture, with an introduction and extensive notes on the Renaissance world, on religious women's writing, and on Sister Maria Celeste's life.
Armin's exodus from the tyranny and destruction of war-tom Germany to the liberating shores of America is a quintessential story of the 20th century. He regales the reader with riveting recounts of living through the Allied fire bombings that defeated fascist Germany and the dramatic fight for survival in post-apocalyptic Europe. This is an enthralling, entertaining read about an immigrant's first impressions of America, told with a self-effacing and deprecating sense of humor. I heartily recommend the jaunty travails extolled in: From Lederhosen to Jeans: A Sweet and Sour Kraut's Journey to America. John Large, Ph.D. Asst. Professor, University of South Florida From his childhood in war-ravaged Hamburg to success in America, Armin Wendt takes us along on many journeys - including eluding Russian guards behind the Iron Curtain and encountering banditos in Central-America. Anything but the stereotypical "staid German," Wendt describes his adventures lovingly and compassionately, often in a humorous way. Anecdotes abound throughout, making this book a delightful read. Gene Cropsey, Award-Winning Author
Sophie Freud— author, teacher, social worker, mother, daughter, and grand-daughter of Sigmund Freud—here offers, for the first time, a candid portrait of her struggles in her own life. Blessed and cursed with the legacy of a famous family, Dr. Freud has negotiated her way from a blissful childhood in Vienna, to Paris, to Radcliff College, to her present-day life as on one of the most respected teachers in her field. My Three Mothers and Other Passions is a remarkable story about a remarkable woman, and Dr. Freud explores with us openly and engagingly the many experiences of her life.
Life can change in the blink of an eye or even be destroyed by the love of someones heart. Jacob Tyler Banks was born with two loveable parents. His father, Tyler, is one of the best lawyers in town while his beautiful mother takes care of the things at home. His life was smooth sailing until it drastically turned around when he met a lovely girl named Rachael Stone. Find yourself riveted with a love story like no other with The Letter. Tyler Banks is a busy man. Too busy with a line of clients each day, he only has limited time to be with his beautiful wife and son. Fairly detached from his family, he has a dark secret that he has kept for more than twenty years. But that secret is about to be revealed unless he is going to do something about it. But can he really carry out his plan that could break his sons heart and leave him emotionally wounded forever? Lynn Banks is a stay-home mom and wife. She has everything she ever wanted. She loves her husband and son so much that she doesnt want them to get hurt in any way. But what they didnt know is that she actually lived two different lives and it is all up to her if she prolongs this pain that has been kept buried in her heart for so many years. Follow the different characters stories of love, lust, deceit, and pain and see if love can truly conquer everything in this riveting story.
Every father would like to play an equal and effective role in raising his son. The author offers his observations and insights from personal experiences and his interaction with children and families through his teaching career. The author offers through a letter to help raise his son by proxy giving intimate advice and guidance to facilitate a strong and wholesome character. He confronts major issues such as education, courtship, love and war from the unique perspective as he struggled to compensate for the same emotional void in his life.
This is an amazing story of a woman whose husband has had a horrific accident. The resultant voyage begins in a situation similar to a Stygian hell; yet her faith transforms the situation, day by day, into a journey of hope and redemption. Terrells courage and love, along with her undying faith in God, allow her and her husband to heal and begin the long journey back to life and love. This account should be read by everyone who has had to deal with trauma, disappointment, and roadblocks in the journey of life. All those who have had to cope with addiction or have a loved one who has been an addict will also find hope and redemption in this wonderful account of overcoming unbeatable odds Patti Weiss, PhD, psychologist specializing in troubled teens Terrell has written a book that takes you from the depths of uncontrollable addiction and a near-death experience to the long road to recovery and the Lord. Anyone that knows a person going through brain-injury recovery must read this book! A story of faith, prayers, and true lovethe love of God! Kim Allgrezza, freelance editor For more information on traumatic brain injuries, please go to http://TBI.com, http://TBINET.org, and http://www.braininjury.com
The new blockbuster from one of the world's greatest storytellers delves into the life of Emma Harte--the original Woman of Substance--and the ambitious, passionate, and volatile women of the next generations. Evan, Tessa, Linnet, and India: four remarkable women. Three generations of Hartes. One indomitable family whose loyalty binds them together and whose enemies want to tear them apart. Evan Hughes, Emma's American great-granddaughter, is trying to integrate into the powerful Harte family. She is caught between her estranged parents, her new family, and her new love. But a dangerous enemy hovers in the background. Tessa Longden, Evan's cousin, is battling her husband for custody of their daughter, Adele. When Adele suddenly goes missing, Tessa is forced to seek help from her half-sister Linnet-a woman who has been her rival all their lives. Linnet, the most brilliant businesswoman of the four great-granddaughters, is desperately trying to show that she is the natural heir to her mother, Paula. But her glittering future at the helm of the vast Harte empire means many sacrifices, perhaps even the loss of her sister's fragile trust. And India Standish, the traditionalist in the family, falls in love with a famous British artist from a working-class background. Madly in love, India is determined to marry him, no matter what her family thinks. It is Evan who finds new perspective about her own life from the revelations in letters that Emma wrote to Evan's grandmother decades ago. But they may come too late.... As conflict and danger swirl around the Harte women, someone is pulling the strings to make sure none of them finds happiness. Who among them will rise to the challenges as only a true Harte can do? This latest dramatic story in the ongoing saga of an extraordinary family dynasty is full of love, passion, jealousy, and ambition. It is Barbara Taylor Bradford at her inimitable best.
A little girls parents separate when she is a toddler. Her mother takes her to live with her family in a remote African village. Life is hard in the village, but the little girl lives a happy life. Her troubled life starts when she returns to live with her paternal relatives, who gang up to try to make it impossible for her to go to college. She perseveres, and struggles against them until she eventually obtains a government scholarship to go to college to study law.
These letters/essays were written by Mitzi Broome McKinney, and posthumously compiled (and very minimally edited) by her daughter, Rebekah McKinney-Reese. They are stories about Mitzis childhood in West Texas on the ranch near Broome, Texas, with memories about her family and friends. The stories are insightful, poignant, and a window into the mind and spirit of a woman nearing the end of her liferemembering good times, bad times, lessons learned, and all the Life in between. Mitzi began writing these Letters to Horrie as shared remembrances with her cousin, Horace Kelton, when she was first exploring the wonderful new world of e-mail. She wrote other essays/stories as well, which are also included. Writing provided a creative outlet when Mitzis physical limitations prohibited her from working with her beloved metal, and a vehicle for writing down memories that would have been lost had she not committed them to the written word. Her family is very grateful that she did. Rebekah compiled these letters/essays after Mitzi died in November 2006. It was a way to help her cope with her immense grief, and she felt closer to her mother as she read and re-read the material. Rebekah and Mitzi always talked about compiling these letters into a book, but never quite got around to it. Mitzi was none too happy with her daughters coaxing her into the computer age, but we now know from these writings that she was glad she did. Reading these memories now made Rebekah wish she could ask her mother a million more questions, and she hopes that publishing these stories will keep her mothers memory and a way of life gone by alive for future generations. This little book was compiled primarily as a legacy for Mitzis family and friends. If other readers find this material, and are encouraged to write down their familys stories and history, so much the better.
The twisted, but fascinating, mind of a serial killer is revealed with terrifying consequences in this astonishing and shocking exploration. with 20 b&w photos.
LIke his previous best-selling journals, virtually every entry bespeaks a depth of relationship with the Beloved that is inspiring to all readers. Page after page we encounter a man of great faith as he wrestles with the divine by sharing his hopes and fears, his greatest joys and his deepest sorrows. Father Greeley's honest approach to his inner struggles is refreshing and calls us to be honest with ourselves, especially when asking where God is in our lives. By entering into this personal prayer experience, we cannot help but to be touched and transformed.