In 1960s northern California, Marci Cruz and her sister, Corin, attempt to show their mother the true womanizing and abusing behaviors of their father, as Marci begins to have feelings for other girls.
Homecoming Queers provides a critical discussion of the multiple strategies used by queer Latina authors and artists in the United States to challenge silence and invisibility within mainstream media, literary canons, and theater spaces. Marivel T. Danielson's analysis reveals the extensive legacy of these cultural artists, including novelists, filmmakers, students and activists, comedians, performers, and playwrights. By clearly discussing the complexities and universalities of ethnic, racial, sexual, gender, and class intersections between queer Chicana and U.S. Latinas, Danielson explores the multiple ways identity shapes and shades creative expression. Weaknesses and gaps are revealed in the treatment of difference as a whole, within dominant and marginalized communities. Spanning multiple genres and forms, and including scholarly theory alongside performances, films, narratives, and testimonials, Homecoming Queers leads readers along a crucial path toward understanding and overcoming the silences that previously existed across these fields.
Often treated like night itself—both visible and invisible, feared and romanticized—Latina/os make up the largest minority group in the US. In her newest work, María DeGuzmán explores representations of night in art and literature from the Caribbean, Colombia, Central and South America, and the US, calling into question night’s effect on the formation of identity for Latina/os in and outside of the US. She takes as her subject novels, short stories, poetry, essays, non-fiction, photo-fictions, photography, and film, and examines these texts through the lenses of nationhood, sexuality, human rights, exoticism, among others.
James McGrath is a master poet whose respect for all life rings through every clear strong word. Using simple language he effortlessly conveys the deepest and, at times, the most terrible truth. These poems are a gift of understanding.
Samantha never considered herself an "attractive" woman, especially being surrounded by models at work. After being "claimed" by a vampire in this erotic thriller, she finds that she does have something to offer.
"This book is one all poetry lovers should get their hands on. It sets you free to hear a writer speak with such clarity that the words seem to jump off the page." -Tina Kohl Author of My Poetic Voices Poetry released in such an emotional and powerful way is a direct link to reach the market. African-Americans have always been at the forefront of the spoken word explosion. But Tender Headed makes it known that poetry is a real force to be dealt with. With words that seem to explode off the page about everything from sex to marriage to racial prejudice, this book seems to conquer it all. Tender Headed is the kind of poetry one reads when there is a need to be uplifted, entertained and educated.
Now available in a single volume paperback, this advanced reference resource for the novel and novel theory offers authoritative accounts of the history, terminology, and genre of the novel, in over 140 articles of 500-7,000 words. Entries explore the history and tradition of the novel in different areas of the world; formal elements of the novel (story, plot, character, narrator); technical aspects of the genre (such as realism, narrative structure and style); subgenres, including the bildungsroman and the graphic novel; theoretical problems, such as definitions of the novel; book history; and the novel's relationship to other arts and disciplines. The Encyclopedia is arranged in A-Z format and features entries from an international cast of over 140 scholars, overseen by an advisory board of 37 leading specialists in the field, making this the most authoritative reference resource available on the novel. This essential reference, now available in an easy-to-use, fully indexed single volume paperback, will be a vital addition to the libraries of literature students and scholars everywhere.
Ausgezeichnet mit dem Man Booker Prize Jamaika, 1976: Sieben bewaffnete Männer dringen in das Haus des Reggae-Musikers Bob Marley ein und eröffnen das Feuer. Marleys Manager wirft sich schützend über ihn und erleidet dabei lebensgefährliche Verletzungen. Marleys Frau Rita wird ebenfalls schwer verwundet, er selbst bleibt mit leichteren Verletzungen an Armen und Brust zurück. Wer waren die Täter? Was waren ihre Motive? Ausgehend von dem Attentat und den Spekulationen, die sich darum ranken, entwirft Marlon James ein vielseitiges Stimmungsbild Jamaikas in den 70er und 80er Jahren voll Gewalt, politischer Willkür, Drogen und Intrigen, ausgestaltet bis ins kleinste Detail.
Erziehen statt Verziehen. Warum werfen französische Kinder im Restaurant nicht mit Essen, sagen immer höflich Bonjour und lassen ihre Mütter in Ruhe telefonieren? Und warum schlafen französische Babys schon mit zwei oder drei Monaten durch? Als Pamela Druckerman der Liebe wegen nach Paris zieht und bald darauf ein Kind bekommt, entdeckt sie schnell, dass französische Eltern offensichtlich einiges anders machen – und zwar besser. In diesem unterhaltsamen Erfahrungsbericht lüftet sie die Geheimnisse der Erziehung à la française.
In this spiritual masterpiece — a classic of Christian literature and mysticism — the author addresses pride, avarice, envy, and other human imperfections, describing methods of conversion through prayer, submission, and purification.
St. John of the Cross is widely considered one of the most prolific and important poets of his time. In fact, in Spanish poetry, the Spiritual Canticle and Dark Night of the Soul are two of the most important works of all time. He is known for his rich use of symbolism and imagery within his poetry. Dark Night of the Soul is the title of a poem written by 16th-century Spanish poet and Roman Catholic mystic Saint John of the Cross, as well as of a treatise he wrote later, commenting on the poem.
Medicine and medical research continue to grow rapidly in complexity alongside the changes in healthcare policy, discoveries, and the regulation and economics of the same. In the midst of these sea changes, patients and their families navigate (or negotiate) the reshaped landscape called the academic medical center or the teaching hospital. These changes create confusion and anxiety for patients and families in crises as the prospects of illness, death, and loss compete against and strain their coping abilities. A man they call Jacks helps patients and families navigate the maze. Jacks serves as a chaplain, and these are some of the stories he lives with the people God places in his care. As one who journeys alongside patients and their loved ones, Jacks embraces and struggles with the questions felt by so many but openly discussed by so few. He authentically strains to understand the circumstances in which people find themselves, without judgment, while controlling his own emotions to the things he witnesses. Jacks does not pretend to have the answers. Jacks understands one thing: compassion can bridge the divides created by crisis.
This book is my survival guide. I have written about abuse, my MS, family, other people and nature in the many ways they have and do effect me. I write as I feel and see. These writings have freed me and may they guide you too.

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