Dedication To Hunger

Author: Leslie Heywood
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520201175
Size: 19.14 MB
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"Leslie Heywood weaves deftly and powerfully between contemporary cultural analysis, literary criticism, and her own experiences as a postmodern/female body. The result is a work that is both critically acute and vibrating with emotional energy and insight, a work that itself constitutes a promise of new life in the 'anorexic' culture she so sharply diagnoses and interprets."--Susan Bordo, author of "Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body" "Though "Dedication to Hunger" is a brilliant book of literary criticism, it is also far more than that. It is a challenging work that should be widely read by all those interested in the underlying assumptions that define our culture."--J. Hillis Miller, author of "The Ethics of Reading"

The Poetry Of Louise Glu Ck

Author: Daniel Morris
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 0826265561
Size: 11.84 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Explores Glück's utilization of masks of characters from history, the Bible, and fairy tales, discussing the persistent themes and transitional tone of her poetry through close reading of her early work, Firstborn; through the book-length sequences Ararat, Meadowlands, and The Wild Iris; to her latest, including Vita Nova and Averno"--Provided by publisher.

The Wild One S Hunger

Author: Ericca Thornhill
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
ISBN: 9781612174822
Size: 11.74 MB
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If magic transforms you, linking you to one special soul, what will you sacrifice for love? Born in the forest, Cole struggles against the influence of the demons who fostered him. When he takes a stand by rescuing a newly created angel from their clutches, the angel captures his heart. Green-winged and innocent, Ioi bursts from her chrysalis to meet the rescuer who kept the forest creatures from destroying her. Imbued with enchantment, Ioi's passion for Cole runs deep--until a Battle Angel appears, pointing out their differences. Separated from Cole, Ioi is taken to the Angels' Citadel. Will Ioi choose her preordained fate, or follow her passion and fight for the wild one she loves?

Poems 1962 2012

Author: Louise Glück
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781466875623
Size: 15.12 MB
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It is the astonishment of Louise Glück's poetry that it resists collection. With each successive book her drive to leave behind what came before has grown more fierce, the force of her gaze fixed on what has yet to be imagined. She invented a form to accommodate this need, the book-length sequence of poems, like a landscape seen from above, a novel with lacunae opening onto the unspeakable. The reiterated yet endlessly transfigured elements in this landscape—Persephone, a copper beech, a mother and father and sister, a garden, a husband and son, a horse, a dog, a field on fire, a mountain—persistently emerge and reappear with the dark energy of the inevitable, shot through with the bright aspect of things new-made. From the outset ("Come here / Come here, little one"), Gluck's voice has addressed us with deceptive simplicity, the poems in lines so clear we "do not see the intervening fathoms." From within the earth's bitter disgrace, coldness and barrenness my friend the moon rises: she is beautiful tonight, but when is she not beautiful? To read these books together is to understand the governing paradox of a life lived in the body and of the work wrested from it, the one fated to die and the other to endure.

Physical Culture Power And The Body

Author: Patricia Vertinsky
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134227051
Size: 20.31 MB
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During the past decade, there has been an outpouring of books on 'the body' in society, but none has focused as specifically on physical culture - that is, cultural practices such as sport and dance within which the moving physical body is central. Questions are raised about the character of the body, specifically the relation between the ‘natural’ body, the ‘constructed’ body and the ‘alien’ or ‘virtual’ body. The themes of the book are wide in scope, including: physical culture and the fascist body sport and the racialised body sport medicine, health and the culture of risk the female Muslim sporting body, power, and politics experiencing the disabled sporting body embodied exhibitions of striptease and sport the social logic of sparring sport, girls and the neoliberal body. Physical Culture, Power, and the Body aims to break down disciplinary boundaries in its theoretical approaches and its readership. The author’s muli-disciplinary backgrounds, demonstrate the widespread topicality of physical culture and the body.

Body Wars

Author: Margo Maine, Ph.D.
Publisher: Gurze Books
ISBN: 9780936077673
Size: 20.98 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Margo Maine spares no target in this straightforward and entertaining expose. Loaded with facts and inspirational quotes, this is an activist's guide for parents, educators, therapists, patients, former patients, or anyone who wants to fight against the forces that prevent women from being comfortable in their own bodies. Included are extensive Strategies for Change with ideas for personal and cultural growth, as well as resources with addresses, organizations, and recommended reading. * 25 Ways to Love Your Body * Guidelines for Letter Writing * Top Ten Reasons to Give Up Dieting * Join the Fight Against Fashion * See the Homogenizing Effects of Cosmetic Surgery * Stop Violence Against Women * Fight Size, Sex, and Age Discrimination * Tactics for Healthy Eating * Facts about Kids and Dieting