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The Dollmaker

The Dollmaker [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1473546060
Author: Harriette Arnow
Publisher: Random House
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The Dollmaker by Harriette Arnow Book Resume:

'A terrifying lesson in US history – and a haunting tragedy' Guardian Gertie is the young mother of five children – uneducated, determined, strong. Her only ambition is to own her own small farm in the Kentucky hills where she lives, to become self-sufficient and free. Whenever the struggle to live off the land eases, her inarticulate imagination takes its freedom and flies. Because Gertie is also an artist, a sculptor of wood and creator of beautiful handmade dolls. When the family is forced to move to industrial Detroit, with its pre-fab houses, appliances bought on credit and neighbours on every side, life turns into an incomprehensible, lonely nightmare. Gertie realises she must adapt to a life where land, family and creativity are replaced by just one thing: the constant need for money. ‘A masterwork... A superb book of unforgettable strength and glowing richness’ New York Times WITH AN AFTERWORD BY JOYCE CAROL OATES

Old Burnside

Old Burnside [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0813148898
Author: Harriette Simpson Arnow
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
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Old Burnside by Harriette Simpson Arnow Book Resume:

In the early years of this century, Burnside, Kentucky, was a bustling community perched on and above the floodplain formed by the Cumberland River and the South Fork. It was a center for shipping by rail and steamboat packet, and its lumber mills sent their products all over the world. The lower part of the town -- once the heart of its economic being -- now lies beneath the waters of Lake Cumberland, and the remaining streets above no longer resound with the clatter and roar of older and busier times. Harriet Simpson Arnow moved to Burnside with her parents and sisters in 1913, a few months before her fifth birthday. She recreates for us the sights and sounds of the town as she sets her childhood memories against the history of the region from the days of early settlers until Wolfe Creek Dam was built, creating the hundred-mile-long Lake Cumberland. Arnow charms the reader with her account of what it was like to be child in such a place and time, describing the fascination of the general stores of the town, the grand sight of the Seven Gables Hotel, the excitement of school, and the ever-interesting river and railroad traffic, all of which lent diversion to a life that sometimes seemed overburdened with household chores and errand running. Though much of old Burnside has disappeared, the way of life Arnow describes is an important part of the fabric of the history of Kentucky and the nation. Evoking vivid scenes of river and railroad, lumber mill and country store, Arnow recreates for us with great artistry a long-vanished place and time.

Dear Appalachia

Dear Appalachia [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0813140110
Author: Emily Satterwhite
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
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Dear Appalachia by Emily Satterwhite Book Resume:

Much criticism has been directed at negative stereotypes of Appalachia perpetuated by movies, television shows, and news media. Books, on the other hand, often draw enthusiastic praise for their celebration of the simplicity and authenticity of the Appalachian region. Dear Appalachia: Readers, Identity, and Popular Fiction since 1878 employs the innovative new strategy of examining fan mail, reviews, and readers' geographic affiliations to understand how readers have imagined the region and what purposes these imagined geographies have served for them. As Emily Satterwhite traces the changing visions of Appalachia across the decades, from the Gilded Age (1865--1895) to the present, she finds that every generation has produced an audience hungry for a romantic version of Appalachia. According to Satterwhite, best-selling fiction has portrayed Appalachia as a distinctive place apart from the mainstream United States, has offered cosmopolitan white readers a sense of identity and community, and has engendered feelings of national and cultural pride. Thanks in part to readers' faith in authors as authentic representatives of the regions they write about, Satterwhite argues, regional fiction often plays a role in creating and affirming regional identity. By mapping the geographic locations of fans, Dear Appalachia demonstrates that mobile white readers in particular, including regional elites, have idealized Appalachia as rooted, static, and protected from commercial society in order to reassure themselves that there remains an "authentic" America untouched by global currents. Investigating texts such as John Fox Jr.'s The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1908), Harriette Arnow's The Dollmaker (1954), James Dickey's Deliverance (1970), and Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain (1997), Dear Appalachia moves beyond traditional studies of regional fiction to document the functions of these narratives in the lives of readers, revealing not only what people have thought about Appalachia, but why.

Representing Rural Women

Representing Rural Women [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1498595537
Author: Whitney Womack Smith,Margaret Thomas-Evans
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Representing Rural Women by Whitney Womack Smith,Margaret Thomas-Evans Book Resume:

Representing Rural Women examines representations of the lives and experiences of rural women in North American literature, popular culture, and print, visual, and digital media. It highlights the complexity and diversity of rural women by considering intersecting issues of region, class, race and ethnicity, sexuality, and gender identity.

Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume 2

Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume 2 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0253021162
Author: Philip A. Greasley
Publisher: Indiana University Press
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Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume 2 by Philip A. Greasley Book Resume:

The Midwest has produced a robust literary heritage. Its authors have won half of the nation’s Nobel Prizes for Literature plus a significant number of Pulitzer Prizes. This volume explores the rich racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the region. It also contains entries on 35 pivotal Midwestern literary works, literary genres, literary, cultural, historical, and social movements, state and city literatures, literary journals and magazines, as well as entries on science fiction, film, comic strips, graphic novels, and environmental writing. Prepared by a team of scholars, this second volume of the Dictionary of Midwestern Literature is a comprehensive resource that demonstrates the Midwest’s continuing cultural vitality and the stature and distinctiveness of its literature.

A Jury of Her Peers

A Jury of Her Peers [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307271455
Author: Elaine Showalter
Publisher: Vintage
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A Jury of Her Peers by Elaine Showalter Book Resume:

An unprecedented literary landmark: the first comprehensive history of American women writers from 1650 to the present. In a narrative of immense scope and fascination, here are more than 250 female writers, including the famous—Harriet Beecher Stowe, Dorothy Parker, Flannery O’Connor, and Toni Morrison, among others—and the little known, from the early American bestselling novelist Catherine Sedgwick to the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Susan Glaspell. Showalter integrates women’s contributions into our nation’s literary heritage with brilliance and flair, making the case for the unfairly overlooked and putting the overrated firmly in their place.

Listen Here

Listen Here [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0813143578
Author: Sandra L. Ballard,Patricia L. Hudson
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
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Listen Here by Sandra L. Ballard,Patricia L. Hudson Book Resume:

Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia is a landmark anthology that brings together the work of 105 Appalachian women writers, including Dorothy Allison, Harriette Simpson Arnow, Annie Dillard, Nikki Giovanni, Denise Giardina, Barbara Kingsolver, Jayne Anne Phillips, Janice Holt Giles, George Ella Lyon, Sharyn McCrumb, and Lee Smith. Editors Sandra L. Ballard and Patricia L. Hudson offer a diverse sampling of time periods and genres, established authors and emerging voices. From regional favorites to national bestsellers, this unprecedented gathering of Appalachian voices displays the remarkable talent of the region's women writers who've made their mark at home and across the globe.

Kentucky Moonshine

Kentucky Moonshine [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0813143535
Author: David W. Maurer
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
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Kentucky Moonshine by David W. Maurer Book Resume:

" When the first American tax on distilled spirits was established in 1791, violence broke out in Pennsylvania. The resulting Whiskey Rebellion sent hundreds of families down the Ohio River by flatboat, stills on board, to settle anew in the fertile bottomlands of Kentucky. Here they used cold limestone spring water to make bourbon and found that corn produced even better yields of whiskey than rye. Thus, the licit and illicit branches of the distilling industry grew up side by side in the state. This is the story of the illicit side -- the moonshiners' craft and craftsmanship, as practiced in Kentucky. A glossary of moonshiner argot sheds light on such colorful terms as "puker," "slop," and "weed-monkey." David Maurer's tone is tongue-in-cheek, but he provides a realistic look at the Kentucky moonshiner and the moonshining industry.

Labor in America

Labor in America [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 111897686X
Author: Melvyn Dubofsky,Joseph A. McCartin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Labor in America by Melvyn Dubofsky,Joseph A. McCartin Book Resume:

This book, designed to give a survey history of American labor from colonial times to the present, is uniquely well suited to speak to the concerns of today’s teachers and students. As issues of growing inequality, stagnating incomes, declining unionization, and exacerbated job insecurity have increasingly come to define working life over the last 20 years, a new generation of students and teachers is beginning to seek to understand labor and its place and ponder seriously its future in American life. Like its predecessors, this ninth edition of our classic survey of American labor is designed to introduce readers to the subject in an engaging, accessible way.


Sula [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2267028093
Author: Toni Morrison
Publisher: Christian Bourgois éditeur
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Sula by Toni Morrison Book Resume:

Au cœur de l’Amérique profonde, deux petites filles noires s’inventent une autre vie, plus riche, plus drôle, plus libre surtout que la dure réalité qui les entoure. Ainsi lient-elles une amitié qu’elles veulent définitive. L’âge venant, Sula, la rebelle, part rouler sa bosse dans les grandes villes alors que Nel, la sage, accomplit sa vocation de mère et d’épouse. Quarante ans après, elles font leurs comptes, s’opposent et incarnent chacune à leur manière la farouche énergie de la femme noire face aux hommes si vulnérables. De sa voix exceptionnelle, Toni Morrison recrée l’expérience de la communauté noire avec une grâce et une authenticité inoubliables.

Called to Healing

Called to Healing [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1438422350
Author: Jean Troy-Smith
Publisher: SUNY Press
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Called to Healing by Jean Troy-Smith Book Resume:

Advocates and demonstrates women's path to personal wholeness and self-healing through an eco-feminist, reader-response analysis of four fictional narratives.

The Kentucky Encyclopedia

The Kentucky Encyclopedia [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0813159016
Author: John E. Kleber
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
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The Kentucky Encyclopedia by John E. Kleber Book Resume:

The Kentucky Encyclopedia's 2,000-plus entries are the work of more than five hundred writers. Their subjects reflect all areas of the commonwealth and span the time from prehistoric settlement to today's headlines, recording Kentuckians' achievements in art, architecture, business, education, politics, religion, science, and sports. Biographical sketches portray all of Kentucky's governors and U.S. senators, as well as note congressmen and state and local politicians. Kentucky's impact on the national scene is registered in the lives of such figures as Carry Nation, Henry Clay, Louis Brandeis, and Alben Barkley. The commonwealth's high range from writers Harriette Arnow and Jesse Stuart, reformers Laura Clay and Mary Breckinridge, and civil rights leaders Whitney Young, Jr., and Georgia Powers, to sports figures Muhammad Ali and Adolph Rupp and entertainers Loretta Lynn, Merle Travis, and the Everly Brothers. Entries describe each county and county seat and each community with a population above 2,500. Broad overview articles examine such topics as agriculture, segregation, transportation, literature, and folklife. Frequently misunderstood aspects of Kentucky's history and culture are clarified and popular misconceptions corrected. The facts on such subjects as mint juleps, Fort Knox, Boone's coonskin cap, the Kentucky hot brown, and Morgan's Raiders will settle many an argument. For both the researcher and the more casual reader, this collection of facts and fancies about Kentucky and Kentuckians will be an invaluable resource.

Un été prodigue

Un été prodigue [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2743626097
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Éditions Rivages
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Un été prodigue by Barbara Kingsolver Book Resume:

Dans le décor sauvage et grandiose des Appalaches, Un été prodigue tisse trois histoires de femmes.

Un monde flamboyant

Un monde flamboyant [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2330037619
Author: Siri Hustvedt
Publisher: Éditions Actes Sud
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Un monde flamboyant by Siri Hustvedt Book Resume:

Après sa disparition, une artiste plasticienne, Harriet Burden (dite “Harry”), méconnue de son vivant, fait l’objet d’une “enquête” menée par un professeur d'esthétique auprès de tous ceux qui, de près ou de loin, l’ont côtoyée de son vivant. Cet envoûtant thriller intellectuel qui a pour théâtre les milieux de l’art redistribue avec brio les thèmes chers à Siri Hustvedt dans son œuvre de fiction comme dans ses essais, et constitue une inoubliable plongée dans les arcanes de la création comme de l’âme humaine, explorées ici par une romancière sans conteste au sommet de son art.


Lila [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2330047614
Author: Marilynne Robinson
Publisher: Éditions Actes Sud
File Size: 1901 KB
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Lila by Marilynne Robinson Book Resume:

Ainsi que les lecteurs de Gilead et de Chez nous s’en souviendront sans doute, Lila est la seconde épouse du révérend John Ames qui exerce son sacerdoce à Gilead, une petite ville de l’Iowa. C’est à ce personnage féminin, très discret dans les deux romans précédents, que Marilynne Robinson, remontant le temps de sa propre fiction, consacre ce troisième ouvrage, bouclant ainsi, à rebours, le cycle de ce qui apparaît désormais comme une trilogie romanesque. À la manière de certains écrivains dont toute l’œuvre semble hantée par un “territoire” unique, et comme si écrire s’apparentait pour elle à un geste d’ordre quasi généalogique, la romancière ne quitte donc pas les parages de Gilead, centre du monde en forme de champ magnétique où tout se joue pour les personnages, “sur la terre comme au ciel”...

L'enfer commence avec elle

L'enfer commence avec elle [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2253169188
Author: John O'Hara
Publisher: Le Livre de Poche
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L'enfer commence avec elle by John O'Hara Book Resume:

New York, années 1930. Gloria Wandrous, une très belle jeune femme, évolue au milieu d’une cour d’amants, assumant pleinement sa sexualité et bouleversant ainsi les mœurs bourgeoises de l’époque. Sa dernière conquête , Weston Liggett, est marié et père de famille. Celui-ci, obsédé par Gloria, fasciné par sa totale liberté, songe à tout quitter pour elle et la traque dans les vingt mille clubs clandestins de la ville ... John O’Hara, que la critique surnomma « le Balzac américain », prend prétexte de cette histoire, inspirée d’un fait divers authentique, pour peindre sans concessions la vie de débauche de la middle class new-yorkaise au temps de la Prohibition. Son roman fut adapté au cinéma, en 1960, sous le titre La Vénus au vison avec Elizabeth Taylor dans le rôle principal.

La Route de l'Ouest

La Route de l'Ouest [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2330060270
Author: Alfred Bertram Guthrie, Jr
Publisher: Éditions Actes Sud
File Size: 321 KB
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La Route de l'Ouest by Alfred Bertram Guthrie, Jr Book Resume:

Traduction revue du deuxième tome de la série “The Big Sky” pour lequel A. B. Guthrie avait reçu le prestigieux prix Pulitzer. Dick Summers, un des héros de La Captive aux yeux clairs, guide un convoi de pionniers vers l’Oregon. Cette fresque intense et hyperréaliste nous fait vivre de l’intérieur l’aventure dramatique, passionnante et humaine d’hommes et de femmes qui abandonnent tout dans l’espoir de découvrir un monde meilleur. Sans bien se rendre compte des dangers qu’ils vont devoir affronter.

A History of Education in Kentucky

A History of Education in Kentucky [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780813129846
Author: William Ellis
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
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A History of Education in Kentucky by William Ellis Book Resume:

Kentucky is nationally renowned for horses, bourbon, rich natural resources, and unfortunately, hindered by a deficient educational system. Though its reputation is not always justified, in national rankings for grades K-12 and higher education, Kentucky consistently ranks among the lowest states in education funding, literacy, and student achievement. In A History of Education in Kentucky, William E. Ellis illuminates the successes and failures of public and private education in the commonwealth since its settlement. Ellis demonstrates how political leaders in the nineteenth century created a culture that devalued public education and refused to adequately fund it. He also analyzes efforts by teachers and policy makers to enact vital reforms and establish adequate, equal education, and discusses ongoing battles related to religious instruction, integration, and the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA). A History of Education in Kentucky is the only up-to-date, single-volume history of education in the commonwealth. Offering more than mere policy analysis, this comprehensive work tells the story of passionate students, teachers, and leaders who have worked for progress from the 1770s to the present day. Despite the prevailing pessimism about education in Kentucky, Ellis acknowledges signs of a vibrant educational atmosphere in the state. By advocating a better understanding of the past, Ellis looks to the future and challenges Kentuckians to avoid historic failures and build on their successes.


Hillbilly [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0198033435
Author: Anthony Harkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
File Size: 1937 KB
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Hillbilly by Anthony Harkins Book Resume:

In this pioneering work of cultural history, historian Anthony Harkins argues that the hillbilly-in his various guises of "briar hopper," "brush ape," "ridge runner," and "white trash"-has been viewed by mainstream Americans simultaneously as a violent degenerate who threatens the modern order and as a keeper of traditional values of family, home, and physical production, and thus symbolic of a nostalgic past free of the problems of contemporary life. "Hillbilly" signifies both rugged individualism and stubborn backwardness, strong family and kin networks but also inbreeding and bloody feuds. Spanning film, literature, and the entire expanse of American popular culture, from D. W. Griffith to hillbilly music to the Internet, Harkins illustrates how the image of the hillbilly has consistently served as both a marker of social derision and regional pride. He traces the corresponding changes in representations of the hillbilly from late-nineteenth century America, through the great Depression, the mass migrations of Southern Appalachians in the 1940s and 1950s, the War on Poverty in the mid 1960s, and to the present day. Harkins also argues that images of hillbillies have played a critical role in the construction of whiteness and modernity in twentieth century America. Richly illustrated with dozens of photographs, drawings, and film and television stills, this unique book stands as a testament to the enduring place of the hillbilly in the American imagination. Hillbilly received an Honorable Mention, John G. Cawelti Book Award of the American Culture Association.

En route vers l'ouest

En route vers l'ouest [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2823870644
Author: Jim HARRISON
Publisher: 12-21
File Size: 618 KB
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Read Count: 3838820


En route vers l'ouest by Jim HARRISON Book Resume:

Trois nouvelles de l'auteur américain, Jim Harrison : En route vers l'Ouest, La bête que Dieu oublia d'inventer, J'ai ouiblié d'aller en Espagne. Avec une préface de François Busnel. " Trois grandes nouvelles, dont l'un nous rend le mythique Chien Brun, rappellent, deux ans après La Route du retour, la puissance de l'un des plus grands écrivains américains d'aujourd'hui. " Annie Coppermann - Les Echos " Rendez-vous du côté du lac Supérieur, puis sur les ramblas de Barcelone en compagnie de personnages en rupture de ban, des vagabonds qui, de l'ironie et du détachement, ont fait un art de vivre. Leur fréquentation est hautement recommandée. " André Clavel, L'Express