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Animal Dreams

By Barbara Kingsolver
  • ISBN Code: : 0061839949
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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“An emotional masterpiece . . . A novel in which humor, passion, and superb prose conspire to seize a reader by the heart and by the soul.” —New York Daily News From Barbara Kingsolver, the acclaimed author of Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, The Bean Trees, and other modern classics, Animal Dreams is a passionate and complex novel about love, forgiveness, and one woman’s struggle to find her place in the world "Animals dream about the things they do in the daytime just like people do. If you want sweet dreams, you've got to live a sweet life." So says Loyd Peregrina, a handsome Apache trainman and latter-day philosopher. But when Codi Noline returns to her hometown, Loyd's advice is painfully out of her reach. Dreamless and at the end of her rope, Codi comes back to Grace, Arizona, to confront her past and face her ailing, distant father. What she finds is a town threatened by a silent environmental catastrophe, some startling clues to her own identity, and a man whose view of the world could change the course of her life. Blending flashbacks, dreams, and Native American legends, Animal Dreams is a suspenseful love story and a moving exploration of life's largest commitments. This edition includes a P.S. section with additional insights from Barbara Kingsolver, background material, suggestions for further reading, and more.

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  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0316219304
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 877
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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

Animal and the Daemon in Early China, The

By Roel Sterckx
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  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Book Code : 0791489159
  • Total of Pages : 375
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 824
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Exploring the cultural perception of animals in early Chinese thought, this careful reading of Warring States and Han dynasty writings analyzes how views of animals were linked to human self perception and investigates the role of the animal world in the conception of ideals of sagehood and socio-political authority. Roel Sterckx shows how perceptions of the animal world influenced early Chinese views of man's place among the living species and in the world at large. He argues that the classic Chinese perception of the world did not insist on clear categorical or ontological boundaries between animals, humans, and other creatures such as ghosts and spirits. Instead the animal realm was positioned as part of an organic whole and the mutual relationships among the living species - both as natural and cultural creatures - were characterized as contingent, continuous, and interdependent.

Victorians and Their Animals

By Brenda Ayers
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429768672
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 361
  • Pdf File: victorians-and-their-animals.pdf

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This book, Victorians and Their Animals: Beast on a Leash, investigates the notion that British Victorians did see themselves as naturally dominant species over other humans and over animals. They conscientiously, hegemonically were determined to rule those beneath them and the animal within themselves albeit with varying degrees of success and failure. The articles in this collection apply posthuman and other theories, including queer, postcolonialism, deconstruction, and Marxism, in their exploration of Victorian attitudes toward animals. They study the biopolitical relationships between human and nonhuman animals in several key Victorian literary works. Some of this book’s chapters deal with animal ethics and moral aesthetics. Also being studied is the representation of animals in several Victorian novels as narrative devices to signify class status and gender dynamics, either to iterate socially acceptable mores or to satirize hypocrisy or breach of behavior or to voice social protest. All of the chapters analyse the interdependence of people and animals during the nineteenth century.

Reading Barbara Kingsolver

By Lynn Marie Houston,Jennifer Warren
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 0313362920
  • Total of Pages : 149
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 662
  • Pdf File: reading-barbara-kingsolver.pdf

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Best-selling author Barbara Kingsolver's life and works are explored in this comprehensive, unique reference guide. Ideal for book club members and essential for high school students, this valuable resource introduces the plot summaries as well as theme and character analysis for seven of Kingsolver's major works. Kingsolver's usual topics, primarily focusing on the working class, environmental issues, feminism, and Native American studies, are closely examined in relation to current events and contemporary popular culture. Also discussed are Kingsolver's presence on the Internet, as well as the media's reception of the author. Each chapter concludes with thought-provoking, analytical discussion questions, ideal for encouraging book club conversation as well as stimulating classroom discussion. The What Do I Read Next chapter will delight readers who enjoy Kingsolver's work. This guide is a must-have for public and high school library shelves! Best-selling author Barbara Kingsolver's life and works are explored in this comprehensive, unique reference guide. Ideal for book club members and essential for high school students, this valuable resource introduces the plot summaries as well as theme and character analysis for seven of Kingsolver's major works. Kingsolver's usual topics, primarily focusing on the working class, environmental issues, feminism, and Native American studies, are closely examined in relation to current events and contemporary popular culture. Also discussed are Kingsolver's presence on the Internet, as well as the media's reception of the author. Each chapter concludes with thought-provoking, analytical discussion questions, ideal for encouraging book club conversation as well as stimulating classroom discussion. The What Do I Read Next chapter will delight readers who enjoy Kingsolver's work. This guide is a must-have for public and high school library shelves!

Barbara Kingsolver

By Mary Ellen Snodgrass
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476611173
  • Total of Pages : 247
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 259
  • Pdf File: barbara-kingsolver.pdf

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Barbara Kingsolver—a writer of fiction, documentary, verse and essay—supports entertaining stories with profound themes of ecological responsibility and defense of human rights. This work is an introduction and overview of the author’s literary achievements, opening with an annotated chronology of Kingsolver’s life, activism, works, and awards, followed by a family tree. The 122 alphabetical entries in the main text provide data and analysis on characters, dates, historical figures and events, allusions, literary motifs, and themes from Kingsolver’s works, combining insights with generous citations from primary and secondary sources. Each entry concludes with a selected bibliography. Appendices include a timeline of events in The Poisonwood Bible, a list of 46 writing and research topics, a bibliography, and a comprehensive index.

Cultural Zoo

By Salman Akhtar
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429912455
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 771
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'This book is a major contribution to culture and to the psychoanalytic literature. The authors explore how animals, both wild and domesticated, have powerful symbolic meanings in our psyches, mythology, religion, literature, art, music, and popular culture. From the prehistoric art of Lascaux to Picasso, from The Fly to the American eagle, the psychoanalytic perceptions are subtle and suggestive, the aesthetic, film, and national insights are a delight.'-Peter Loewenberg, Dean, Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute, Professor of History and Political Psychology, UCLA'Our cousins - the animals - swarm, creep, fly, swim, and crawl all about us, even sharing our houses and infesting our bodies. We hunt them, breed, them, clothe ourselves with them, and eat them for dinner (as they sometimes do to us). They populate our literature, myths, religions, arts, our language and its metaphors, and they haunt our unconscious fantasies and our dreams.

The Essential James Hillman

By James Hillman
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317799607
  • Total of Pages : 334
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 532
  • Pdf File: the-essential-james-hillman.pdf

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First published in 1990. James Hillman is one of the leading figures in archetypal psychology and one of the most creative minds in psychology. This anthology of his writings presents carefully selected, choice passages from many of his seminal essays and work on archetypal psychology. Fundamental themes in Hillman's thought form the chapters of the book: poetic basis of mind, psychological polytheism, dreams, love, therapy. The book is intended for the reader who wants an overview or introduction to his highly original approach, an approach that draws on mythology, renaissance philosophy, alchemy and critical readings of Jung and Freud.