Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1996. Later Brittain became a committed feminist and wrote extensively about the psychological costs of war. Other Titles: Written by herself, volume 2 Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Jill Ker Conway. Shudha Mazumdar 1899- was born in Calcutta and married at 12 to a Civil Service magistrate. She led labor protests through the 1960s and 70s, and was eventually put in prison for six months, where she survived constant interrogation and intimidation.
Author name Role Type of author Work? An as new, unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with very minor overall shelf wear plus some light creasing of the front cover plus some light yellowing on the outside paper edges. A black belt in karate, Mirante's adventures in Burma took her among opium drug lords and troops of women soldiers, and are told with humor and verve in her memoir, Burmese Looking Glass. I pacified myself about his whiteness by saying that after all he had been dead so long it could matter to anyone any more. I had to row part of the way. Later Brittain became a committed feminist and wrote extensively about the psychological costs of war. Collected in this stirring volume, their voices demonstrate the ways in which women strive for power, inclusion, and autonomy-- and never fail to move, inspire, and instruct us.
The lights on the stage carry well into the front rows, and you can make out the expressions on the faces of your listeners before you start and after each number. I stood down in a well with tiers of seats rising all around me, surgical-theater fashion, and the seats were filled with unruly, impatient, hardboiled young men. Since that stratum of the Southern population is not given to book-reading, they take their comparisons right out of the barnyard and the woods. Each autobiography is preceded by a brief historical bio of the particular woman, outlining her various accomplishments as well as the historical context in which she lived. That was my first, and only, failure. The torpedo came almost softly, penetrating the ship with a dull blunt thud.
Vivian Gornick 1935- , journalist and scholar, was born in the Bronx. She became a committed opponent of apartheid and testified against it before the United Nations. The E-mail message field is required. Mount Holyoke Seminary broke upon the thoughts of many of them as a vision of hope,—I remember being dazzled by it myself for a while,—and Mary Lyon's name was honored nowhere more than among the Lowell mill-girls. The upshot of that was that those who flew - and this included most of the brass - stepped out on the African continent with their feet dry. It is true there are many other companies offering custom online writing services.
The torpedo came almost softly, penetrating the ship with a dull blunt thud. But that meant that I'd never actually finished the whole thing, cover to cover. With that farcical beginning, I lectured to Bellevue students for fifteen years. The women who tell their stories in Written By Herself, Vol. They can tell you in simile exactly how you walk and smell. Angelica Garnett 1918- is the daughter of artist Vanessa Bell Virginia Woolf's sister and Bell's artist lover Duncan Grant.
She has since worked as an activist for the rights of tribal peoples and the needs of Third World women. Mount Holyoke Seminary broke upon the thoughts of many of them as a vision of hope,—I remember being dazzled by it myself for a while,—and Mary Lyon's name was honored nowhere more than among the Lowell mill-girls. Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit 1900- was Nehru's sister and the aunt of Indira Gandhi. To hear from women throughout American history about their lives, their work, and the challenges they faced was eye-opening and inspiring. He was my first white love. From the Publisher The bestselling author of The Road from Coorain presents an extraordinarily powerful anthology of the autobiographical writings of 25 women, literary predecessors and contemporaries that include Jane Addams, Zora Neale Hurst, Harriet Jacobs, Ellen Glasgow, Maya Angelou, Sara Josephine Baker, Margaret Mead, Gloria Steinem, and Maxine Hong Kingston.
The strong, clear voices of the trailblazers found in this exemplary anthology reveal a sheer delight in excellence, adventure, and intellectual challenge. Author Jill Ker Conway Jill Ker Conway was an Australian American author Well known for her autobiographies, in particular her first memoir, The Road from Coorain She was also Smith College s first female president, from 1975 to 1985, and served as a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology In 2004 she was designated a Women s History Month Honoree by the National Women s History Project from www. Or had to at least pause to find the full text - some of them are available as free ebooks. Garnett's memoir depicts the sophisticated, permissive, and intellectual world of the Bloomsbury circle in which she was raised, and chronicles her quest to come to terms with her extraordinary family and to pursue her own artistic career. All document files are the property of their respective owners, please respect the publisher and the author for their copyrighted creations. Here are England's Vera Brittain, commemorating the deaths of the men she loved in the carnage of World War I; Emma Mashinini, who endured imprisonment and torture as a labor organizer in South Africa; Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, the daughter of Indian aristocracy who became an architect of her country's independence; and Edith Mirante, the wisecracking American whose passion for justice took her to the opium trails of Burma. Mary Benson 1919- was born to an affluent white family in Pretoria.
How much would the postal authorities suppress? Abstract: With the same penetrating insight that made the New York Times bestseller Written by Herself, Volume I a source of enlightenment for thousands of readers, the author of The Road from Coorain gives readers a fresh new look at the ways women live and write, in a book that never fails to move, inspire, and instruct. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. Over and over there is a underlying theme of determination that these women exhibit. Mary Benson 1919- was born to an affluent white family in Pretoria. She was later killed by a letter bomb while living in exile. Jill Ker Conway was born in Hillston, New South Wales, Australia, graduated from the University of Sydney in 1958, and received her Ph.
Each autobiography is preceded by a brief historical bio of the particular woman, outlining her various accomplishments as well as the historical context in which she lived. Then the only possible way of saving my face occurred to me. Her memoir Pushed Back to Strength traces her initial rejection of Christianity as oppressive, and her eventual journey back to the spirituality of her mother and grandmother. Which is more understandable if you know that some of these readings inspired me to immediately go read more of a particular author. Testament of Youth is a moving and influential account of the slaughter of 1914-18.
Presents an affecting and thoughtful anthology of American women's autobiographical writng, from Jane Addams and Zora Neale Hurston to Gloria Steinem and Maxine Hong Kingston. Vivian Gornick 1935- , journalist and scholar, was born in the Bronx. The rough rafters,—it was always ail unfinished room, otherwise not a true garret,—the music of the rain on the roof, the worn sea-chests with their miscellaneous treasures, the blue-roofed cradle that had sheltered ten blue-eyed babies, the tape-looms and reels and spinning wheels, the herby smells, and the delightful dream corners,—these could not be taken with us to the new home. Her memoir Fierce Attachments examines her intense relationship with her Jewish mother, a committed Communist Party member. Vera Brittain 1893-1970 served as a nurse during World War I, the conflict in which her fiancée, her beloved brother, and all his friends were killed. It has to do this a lot with Bourke-White because her life is that full and damn, do I want to read the rest of her book!. There are many reasons why it is better to chose us over other companies in the same platform.