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Book Dora  A Headcase

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  • Author : Lidia Yuknavitch
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release : 2019-09-05
  • ISBN : 1786893339
  • Pages : 194 pages

Download or read book Dora A Headcase written by Lidia Yuknavitch and published by Canongate Books. This book was released on 2019-09-05 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ida has a secret: she is in love with her best friend. But any time she gets close to intimacy, Ida faints or loses her voice. She needs a shrink. Or so her philandering father thinks. Immediately wise to the head games of her new shrink, Siggy, Ida - and alter-ego Dora - hatch a plan to secretly film him. But when the film goes viral, Ida finds herself targeted by unethical hackers. Dora: A Headcase is a contemporary coming-of-age story based on Freud's famous case study, retold and revamped through Dora's point-of-view. Yuknavitch's Dora is radical and unapologetic - you won't have met a character quite like her before.

Book Dora

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  • Author : Lidia Yuknavitch
  • Publisher : Hawthorne Books
  • Release : 2012
  • ISBN : 9780983477570
  • Pages : 237 pages

Download or read book Dora written by Lidia Yuknavitch and published by Hawthorne Books. This book was released on 2012 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A contemporary coming-of-age story is based on Freud's famous case study, retold and revamped through Dora's point of view, with shotgun blasts of dark humor and sexual play. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Book Freud s Dora

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  • Author : Marge Thorell
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2022-05-11
  • ISBN : 1476682798
  • Pages : 232 pages

Download or read book Freud s Dora written by Marge Thorell and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2022-05-11 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Freud's 17-year-old case study "Dora" is well known in the literature of psychoanalysis. Yet few know the full story--told here for the first time--of this notable woman, who walked out on Freud after three months and, in a sense, cured herself. Born into an important Jewish-Austrian family, Ida Bauer Adler suffered from "petite hysteria"--loss of voice, difficulty breathing, migraines, fainting spells--brought on by the overt sexuality of her relatives. Growing up in a home beset with syphilis and tuberculosis, she overcame her father's marital infidelity, her mother's so-called housewife psychosis and her own seduction by the husband of her father's mistress. She married, raised a son, started a small business, stayed close with her brother, Otto, leader of the Austrian Socialist party, and survived Hitler's invasion of Vienna. Eventually, she made her way to the U.S. to rejoin her famous son, maestro of the San Francisco Opera House.

Book Writing Youth

Download or read book Writing Youth written by Jonathan Alexander and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2016-12-20 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Writing Youth: Young Adult Fiction as Literacy Sponsorship studies young adult (YA) fiction that analyzes corporate sponsorship of media literacy practices in and through YA fiction. It shows how YA novels model for young people ways to manage the various media tools that surround them.

Book Mikala

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  • Author : Sylvia Aguilar-Zéleny
  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Release : 2015-08-01
  • ISBN : 1680761374
  • Pages : 219 pages

Download or read book Mikala written by Sylvia Aguilar-Zéleny and published by ABDO. This book was released on 2015-08-01 with total page 219 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mikala is a native Hawaiian growing up in New Jersey with her grandparents. Although they are a loving couple, they have their own dreams and hopes for Mikala. First on this list, is having her date a guy from her own culture. Two problems: Mikala likes girls, and she hates everything that has to do with Hawaii. Mikala is forced to lie to her grandparents while writing fantasies in her diary. She and Soledad, her only lesbian friend, sneak out to New York City once in a while to live as themselves. While partying in the Big Apple Mikala has an experience that will change her life forever. Mikala is a book from Coming Out, an EPIC Press six set series. Some titles may contain explicit content and/or language.

Book The Book of Joan

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  • Author : Lidia Yuknavitch
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release : 2018-01-18
  • ISBN : 1786892413
  • Pages : 253 pages

Download or read book The Book of Joan written by Lidia Yuknavitch and published by Canongate Books. This book was released on 2018-01-18 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE RESISTANCE STARTS NOW A group of rebels have united to save a world ravaged by war, violence and greed. Joan is their leader. Jean de Men is their foe. The future of humanity is being rewritten . . . Lidia Yuknavitch’s mesmerising novel sees Joan of Arc’s story reborn for the near future. It is a genre-defying masterpiece that may very well rewire your brain. 100 Notable Books of 2017, New York Times 25 Most Anticipated Books by Women for 2017, ELLE 32 Most Exciting Books Coming Out in 2017, BuzzFeed 15 Best Books of 2017, Esquire 33 New Books to Read in 2017, Huffington Post New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice

Book The Chronology of Water

Download or read book The Chronology of Water written by Lidia Yuknavitch and published by Canongate Books. This book was released on 2019-03-07 with total page 311 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the debris of her troubled early life, Lidia Yuknavitch weaves an astonishing tale of survival. It is a life that navigates, and transcends, abuse, addiction, self-destruction and the crushing loss of a stillborn child. A kind of memoir that is also a paean to the pursuit of beauty, self-expression, desire – for men and women – and the exhilaration of swimming, The Chronology of Water lays a life bare.

Book The Small Backs of Children

Download or read book The Small Backs of Children written by Lidia Yuknavitch and published by Canongate Books. This book was released on 2020-01-02 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a war-torn village in Eastern Europe, an American photographer captures a heart-stopping image: a young girl fleeing a fiery explosion that has engulfed her home and family. It becomes an icon for millions, winning acclaim and prizes - and a subject of obsession for one writer, the photographer's best friend, who has suffered a tragedy of her own. With the flash of a camera, one girl's life is shattered and another's is altered forever.

Book Thrust

    Book Details:
  • Author : Lidia Yuknavitch
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2022-06-28
  • ISBN : 052553492X
  • Pages : 353 pages

Download or read book Thrust written by Lidia Yuknavitch and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2022-06-28 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER THRUST IS: “Epic.” –The New York Times “A triumph.” —Elle “Stunningly beautiful.” —The Daily Beast “Both of the moment and utterly timeless.” —Chicago Review of Books “A book to take in wide-eyed.” —Rebecca Makkai NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE SUMMER BY TIME, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, ELLE, THE DAILY BEAST, BUSTLE, LITHUB, and GIZMODO As rising waters—and an encroaching police state—endanger her life and family, a girl with the gifts of a "carrier" travels through water and time to rescue vulnerable figures from the margins of history Lidia Yuknavitch has an unmatched gift for capturing stories of people on the margins—vulnerable humans leading lives of challenge and transcendence. Now, Yuknavitch offers an imaginative masterpiece: the story of Laisvė, a motherless girl from the late 21st century who is learning her power as a carrier, a person who can harness the power of meaningful objects to carry her through time. Sifting through the detritus of a fallen city known as the Brook, she discovers a talisman that will mysteriously connect her with a series of characters from the past two centuries: a French sculptor; a woman of the American underworld; a dictator's daughter; an accused murderer; and a squad of laborers at work on a national monument. Through intricately braided storylines, Laisvė must dodge enforcement raids and find her way to the present day, and then, finally, to the early days of her imperfect country, to forge a connection that might save their lives--and their shared dream of freedom. A dazzling novel of body, spirit, and survival, Thrust will leave no reader unchanged.

Book Bodies  Affects  Politics

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  • Author : Steve Pile
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2021-01-18
  • ISBN : 1118901940
  • Pages : 224 pages

Download or read book Bodies Affects Politics written by Steve Pile and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2021-01-18 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book seeks to understand the coexistence of bodily regimes and the politics that emerge from the clash between them: Presents a novel conceptual model for understanding the relationship between bodies and affects Reworks Rancière's notions of the distribution of the sensible and the aesthetic unconscious Establishes a dynamic and multiple understanding of the repressive, distributive and communicative unconscious by rethinking Freudian psychoanalysis Utilizes a variety of empirical materials, from Hollywood movies to Freud's case studies Sets its argument about politics within the context of significant social events to ensure its conceptual and empirical material is relevant to the contemporary political moment

Book The Lonely Stories

Download or read book The Lonely Stories written by Natalie Eve Garrett and published by Catapult. This book was released on 2022-04-19 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of essays about the joys and struggles of being alone by 22 literary writers including: Lev Grossman, Jhumpa Lahiri, Lena Dunham, Jesmyn Ward, Yiyun Li, and Anthony Doerr If you’re feeling lonely or if you’ve ever felt unseen, if you’re emboldened by solitude or secretly longing for it: Welcome to The Lonely Stories. This cathartic collection of essays illuminates an experience that so few of us openly discuss. Some stories are heartbreaking, such as Jesmyn Ward’s reckoning with the loss of her husband and Dina Nayeri’s reflection on immigrating to a foreign country. Others are witty, such as Lev Grossman’s rueful tale of heading to the woods or Anthony Doerr’s struggles with internet addiction. Still others celebrate the clarity of solitude, like Claire Dederer’s journey toward sobriety and Lidia Yuknavitch’s sensual look at desire. Thoughtful and affirming, The Lonely Stories reveals the complexities of an emotion we’ve all felt—reminding us that we're not alone. Contributors include: • Megan Giddings • Claire Dederer • Imani Perry • Jeffery Renard Allen • Maggie Shipstead • Emily Raboteau • Lev Grossman • Lena Dunham • Yiyun Li • Anthony Doerr • Helena Fitzgerald • Maile Meloy • Aja Gabel • Jean Kwok • Amy Shearn • Peter Ho Davies • Maya Shanbhag Lang • Jhumpa Lahiri • Jesmyn Ward • Lidia Yuknavitch • Dina Nayeri • Melissa Febos

Book Verge

    Book Details:
  • Author : Lidia Yuknavitch
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2020-02-04
  • ISBN : 052553489X
  • Pages : 210 pages

Download or read book Verge written by Lidia Yuknavitch and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2020-02-04 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: LONGLISTED FOR THE STORY PRIZE Named one of the Best Books of the Year by Bustle and Lit Hub A fiercely empathetic group portrait of the marginalized and outcast in moments of crisis, from one of the most galvanizing voices in American fiction. Lidia Yuknavitch is a writer of rare insight into the jagged boundaries between pain and survival. Her characters are scarred by the unchecked hungers of others and themselves, yet determined to find salvation within lives that can feel beyond their control. In novels such as The Small Backs of Children and The Book of Joan, she has captivated readers with stories of visceral power. Now, in Verge, she offers a shard-sharp mosaic portrait of human resilience on the margins. The landscape of Verge is peopled with characters who are innocent and imperfect, wise and endangered: an eight-year-old black-market medical courier, a restless lover haunted by memories of his mother, a teenage girl gazing out her attic window at a nearby prison, all of them wounded but grasping toward transcendence. Clear-eyed yet inspiring, Verge challenges us with moments of uncomfortable truth, even as it urges us to place our faith not in the flimsy guardrails of society but in the memories held—and told—by our own individual bodies.

Book Etched on Me

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  • Author : Jenn Crowell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2014-02-04
  • ISBN : 1476739064
  • Pages : 336 pages

Download or read book Etched on Me written by Jenn Crowell and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2014-02-04 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After her treatment as a teenager in a psychiatric facility, Lesley Holloway has successfully overcome her past, until she becomes pregnant and social services begins legal proceedings against her over her ability to be a mother.

Book Fourteen Stories  None of Them Are Yours

Download or read book Fourteen Stories None of Them Are Yours written by Luke B. Goebel and published by University of Alabama Press. This book was released on 2014-09-30 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Luke B. Goebel's Fourteen Stories, None of Them Are Yours is the winner of the FC2 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize.

Book Preparing the Ghost  An Essay Concerning the Giant Squid and Its First Photographer

Download or read book Preparing the Ghost An Essay Concerning the Giant Squid and Its First Photographer written by Matthew Gavin Frank and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2014-07-07 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Memory, mythology, and obsession collide in this “slyly charming” (New York Times Book Review) account of the giant squid. In 1874, Moses Harvey—eccentric Newfoundland reverend and amateur naturalist—was the first person to photograph the near-mythic giant squid, draping it over his shower curtain rod to display its magnitude. In Preparing the Ghost, what begins as Harvey’s story becomes spectacularly “slippery and many-armed” (NewYorker.com) as Matthew Gavin Frank winds his narrative tentacles around history, creative nonfiction, science, memoir, and meditations about the interrelated nature of them all. In his full-hearted, lyrical style, Frank weaves in playful forays about his trip to Harvey’s Newfoundland home, his own childhood and family history, and a catalog of peculiar facts that recall Melville ’s story of obsession with another deep-sea dwelling leviathan. “Totally original and haunting” (Flavorwire), Preparing the Ghost is a delightfully unpredictable inquiry into the big, beautiful human impulse to obsess.

Book All of Me

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  • Author : Dani Burlison
  • Publisher : PM Press
  • Release : 2019-09-01
  • ISBN : 1629637696
  • Pages : 288 pages

Download or read book All of Me written by Dani Burlison and published by PM Press. This book was released on 2019-09-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With women’s anger, empowerment, and the critical importance of intersectional feminism taking center stage in much of the dialogue happening in feminist spaces right now, an anthology like this has never been more important. The voices in this collection of essays and interviews offer perspectives and experiences that help women find common ground, unity, and allyship. Through personal essays and interviews about what it is like to live as a woman (cis + trans) in this modern world—with all of our love, anger, complexities, and desires for justice—All of Me: Stories of Love, Anger, and the Female Body includes vulnerable, painful truths and bold inspiration. This anthology is for seasoned feminists and young feminists alike—anyone looking to find inspiration in radical activism, creativity, healing, and more. This book covers topics of social and economic justice, creativity, racism, transgender perspectives, sexuality, sex work, addiction and recovery, reproductive rights, assault, relationship dynamics, families, fitting and not fitting in, radical self-care, witchcraft, and more. If love and anger are two sides of the same coin, for women there are worlds to be explored with every flip of that coin. Readers will find a glimpse into those worlds in the pages of All of Me. Contributors include Silvia Federici, Michelle Cruz Gonzales, Ariel Gore, Laurie Penny, Lidia Yuknavitch, Christine No, Kandis Williams, Vatan Doost, Deya, Phoenix LeFae, Anna Silastre, Michel Wing, Bethany Ridenour, Lorelle Saxena, Airial Clark, Patty Stonefish, Nayomi Munaweera, Melissa Madera, Margaret Elysia Garcia, Leilani Clark, Ariel Erskine, Wendy-O Matik, Kara Vernor, Starhawk, adrienne maree brown, Gerri Ravyn Stanfield, Sanam Mahloudji, Melissa Chadburn, Avery Erickson, and Milla Prince.

Book Dispatches from Anarres  Tales in Tribute to Ursula K  Le Guin

Download or read book Dispatches from Anarres Tales in Tribute to Ursula K Le Guin written by Susan DeFreitas and published by Forest Avenue Press. This book was released on 2021-11-23 with total page 393 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Named for the anarchist utopia in Ursula K. Le Guin’s science fiction classic The Dispossessed, Dispatches from Anarres embodies the anarchic spirit of Le Guin’s hometown of Portland, Oregon, while paying tribute to her enduring vision. In stories that range from fantasy to sci fi to realism, some of Portland's most vital voices have come together to celebrate Le Guin’s lasting legacy and influence on that most subversive of human faculties: the imagination. Fonda Lee’s “Old Souls” explores the role of violence and redemption across time and space; Rachael K. Jones’s “The Night Bazaar for Women Turning into Reptiles” touches on gender oppression and a woman’s right to choose; Molly Gloss’s “Wenonah’s Gift” imagines coming-of-age in a post-collapse culture determined to avoid past wrongs; and Lidia Yuknavitch’s “Neuron” reveals that fairy tales may, in fact, be the best way to understand the paradoxes of science. Other contributors include Curtis Chen, Kesha Ajọsẹ-Fisher, Juhea Kim, Tina Connolly, David D. Levine, Leni Zumas, Rene Denfeld, and Michelle Ruiz Keil, with a foreword by David Naimon, co-author (with Le Guin) of Ursula K. Le Guin: Conversations on Writing.