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An American Childhood

An American Childhood ebook ISBN: 1782117768
Publisher: Canongate Books
Author: Annie Dillard
Number of Pages: 272 
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An American Childhood is the electrifying memoir of the wide-eyed and unconventional upbringing that influenced the lifetime love of nature and the stunning writing career of Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Dillard. From her mother's boundless energy to her father's low-budget horror movies, jokes and lonesome river trips down to New Orleans to get away, the events of Dillard's 1950s Pittsburgh childhood loom larger than life. An American Childhood fizzes with the playful observations and sparkling prose of this American master, illuminating the seemingly ordinary and yet always thrilling, dizzying moments of a childhood and adolescence lived fearlessly.

Une enfance américaine

Une enfance américaine ebook ISBN: 9782267029994
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Author: Annie Dillard
Number of Pages: 349 
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"L'éternité est amoureuse des productions du temps", disait Blake. Annie Dillard, qui grandit à Pittsburgh dans les années 1950, écrit ici les épiphanies qui ont marqué son enfance : les concours de blagues organisés par ses parents, la fille des voisins patinant sous un réverbère par une nuit d'hiver, l'exultation physique de la course, et puis la passion de la lecture, la découverte de ces univers parallèles qui réduisent le réel à l'ombre pâle des mots. L'enjeu de ces révélations, qui sont comme autant d'illuminations rimbaldiennes, c'est la genèse d'une conscience d'écrivain à la curiosité insatiable.

American Childhood

American Childhood ebook ISBN: 9780820318035
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Author: Anne Scott MacLeod
Number of Pages: 256 
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In this collection of fourteen essays, Anne Scott MacLeod locates and describes shifts in the American concept of childhood as those changes are suggested in nearly two centuries of children's stories. Most of the essays concern domestic novels for children or adolescents--stories set more or less in the time of their publication. Some essays also draw creatively on childhood memoirs, travel writings that contain foreigners' observations of American children, and other studies of children's literature. The topics on which MacLeod writes range from the current politicized marketplace for children's books, to the reestablishment (and reconfiguration) of the family in recent children's fiction, to the ways that literature challenges or enforces the idealization of children. MacLeod sometimes considers a single author's canon, as when she discusses the feminism of the Nancy Drew mystery series or the Orwellian vision of Robert Cormier. At other times, she looks at a variety of works within a particular period, for example, Jacksonian America, the post-World War II decade, or the 1970s. MacLeod also examines books that were once immensely popular but currently have no appreciable readership--the Horatio Alger stories, for example--and finds fresh, intriguing ways to view the work of such well-known writers as Louisa May Alcott, Beverly Cleary, and Paul Zindel.

American Childhood

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Includes music (mostly songs with piano accompaniment).

American Childhood

American Childhood ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Greenwood
Author: Joseph M. Hawes,N. Ray Hiner
Number of Pages: 711 
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"All libraries supporting work on the history of American families, women, and children should acquire this book, and active scholars in these fields will probably want their own copies." Choice

Huck's Raft

Huck's Raft ebook ISBN: 9780674015081
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Author: Steven Mintz
Number of Pages: 445 
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Explores many aspects of the changing societal role of children throughout American history, and credits the impact that children have had on major historical events.

Pagan Time

Pagan Time ebook ISBN: 1582435391
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Author: Micah Perks
Number of Pages: 161 
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A young woman raised on a commune in the Adirondack Mountains recalls her feelings and observations as she came of age during the 1960s in a community that was deliberating destroying convention and creating a new, "pagan" lifestyle to replace it. 20,000 first printing.

A Lucky American Childhood

A Lucky American Childhood ebook ISBN: 9781587290596
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Author: Paul Engle
Number of Pages: 192 
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More than any other individual, Paul Engle was the spirited force behind the creative writing workshops now so abundant in America. His indomitable nature, enthusiasm, and great persuasive powers, coupled with his distinguished reputation as a poet, loomed large behind the founding of the influential Iowa Writers' Workshop. A Lucky American Childhood will appeal to people with memories of the small-town America that Paul Engle describes with such affectionate realism and to all those interested in the roots of this renowned man of letters.

Au présent

Au présent ebook ISBN: 9782267015652
Publisher: Christian Bourgois Editeur
Author: Annie Dillard
Number of Pages: 219 
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Face au chaos, à l'énigme du monde, Au présent est une interrogation en forme d'éclatement, où s'entrecroisent des fragments de récits autobiographiques, de chroniques et de lectures, des réflexions philosophiques et théologiques, des descriptions de la nature ou encore des statistiques. Cette tentative de décryptage se déploie au travers de thèmes récurrents repris tout au long des sept chapitres comme autant de champs d'exploration. La grâce rivalise avec l'horreur, le mysticisme se mêle aux nombres, l'individu affronte la multitude, les vivants marchent sur la tête des morts. En un subtil télescopage du passé et du présent, Annie Dillard crée une chambre d'écho où les questions se répercutent et s'amplifient peu à peu : Quelle est la place de l'individu au sein de la multitude ? Que sommes-nous au regard de l'éternité ? Dieu est-il à l'origine du mal ? Comment vivre ? A ces questions irrésolues répond la compassion de l'auteur qui de la détresse et du mystère du monde fait jaillir des fragments d'épiphanie.

Three by Annie Dillard

Three by Annie Dillard ebook ISBN: 9780060920647
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Author: Annie Dillard
Number of Pages: 624 
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A stunning collection of Annie Dillard's most popular books in one volume.

The End of American Childhood

The End of American Childhood ebook ISBN: 0691178208
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Author: Paula S. Fass
Number of Pages: 352 
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The End of American Childhood takes a sweeping look at the history of American childhood and parenting, from the nation's founding to the present day. Renowned historian Paula Fass shows how, since the beginning of the American republic, independence, self-definition, and individual success have informed Americans' attitudes toward children. But as parents today hover over every detail of their children's lives, are the qualities that once made American childhood special still desired or possible? Placing the experiences of children and parents against the backdrop of social, political, and cultural shifts, Fass challenges Americans to reconnect with the beliefs that set the American understanding of childhood apart from the rest of the world. Fass examines how freer relationships between American children and parents transformed the national culture, altered generational relationships among immigrants, helped create a new science of child development, and promoted a revolution in modern schooling. She looks at the childhoods of icons including Margaret Mead and Ulysses S. Grant—who, as an eleven-year-old, was in charge of his father's fields and explored his rural Ohio countryside. Fass also features less well-known children like ten-year-old Rose Cohen, who worked in the drudgery of nineteenth-century factories. Bringing readers into the present, Fass argues that current American conditions and policies have made adolescence socially irrelevant and altered children's road to maturity, while parental oversight threatens children's competence and initiative. Showing how American parenting has been firmly linked to historical changes, The End of American Childhood considers what implications this might hold for the nation's future.

Les Cendres d'Angela (N. éd.)

Les Cendres d'Angela (N. éd.) ebook ISBN: 2714475949
Publisher: Belfond
Author: Frank MCCOURT
Number of Pages: 394 
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Il y a tout juste vingt ans, la France tombait sous le charme des Cendres d'Angela, mémoires d'une enfance irlandaise drôles, tendres et sans rancune, portés par une langue et un souffle romanesque remarquables. Véritable phénomène littéraire mondial, lauréat du prix Pulitzer 1997, un récit sur l'immigration, la pauvreté et la conquête des possibles, une œuvre devenue culte, à (re)découvrir. Difficile de croire que Les Cendres d'Angela aient déjà vingt ans, pourtant le livre de Frank McCourt a mieux vieilli que la plupart de ceux de la même époque, du fait notamment qu'il n'a rien perdu de sa justesse. Il est peut-être plus pertinent que jamais. L'autobiographie de McCourt a touché la France au cœur, réussi à faire rire ses lecteurs même en ce qu'elle recèle de plus sombre. Aujourd'hui, en 2017, elle est capable d'apporter un éclairage particulier sur notre situation, guère plus réjouissante. C'est, à la base, l'histoire d'un immigré, confronté à la pauvreté, à la solitude, à l'oppression, mais également le récit d'une lutte contre le pouvoir, d'une conquête des possibles, qui passe en revue les thèmes de la foi, de l'adhésion à une communauté, de l'isolement. Deux décennies plus tard, tout est encore là : la violence, l'exil, la privation, le besoin. Imaginez que vous apportiez un exemplaire du livre dans les tours de Saint-Denis, que vous le lisiez sur les quais de Marseille, que vous en discutiez dans la jungle de Calais avec les réfugiés. Leur propre histoire commence de la même façon. Nous ignorons seulement si elle connaîtra un dénouement analogue. Extrait de la préface de Colum McCann

An Un-American Childhood

An Un-American Childhood ebook ISBN: 9780820320786
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Author: Ann Kimmage
Number of Pages: 288 
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This is the story of a young woman's secret life behind the Iron Curtain.

Canal Zone Daughter

Canal Zone Daughter ebook ISBN: 9781614930853
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Author: Judy Haisten
Number of Pages: 279 
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In 1964, Edwin and Jean Armbruster left their home in the United States to raise their family on the Panama Canal Zone, a little known American territory in the Central American country of Panama. In Canal Zone Daughter, Judy (Armbruster) Haisten chronicles her unique childhood culminating to the crushing loss when former President Jimmy Carter signs treaties that effectively eliminates her -and fellow U.S. citizens' -former home. Charming, funny, and poignant, the author captures her remarkable American story in an exotic place and time. www.canalzonedaughter.com

A Braid of Lives

A Braid of Lives ebook ISBN: 9780395645284
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Neil Philip
Number of Pages: 81 
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Weaves the testimony of many Native Americans into a single narrative of childhood and growing up.

Tiger Lilies

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Author: Fielding Dawson
Number of Pages: 213 
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Everything Is Wrong with Me

Everything Is Wrong with Me ebook ISBN: 9780061978432
Publisher: Harper Collins
Author: Jason Mulgrew
Number of Pages: 240 
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“People who grow up like this tend to become agoraphobics, serial killers, or really funny writers. Mulgrew, I think – hope? – is the last of these three things. His stories of childhood made me laugh out loud.” — Rob McElhenney, star, creator, and producer of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia “The somewhat alarming, always interesting world inside Jason’s brain has now been strewn across the pages of a book. Godspeed, reader.” — Steve Hely, author of How I Became a Famous Novelist Jason Mulgrew’s wildly popular blog “Everything Is Wrong With Me: 30, Bipolar and Hungry,” gives rise to a memoir of startling insight, comedy, and irreversible, unconscionable stupidity.