Notes from a Loud Woman

Author: Lindy West

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784295558

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 4523

'Women are told, from birth, that it's our job to be small: physically small, small in our presence, and small in our impact on the world. We're supposed to spend our lives passive, quiet and hungry. I want to obliterate that expectation...' Guardian columnist Lindy West wasn't always loud. It's difficult to believe she was once a nerdy, overweight teen who wanted nothing more than to be invisible. Fortunately for women everywhere, along the road she found her voice - and how she found it! That cripplingly shy girl who refused to make a sound, somehow grew up to be one of the loudest, shrillest, most fearless feminazis on the internet, making a living standing up for what's right instead of what's cool. In Shrill, Lindy recounts how she went from being the butt of people's jokes, to telling her own brand of jokes - ones that carry with them with a serious message and aren't at someone else's expense. She reveals the obstacles and stereotyping she's had to overcome to make herself heard, in a society that doesn't think women (especially fat women and feminists) are or can be funny. She also tackles some of the most burning issues of popular culture today, taking a frank and provocative look at racism, oppression, fat-shaming, twitter-trolling and even rape culture, unpicking the bullshit and calling out unpalatable truths with conviction, intelligence and a large dose of her trademark black humour. 'Lindy West is an essential (and hilarious) voice for women. Her talent and bravery have made the Internet a place I actually want to be.' Lena Dunham

Shrill Hurrahs

Women, Gender, and Racial Violence in South Carolina, 1865-1900

Author: Kate Côté Gillin

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1611172926

Category: History

Page: 184

View: 9768

In Shrill Hurrahs, Kate Gillin presents a new perspective on gender roles and racial violence in South Carolina during Reconstruction and the decades after the 1876 election of Wade Hampton as governor. In the aftermath of the Civil War, southerners struggled to either adapt or resist changes to their way of life. Gillin accurately perceives racial violence as an attempt by white southern men to reassert their masculinity, weakened by the war and emancipation, and as an attempt by white southern women to preserve their antebellum privileges. As she reevaluates relationships between genders, Gillin also explores relations within the female gender. She has demonstrated that white women often exacerbated racial and gender violence alongside men, even when other white women were victims of that violence. Through the nineteenth century, few bridges of sisterhood were built between black and white women. Black women asserted their rights as mothers, wives, and independent free women in the postwar years, while white women often opposed these assertions of black female autonomy. Ironically even black women participated in acts of intimidation and racial violence in an attempt to safeguard their rights. In the turmoil of an era that extinguished slavery and redefined black citizenship, race, not gender, often determined the relationships that black and white women displayed in the defeated South. By canvassing and documenting numerous incidents of racial violence, from lynching of black men to assaults on white women, Gillin proposes a new view of postwar South Carolina. Tensions grew over controversies including the struggle for land and labor, black politicization, the creation of the Ku Klux Klan, the election of 1876, and the rise of lynching. Gillin addresses these issues and more as she focusses on black women’s asserted independence and white women’s role in racial violence. Despite the white women’s reactionary activism, the powerful presence of black women and their bravery in the face of white violence reshaped southern gender roles forever.

Summary and Analysis of Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman

Based on the Book by Lindy West

Author: Worth Books

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504044754

Category: Study Aids

Page: 30

View: 7795

So much to read, so little time? Each volume in the Worth Books catalog presents a summary and analysis to help you stay informed in a busy world, whether you’re managing your to-read list for work or school, brushing up on business strategies on your commute, preparing to wow at the next book club, or continuing to satisfy your thirst for knowledge. Get ready to be edified, enlightened, and entertained—all in about 30 minutes or less!


Author: Cynthia Davies

Publisher: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.



Page: 40

View: 6397

A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers, to which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A


Category: English language

Page: N.A

View: 5526

An American Dictionary of the English Language

Exhibiting the Origin, Orthography, Pronunciation, and Definitions of Words, Abridged from the Quarto Ed. of the Author: to which are Added a Synopsis of Words Differently Pronounced by Different Orthoëpists, and Walker's Key to the Classical Pronunciation of Greek, Latin, and Scripture Proper Names

Author: Noah Webster

Publisher: N.A


Category: English language

Page: N.A

View: 5317

The Murders / Der Doppelmord -- Lekture Zweisprachig, Englisch / Deutsch

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3943394093


Page: 66

View: 3576

Unbeschwertes Lesevergnugen! Endlich! Das Problem bei den ublichen Sprachlekturen: Standig muss ich Worter nachschlagen! Da die Texte als Ganzes ubersetzt werden, fehlt die Zuordnung der Worter. Welches Wort gehort zu welchem? Die Losung bringt dieses Buch: Der englische Text steht in der (fettgedruckten) Hauptzeile; die deutsche Ubersetzung steht direkt unter jedem einzelnen Wort, auf einer eingefugten Zwischenzeile. It rained cats and dogs" heisst dann nicht es regnete in Stromen," sondern: Es regnete Katzen und Hunde." Wort fur Wort ubersetzt! Jeder weiss, was gemeint ist; wenn nicht, erscheint eine Infobox, die dies erklart. Sofort verstehen; nicht lange ratseln - und zudem einen Einblick in das englische Sprachgefuge gewinnen; die Grammatik unbewusst mitlernen! - genial praktisc

Shrill Love: A Heroic Crown of Sonnets

Author: Matthew Shoff

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781723723865

Category: Poetry

Page: 30

View: 7014

"Follow me now into you heart's desire; Oh let our souls entwined ignite shrill fire." This collection of sonnets features a proper heroic crown of sonnets in iambic pentameter that explores the love that can be shared in its purest forms. Describing love as a castle under siege and a beacon of light, among other scenes, the colorful and unique stylings profess a rare and masterful prose that speaks to the hearts and minds of the cynical and blessed alike. Following the technical and beautiful musings of the heroic crown is a further collections of sonnets that pragmatically probes the nature of true love, worth and self-awareness. It is a fantastic read for poetry lovers, casual readers and those painfully pondering the existential nature of love, life and self worth as an individual or part of a pair.

The Taking Tree

A Selfish Parody

Author: Shrill Travesty

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442407638

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 9095

A parody in the style of Where the Mild Things Are features a disgruntled tree that is fed up with a boy who cuts off her branches to build a house which he subsequently burns down for the insurance money.

Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416561900

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 5573

Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. The melancholy, brilliance, passionate lyricism, and torment of Edgar Allen Poe are all well represented in this collection. Here, in one volume, are his masterpieces of mystery, terror, humor, and adventure, including stories such as The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, The Black Cat, The Masque of the Red Death, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, and The Pit and the Pendulum, and his finest lyric and narrative poetry—The Raven and Annabel Lee, to name just a few—that defined American romanticism and secured Poe as one of the most enduring literary voices of the nineteenth century. Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author’s personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research. Read with confidence.

Delphi Complete Works of Aristotle (Illustrated)

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1909496286

Category: Fiction

Page: 3491

View: 2929

For the first time in digital publishing, Delphi Classics is proud to present the complete works of Aristotle. The Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin and Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents rare works, beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) Features: * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Aristotle's life and works * Features the complete works of Aristotle, in both English translation and the original Greek * Concise introductions to the treatises and other works * Provides all of the spurious works in English translation, many appearing for the first time * Includes translations previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library editions of Aristotle’s works * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the section or works you want to read with individual contents tables * Includes Bekker reference numbers to aid study * Features five bonus biographies, including Diogenes Laërtius’ famous biography – immerse yourself in Aristotle's ancient world! * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres CONTENTS: The Translations LOGIC Categories (1a) On Interpretation (16a) Prior Analytics (24a) Posterior Analytics (71a) Topics (100a) Sophistical Refutations (164a) PHYSICS Physics (184a) On the Heavens (268a) On Generation and Corruption (314a) Meteorology (338a) On the Universe (391a) On the Soul (402a) The Parva Naturalia Sense and Sensibilia (436a) On Memory (449b) On Sleep (453b) On Dreams (458a) On Divination in Sleep (462b) On Length and Shortness of Life (464b) On Youth, Old Age, Life and Death, and Respiration (467b) On Breath (481a) History of Animals (486a) Parts of Animals (639a) Movement of Animals (698a) Progression of Animals (704a) Generation of Animals (715a) On Colours (791a) On Things Heard (800a) Physiognomonics (805a) On Plants (815a) On Marvelous Things Heard (830a) Mechanics (847a) Problems (859a) On Indivisible Lines (968a) The Situations and Names of Winds (973a) On Melissus, Xenophanes, and Gorgias (974a) METAPHYSICS Metaphysics (980a) ETHICS AND POLITICS Nicomachean Ethics (1094a) Great Ethics (1181a) Eudemian Ethics (1214a) On Virtues and Vices (1249a) Politics (1252a) Economics (1343a) RHETORIC AND POETICS Rhetoric (1354a) Rhetoric to Alexander (1420a) Poetics (1447a) Constitution of the Athenians The Greek Texts PRONOUNCING ANCIENT GREEK LIST OF GREEK TEXTS The Biographies ARISTOTLE: LIVES OF THE EMINENT PHILOSOPHERS by Diogenes Laërtius ARISTOTLE by Elbert Hubbard ARISTOTLE by Charles McRae ARISTOTLE AND ANCIENT EDUCATIONAL IDEALS by Thomas Davidson ARISTOTLE by William MacGillivray

The Portable Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440627248

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

View: 5713

The Portable Poe compiles Poe's greatest writings: tales of fantasy, terror, death, revenge, murder, and mystery, including "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Cask of Amontillado," and "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," the world's first detective story. In addition, this volume offers letters, articles, criticism, visionary poetry, and a selection of random "opinions" on fancy and the imagination, music and poetry, intuition and sundry other topics. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.


A New Cyclopaedia, Comprehending a Complete Series of Essays, Treatises, and Systems, Alphabetically Arranged; with a General Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Words ... Illustrated with Engravings, Those on History Being from Original Drawings by Edwards and Others ...

Author: John Mason Good,Olinthus Gregory,Newton Bosworth

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 6095

Gender and History in Yeats's Love Poetry

Author: Elizabeth Butler Cullingford

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815603313

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 334

View: 7219

This work elaborates on how Yeats's experience in the balance of power between men and women led him to expand the formal possibilities of love poetry. The author shows how Yeats's obsession with a new woman and his unstable gender identity led to constant remaking of traditional lyric forms.

Ezra Pound's Early Verse and Lyric Tradition

Author: Robert Stark

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748674594

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 810

Traces the lyricism and musicality in Pound's early verse through to his radical Modernist style.