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Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woma...
by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Est?..

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English

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562

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February 01, 2017

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"Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. Her name is Wild Woman, but she is an endangered species. Though the gifts of wildish nature come to us at birth, society's attempt to 'civilize' us into rigid roles has plundered this treasure, and muffled deep, life-giving messages of our own souls. Without Wild Woman, we become overdomesticated, fearful, uncreative, trapped."<br /><br />In her now-classic book that spent 144 weeks on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list, and is translated into 35 languages, Clarissa Pinkola Est茅s, Ph.D., shows how woman's vitality can be restored through what she calls "psychic archaeological digs" into the ruins of the female unconscious. Dr. Est茅s uses her families' ethnic tales, washed and rinsed in the blood of wars and survival, multicultural myths, her own lyric writing of those fairy tales, folk tales, and stories chosen from her life witness, and also research ongoing for twenty years鈥?that help women reconnect with the healthy, instinctual, visionary attributes of the Wild Woman archetype.<br /><br />Dr. Est茅s collects the bones of many stories, looking for the archetypal motifs that set a woman's inner life into motion. Her "La Loba" teaches about the transformative function of the psyche; in "Bluebeard," we learn what to do with wounds that will not heal; in her literary story "Skeleton Woman," we glimpse the mystical power of relationship and how dead feelings can be revived; "Vasalisa the Wise" brings our lost womanly instincts to the surface again; "The Handless Maiden" recovers the Wild Woman initiation rites; and "The Little Match Girl" warns against the insidious dangers of a life spent in fantasy. These and other stories focus on the many qualities of Wild Woman. With them, we retrieve, examine, love, and understand her, and hold her against our deep psyches as one who is both magic and medicine.<br /><br />In Women Who Run With the Wolves, Dr. Est茅s has created a new lexicon for describing the female psyche. Fertile and life-giving, it is a psychology of women in the truest sense, a knowing of the soul.<br /><br />Clarissa Pinkola Est茅s, Ph.D., is an internationally known poet, post-trauma recovery specialist, senior training psychoanalyst [Jungian], and cantadora [keeper of the old stories] in her mestizo Latina tradition. Her doctorate is in ethno-clinical psychology / indigenous history from The Union Institute. She is an award-winning author both performance art and spoken word. <br /><br />PRAISE FOR WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES<br /><br />"I am grateful to Women Who Run With the Wolves and to Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Est茅s. The work shows the reader how glorious <br />it is to be daring, to be caring, and to be a woman. Everyone who can read should read this book."<br />鈥擬AYA ANGELOU<br /><br />"A deeply spiritual book . . . She honors what is tough, smart, and untamed in women. She venerates the female soul."<br />鈥擳he Washington Post<br /><br />"Women Who Run With the Wolves isn鈥檛 just another book. It is a gift of profound insight, wisdom, and love. An oracle for one who knows."<br />鈥擜LICE WALKER<br /><br />"An inspiring book, the 鈥榲itamins for the soul鈥?[for women] who are cut off from their intuitive nature."<br />鈥擲an Francisco Chronicle<br /><br />"Millennia of humans have gathered around fires to hear words that transferred hard-won wisdom and allowed dreams of unlimited possibilities. In a modern world that limits wisdom to 'facts,' and women鈥檚 access even to those, Dr. Est茅s has restored the fire鈥攆or us all."<br />鈥擥LORIA STEINEM<br /><br />"Stands out from the pack . . . This book will become a bible for women interested in doing deep work. . . . It is a road map of all the pitfalls, those familiar and those horrifically unexpected, that a woman encounters on the way back to her instinctual self. Wolves . . . is a gift."<br />鈥擫os Angeles Times<br />
Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder
by Caroline Fraser

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English

Pages

641

Publication Date

November 21, 2017

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<p><b>WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE</b><br /><b>WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD </b><br /><b>ONE OF THE <i>NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW</i>'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>The first comprehensive historical biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the beloved author of the <i>Little House on the Prairie</i> books</b></p><p>Millions of readers of <i>Little House on the Prairie</i> believe they know Laura Ingalls鈥攖he pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great Plains, and the woman who wrote the famous autobiographical books. But the true saga of her life has never been fully told. Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records, Caroline Fraser鈥攖he editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House series鈥攎asterfully fills in the gaps in Wilder鈥檚 biography. Revealing the grown-up story behind the most influential childhood epic of pioneer life, she also chronicles Wilder's tumultuous relationship with her journalist daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, setting the record straight regarding charges of ghostwriting that have swirled around the books.</p><p>The Little House books, for all the hardships they describe, are paeans to the pioneer spirit, portraying it as triumphant against all odds. But Wilder鈥檚 real life was harder and grittier than that, a story of relentless struggle, rootlessness, and poverty. It was only in her sixties, after losing nearly everything in the Great Depression, that she turned to children鈥檚 books, recasting her hardscrabble childhood as a celebratory vision of homesteading鈥攁nd achieving fame and fortune in the process, in one of the most astonishing rags-to-riches episodes in American letters.</p><p>Spanning nearly a century of epochal change, from the Indian Wars to the Dust Bowl, Wilder鈥檚 dramatic life provides a unique perspective on American history and our national mythology of self-reliance. With fresh insights and new discoveries, <i>Prairie Fires</i> reveals the complex woman whose classic stories grip us to this day.</p>
We Hope This Reaches You in Time
by , Samantha King Holmes

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English

Pages

216

Publication Date

January 14, 2020

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<b>A revised and expanded paperback edition of聽<i>We Hope This Reaches You in Time</i>聽by Samantha King Holmes and r.h. Sin with all-new bonus material from the authors.</b><br />Ideas, poetry, and prose from bestselling authors Samantha King Holmes & r.h. Sin.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

April 15, 2009

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Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. <i>I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings</i> captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou鈥檚 debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.<br /> 聽<br /> Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local 鈥減owhitetrash.鈥?At eight years old and back at her mother鈥檚 side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age鈥攁nd has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (鈥淚 met and fell in love with William Shakespeare鈥? will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned.<br /> 聽<br /> Poetic and powerful, <i>I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings</i> will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read.<br /> <b>聽</b><br /> <b>鈥?lt;i>I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings</i> liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.鈥濃€擩ames Baldwin</b>
The Ingenious Language: Nine Epic Reasons to Love Greek
by Andrea Marcolongo

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English

Pages

176

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<p>For word nerds, language loons, and grammar geeks, an impassioned and informative literary leap into the wonders of the Greek language. Here are nine<br />ways Greek can transform your relationship to time and to those around you, nine reflections on the language of Sappho, Plato, and Thucydides, and its relevance to our lives today, nine chapters that will leave readers with a new passion for a very old language, nine epic reasons to love Greek.<br /><br /></p><p><i>The Ingenious Language</i> is a love song dedicated to the language of history鈥檚 greatest poets, philosophers, adventurers, lovers, adulterers, and generals. Greek, as Marcolongo explains in her buoyant and entertaining prose, is unsurpassed in its beauty and expressivity, but it can also offer us new ways of seeing the world and our place in it. She takes readers on an astonishing journey, at the end of which, while it may still be Greek to you, you鈥檒l have nine reasons to be glad it is.<br /><br /></p><p>No batteries or prior knowledge of Greek required!</p>
How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty At...
by Sarah Bakewell

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English

Pages

400

Publication Date

October 19, 2010

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<b>Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography <br /></b><br />How to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love鈥攕uch questions arise in most people鈥檚 lives. They are all versions of a bigger question: how do you live? How do you do the good or honorable thing, while flourishing and feeling happy?<br /><br />This question obsessed Renaissance writers, none more than Michel Eyquem de Monatigne, perhaps the first truly modern individual. A nobleman, public official and wine-grower, he wrote free-roaming explorations of his thought and experience, unlike anything written before. He called them 鈥渆ssays,鈥?meaning 鈥渁ttempts鈥?or 鈥渢ries.鈥?Into them, he put whatever was in his head: his tastes in wine and food, his childhood memories, the way his dog鈥檚 ears twitched when it was dreaming, as well as the appalling events of the religious civil wars raging around him. The Essays was an instant bestseller and, over four hundred years later, Montaigne鈥檚 honesty and charm still draw people to him. Readers come in search of companionship, wisdom and entertainment鈥攁nd in search of themselves.<br /><br />This book, a spirited and singular biography, relates the story of his life by way of the questions he posed and the answers he explored. It traces his bizarre upbringing, youthful career and sexual adventures, his travels, and his friendships with the scholar and poet 脡tienne de La Bo茅tie and with his adopted 鈥渄aughter,鈥?Marie de Gournay. And we also meet his readers鈥攚ho for centuries have found in Montaigne an inexhaustible source of answers to the haunting question, 鈥渉ow to live?鈥?/div>
The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder
by , Laura Ingalls Wilder

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English

Pages

420

Publication Date

March 08, 2016

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<p>Available for the first time and collected in one volume, the letters of one of America鈥檚 most beloved authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder鈥攁 treasure trove that offers new and unexpected understanding of her life and work.</p><p><em>The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder</em> is a vibrant, deeply personal portrait of this revered American author, illuminating her thoughts, travels, philosophies, writing career, and dealings with family, friends, and fans as never before.</p><p>This is a fresh look at the adult life of the author in her own words. Gathered from museums and archives and personal collections, the letters span over sixty years of Wilder鈥檚 life, from 1894鈥?956 and shed new light on Wilder鈥檚 day-to-day life. Here we see her as a businesswoman and author鈥攊ncluding her beloved Little House books, her legendary editor, Ursula Nordstrom, and her readers鈥攁s a wife, and as a friend. In her letters, Wilder shares her philosophies, political opinions, and reminiscences of life as a frontier child. Also included are letters to her daughter, writer Rose Wilder Lane, who filled a silent role as editor and collaborator while the famous Little House books were being written.</p><p>Wilder biographer William Anderson collected and researched references throughout these letters and the result is an invaluable historical collection, tracing Wilder鈥檚 life through the final days of covered wagon travel, her life as a farm woman, a country journalist, Depression-era author, and years of fame as the writer of the Little House books. This collection is a sequel to her beloved books, and a snapshot into twentieth-century living.</p>
In Praise of Shadows
by Junichiro Tanizaki

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English

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61

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July 01, 2017

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An essay on aesthetics by the Japanese novelist, this book explores architecture, jade, food, and even toilets, combining&nbsp;an acute sense of the use of space in buildings. The book also includes descriptions of laquerware under candlelight and women in the darkness of the house of pleasure.
The Samaritan Woman Reconsidered
by Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

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English

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76

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December 01, 2019

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The Samaritan Woman is generally portrayed in our Bible studies as a woman of ill-repute. While avoiding people because of her deep shame over her immoral life, she seemingly stumbled upon Jesus resting at a well. However, most people reading this story are left with a nagging question. How could this woman receive an overwhelmingly positive response from her village neighbors, when she called them to drop everything and come with her to meet a Jewish man, she herself had just met? Something does not add up.
First Pages of Best Sellers: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why (T...
by C. S. Lakin

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English

Pages

177

Publication Date

January 13, 2020

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<h2>The First Page of Your Novel Must Be Perfect!</h2><p>Most authors know that the first pages of a novel are the most crucial and carry the weightiest burden in their entire book. The opening scene must convey so many things that often the author will have to rewrite it numerous times to get it right.</p><p>But the first page is especially crucial to get right.</p><p>Why?<br /></p><h3> Because if readers don鈥檛 get engaged in the story right away, they鈥檒l stop reading. <br /></h3><p>That puts a tremendous burden on writers to bring their best effort to the table.</p><p>And, truth be told, a novel鈥檚 first page is indicative of all the pages to follow. So it behooves writers to learn how to master the techniques needed to craft terrific first pages.</p><p>Using a first-page checklist, Lakin examines two dozen first pages of best-selling novels, detailing what works, what doesn鈥檛, and why.</p><p><strong>Here are some of the issues and topics explored in this deep dive:</strong></p><ul><li>Narrative that is excessive or 鈥渢elling鈥?instead of showing</li><li>Opening paragraphs that fail to grab readers due to lack of intriguing action or flat characters</li><li>Writing that grabs and writing that bores</li><li>How much detail is too much or too little</li><li>Finding the perfect balance when world building</li><li>Ways to evoke emotion quickly in readers to get them to care about your story</li><li>To prologue or not to prologue</li><li>Consideration of first pages of novels in a series and what that requires</li><li>Understanding how genre is the key to every great first page</li><li>The pitfalls of backstory</li></ul><p><strong>Yes, you can craft a perfect first page鈥攐ne that immerses your readers into your story and characters without delay. The insights you gain from studying these first-page analyses will serve you well with every page you write.</strong></p>

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