An American Childhood
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📒An American Childhood ✍ Annie Dillard
✏An American Childhood Book Summary : 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.
📒La Dolce Vita An American Childhood In Rome In The 60 S ✍ Douglas Ritter
✏La Dolce Vita An American Childhood In Rome in the 60 s Book Summary :
📒An Un American Childhood ✍ Ann Kimmage
✏An Un American Childhood Book Summary : This is the story of a young woman's secret life behind the Iron Curtain.
📒After The War Was Over ✍ David Garnes
✏After the War Was Over Book Summary : The poems in After the War Was Over depict a boy's childhood in post-World War II America. Focusing on everyday events, the author creates a world lived through the perceptions, observations and remembrances of a child. Holidays, family members, pets, food, toys, world events, death, books and movies Incidents, relationships and experiences both mundane and profound are portrayed in a way that defines both the child and the era in which he was growing up.Several poems also explore the nature of these events as they are recollected in maturity, where they have become part of the fabric of an entire life. Memory thus serves to give new meaning to the adult the boy has become, as well as providing ongoing joy in the act of remembering.Readers of a certain age will identify with the world of a child growing up in the 1940s. Readers of all ages will relate to the inner life of the narrator as he experiences life as it was and as he remembers it.
📒American Lives ✍ Robert F. Sayre
✏American Lives Book Summary : American Lives is a groundbreaking book, the first historically organized anthology of American autobiographical writing, bringing us fifty-five voices from throughout the nation's history, from Abigail Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Jonathan Edwards, and Richard Wright to Quaker preacher Elizabeth Ashbridge, con man Stephen Burroughs, and circus impresario P.T. Barnum. Representing canonical and non-canonical writers, slaves and slave-owners, generals and conscientious objectors, scientists, immigrants, and Native Americans, the pieces in this collection make up a rich gathering of American "songs of ourselves." Robert F. Sayre frames the selections with an overview of theory and criticism of autobiography and with commentary on the relation between history and many kinds of autobiographical texts--travel narratives, stories of captivity, diaries of sexual liberation, religious conversions, accounts of political disillusionment, and discoveries of ethnic identity. With each selection Sayre also includes an extensive headnote providing valuable critical and biographical information. A scholarly and popular landmark, American Lives is a book for general readers and for teachers, students, and every American scholar.
📒English Teacher S Guide To Performance Tasks And Rubrics ✍ Amy Benjamin
✏English Teacher s Guide to Performance Tasks and Rubrics Book Summary : This book provides step-by-step procedures, student hand-outs, and samples of student work.
📒From Girl To Woman ✍ Christy Rishoi
✏From Girl to Woman Book Summary : Examines the crucial role that coming-of-age narratives have played in American feminism.
📒Upper Bohemia ✍ Hayden Hererra
✏Upper Bohemia Book Summary : "A coming-of-age memoir by the daughter of privileged, artistic, hard-drinking, bohemian parents, set against a backdrop of 1950s New York, Cape Cod, and Mexico"--
📒The American Child ✍ Caroline Field Levander
✏The American Child Book Summary : From the time that the infant colonies broke away from the parent country to the present day, narratives of U.S. national identity are persistently configured in the language of childhood and family. In The American Child: A Cultural Studies Reader, contributors address matters of race, gender, and family to chart the ways that representations of the child typify historical periods and conflicting ideas. They build on the recent critical renaissance in childhood studies by bringing to their essays a wide range of critical practices and methodologies. Although the volume is grounded heavily in the literary, it draws on other disciplines, revealing that representations of children and childhood are not isolated artifacts but cultural productions that in turn affect the social climates around them. Essayists look at games, pets, adolescent sexuality, death, family relations, and key texts such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the movie Pocahontas; they reveal the ways in which the figure of the child operates as a rich vehicle for writers to consider evolving ideas of nation and the diverse role of citizens within it.
📒Tales From An American Childhood ✍ Dr John C Thomas Ph D
✏Tales from an American Childhood Book Summary : Humanity has come a long way from being huddled in a cave. But now what? After all the work of generation after generation, we now seem poised to throw it all away. I really hope we don't. Our society seems to be in a giant hurry when what we really need is to slow down and carefully consider how to proceed while being respectful of other cultures and peoples. Rather than rushing to decisions with people of different backgrounds and contexts, we need first to reach common ground. The way to that is to open up about our own hopes and fears for humankind. In these inter-connected essays, I describe experiences that led to my own values and beliefs. I offer suggestions for how we might proceed together. These essays address such contemporary topics as terrorism, politics, civility, racism, misogyny, economic systems, health care and child rearing.