A Problem Like Maria

A Problem Like Maria Author Stacy Ellen Wolf
ISBN-10 0472067729
Release 2002
Pages 289
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The author surveys the world of tomboys, comedians, and "rebel nuns" who broke the gender stereotype rules on 1950s Broadway, reexamining the careers, roles, and performances of Mary Martin, Ethel Merman, Julie Andrews, and Barbara Streisand from the perspective of lesbian feminism. Simultaneous.



A problem like Maria

A problem like Maria Author Stacy Ellen Wolf
ISBN-10 0472097725
Release 2002-07
Pages 289
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The author surveys the world of tomboys, comedians, and "rebel nuns" who broke the gender stereotype rules on 1950s Broadway, reexamining the careers, roles, and performances of Mary Martin, Ethel Merman, Julie Andrews, and Barbara Streisand from the perspective of lesbian feminism.



Camp Queer Aesthetics and the Performing Subject

Camp  Queer Aesthetics and the Performing Subject Author Fabio Cleto
ISBN-10 0472067729
Release 1999
Pages 523
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Camp Queer Aesthetics and the Performing Subject has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Camp Queer Aesthetics and the Performing Subject also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Camp Queer Aesthetics and the Performing Subject book for free.



A Problem Like Maria

A Problem Like Maria Author Maria Fyfe
ISBN-10 9781909912885
Release 2014-03-08
Pages 228
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A Labour Whip once revealed that in their office they sang songs about certain backbenchers. In the case of the Member for Maryhill, their choice was 'How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?'A frank account of fourteen years in Westminister from the rebellious Maria Fyfe - the only female Labour MP in Scotland when she was first elected. Fyfe recounts some of the most significant moments of her political career, from the frustrating and infuriating, to the rewarding and worthwhile.A significant aim of writing this book was to set the record straight on that period in our UK Parliament. Another aim was to encourage interest in a political life when widespread cynicism discourages good people from thinking about it. MARIA FYFECovering some of the most turbulent years of British and Scottish political history, A Problem Like Maria takes the female's perspective of life as an MP in the male-dominated Westminister. This book reaches the parts of politics some people hope you never reach.The intimidating Maria Fyfe sounds like strong Scottish domestic drama. Edward Pearce, LONDON EVENING STANDARD The terrifying Maria Fyfe stamped in ... her of the sharpened claws. Matthew Parris, THE TIMES An incorrigible Bevanite. THE OBSERVER



The Divine Husband

The Divine Husband Author Francisco Goldman
ISBN-10 1555846386
Release 2007-12-01
Pages 480
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One of the most talented and award-winning writers of his generation, Francisco Goldman’s third novel, The Divine Husband, appeared to wide and rapturous acclaim. Beginning with a single, possibly scandalous love poem by Jose Marti, Cuba’s greatest revolutionary-poet-hero with an infamous secret love life, The Divine Husband is the story of Maria de las Nieves Moran, a former nun forced out of her convent by a revolution in a Central American capital. While making her way in this metropolis nicknamed “The Little Paris,” she enrolls in a writing class taught by Jose Marti, under whose spell Maria de las Nieves and her classmates quickly fall. Soon after, Maria de las Nieves flees her home for New York, where Marti has also relocated -- a crucial interval that shaped Marti’s consciousness. Nearly a century later, an elderly woman in Massachusetts hires a college student to investigate her claim that she is the illegitimate offspring of Marti and Maria de las Nieves. Mixing a lovingly re-created historical past with often hilarious, ironic, and moving conjecture that brings to life an unforgettable heroine and her remarkable collection of friends, nemeses, and rival suitors, The Divine Husband is a magnificent American novel.



Sisters of Glass

Sisters of Glass Author Stephanie Hemphill
ISBN-10 9780375897016
Release 2012-03-27
Pages 160
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Maria is the younger daughter of an esteemed family on the island of Murano, the traditional home for Venetian glassmakers. Though she longs to be a glassblower herself, glassblowing is not for daughters—that is her brother's work. Maria has only one duty to perform for her family: before her father died, he insisted that she be married into the nobility, even though her older sister, Giovanna, should rightfully have that role. Not only is Giovanna older, she's prettier, more graceful, and everyone loves her. Maria would like nothing more than to allow her beautiful sister, who is far more able and willing to attract a noble husband, to take over this role for her. But they cannot circumvent their father's wishes. And when a new young glassblower arrives to help the family business and Maria finds herself drawn to him, the web of conflicting emotions grows even more tangled.



Maria Theresa

Maria Theresa Author Edward Crankshaw
ISBN-10 9781448204748
Release 2011-09-28
Pages 380
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When Edward Crankshaw's Maria Theresa was published in 1969, it was the first full length study of Maria Theresa to be written in English for sixty years. Called to the throne in 1740, at the age of twenty-three, Maria Theresa was wholly unprepared for the events that were to confront her, and trusting in the honour of her fellow monarchs, the young queen found herself with a virtually nonexistent army at the head of a bankrupt and disaffected empire - an empire shortly to be set upon by half Europe intent on shattering the Habsburg power for ever. Married to an amiable but ineffectual husband whom she adored, surrounded by shortsighted advisers senile to the point of decrepitude, her only weapons were her charm, her unbreakable will, and her almost reckless courage. With these, and by her own immense exertions, she first held her powerful enemies at bay; then, choosing new advisers with astonishing skill, and discovering in herself a fund of commonsense amounting almost to genius, she instituted wide-reaching reforms which were to unify the Empire's bewildering mixture of lands and peoples, and bring it to the threshold of the revolutionary age. With all this she remained a wife and a mother - most touchingly so in her vast correspondence with her many children.



Mastermind

Mastermind Author Maria Konnikova
ISBN-10 9781101606230
Release 2013-01-03
Pages 288
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The New York Times bestselling guide to thinking like literature's greatest detective. "Steven Pinker meets Sir Arthur Conan Doyle" (Boston Globe), by the author of The Confidence Game. No fictional character is more renowned for his powers of thought and observation than Sherlock Holmes. But is his extraordinary intellect merely a gift of fiction, or can we learn to cultivate these abilities ourselves, to improve our lives at work and at home? We can, says psychologist and journalist Maria Konnikova, and in Mastermind she shows us how. Beginning with the “brain attic”—Holmes’s metaphor for how we store information and organize knowledge—Konnikova unpacks the mental strategies that lead to clearer thinking and deeper insights. Drawing on twenty-first-century neuroscience and psychology, Mastermind explores Holmes’s unique methods of ever-present mindfulness, astute observation, and logical deduction. In doing so, it shows how each of us, with some self-awareness and a little practice, can employ these same methods to sharpen our perceptions, solve difficult problems, and enhance our creative powers. For Holmes aficionados and casual readers alike, Konnikova reveals how the world’s most keen-eyed detective can serve as an unparalleled guide to upgrading the mind. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Musicals

Musicals Author Bill Marshall
ISBN-10 1841500038
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 187
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The profound influence of the Hollywood musical across geographical and cultural boundaries has long been neglected. This original collection of essays seeks to initiate a new critical debate by approaching classic Hollywood films from perspectives such as 'musicology'. Broadening the scope of previous studies, this volume also examines the manner in which European cinema appropriated the musical to create new meanings. It provides an innovative reading of the influence of the musical on youth culture, and its endorsement in modern dance movies and the music video. The volume covers the themes of: • Music and Structure • Classical Hollywood Musical Cinematic Practice • Star Texts • European Musical Forms • Minority Identities • Youth Cultures This is an entertaining and valuable text for students on degree courses in Film and Music. Thought-provoking and authoritative, it will also be a welcome resource for those researching and teaching in the area.



The Nuns of Sant Ambrogio

The Nuns of Sant  Ambrogio Author Hubert Wolf
ISBN-10 9780198732198
Release 2015-02
Pages 496
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The true story of the scandal at the Roman convent of Sant' Ambrogio in the late 1850s. Discovered recently in a Vatican archive by one of the world's leading papal historians, it is a tale of deception, heresy, seduction, and murder in the heart of the Catholic Church.



Conflicting Femininities in Medieval German Literature

Conflicting Femininities in Medieval German Literature Author Karina Marie Ash
ISBN-10 9781317162124
Release 2016-05-23
Pages 258
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Drastic changes in lay religiosity during the High Middle Ages spurred anxiety about women forsaking their secular roles as wives and mothers for religious ones as nuns and beguines. This anxiety and the subsequent need to model an ideal of feminine behavior for the laity is particularly expressed in the German versions of Latin and French narratives. Using thirteenth-century penitentials, monastic exempla, and sermons, Karina Marie Ash clarifies how secular wifehood was recast as a quasi-religious role and, in German epics and romances from the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries, how female characters are adapted to promote the salvific nature of worldly love in ways that echo the pastoral reevaluation of women at that time. Then she argues that mid and late thirteenth-century German literature not only reflects this impulse to idealize women's roles in lay society but also to promote an alternative model of femininity that deploys ways of privileging secular roles for women over religious ones. These continuously evolving readaptations of female protagonists across cultures and across centuries reflect fictive solutions for real historical concerns about women that not only complement contemporary pastoral and legal reforms but are also unique to medieval German literature.



Tropic of Chaos

Tropic of Chaos Author Christian Parenti
ISBN-10 9781568586007
Release 2011-06-28
Pages 304
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An investigative journalist visits the economically and politically battered post-colonial nations around the earth's mid-latitudes and reveals how extreme weather in the era of climate change is breeding banditry, humanitarian crises and state failure.



Too Many Tamales

Too Many Tamales Author Gary Soto
ISBN-10 9781524737320
Release 1996-08-08
Pages 32
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Christmas Eve started out so perfectly for Maria. Snow had fallen and the streets glittered. Maria's favorite cousins were coming over and she got to help make the tamales for Christmas dinner. It was almost too good to be true when her mother left the kitchen for a moment and Maria got to try on her beautiful diamond ring . . . This is the story of a treasure thought to be lost in a batch of tamales; of a desperate adn funny attempt by Maria and her cousins to eat their way out of trouble; and the warm way a family pulls together to make it a perfect Christmas after all.



Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet Author Rainer Maria Rilke
ISBN-10 9780486113470
Release 2012-04-03
Pages 80
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Written during an important stage in Rilke's artistic development, these letters contain many of the themes that later appeared in his best works. Essential reading for scholars and poetry lovers.



A Different Kind of Daughter

A Different Kind of Daughter Author Maria Toorpakai
ISBN-10 9781509800797
Release 2016-02-25
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'Armed with a squash racket and enormous will, Maria Toorpakai has risen from the turmoil of tribal life in Pakistan to become not only a world-class athlete, but a true inspiration, a pioneer for millions of other women struggling to pave their own paths to autonomy, fulfilment and genuine personhood' Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner Maria Toorpakai Wazir has lived her life disguised as a boy, defying the Taliban, in order to pursue her love of sport. Coming second in a national junior weightlifting event for boys, Maria decided to put her future in her own hands by going in disguise. When she discovered squash and was easily beating all the boys, life became more dangerous. Heart-stopping and profoundly moving, Maria shares the story of her long road and eventual triumph, pursuing the sport she loved, defying death threats and following her dream.



Willa Cather

Willa Cather Author Marilee Lindemann
ISBN-10 9780231500272
Release 1999-03-08
Pages 190
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An enlightening unpacking of Cather's writings, from her controversial love letters of the 1890s--in which "queer" is employed to denote sexual deviance--to her epic novels, short stories, and critical writings.



Changed for Good

Changed for Good Author Stacy Wolf
ISBN-10 9780195378238
Release 2011-07-07
Pages 306
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Highlights the women of American theater from the beginning of the Cold War to the present, addressing assumptions about gender that were held to be true in each decade as well as key aspects of popular plays as they related to women.