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ISBN10 : 0307388131

Publisher : Vintage

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1984


Book Summary: From the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner: Two girls who grow up to become women. Two friends who become something worse than enemies. This brilliantly imagined novel brings us the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio. Nel and Sula's devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret. It endures even after Nel has grown up to be a pillar of the black community and Sula has become a pariah. But their friendship ends in an unforgivable betrayal—or does it end? Terrifying, comic, ribald and tragic, Sula is a work that overflows with life.

A Study Guide for Toni Morrison's

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN10 : 1410359549

Publisher : Gale Cengage Learning

Number of Pages : 27

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 1258


Book Summary: A Study Guide for Toni Morrison's "Sula," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Simeon and Sula's First Day of School

Author : Pamela Alarcon

ISBN10 : 1462413099

Publisher : Inspiring Voices

Number of Pages : 26

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

Viewed : 638


Book Summary: Simeon and Sula's First Day of School shares the excitement of two children who are attending school for the first time in Tanzania Africa. Their day begins before the sun comes up. They must fetch water from a distant river, find food for their animals and tend to their family needs before they even get their school uniforms on. They must walk many miles to school in African heat and arrive just as the bell rings to greet their headmaster. Learn why sitting on rocks and sharing pencils in the classroom is typical for both Simeon and Sula. Join them as they meet new friends and experience learning during their first day of school.

Simeon and Sula’s First Day of School

Author : Pamela Schwalbach

ISBN10 : 1481712497

Publisher : Author House

Number of Pages : 28

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

Viewed : 1582


Book Summary: Simeon and Sula’s First Day of School shares the excitement of two children who are attending school for the first time in Tanzania Africa. Their day begins before the sun comes up. They must fetch water from a distant river, find food for their animals and tend to their family needs before they even get their school uniforms on. They must walk many miles to school in African heat and arrive just as the bell rings to greet their headmaster. Learn why sitting on rocks and sharing pencils in the classroom is typical for both Simeon and Sula. Join them as they meet new friends and experience learning during their first day of school.

Author : Imad Guemmah

ISBN10 : 3656691630

Publisher : GRIN Verlag

Number of Pages : 39

Category : Literary Collections

Viewed : 1910


Book Summary: Research Paper (undergraduate) from the year 2010 in the subject Literature - Africa, Mohamed I University (literaturevand human sciences), course: extensive reading, language: English, abstract: The paper approaches an exploration of two major themes in Sula: social identity and gender subalternity. I would begin with an overview of the major points that mark the novel, and then shift to violently serious disagreements that bore reference to the submissive, subaltern position that Sula had to encounter. It is common sense to assume a certain Manichean worldview, for societies are bound to declare unorthodox conduct as persona non grata. This will pave the way for questing a priori justifications to the meaning of reality and illusion. Afterwards, I will emphasize the social, racial and psychological facets of resistance and representation, which portray oppressing challenges within society. These result in clear-cut demarcations, which in the event of being drawn, ontological questions germane to identity prove primordial. Next, I am highlighting philosophical explanations of self and other based on two critical angles: androcentrism (i.e. David Hume, Emanuel Kant and Durkheim) and feminism (i.e. Julia Kristeva and Simone de Beauvoir). I am eventually positioning the debate on the narrative platform, as being an arena of tension between central self and peripheral other. The analysis is held from a postmodern perspective. I would therefore attempt to build a bridge between the discourse of Morrison, who is addressing her message in the name of Sula, and that of postmodernism, which is a deviation from representation and a turn towards self-reflexiveness.

Author : Imad Guemmah

ISBN10 : 3656700672

Publisher : GRIN Verlag

Number of Pages : 13

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 1918


Book Summary: Essay from the year 2010 in the subject English - Literature, Works, Mohamed I University, course: Extensive Reading, language: English, abstract: This paper aims at exploring the dichotomy of self and other, and what each of these actually mean. I would begin with a general presentation of the major points that mark the novel. Then, I shall shift to philosophical explanations of self and other based on two critical angles: androcentrism (i.e. David Hume, Emanuel Kant and Durkheim) and feminism (i.e. Julia Kristeva and Simone de Beauvoir). I am eventually positioning the debate on the narrative platform, as being an arena of tension between central self and peripheral other.

Toni Morrison's novel

Author : Imad Guemmah

ISBN10 : 3656678820

Publisher : GRIN Verlag

Number of Pages : 10

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 851


Book Summary: Essay from the year 2011 in the subject Cultural Studies - Black Studies, , language: English, abstract: This paper approaches an exploration of two major themes in Sula: social identity and gender subalternity. I would begin with a general presentation of the major points that mark this Oscar-winning novel, and then shift to violently serious disagreements that bear reference to the submissive, subaltern position that Sula, on behalf of every woman of color, has to embrace. As the novel, as well as a bundle of essays and articles explain, the protagonist is weary of all that binds her to submission, and has thus decided to follow her own way of life. The analysis is held from a Postmodern perspective. I would therefore attempt to build a bridge between the discourse of Morrison, who is addressing her message in the name of Sula, and that of postmodernism, which is a deviation from representation and a turn towards self-reflexiveness. I am eventually describing the societal tension between Sula and her fellow denizens, who are caught up in an arena of contest the ground of which is experience and circumstances.

Black Lives

Author : James L. Conyers, Jr.

ISBN10 : 9780765634931

Publisher : M.E. Sharpe

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Biography & Autobiography

Viewed : 1334


Book Summary: These fifteen chapters comprise groundbreaking biographical sketches of notable but heretofore unknown (or lesser known) African Americans, among them General Daniel Chappie James, Jr. (the first African American four-star general in the U.S. Air Force) ; William Levi Dawson (a composer); Vinnette Carroll (a director and playwright); Elizabeth Ross Haynes (an early political speaker and activist); Richard Allen (founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church); Besse Head ( a South African-born writer); Maria Stewart (a nineteenth-century African American writer); and a number of others.

Discourse and the Other

Author : W. Lawrence Hogue

ISBN10 : 082238289X

Publisher : Duke University Press

Number of Pages : 205

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 735


Book Summary: The central thesis of Lawrence Hogue's book is that criticism of Afro-American literature has left out of account the way in which ideological pressures dictate the canon. This fresh approach to the study of the social, ideological, and political dynamics of the Afro-American literary text in the twentieth century, based on the Foucauldian concept of literature as social institution, examines the universalization that power effects, how literary texts are appropriated to meet ideological concerns and needs, and the continued oppression of dissenting voices. Hogue presents an illuminating discussion of the publication and review history of "major" and neglected texts. He illustrates the acceptance of texts as exotica, as sociological documents, or as carriers of sufficient literary conventions to receive approbation. Although the sixties movement allowed the text to move to the periphery of the dominant ideology, providing some new myths about the Afro-American historical past, this marginal position was subsequently sabotaged, co-opted, or appropriated (Afros became a fad; presidents gave the soul handshake; the hip-talking black was dressing one style and talking another.) This study includes extended discussion of four works; Ernest J. Gaines's The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Alice Walker's The Third Life of Grange Copeland, Albert Murray's Train Whistle Guitar, and Toni Morrison's Sula. Hogue assesses the informing worldviews of each and the extent and nature of their acceptance by the dominant American cultural apparatus.

The Happiest Day for Simeon and Sula

Author : Pamela Alarcon

ISBN10 : 1462413072

Publisher : Inspiring Voices

Number of Pages : 30

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

Viewed : 1006


Book Summary: The Happiest Day for Simeon and Sula share the joys and struggles of a brother and sister who live in Tanzania Africa. Waking up before the sun is up to begin chores for the family and walking miles to get water is unfamiliar to most who live in developed nations. Their hope to attend school one day is shared throughout the book. To be able to wear a school uniform and walk with shoes on their feet seems like a dream. Their dream becomes reality with the help of one person who set out to be their voice across the world. Enjoy the excitement as Simeon and Sula hear some wonderful news that help is on the way!

Toni Morrison and Motherhood

Author : Andrea O'Reilly

ISBN10 : 0791485161

Publisher : SUNY Press

Number of Pages : 229

Category : African American families in literature

Viewed : 1780


Book Summary: Traces Morrison’s theory of African American mothering as it is articulated in her novels, essays, speeches, and interviews. Mothering is a central issue for feminist theory, and motherhood is also a persistent presence in the work of Toni Morrison. Examining Morrison’s novels, essays, speeches, and interviews, Andrea O’Reilly illustrates how Morrison builds upon black women’s experiences of and perspectives on motherhood to develop a view of black motherhood that is, in terms of both maternal identity and role, radically different from motherhood as practiced and prescribed in the dominant culture. Motherhood, in Morrison’s view, is fundamentally and profoundly an act of resistance, essential and integral to black women’s fight against racism (and sexism) and their ability to achieve well-being for themselves and their culture. The power of motherhood and the empowerment of mothering are what make possible the better world we seek for ourselves and for our children. This, argues O’Reilly, is Morrison’s maternal theory—a politics of the heart.

Toni Morrison's Spiritual Vision

Author : Nadra Nittle

ISBN10 : 1506471528

Publisher : Fortress Press

Number of Pages : 200

Category : Religion

Viewed : 1461


Book Summary: When Toni Morrison died in August 2019, she was widely remembered for her contributions to literature as an African American woman, an identity she wore proudly. Morrison was clear that she wrote from a Black, female perspective and for others who shared her identity. But just as much as she was an African American writer, Toni Morrison was a woman of faith. Morrison filled her novels with biblical allusions, magic, folktales, and liberated women, largely because Christianity, African American folk magic, and powerful women defined her own life. She grew up with family members who could interpret dreams, predict the future, see ghosts, and go about their business. Her relatives, particularly her mother, were good storytellers, and her family's oral tradition included ghost stories and African American folktales. But her family was also Christian. As a child, Morrison converted to Catholicism and chose a baptismal name that truly became her own--Anthony, from St. Anthony of Padua--going from Chloe to Toni. Morrison embraced both Catholicism and the occult as a child and, later, as a writer. She was deeply religious, and her spirituality included the Bible, the paranormal, and the folktales she heard as a child. Toni Morrison's Spiritual Vision unpacks this oft-ignored, but essential, element of Toni Morrison's work--her religion--and in so doing, gives readers a deeper, richer understanding of her life and her writing. In its pages, Nadra Nittle remembers and understands Morrison for all of who she was: a writer, a Black woman, and a person of complex faith. As Nittle's wide-ranging, deep exploration of Morrison's oeuvre reveals, to fully understand the writing of Toni Morrison one must also understand the role of religion and spirituality in her life and literature.

The Compliment

Author : Don Lucas

ISBN10 : 1469108100

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation

Number of Pages : 658

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1978


Book Summary: “There’s more than one fish in the sea,” so the saying goes. For Sula this is certainly true, for she lives in an ocean of diverse creatures from tiny to colossal, from gentle to aggressive. Some being so dangerous they seek to make her part of their daily diet. Only the unimaginable and bizarre circumstances of her conception make her existence even possible in this harsh world. This diversity and variety add delight and adventure to her charmed life until she becomes of age and realizes that every creature in her vast world has a compliment - a mate - with which they can produce little ones of their kind. That is, every creature but her. Since they all come from a mating pair, where is she to find the pair that produced her? Her quest leads to adventures and discoveries both delightful and frightening, until it eventually leads her to her mate - her compliment - in a love story to rival the classics as her life unfolds.

Literary Geography: An Encyclopedia of Real and Imagined Settings

Author : Lynn M. Houston

ISBN10 : 1440842558

Publisher : ABC-CLIO

Number of Pages : 381

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 1519


Book Summary: This reference investigates the role of landscape in popular works and in doing so explores the time in which they were written. • Discusses books and poems covered on the AP English Literature and Composition exam, the most-assigned pieces of literature on high school reading lists, and well-loved contemporary books • Examines specific pieces of literature in the geographical and historical context in which they were written, making this book especially relevant to core curriculum standards • Provides comprehensive content that is unique in the library market • Includes recommendations of complimentary works • Features organization alphabetical by work, making it easy to navigate • Maintains an accessible style useful for high school and general education college courses

CRC Handbook of Avian Body Masses, Second Edition

Author : John B. Dunning, Jr.

ISBN10 : 9781420064452

Publisher : CRC Press

Number of Pages : 672

Category : Nature

Viewed : 839


Book Summary: See what’s new in the Second Edition: · Number of species included is increased from 6300 to over 8700, about 85% of the world’s birds · Better data for many of the species included in the first edition — an exhaustive compilation of new data published from 1992 through 2007 · More comprehensive coverage of Latin America, Japan, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, and more coverage of research published in non-English language journals In 1992 the CRC Handbook of Avian Body Masses broke new ground by providing a compilation of body masses for 6300 species, about two-thirds of the world’s species. The handbook instantly became the gold standard, cited in hundreds of scientific studies and a prominent fixture on the shelves of many ornithologists. Keeping the format that made the first edition so popular, the second edition features dramatic changes both in species coverage and the data quality. The new edition compiles the results of new samples that have been published for many of the birds included in the first edition, and data found for about 2400 new species, increasing the coverage to over 8700 species, about 85% of the world’s birds. The order of species and families has been revised in the text to fit with the latest publications in avian taxonomy and systematics. The second edition includes an accompanying CD-ROM with a searchable electronic database.

Quiet As It's Kept

Author : J. Brooks Bouson

ISBN10 : 0791497259

Publisher : SUNY Press

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Biography & Autobiography

Viewed : 614


Book Summary: Focuses on the role of shame and trauma as it looks at issues of race, class, color, and caste in the novels of Toni Morrison.

Deep-water Coral Reefs

Author : Martin Hovland

ISBN10 : 1402084609

Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

Number of Pages : 278

Category : Science

Viewed : 474


Book Summary: Deep-water coral reefs are found along large sections of the outer continental shelves and slopes of Europe, from North Cape to the Gulf of Cadiz, and because they also occur along the Atlantic seaboard of USA, the Gulf of Mexico, off Brazil, in the Mediterranean, and off New Zealand, they are currently being targeted by international groups of marine scientists. They have become popular and opportune deep-water research targets because they offer exciting frontier exploration, combined with a whole plethora of modern scientific methods, such as deep-sea drilling, sampling, remote control surveying and documentation. Furthermore they represent timely opportunities for further developments within the application of geochemistry, stable isotope research, bacterial sciences, including DNA-sequestering, and medical research (search for bioactive compounds). The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) has arranged a deep-sea scientific drilling campaign on giant carbonate banks off Ireland. Because the reefs currently defy traditional marine-ecological theories, they represent future research opportunities and will enjoy scientific scrutiny for many years to come.

Maxine Greene and the Pedagogy of Social Imagination

Author : Hannah Spector,Robert Lake,Tricia M. Kress

ISBN10 : 1351014811

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 128

Category : Education

Viewed : 1416


Book Summary: Devoted to and inspired by the late Maxine Greene, a champion of education and advocator of the arts, this book recognizes the importance of Greene’s scholarship by revisiting her oeuvre in the context of the intellectual historicity that shaped its formation. As a scholar, Greene dialogued with philosophers, social theorists, writers, musicians, and artists. These conversations reveal the ways in which the arts, just like philosophy and science, allow for the facilitation of "wide-awakeness," a term that is central to Greene’s pedagogy. Amidst contemporary trends of neoliberal, one-size-fits-all curriculum reforms in which the arts are typically squeezed out or pushed aside, Greene’s work reminds us that the social imagination is stunted without the arts. Artistic ways of knowing allow for people to see beyond their own worlds and beyond "what is" into other worlds of "what was" and "what might" be some day. This volume demonstrates Maxine Greene’s profound ability to illuminate the importance of the artistic world and the imaginary for development of the self in the world and for encouraging a "wide-awakeness" reflective of an emerging political awareness and a longing for a democratic world that "is not yet." This book was originally published as a Special Issue of The Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies.

The Identifying Fictions of Toni Morrison

Author : J. Duvall

ISBN10 : 0312299435

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 182

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 498


Book Summary: Although all published biographical information on Toni Morrison agrees that her birth name was Chloe Anthony Wofford, John Duvall's book challenges this claim. Using new biographical information, he explores the issue of names and naming in Morrison's fiction and repeatedly finds surprising traces of the Nobel Prize-winning author's struggle to construct a useable identity as an African American woman novelist. Whatever the exact circumstances surrounding her decision to become Toni, one thing becomes clear: the question of identity was not a given for Morrison.

Author : Jerry H. Bryant

ISBN10 : 9780253109897

Publisher : Indiana University Press

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 1777


Book Summary: The figure of the violent man in the African American imagination has a long history. He can be found in 19th-century bad man ballads like "Stagolee" and "John Hardy," as well as in the black convict recitations that influenced "gangsta" rap. "Born in a Mighty Bad Land" connects this figure with similar characters in African American fiction. Many writers -- McKay and Hurston in the Harlem Renaissance; Wright, Baldwin, and Ellison in the '40s and '50s; Himes in the '50s and '60s -- saw the "bad nigger" as an archetypal figure in the black imagination and psyche. "Blaxploitation" novels in the '70s made him a virtually mythical character. More recently, Mosley, Wideman, and Morrison have presented him as ghetto philosopher and cultural adventurer. Behind the folklore and fiction, many theories have been proposed to explain the source of the bad man's intra-racial violence. Jerry H. Bryant explores all of these elements in a wide-ranging and illuminating look at one of the most misunderstood figures in African American culture.

Feminist Criticism and Social Change (RLE Feminist Theory)

Author : Deborah Rosenfelt,Judith Newton

ISBN10 : 1136204490

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 291

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 444


Book Summary: This lively and controversial collection of essays sets out to theorize and practice a ‘materialist-feminist’ criticism of literature and culture. Such a criticism is based on the view that the material conditions in which men and women live are central to an understanding of culture and society. It emphasises the relation of gender to other categories of analysis, such as class and race, and considers the connection between ideology and cultural practice, and the ways in which all relations of power change with changing social and economic conditions. By presenting a wide range of work by major feminist scholars, this anthology in effect defines as well as illustrates the materialist-feminist tendency in current literary criticism. The essays in the first part of the book examine race, ideology, and the literary canon and explore the ways in which other critical discourse, such as those of deconstruction and French feminism, might be useful to a feminist and materialist criticism. The second part of the book contains examples of such criticism in practice, with studies of individual works, writers and ideas. An introduction by the editors situates the collected essays in relation both to one another and to a shared materialist/feminist project. Feminist Criticism and Social Change demonstrates the important contribution of materialist-feminist criticism to our understanding of literature and society, and fulfils a crucial need among those concerned with gender and its relation to criticism.

Dimensions in Discourse: Elementary to Essentials

Author : Thameemul Ansari

ISBN10 : 1493131893

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation

Number of Pages : 362

Category : Education

Viewed : 788


Book Summary: The book Dimensions in Discourse: Elementary to Essentials is a brilliant academic work which aims at helping the teachers and scholars who are interested in the recent developments in the field of Discourse Studies. The author, with his profound insight into the subject, has made this book not only enjoyable but also elegant. The book traces the very origin of the discipline called Discourse Analysis and brings to light various theories and methods related to this field and finally explains the scope and the reach of this field. The unique aspect of this book is that it attempts to investigate the core concepts of Discourse Studies from structural and linguistic perspectives to thematic elevation by drawing instances from representative literary texts. This work is expected to be a great resource for the university students, research scholars and teachers who are interested in exploring this ever charming territory called Discourse Analysis.

Contemporary American Women Writers

Author : Catherine Rainwater,Willliam J. Scheick

ISBN10 : 0813157153

Publisher : University Press of Kentucky

Number of Pages : 240

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 830


Book Summary: Ann Beattie, Annie Dillard, Maxine Hong Kingston, Toni Morrison, Cynthia Ozick, Grace Paley, Marge Piercy, Anne Redmon, Anne Tyler, and Alice Walker all seem to be especially concerned with narrative management. The ten essays in this book raise new and intriguing questions about the ways these leading women writers appropriate and transform generic norms and ultimately revise literary tradition to make it more inclusive of female experience, vision, and expression. The contributors to this volume discover diverse narrative strategies. Beattie, Dillard, Paley, and Redmon in divergent ways rely heavily upon narrative gaps, surfaces, and silences, often suggesting depths which are lamentably absent from modern experience or which mysteriously elude language. For Kingston and Walker, verbal assertiveness is the focus of narratives depicting the gradual empowerment of female protagonists who learn to speak themselves into existence. Ozick and Tyler disrupt conventional reader expectations of the "anti-novel" and the "family novel," respectively. Finally, Morrison's and Piercy's works reveal how traditional narrative forms such as the Bildungsroman and the "soap opera" are adaptable to feminist purposes. In examining the writings of these ten important women authors, this book illuminates a significant moment in literary history when women's voices are profoundly reshaping American literary tradition.

Phytochemistry: An in-silico and in-vitro Update

Author : Shashank Kumar,Chukwuebuka Egbuna

ISBN10 : 9811369208

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 577

Category : Science

Viewed : 1089


Book Summary: Phytochemistry is the branch of science that deals with the study of plant-derived chemicals or compounds, which are also known as phytochemicals or plant-derived secondary metabolites. Plants are known to produce phytochemicals that are essential for their growth and reproduction, as they protect them from insects, pathogens, and herbivores. Some of the major groups of plant-derived secondary metabolites are phenolics, flavonoids, terpenoids, alkaloids, tannin etc. Plant-derived phytochemicals are pharmacologically active and have the potential to cure various human diseases and disorders. Natural plant products have been known for their medicinal properties for untold years, and form the basis of several medicinal systems such as Chinese, Unani, and Ayurvedic Medicine. This book offers an essential introduction to phytochemicals and their synthetic analogues. It discusses various in silico approaches used to identify pharmacologically active phytochemicals and their biological activities, as well as in vitro and in vivo models/assays that have been utilized for the pharmacological profiling of plant-derived products to combat cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and neurological disorders. The intended audience includes upper-level undergraduate and graduate students; researchers and scientists from the pharmaceutical/food chemistry/nutrition sciences/biochemistry, and clinical biochemistry fields; and medical students. Sharing the latest findings, the book will familiarize these readers with the concepts, chemistry, and tremendous potential of phytochemistry.

Street Lit

Author : Keenan Norris

ISBN10 : 0810892634

Publisher : Scarecrow Press

Number of Pages : 244

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 700


Book Summary: This collection of articles, essays, interviews, and poems defines urban literature—street lit—and provides valuable insights into a cultural force that is fast becoming as important to the American literary scene as hip-hop has meant to music. Comprised of work by scholars, established authors, and new voices, Street Lit will connect with any reader wanting to grasp the significance of this sometimes controversial but unquestionably popular art form.

Class 3.4–6 Hydrolases, Lyases, Isomerases, Ligases

Author : Dietmar Schomburg,Ida Schomburg,Antje Chang

ISBN10 : 3642362605

Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

Number of Pages : 691

Category : Science

Viewed : 313


Book Summary: Springer Handbook of Enzymes provides data on enzymes sufficiently well characterized. It offers concise and complete descriptions of some 5,000 enzymes and their application areas. Data sheets are arranged in their EC-Number sequence and the volumes themselves are arranged according to enzyme classes. This new, second edition reflects considerable progress in enzymology: many enzymes are newly classified or reclassified. Each entry is correlated with references and one or more source organisms. New datafields are created: application and engineering (for the properties of enzymes where the sequence has been changed). The total amount of material contained in the Handbook has more than doubled so that the complete second edition consists of 39 volumes as well as a Synonym Index. In addition, starting in 2009, all newly classified enzymes are treated in Supplement Volumes. Springer Handbook of Enzymes is an ideal source of information for researchers in biochemistry, biotechnology, organic and analytical chemistry, and food sciences, as well as for medicinal applications.

The Aesthetics of Toni Morrison

Author : Connor, Marc C.

ISBN10 : 9781604736793

Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi

Number of Pages : 184

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 1371


Book Summary: Nobel laureate Toni Morrison's novels have almost exclusively been examined as sagas illuminating history, race, culture, and gender politics. This gathering of eight essays by top scholars probes Morrison's novels and her growing body of nonfiction and critical work for the complex and potent aesthetic elements that have made her a major American novelist of the twentieth century. Through traditional aesthetic concepts such as the sublime, the beautiful, and the grotesque, through issues of form, narrative, and language, and through questions of affect and reader response, the nine essays in this volume bring into relief the dynamic and often overlooked range within Morrison's writing. Employing aesthetic ideas that range from the ancient Greeks to contemporary research in the black English oral tradition, The Aesthetics of Toni Morrison shows the potency of these ideas for interpreting Morrison's writing. This is a force Morrison herself has often suggested in her claims that Greek tragedy bears a striking similarity to "Afro-American communal structures." At the same time each essay attends to the ways in which Morrison also challenges traditional aesthetic concepts, establishing the African American and female voices that are essential to her sensibility. The result is a series of readings that simultaneously expands our understanding of Morrison's work and also provokes new thinking about an aesthetic tradition that is nearly 2,500 years old. These essays offer a rich complement to the dominant approaches in Morrison scholarship by revealing aspects of her work that purely ideological approaches have obscured or about which they have remained oddly silent. Each essay focuses particularly on the relations between the aesthetic and the ethical in Morrison's writing and between the artistic production and its role in the world at large. These relations show the rich political implications that aesthetic analysis engenders. By treating both Morrison's fiction and her nonfiction, the essays reveal a mind and imagination that have long been intimately engaged with the questions and traditions of the aesthetic domain. The result is a provocative and original contribution to Morrison scholarship, and to scholarship in American letters generally.

Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon

Author : Jan Furman

ISBN10 : 0199726965

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 1908


Book Summary: The essays in this volume represent the major currents in critical thinking about Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison's widely acclaimed examination of the individual quest for self-knowledge in the context of the African-American experience. This collection offers a broad overview of the scholarship that has emerged in the decades since the 1977 publication of Morrison's third novel. These essays provide a map of the primary themes of Song of Solomon, covering subjects such as self-identity, the rituals of manhood and reading, and the importance of naming, and also explore the novel's incorporation of African myth and African-American folklore. The casebook opens with "The People Could Fly," the African folktale from which Song of Solomon draws important aspects of its plot and major theme, and closes with an interview with Toni Morrison about her life and work as a novelist.

The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Mass Atrocity, and Genocide

Author : Sara E. Brown,Stephen D. Smith

ISBN10 : 100047190X

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 506

Category : History

Viewed : 834


Book Summary: The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Mass Atrocity, and Genocide explores the many and sometimes complicated ways in which religion, faith, doctrine, and practice intersect in societies where mass atrocity and genocide occur. This volume is intended as an entry point to questions about mass atrocity and genocide that are asked by and of people of faith and is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, historical events, and heated debates in this subject area. The 39 contributions to the handbook, by a team of international contributors, span five continents and cover four millennia. Each explores the intersection of religion, faith, and mainly state-sponsored mass atrocity and genocide, and draws from a variety of disciplines. This volume is divided into six core sections: Genocide in Antiquity and Holy Wars The Genocide of Indigenous Peoples Religion and the State The Role of Religion during Genocide Post Genocide Considerations Memory Culture Within these sections central issues, historical events, debates, and problems are examined, including the Crusades; Jihad and ISIS, colonialism, the Holocaust, desecration of ritual objects, politics of religion, Shinto nationalism, attacks on Rohingya Muslims; the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, responses to genocide; gender-based atrocities, ritualcide in Cambodia, burial sites and mass graves, transitional justice, forgiveness, documenting genocide, survivor memory narratives, post-conflict healing and memorialization. The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Genocide is essential reading for students and researchers with an interest in religion and genocide, religion and violence, and religion and politics. It will be of great interest to students of theology, philosophy, genocide studies, narrative studies, history, and international relations and those in related fields, such as cultural studies, area studies, sociology, and anthropology.

Confederates in the Tropics

Author : Sharon Hartman Strom,Frederick Stirton Weaver

ISBN10 : 9781604739954

Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi

Number of Pages : 176

Category : History

Viewed : 1619


Book Summary: Charles Swett (1828-1910) was a prosperous Vicksburg merchant and small plantation owner who was reluctantly drawn into secession but then rallied behind the Confederate cause, serving with distinction in the Confederate Army. After the war some of Swett's peers from Mississippi and other southern states invited him to explore the possibility of settling in British Honduras or the Republic of Honduras. Confederates in the Tropics uses Swett's 1868 travelogue to explore the motives of would-be Confederate migrants' fleeing defeat and Reconstruction in the United States South. The authors make a comparative analysis of Confederate communities in Latin America, and use Charles Swett's life to illustrate the travails and hopes of the period for both blacks and whites. Swett's diary is presented here in its entirety in a clear, accessible format, edited for contemporary readers. Swett's style, except for his passionate prefatory remarks, is a remarkably unsentimental, even scientific look at Belize and Honduras, more akin to a field report than a romantic travel account. In a final section, the authors suggest why the expatriate communities of white Southerners nearly always failed, and follow up on Swett's life in Mississippi in a way that sheds light on why disgruntled Confederates decided to remain in or eventually to return to the U.S. South.

This Thing of Darkness

Author : Richard Paul Hamilton,Margaret Sönser Breen

ISBN10 : 9789042011380

Publisher : Rodopi

Number of Pages : 159

Category : Philosophy

Viewed : 1262


Book Summary: Written across the disciplines of art history, literature, philosophy, sociology, and theology, the ten essays comprising the collection all insist on multidimensional definitions of evil. Taking its title from a moment in Shakespeare's Tempest when Prospero acknowledges his responsibility for Caliban, this collection explores the necessarily ambivalent relationship between humanity and evil. To what extent are a given society's definitions of evil self-serving? Which figures are marginalized in the process of identifying evil? How is humanity itself implicated in the production of evil? Is evil itself something fundamentally human? These questions, indicative of the kinds of issues raised in this collection, seem all the more pressing in light of recent world events. The ten essays were originally presented at the First Global Conference on Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness, held in March 2000, in Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. At the Interface/Probing the Boundaries seeks to encourage and promote cutting edge inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary projects and inquiry. By bringing people together from differing contexts, disciplines, professions, and vocations, the aim is to engage in conversations that are innovative, imaginative, and creatively interactive. Inter-Disciplinary dialogue enables people to go beyond the boundaries of what they usually encounter and share in perspectives that are new, challenging, and richly rewarding. This kind of dialogue often illuminates one's own area of work, is suggestive of new possibilities for development, and creates exciting horizons for future conversations with persons from a wide variety of national and international settings. By sharing cross-disciplinary insights and perspectives, ATI/PTB publications are designed to be both exploratory examinations of particular areas and issues, and rigorous inquiries into specific subjects. Books in the series are enabling resources which will encourage sustained and creative dialogue, and become the future resource for further inquiries and research.


Author : Walter Jon Williams

ISBN10 : 0765387808

Publisher :

Number of Pages : 206

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 688


Book Summary: Nebula Award-winning author Walter Jon Williams returns to the sweeping space opera adventure of his Praxis universe with Impersonations, an exciting new novel featuring the hero of Dread Empire's Fall! Having offended her superiors by winning a battle without permission, Caroline Sula has been posted to the planet Earth, a dismal backwater where careers go to die. But Sula has always been fascinated by Earth history, and she plans to reward herself with a long, happy vacation amid the ancient monuments of humanity's home world. Sula may be an Earth history buff, but there are aspects of her own history she doesn't want known. Exposure is threatened when an old acquaintance turns up unexpectedly. Someone seems to be forging evidence that would send her to prison. And all that is before someone tries to kill her. If she's going to survive, Sula has no choice but to make some history of her own. Reviews: "Well told with story plot, well-drawn characters, and excellent wordsmithing...It feels like Williams is having a great time with Impersonations." — Locus "Readers will savor this intriguing glimpse into the life of a woman who struggles with her own identity and the price of her action." — Publishers Weekly At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Morning, Noon, and Night

Author : Arnold Weinstein

ISBN10 : 0679604472

Publisher : Random House

Number of Pages : 464

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 1003


Book Summary: From Homer and Shakespeare to Toni Morrison and Jonathan Safran Foer, major works of literature have a great deal to teach us about two of life’s most significant stages—growing up and growing old. Distinguised scholar Arnold Weinstein’s provocative and engaging new book, Morning, Noon, and Night, explores classic writing’s insights into coming-of-age and surrendering to time, and considers the impact of these revelations upon our lives. With wisdom, humor, and moving personal observations, Weinstein leads us to look deep inside ourselves and these great books, to see how we can use art as both mirror and guide. He offers incisive readings of seminal novels about childhood—Huck Finn’s empathy for the runaway slave Jim illuminates a child’s moral education; Catherine and Heathcliff’s struggle with obsessive passion in Wuthering Heights is hauntingly familiar to many young lovers; Dickens’s Pip, in Great Expectations, must grapple with a world that wishes him harm; and in Marjane Satrapi’s autobiographical Persepolis, little Marjane faces a different kind of struggle—growing into adolescence as her country moves through the pain of the Iranian Revolution. In turn, great writers also ponder the lessons learned in life’s twilight years: both King Lear and Willy Loman suffer as their patriarchal authority collapses and death creeps up; Brecht’s Mother Courage displays the inspiring indomitability of an aging woman who has “borne every possible blow. . . but is still standing, still moving.” And older love can sometimes be funny (Rip Van Winkle conveniently sleeps right through his marriage) and sometimes tragic (as J. M. Coetzee’s David Lurie learns the hard way, in Disgrace). Tapping into the hearts and minds of memorable characters, from Sophocles’ Oedipus to Artie in Art Spiegelman’s Maus, Morning, Noon, and Night makes an eloquent and powerful case for the role of great literature as a knowing window into our lives and times. Its intelligence, passion, and genuine appreciation for the written word remind us just how crucial books are to the business of being human.

Selfhood Impact on Ideology Power and Convention Praxis in Toni Morrison’s Novel

Author : Imad Guemmah

ISBN10 : 3656678847

Publisher : GRIN Verlag

Number of Pages : 5

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 1565


Book Summary: Essay from the year 2010 in the subject Cultural Studies - Black Studies, , language: English, abstract: The paper aims at discussing the themes of ideological and conventional conflicts in Sula, an Oscar-winning novel written by Toni Morrison. It begins with an overview of the major points that mark the novel; and then shifts to the violently serious disagreements between Sula, the protagonist, and her community. It is common sense to assume a certain Manichean worldview, for societies are bound to declare untraditional behavior as persona non grata. Logically, society denizens conceal behind religion, convention and mythical fabrications in order to alienate the target person. I would henceforth raise this argument with Sula as a case study. When such clear-cut demarcations are drawn, ontological questions germane to identity prove primordial and significant. I would eventually illuminate the price Sula paid to protect her self-concept; hence, her raison d’être.

Arab and Jewish Immigrants in Latin America

Author : Ignacio Klich,Jeffrey Lesser

ISBN10 : 1135256977

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 264

Category : Political Science

Viewed : 550


Book Summary: This collection of essays addresses various aspects of Arab and Jewish immigration and acculturation in Latin America. The volume examines how the Latin American elites who were keen to change their countries' ethnic mix felt threatened by the arrival of Arabs and Jews.

Between Sisters

Author : Evelyn L. Parker

ISBN10 : 1532631286

Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers

Number of Pages : 156

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 943


Book Summary: In a world laced with the lethal threads of racism, sexism, classism, and sexual oppression we need a liberating hope that dismantles these intersecting problems that render us into a stupor of chronic despair. In the United States, where the color of your skin can determine life or death, we need hope that will give us life abundantly. In a country where state laws prohibited mixed-race marriages between white and black people as recent as the year 2000 and black/white mixed-race children were demonized by both whites and blacks, our hope must be inspired by the Holy Spirit, God the Creator and Redeemer at work in the world today. This book offers emancipatory hope as this divine hope. With a focus on black/white mixed-race young women and their troubling relationships with women and girls of all ethnicities, Between Sisters provides a process toward emancipatory hope through forgiveness, femaleship, fortitude, and freedom. The process toward emancipatory hope challenges Christian churches to practice forgiveness, femaleship, fortitude, and freedom in a racist society. While the process is not without struggle, it promises that hope through the power of the Holy Spirit will someday usher in a society of justice, peace, and love.

Reading America

Author : Elizabeth Boyle,Anne-Marie Evans

ISBN10 : 1443807230

Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Number of Pages : 265

Category : Literary Collections

Viewed : 1480


Book Summary: This specially commissioned volume of essays offers a refreshing and unusual perspective on classic novels from the American literary canon. Accessible to students, scholars and the interested reader, this engaging collection explores familiar novels through unfamiliar lenses and, in so doing, sheds light on surprising and previously overlooked aspects of each text. Reading America presents a new approach to American literature by showcasing a cross-section of recent research into previously un-tapped areas of interest. Each chapter attempts to re-read classic American texts using new or unorthodox theoretical frameworks, including such diverse topics as an Emersonian reading of Don DeLillo, decoding Thomas Pynchon with eco-criticism and understanding Paul Auster’s New York Trilogy by exploring the graphic novel version of “City of Glass”. Other authors explored in this way include Henry James, Truman Capote, Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates and F. Scott Fitzgerald. This type of approach widens the reader’s knowledge of each well-known text and encourages new critical evaluations of contemporary American literature. The collection moves through six large topic areas, from Naturalism and an idea of the “Great American Novel” at the end of the nineteenth century, through politics, sexuality, language and nature, to a contemporary engagement with postmodernism. Each essay deals with its own particular subject and author, but the full impact of each on the notion of the “American novel” as a phenomenon can only be understood when read in conjunction with the others. Of interest to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, Reading America would be a valuable asset to any American Studies or American Literature degree course, and a useful companion to American History or Politics courses. The volume will also attract strong interest from established academics, especially those researching the fields of literature, critical theory, cultural history and politics.

Balancing the Books

Author : Erik Dussere

ISBN10 : 1136711767

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 172

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 1580


Book Summary: Balancing the Books represents a sophisticated examination of the ongoing engagement of American literature with the economies of slavery through the works of William Faulkner and Toni Morrison. Both Faulkner and Morrison write about the relationship between race, identity, and history, and about how the legacies of slavery linger in the lives and actions of their characters, although the narrative strategies through which they render these themes ultimately diverge. Dussere brings considerations of debt and repayment, exchange and accounting, and capital and the market-concepts inseparable from any consideration of race in the construction of the American nation-into dialogue with the work of Faulkner and Morrison to produce an outstanding work of literary and cultural criticism.


Author : Mike Todd

ISBN10 : 1514467127

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation

Number of Pages : 98

Category : Travel

Viewed : 613


Book Summary: Galapagos: Of Course I Could Do It outlines a trip through the Galapagos Archipelago, highlighting daily routines and difficulties experienced. It gives a broad outline of the flora and fauna, a smattering of history, and hopefully, incentive for those less able to give it a go.