The Female Man

Author: Joanna Russ

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504050932

Category: Fiction

Page: 221

View: 7344

Four alternate selves from radically different realities come together in this “dazzling” and “trailblazing work” (The Washington Post). Widely acknowledged as Joanna Russ’s masterpiece, The Female Man is the suspenseful, surprising, darkly witty, and boldly subversive chronicle of what happens when Jeannine, Janet, Joanna, and Jael—all living in parallel worlds—meet. Librarian Jeannine is waiting for marriage in a past where the Depression never ended, Janet lives on a utopian Earth with an all-female population, Joanna is a feminist in the 1970s, and Jael is a warrior with claws and teeth on an Earth where male and female societies are at war with each other. When the four women begin traveling to one another’s worlds, their preconceptions on gender and identity are forever challenged. With “palpable anger . . . leavened by wit and humor” (The New York Times), Russ both employs and upends genre conventions to deliver a wickedly satiric and exhilarating version of when worlds collide and women get woke. This ebook includes the Nebula Award–winning bonus short story “When It Changed,” set in the world of The Female Man.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Themes, Works, and Wonders

Author: Gary Westfahl

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313329531

Category: Fantasy fiction, American

Page: 1395

View: 9106

A comprehensive three-volume reference work offers six hundred entries, with the first two volumes covering themes and the third volume exploring two hundred classic works in literature, television, and film.

This Female Man of God

Women and Spiritual Power in the Patristic Age, 350-450 AD

Author: Gillian Cloke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134868243

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 2725

This book is a study of the contribution of women to the development of the newly legitimate Christian church in the twilight of the Western Roman Empire. There are many women noted for the example of their life in this period, regarded amongst the luminaries of the day; but while their male mentors, the patristic authors have retained their fame, the women who surrounded and influenced them have all but disappeared from sight. The women themselves are partly to blame for this, for in order to be pious it made sense to disguise one's sex sometimes literally: Dr Cloke gives examples of those whose sex was discovered only after their death - they sought to become androgynous, a third sex before God. This book looks at a multitude of examples in some detail and takes an overview of the role of Christian women at this time. It should appeal not only to historians, classicists and theologians, but also to anyone who takes a general interest in the changing status of women over the the centuries.

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Author: Thomas Brussig

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104033684

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5088

Thomas Brussig erzählt die schillernde Biographie des berühmten Schriftstellers Thomas Brussig – und schreibt nebenbei unsere Gegenwart um. 1991 erscheint in der DDR der erste Roman von Thomas Brussig. Auf einer Lesung lässt er sich zu einer pathetischen Rede hinreißen: Solange es nicht alle können, wird auch er keine Reise in den Westen unternehmen! Solange nicht jeder eines haben kann, wird auch er kein Telefon haben! Und, weil erst drei Versprechen magisch binden: Solange es verboten ist, will auch er niemals ›Die unerträgliche Leichtigkeit des Seins‹ lesen! Das macht ihn schlagartig berühmt. In den folgenden Jahren wird er, der eigentlich ein kleiner Feigling ist, für einen Dissidenten gehalten, er soll Olympiabotschafter für Berlin werden, knutscht im Harz unter Eiffeltürmen aus Holz, findet sich in eine Stasi-Affäre verwickelt und beeinflusst mit seinem Schreiben und seiner Guerilla-Statistik die öffentliche Meinung im Osten wie im Westen. Doch die DDR hält sich – bis heute. Nach ›Helden wie wir‹ und ›Am kürzeren Ende der Sonnenallee‹ erzählt Thomas Brussig die abenteuerlich schillernde Biographie des berühmten Schriftstellers Thomas Brussig und schreibt nebenbei unsere Gegenwart um: Ein zutiefst komisches und wahnwitzig ernsthaftes Spiel über fünfzig Jahre Leben in der DDR. »Ich habe Thomas Brussig gelesen. Hätte ich ein zweites Leben, würde ich seine Romane ins Englische übertragen. Nur um zweifelnden Amerikanern zu zeigen, wie unglaublich komisch deutsche Literatur sein kann.« (Jonathan Franzen)

Reading Science Fiction

Author: James Gunn,Marleen Barr,Matthew Candelaria

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137078987

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5837

Reading Science Fiction brings together world class scholars and fiction writers to introduce the history, concepts and contexts necessary to understanding this fascinating genre. Providing valuable insights into the world of science-fiction, this thought-provoking textbook makes learning how to read science fiction an exciting collaborative process for teachers and students. Comprehensive and engaging, Reading Science Fiction: • Explores a wide range of theoretical approaches to studying science fiction, such as gender studies, post-colonial studies and structuralism • Maps the definitions and history of science fiction, including its origin, influences and parallel development with modern society • Introduces major science fiction writers such as Arthur C. Clarke, Joanna Russ, Octavia Butler and Kim Stanley Roberts.


Narratologie Im Kontext

Author: Walter Grünzweig,Andreas Solbach

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 9783823351986

Category: Discourse analysis, Narrative

Page: 272

View: 3501


Concept and Principles of the Vine

I Am the Vine, Ye Are the Branches

Author: Wisdom Emamuzo Peter

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483685829

Category: Religion

Page: 315

View: 5701

I am the Vine, Ye are the Branches remains one of the greatest statements of our Lord Jesus Christ. It reveals our identity and destiny in God. It reveals our purpose and mission on the earth. It reveals our position and functionality in the Godhead. Rev. Wisdom has revealed that the peak of Gods work in our lives is conformity to the Image of His Son. Christ is the pattern we are to be fashioned to. Christ is our blueprint. The idea is that God has predestined us to be fashioned like unto Christ. He has predestined us to be jointly formed unto Christ. He has dug deep into the mind of Christ to reveal the hidden truth and intention of Christ in making us His branches. This revolutionary and evangelical work will help you discover these eternal truths: nHumanity needs Christ because man was created in Christ nMan is the extension of divinity and full representation of Gods authority on the earth. nThe fruit of the vine as the revealed nature, person, power, glory, and authority of Christ revealed by the believers. nThe Holy Spirit as the main helper of man in the realization of Gods purpose on the earth. nThe canopy of the vine as the kingdom dominion and government of God created on the earth by the believers. nAbiding in Christ is the only way to exhibit the glory of God and to fulfi ll our destiny of bearing the fruit of Christ. This book is set to awaken you to your full personality, purpose and power in Christ, and to stimulate spiritual revival in the body of Christ.

Every Boy Should Have a Man

A Novel

Author: Preston L. Allen

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 1617751723

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 1316

“James Baldwin meets Aldous Huxley” in this “highly original” speculative fable (Chicago Tribune). Nominated for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Fiction In a post-human world, creatures called oafs keep humanlike “mans” as beloved pets. One day, a poor boy oaf brings home a man, whom he hides under his bed in the hopes his parents won’t find out . . . “Much like Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel Planet of the Apes, this novel is a sardonic parable on the nature and destiny of the species. A nimble fable whose bold narrative experiment is elevated by its near-biblical language and affectionate embrace of our inherent flaws.” —Kirkus Reviews “An imaginative and honest epic, weaving together biblical stories, fantasy, poetry, and fairy tales with a touch of realism. . . . Allen asks us to question the assumptions, -isms, and contradictions of the modern world. . . . Recalling the humanitarian concerns of Octavia Butler’s Fledgling and the poetry of Ovid’s Metamorphosis [sic], this book will appeal to readers of literary fiction and fantasy.” —Library Journal “Imaginative, versatile, and daring, Allen raids the realms of myth and fairy tales in this topsy-turvy speculative fable. . . . With canny improvisations on ‘Jack and the Beanstalk,’ the ‘Epic of Gilgamesh,’ and Alice in Wonderland, Allen sharpens our perceptions of class divides, racism, enslavement, and abrupt and devastating climate change to create a delectably adventurous, wily, funny, and wise cautionary parable.” —Booklist “It is one thing to devise a fable dealing so adroitly with such concepts as racism, war, religion, and the very nature of civilization itself, but Preston’s true triumph is the infusion of each page and every astonishing episode with palpable emotional resonance.” —Les Standiford, New York Times–bestselling author of Last Train to Paradise A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Fiction Pick

Man and Woman Balance

Author: Christopher Alan Anderson

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 1622871081


Page: 10

View: 6678

This booklet consists of a number of metaphysical definitions created out of the need for a new framework to establish marriage and family on the metaphysical construct of one order and two forces, i.e., man and woman balance. Heretofore, marriage has been based on a construct of one order and one force, which denies its metaphysical character and eternal reality.

On Joanna Russ

Author: Farah Mendlesohn

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819569682

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 7414

Joanna Russ, a feminist writer best known for The Female Man (1975), has produced a fierce, intense body of fiction and essays whose influence has been wide-ranging and complex. Her many publications include How to Suppress Women’s Writing (1983), and she has won both of science fiction's most prestigious awards, the Nebula and the Hugo. The essays in this volume examine every aspect of Russ’s body of work and provide a critical assessment that is long overdue. The first part of the book, “Criticism and Community,” gives readers a context for and overview of Russ’s works, and includes discussions of Russ’s role in the creation of a feminist science fiction tradition. The second part, “Fiction,” offers detailed analyses of some of Russ’s writing. Contributors include: Andrew M. Butler, Brian Charles Clark, Samuel R. Delany, Edward James , Sandra Lindow, Keridwen Luis, Paul March-Russell, Helen Merrick, Dianne Newell, Graham Sleight, Jenéa Tallentire, Jason Vest, Sherryl Vint, Pat Wheeler, Tess Williams, Gary K. Wolfe, and Lisa Yaszek.

Origin and All

Riches of Life in the Man Being, Beyond the Human Being

Author: Ancient Benjamin

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing Rights Agency

ISBN: 1612045847

Category: Fiction

Page: 134

View: 8843

The novel Origin and All tells how the universe began, explores the rebellion of Lucifer and his angelic host, and explains that Christianity is not a religion, but a revealed life. The book contains a seemingly endless streak of high-level supernatural information, presented in a deliberate manner that will preserve the purity and originality of divine truth, with the aim of offering a comprehensive understanding of life and reality in God's universe. The author shows how life, reality, and the totality of universal existence originated from the conscious existence of a living entity known as Elohim, the Origin of all. Further, prominent matters such as the original plan of God, the rise of fallen angels, the three-fold Gospel, the bridal union, and more are extensively covered. To cap it off, belief systems and forms of worship are considered. Christianity is contrasted with religion to offer discernment to readers. Ancient Benjamin was born in and lives in Kumasi, Ghana, a West African country. He wrote this book to bring a finality of understanding to all men on the subject matter of God and Christianity. Ancient Benjamin, named after his Father, the Ancient of days, is a young man, picked and trained by the Holy Spirit in the arena of revelation knowledge, and discernment. He is specially anointed by the Spirit to relate with a rare kind of supernatural messaging, which produces in him the ability to understand pre-creation conditions and realities. Publisher's website: http: //

Lost in Space

Probing Feminist Science Fiction and Beyond

Author: Marleen S. Barr

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807844212

Category: Social Science

Page: 231

View: 785

Archaeologists and anthropologists discover other civilizations; science fiction writers invent them. In this collection of her major essays, Marleen Barr argues that feminist science fiction writers contribute to postmodern literary canons with radical a