Antonia and Her Daughters

Antonia and Her Daughters

Evocative, powerful, and haunting, this is a compelling insight into Italy's recent past and a revealing glimpse into one extraordinary woman's story and her kitchen.

Author: Marlena de Blasi

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781742695259

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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The next volume of memoir from the author of the international bestseller A Thousand Days in Venice introduces the extraordinary Antonia, imperious matriach of four generations of strong-willed Tuscan women The renovations to 34 via del Duomo now complete, Marlena de Blasi, the bestselling international author and "the woman with the fairy-tale life" needs to find time and space to finish a book. Lured by the offer of a simple stone cottage in the remote, mountainous region of western Tuscany, distant from the distractions of her everyday life with Fernando in Orvieto, she sets off for some much-needed solitude. But her plans to live simply, in peace and quiet, are overturned when she meets the imperious, tempestuous Antonia, the still-stunning, elderly matriarch of a large, complicated family of four generations of beautiful blue-eyed Italian women, all with stories and ideas of their own. Antonia dislikes tourists and outsiders, and so Marlena at first spars and clashes with her before they reach an understanding. Over feasts and family dinners, walking in the dark before sunrise to harvest wild lettuces, preparing meals and exchanging recipes, the two women joust, joke, exchange confidences, and grow closer and closer until finally Antonia reveals the terrible secrets behind the vivid beauty of Il Castelleto. Evocative, powerful, and haunting, this is a compelling insight into Italy's recent past and a revealing glimpse into one extraordinary woman's story and her kitchen.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Antonia White

Antonia White

with the rest.10 Envy was also a factor in the uneasiness between Antonia and
her daughters. From a purely physical point of view, Antonia had never liked her
looks or her body. Inheriting her father's short, square build rather than her ...

Author: Jane Dunn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446434710

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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Antonia White is best known for her masterpiece Frost in May, for having come back from Bedlam and madness, and for the public feud between her daughters over the editing of her diaries. This is the first biography to tell the complete story of a life courageously lived against most difficult odds: 'Oh I DID want to be happy as a woman...But I'm a monster and must accept being one. Not all writers are monsters. But my kind is.' With full access to White's unexpurgated diaries, the analysis journals, the asylum records and her voluminous correspondence, Jane Dunn has explored the woman and the writer, the persecutor and the victim. This biography charts Antonia White's ambivalence about her parents; her three marriages, two of them unconsummated; her lovers; her friendships with poets and writers like Cyril Connolly, Dylan Thomas and Bertrand Russell; her secret war work; her bizarre thraldom to 'dominating women'; her harrowing relationship with her two daughters; and her endurance of the ravages of manic depression, experienced without the benefits of modern day therapy. This is the story of a woman who - two generations too soon - attempted to live the modern female life of single parent and working mother, but longed for the artistic and intellectual stage. Antonia White wrestled throughout with the large questions of faith, the attractions and repulsions of Catholicism, the problems of being a woman and an artist. And over it all lowered the threat of madness. This book reveals her as a woman unafraid of extreme experience and honest enough to accept the consequences: self-obsessed, funny, fascinating and tragic - and ultimately heroic.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Antonia Augusta

Antonia Augusta

I now realise that he must be hinting at Antonia ( Tristia 4 . 2 . 11 - 14 ) : Livia too
with her good daughters - in - law may be making for her son ' s safety the
offerings she will always make to the well - deserving gods ; likewise the matrons
and ...

Author: Nikos Kokkinos

Publisher: Libri Publications Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015058281596

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 290

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Antonia Augusta was the most powerful and influential Roman woman of her time. The daughter of Mark Antony, wife of Drusus, mother of Claudius, grandmother of Caligula and great-grandmother of Nero, she spent her entire life close to the seat of power and was a supremely important figure in Imperial Rome. In this lavishly illustrated biography Nikos Kokkinos draws upon a variety of evidence, including inscriptions, coins, papyri and sculpture, to illuminate Antonia's dramatic life. The literary sources are supplemented and corrected, presenting new perspectives of Antonia's life and its bearing on the lives of those close to her. We learn about her substantial business activities, the Imperial court she ran, the people who worked for her and her own powerful character and status. Important material is presented about the position of women in Roman society, the degree of freedom they could exercise in making moral choices, their control of property and their direct influence on public life. The new 13,000-word chapter in this edition updates the story of Antonia by examining additional archaeological and historical material that has emerged in the last decade. It is pleasing to find that several new discoveries support the author's original position.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Antonia Barclay and Her Scottish Claymore

Antonia Barclay and Her Scottish Claymore

her lips. “Uh oh,” she murmured into the glass. Lady Barclay turned and settled a
set of scalding green eyes on her husband. ... Although Lady Barclay had given
up her battle against her daughter's penchant for wearing her brother's clothing ...

Author: Jane Carter Barrett

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 9781632990365

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 568

A wild and wily ride. Antonía Barclay and Her Scottish Claymore is an unconventional historical romance that hums with energy, wordplay, swordplay, and a touch of melodrama. In 1586, Antonía Barclay embarks on a quest to find her real mother, Mary Queen of Scots, as well as the long-lost Scottish Royal Sceptre. Along the way, Sir Basil Throckmorton, a well-known villain and alchemist, kidnaps the beautiful Antonía and schemes to use her to pave his way to the English throne. If Breck Claymore, Antonía’s partner in love, does not find her soon, she will be forced to wed Sir Basil, and both Scotland and England will fall under his control. Readers of historical romance will enjoy the feisty heroine, her outrageous adventures, and the humorous take on a well-loved genre.
Categories: Fiction

Great Plains Quarterly

Great Plains Quarterly

Yet when Jim saves Antonia from being assaulted by Wick Cutter , he " never
wanted to see her again " and " hated her ... agents to help rural women like
Antonia and her daughters ( and perhaps our grandmothers ) to improve their
lives .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89073122228

Category: Great Plains

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Categories: Great Plains

Study Guide to My Antonia and Other Works by Willa Cather

Study Guide to My Antonia and Other Works by Willa Cather

Strong, sunburned, somewhat grayed, Antonia has the same unforgettable eyes.
Still, vigorous, she seems “battered but not diminished.” After failing at first to
recognize him, she receives him with all the old warmth and introduces her
children.

Author: Intelligent Education

Publisher: Influence Publishers

ISBN: 9781645425373

Category: Study Aids

Page: 154

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Willa Cather, who received a Pulitzer Prize in 1923. Titles in this study guide include My Antonia, O Pioneers!, The Song of the Lark, One Of Ours, and Death Comes for the Archbishop. As an author of twentieth-century literature, Cather wrote about pioneer farming and post World War I pessimism. Moreover, her work had a characteristic style and contained themes like idealism and closeness to nature. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Cather’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.
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Where the West Begins

Where the West Begins

Antonia ' s passivity is illustrated when she marries , for only Cuzak ' s choice of
Antonia is described : “ When he began to look about , he saw ... The final
chapter is titled “ Cuzak ' s boys ” ; Antonia and her daughters are significantly
missing .

Author: Arthur R. Huseboe

Publisher: Center for Western Studies

ISBN: UCSC:32106002050083

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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Categories: Literary Criticism

Antonia

Antonia

he was among themselves , but the old Duke de Quesnoy had to go to the waters
of Vichy ; the president's wife was absorbed in attending to her daughter's :
narriage ; the abbé was a good deal like a cat , which forgets all about a house
when ...

Author: George Sand

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030748658

Category:

Page: 274

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Hymen s Pr ludia Or Love s Master piece Being the 9th 12th and Last Parts of that Romance Intituled Cleopatra Written in French

Hymen s Pr  ludia  Or  Love s Master piece  Being the 9th 12th and Last Parts of that     Romance Intituled  Cleopatra  Written in French

... when came into the Court the Chariots of the Empress , and those of the
Princesses that accompany'd her , Livia was in her own , with the Princess O &
tavia , the Princess Antonia her Daughter , and Terentia , Mecenas his Lady ,
whom the ...

Author: Gaultier de Coste La Calprenède (seigneur de)

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:0043354602

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T is for Antonia

T is for Antonia

Toni Diaz has a major problem.

Author: Dannah Gresh

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 080247795X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 937

Toni Diaz has a major problem. She's faster, stronger, and taller than most of the boys in her 6th grade class. Doesn't sound like a problem? Think again! She can't understand why God made her both the best athlete in her class and a girl! She wants to play for the Rutherford B. Hayes middle school football team, but school rules. . . and her parents. . . won't allow it. Toni decides to do it anyway. When dressing like a boy to pose for tryouts lands her in detention, she meets the founder of the Secret Keeper Girl Club. The club's crazy assignments help her learn that the coolest person she can be is. . . herself!
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Daughters of the Conquistadores

Daughters of the Conquistadores

Yet colonial Peru had many small , observant nunneries , where monasticism at
its best blossomed for more than two ... Worried about the future of her daughter ,
the mother arranged the marriage of Antonia Lucía to a “ virtuous and poor ...

Author: Luis Martín

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106010558929

Category: Social Science

Page: 354

View: 821

Describes the lives of Spanish women who joined the early Spanish settlers in Peru and compares colonial life and customs with those they experienced in Spain.
Categories: Social Science

American Women and Classical Myths

American Women and Classical Myths

Antonia ' s pride in her children ' s literacy and her satisfaction in the fact that her
daughters will never have to work outside the home as she did ( 344 ) . The
founding mother of this New World epic , Antonia has a singular goal - to assure
that ...

Author: Gregory Allan Staley

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131643681

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

View: 958

In addition, they show how American women have reinterpreted myths about women such as Antigone, Penelope, or the Amazons to create identities appropriate to women in the New World.--Susan Ford Wiltshire, Professor of Classics, Chair Department of Classical Studies, Vanderbilt University "International Journal of Classical Tradition"
Categories: Literary Criticism

My ntonia 1918

My   ntonia  1918

The first year in the very new place leaves strong impressions in both children, affecting them lifelong.This novel is considered Cather's first masterpiece.

Author: Willa Sibert Cather

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1795746637

Category:

Page: 128

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My Ántonia (is a novel published in 1918 by American writer Willa Cather, considered one of her best works. It is the final book of her "prairie trilogy" of novels, preceded by O Pioneers! and The Song of the Lark.The novel tells the stories of an orphaned boy from Virginia, Jim Burden, and the elder daughter in a family of Bohemian immigrants, Ántonia Shimerda, who are each brought as children to be pioneers in Nebraska towards the end of the 19th century. Both the pioneers who first break the prairie sod for farming, as well as of the harsh but fertile land itself, feature in this American novel. The first year in the very new place leaves strong impressions in both children, affecting them lifelong.This novel is considered Cather's first masterpiece. Cather was praised for bringing the American West to life and making it personally interesting.PLOTOrphaned Jim Burden rides the trains from Virginia to Black Hawk, Nebraska, where he will live with his paternal grandparents. Jake, a farmhand from Virginia, rides with the 10-year-old boy. On the same train, headed to the same destination, is the Shimerda family from Bohemia. Jim lives with his grandparents in the home they have built, helping as he can with chores to ease the burden on the others. The home has the dining room and kitchen downstairs, like a basement, with small windows at the top of the walls, an arrangement quite different from Jim's home in Virginia. The sleeping quarters and parlor are at ground level. The Shimerda family paid for a homestead which proves to have no home on it, just a cave in the earth, and not much of the land broken for cultivation. The two families are nearest neighbors to each other in a sparsely settled land. Ántonia, the elder daughter in the Shimerda family, is a few years older than young Jim. The two are friends from the start, helped by Mrs. Shimerda asking that Jim teach both her daughters to read English. Ántonia helps Mrs. Burden in her kitchen when she visits, learning more about cooking and housekeeping. The first year is extremely difficult for the Shimerda family, without a proper house in the winter. Mr. Shimerda comes to thank the Burdens for the Christmas gifts given to them, and has a peaceful day with them, sharing a meal and the parts of a Christian tradition that Protestant Mr. Burden and Catholic Mr. Shimerda respect. He did not want to move from Bohemia, where he had a skilled trade, a home and friends with whom he could play his violin. His wife is sure life will be better for her children in America.The pressures of the new life are too much for Mr. Shimerda, who kills himself before the winter is finished. The nearest Catholic priest is too far away for last rites. He is buried without formal rites at the corner marker of their homestead, a place that is left alone when the territory is later marked out with section lines and roads. Ántonia stops her lessons and begins to work the land with her older brother. The wood piled up to build their log cabin is made into a house. Jim continues to have adventures with Ántonia when they can, discovering nature around them, alive with color in summer and almost monotone in winter. She is a girl full of life. Deep memories are set in both of them from the adventures they share, including the time Jim killed a long rattlesnake with a shovel they were fetching for Ambrosch, her older brother....Willa Sibert Cather ( December 7, 1873 - April 24, 1947) was an American writer who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, including O Pioneers! (1913), The Song of the Lark (1915), and My Ántonia (1918). In 1923 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours (1922), a novel set during World War I.Wladyslaw Teodor "W.T." Benda (January 15, 1873, Poznań, Poland (Posen, German Empire) - November 30, 1948, Newark, New Jersey, United States) was a Polish painter, illustrator, and designer.
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Seeking Justice Valuing Community

Seeking Justice  Valuing Community

Both women married according to tradition , i.e they waited for a young man to
petition their parents . ... I believe that Antonia fears the loss of the safety net of
kin if her daughters and sons go their own ways without offering the traditional ...

Author: Christine Engla Eber

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110122871

Category: Chiapas (Mexico)

Page: 67

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Categories: Chiapas (Mexico)

The De La Guerra Family

The De La Guerra Family

213 And in June , Maria Antonia took it upon herself to reunite her daughters in
Monterey , no doubt so that Teresa and Angustias might share with their little
sisters the secrets of motherhood.204 21Under Mexican law , marriages were
valid ...

Author: Louise Pubols

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89075864629

Category: California

Page: 643

View: 854

Categories: California

The Mystery of Ovid s Exile

The Mystery of Ovid s Exile

Antonia , the younger of two daughters by that name , was born in 36 B . c . to
Octavia and M . Antony . In 16 B . C . she was married to Nero Claudius Drusus ,
son of Livia by her marriage to Tiberius Claudius Nero , and had three children ...

Author: John C. Thibault

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105004994633

Category: Poets, Latin

Page: 177

View: 984

Categories: Poets, Latin

The Sunday Magazine

The Sunday Magazine

It seemed to Antonia as almost in a state of solitary confinement , if her heart had
come to the very end of every day her will ... girls there was the wondrous charm
of love we sit whispering all night about our fears , and nature , but with the priest
 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015068417719

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Narratives of Transnational Migration Work and Health

Narratives of Transnational  Migration  Work  and Health

The situation that led to her migration was rooted in her personal life story , a
story embedded in the societal practice of poor or destitute families " giving " their
daughters to other families . Antonia was " raised " by the family that took her in ,
but ...

Author: DeAnne K. Hilfinger Messias

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:X66903

Category: Brazil

Page: 1098

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Categories: Brazil

Intercambios

Intercambios

And while their lives are quite different, Antonia and her mother concur on their
view of women's role in society. “In my time, women didn't have the freedom that
women have today” says the senior Mrs. Hernandez, “but I wanted my daughters
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106009714871

Category: Hispanic American women

Page:

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Categories: Hispanic American women

A Life of the Very Reverend Mother Mary Antonia O S M

A Life of the Very Reverend Mother Mary Antonia  O  S  M

All wished to see her precious remains ; little children petitioned again and again
to be allowed to come and pray by her . Letters of sympathy poured in on all
sides from friends and benefactors of the Community , as well as from the poor
who ...

Author: Servite nun

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105022814425

Category:

Page: 288

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