Altered Perceptions

Author: Yvonne Stewart Williams

Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd

ISBN: 184991091X


Page: N.A

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Description Altered Perception is an eighteen month daily journey from an acute psychiatric hospital admission prior to my 2009 acute psychiatric admission via HMP Holloway Women's Prison. This diary explores my lesbian sexuality, the parenting role of James, my young biological son in looked after foster care, and my support of a loved one with prostate cancer. In this diary I reveal that for me it is not so much whether mental illness can be cured, but what one does in life in between each acute psychiatric episode. A kind of walking between the raindrops, until you get wet experience. About the Author Yvonne Stewart-Williams[Butler] was born in 1961 and is a black English European lesbian single mother with a history of mental illness. She is employed and has spent a short time in HMP Holloway Women's Prison and several admissions in a locked women only ward, in a psychiatric hospital.

Toni Morrison's Beloved

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1604131845

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 221

View: 1828


Presents critical essays that discuss the characters, plot, language, and major themes of the African American author's novel about slavery.


In the Arms of the Beloved

Author: Jonathan Star

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440658870

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 7640


Landmark translations of the Sufi poet/mystic Rumi from the acclaimed interpreter of the Tao Te Ching. Jonathan Star has assembled selections of Rumi?s verse in a treasury that spans the poet?s life and includes his most celebrated and poignant work. It is an enchanting volume of classic Eastern thought that creates an exhilarating experience for all readers.

Romantic Outlaws, Beloved Prisons

The Unconscious Meanings of Crime and Punishment

Author: Martha Grace Duncan,Grace Duncan

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814718817

Category: Law

Page: 280

View: 7265


An ex-convict struggles with his addictive yearning for prison. A law-abiding citizen broods over his pleasure in violent, illegal acts. A prison warden loses his job because he is so successful in rehabilitating criminals. These are but a few of the intriguing stories Martha Grace Duncan examines in her bold, interdisciplinary book Romantic Outlaws, Beloved Prisons. Duncan writes: "This is a book about paradoxes and mingled yarns - about the bright sides of dark events, the silver linings of sable clouds." She portrays upright citizens who harbor a strange liking for criminal deeds, and criminals who conceive of prison in positive terms: as a nurturing mother, an academy, a matrix of spiritual rebirth, or a refuge from life's trivia. In developing her unique vision, Duncan draws on literature, history, psychoanalysis, and law. Her work reveals a nonutopian world in which criminals and non-criminals—while injuring each other in obvious ways—nonetheless live together in a symbiotic as well as an adversarial relationship, needing each other, serving each other, enriching each other's lives in profound and surprising fashion.


Author: Toni Morrison

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 0307264882

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

View: 1172


Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is haunted persistently by the ghost of the dead baby girl whom she sacrificed, in a new edition of the Nobel Laureate's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. 25,000 first printing.

Toni Morrison's Beloved

A Casebook

Author: William L. Andrews,Nellie Y. McKay

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195107977

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

View: 4210


With the continued expansion of the literary canon, multicultural works of modern literary fiction and autobiography have assumed an increasing importance for students and scholars of American literature. This exciting new series assembles key documents and criticism concerning these works that have so recently become central components of the American literature curriculum. Each casebook will reprint documents relating to the work's historical context and reception, present the best in critical essays, and when possible, feature an interview of the author. The series will provide, for the first time, an accessible forum in which readers can come to a fuller understanding of these contemporary masterpieces and the unique aspects of American ethnic, racial, or cultural experience that they so ably portray. This casebook to Morrison's classic novel presents seven essays that represent the best in contemporary criticism of the book. In addition, the book includes a poem and an abolitionist's tract published after a slave named Margaret Garner killed her child to save her from slavery--the very incident Morrison fictionalizes in Beloved.

Critical Essays on Toni Morrison's Beloved

Author: Barbara H. Solomon

Publisher: Twayne Publishers


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

View: 5667


Each volume in this series provides an introduction tracing the subject author's critical reputation, trends in interpretation, developments in textual and biographical scholarship, and reprints of selected essays and reviews, beginning with the author's contemporaries and continuing through to current scholarship. Many volumes also feature new essays by leading scholars and critics, specially commissioned for the series.