Life Among the Savages

Life Among the Savages

In Life Among the Savages, her caustically funny account of raising her children in a ramshackle house in Vermont, she deals with rats in the cellar, misbehaving imaginary friends, an oblivious husband and ever-encroaching domestic chaos, ...

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241387818

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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A darkly funny account of family life from the author of The Haunting of Hill House and The Lottery 'Sometimes, in my capacity as a mother, I find myself sitting open-mouthed and terrified before my own children' As well as being a master of the macabre, Shirley Jackson was also a pitch-perfect chronicler of everyday family life. In Life Among the Savages, her caustically funny account of raising her children in a ramshackle house in Vermont, she deals with rats in the cellar, misbehaving imaginary friends, an oblivious husband and ever-encroaching domestic chaos, all described with wit, warmth and plenty of bite. 'Jackson's family chronicles have a genuinely subversive aspect ... Read today, her pieces feel surprisingly modern - mainly because she refuses to sentimentalize or idealize motherhood' The New York Times Book Review 'Comic masterpieces, laced with hints of the discontent that lies beneath' Guardian
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Magic of Shirley Jackson

The Magic of Shirley Jackson

This collection is a generous selection of Shirley Jackson's work, consisting of three complete books: The Bird's Nest, Life Among the Savages, Raising Demons, and eleven short stories--including the world-famous "The Lottery."

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781466800502

Category: Fiction

Page: 753

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This collection is a generous selection of Shirley Jackson's work, consisting of three complete books: The Bird's Nest, Life Among the Savages, Raising Demons, and eleven short stories--including the world-famous "The Lottery."
Categories: Fiction

Raising Demons

Raising Demons

'Hilarious, subversive, sharp without being lethal, and loving without an ounce of sentiment, Shirley Jackson's more-or-less autobiographical account of life as a mother of four and faculty wife (and brilliant writer) is an eternal, comic ...

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241473016

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Shirley Jackson skewered the trials of domestic life in 1950s America with wry wit and uncanny precision. In this sequel to Life Among the Savages, her four offspring have now grown into fully-fledged demons. As their house starts to burst at the seams, the Jackson clan somehow manage (without really planning it) to move into a larger home, only to take the chaos - absent furniture, vanishing children, misbehaving refrigerators, an avalanche of books - right along with them.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Tangweera

Tangweera

Tangweera, first published in 1899, is Bell's autobiographical account of his boyhood experiences. Rich in ethnographic detail, the book records an idyllic life of hunting, fishing, and trading.

Author: C. Napier Bell

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292791976

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

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In the 1980s, conflicts between the Miskito people of Nicaragua's eastern coast and the Sandinistas drew international attention. Indeed, the Miskitos' struggle to defend their cultural autonomy and land rights points out a curious historical anomaly. This native group has long had closer ties to British and American culture than to Hispanic Nicaraguan culture. C. Napier Bell, son of a British trader, grew up on the Miskito Coast in the nineteenth century and spoke the Miskito language fluently. Tangweera, first published in 1899, is Bell's autobiographical account of his boyhood experiences. Rich in ethnographic detail, the book records an idyllic life of hunting, fishing, and trading. Bell describes the social customs and beliefs of the various Indian peoples he knew, as well as the relations among the coastal Miskito, the black creole population, and the tribes of the interior—the latter a subject of continuing importance. Although Bell shared common nineteenth-century ideas about the inferiority of "savage" races, his affection for the Miskito people and his love of their land fill Tangweera. Anthropologists, historians, naturalists, and travelers in the region will find this fascinating reading. The introduction by Philip A. Dennis, Professor of Anthropology at Texas Tech University, provides a modern observer's view of Miskito culture and discusses important changes and continuities since Bell's time.
Categories: Social Science

Noble Savages

Noble Savages

The renowned anthropologist author of the best-selling Yanomamö describes his controversial life-long research among the Yanomamö Indians, describing how his beliefs in the evolutionary advantages of their inherent violence have been ...

Author: Napoleon A. Chagnon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684855110

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 531

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The renowned anthropologist author of the best-selling Yanomamö describes his controversial life-long research among the Yanomamö Indians, describing how his beliefs in the evolutionary advantages of their inherent violence have been systematically rejected by politically correct scientists. 50,000 first printing.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Captive in Patagonia Or Life Among the Giants A Personal Narrative With Illustrations

The Captive in Patagonia  Or  Life Among the Giants  A Personal Narrative     With Illustrations

I came among these people with , certainly , not the best preparation ... by a
fragment of guanaco - hide , and the other discomforts and exposures of life
among savages , made , altoget1 a harsh contrast to the comforts of our good
schooner .

Author: Benjamin Franklin BOURNE

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: BL:A0020414657

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Page: 212

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Saint Among Savages

Saint Among Savages

Author: Francis Xavier Talbot

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 089870913X

Category: Religion

Page: 468

View: 752

Categories: Religion

Easy Selections from Ovid in Elegiac Verse

Easy Selections from Ovid in Elegiac Verse

LIFE AMONG THE SAVAGES . We are surrounded by barbarous hordes , which
swoop down upon us when least expected . The few who dare to cultivate the
fields go to work armed . Innumerae circa gentes fera bella minantur , Quae nisi
de ...

Author: Ovid

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN6ITU

Category:

Page: 102

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Life Among the Apaches

Life Among the Apaches

Originally published: San Francisco: A. Roman and Company, 1868.

Author: John Carey Cremony

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 9781429022453

Category: History

Page: 326

View: 219

Categories: History

The Sexual Life of Savages in North western Melanesia

The Sexual Life of Savages in North western Melanesia

This volume provides an ethnographic account of courtship, marriage and family life among the people of the Trobriand Islands.

Author: Bronislaw Malinowski

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415262488

Category: Social Science

Page: 506

View: 464

This volume provides an ethnographic account of courtship, marriage and family life among the people of the Trobriand Islands.
Categories: Social Science

Perfect Fools

Perfect Fools

°49 Occasionally , the image is reversed and true recollection is compared to that
state of detachment forced upon a man who lives among savages : ' St Laurence
Justinian lived in his monastery with his religious , as if he were living , so he ...

Author: John Saward

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019213230X

Category: Religion

Page: 247

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This title, by John Saward, explores foolishness and fools in Catholic and Orthodox spirituality.
Categories: Religion

Saint Among Savages

Saint Among Savages

This is a new release of the original 1935 edition.

Author: Francis Talbot

Publisher:

ISBN: 1494112809

Category:

Page: 478

View: 540

This is a new release of the original 1935 edition.
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Away in the Wilderness Or Life Among the Red Indians and Fur traders of North America

Away in the Wilderness  Or  Life Among the Red Indians and Fur traders of North America

For all this they get few thanks, and often, when the husbands become jealous,
they get severely beaten and kicked. It is always thus among savages ; and it
would seem that, just in proportion as men rise from the savage to the civilized
state, ...

Author: Robert Michael Ballantyne

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433034642847

Category: Fur trade

Page: 144

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Categories: Fur trade

Wild Life Among the Koords

Wild Life Among the Koords

While bishop of Van in 1862 , this prelate had managed to stir up such an
agitation amongst the Armenians that at last he was himself compelled to seek
shelter in the retreat of Akhtamar . The Armenian ... canoes common amongst
savages .

Author: Osman (Bey, originally Frederick Millingen)

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B406719

Category: Ethnology

Page: 380

View: 747

Categories: Ethnology

Life among the Indians or personal reminiscences illustrative of Indian life and character Edited by Rev D W Clark D D

Life among the Indians  or  personal reminiscences     illustrative of Indian life and character  Edited by Rev  D  W  Clark  D D

My friend , ” is ar endearing title among savage tribes ; and unless willfully and
wantonly broken off , will last in the midst of the greatest dangers and trials . It is
not an empty sound , as with the civilized world in general , to last as long and no
 ...

Author: James Bradley FINLEY

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0019254130

Category:

Page:

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Send Me Among Savages

Send Me Among Savages

This time he knew that he had come to a decisive moment of his life . The call of
... new life . Send me among the savages , ” was what in so many words he said
to the directors of the London Missionary Society SEND ME AMONG SAVAGES.

Author: Cecil Northcott

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822002315927

Category: Christian biography

Page: 32

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Categories: Christian biography

Wild Life Among the Pacific Islanders

Wild Life Among the Pacific Islanders

... simplicity of truth, scenes and events that exemplify the leading features of life
among that peculiar race whose lot is cast on these coral-bound shores. A
European who dwells among savage tribes is often compelled, by the
circumstances in ...

Author: E. H. Lamont

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B58422

Category: Oceania

Page: 359

View: 710

Categories: Oceania

Lectures on the origin and growth of religion as illustrated by the religions of India0

Lectures on the origin and growth of religion as illustrated by the religions of India0

A most essential difference between many socalled savages and ourselves is the
little store they set on life . Perhaps we need not ... However unnatural this may
seem to us , it becomes far less so if we consider that among nomads those who
 ...

Author: Friedrich Max Müller

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB11372079

Category: India

Page: 394

View: 989

Categories: India

An Essay on the Principle of Population Or A View of Its Past and Present Effects on Human Happiness

An Essay on the Principle of Population  Or  A View of Its Past and Present Effects on Human Happiness

... the general superior instruction possessed by the characteristic of savages , to
despise and lower classes , and its beneficial effects , degrade the female sex ,
20 ; the period 439 , 478 . of life shorter among savages than in Scotland ( 1825 )
 ...

Author: Thomas Robert Malthus

Publisher: London, Reeves and Turner

ISBN: NLI:2480488-10

Category: Population

Page: 551

View: 349

Categories: Population

An Essay on the Principle of Population

An Essay on the Principle of Population

19 : the general superior instruction possessed by the characteristic of savages ,
to despise and lower classes , and its beneficial effects , degrade the female sex ,
20 ; the period 439 , 478 . of life shorter among savages than in Scotland ( 1825 )
 ...

Author: Thomas Robert Malthus

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101068776333

Category: Population

Page: 551

View: 134

Categories: Population