Recollections of My Life as a Woman

Recollections of My Life as a Woman

One of the most prominent female voices of the Beat generation speaks out about her life in the 1950s Greenwich Village art and literary scenes.

Author: Diane Di Prima

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: UOM:39015050789273

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 423

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One of the most prominent female voices of the Beat generation speaks out about her life in the 1950s Greenwich Village art and literary scenes.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Recollections of My Life

Recollections of My Life

Nevertheless, I carried out the test with unspeakable bashfulness and timidity, naturally, since it was the first kiss that I had ever given to a woman, ...

Author: Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262680602

Category: Medical

Page: 638

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Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934) made prolific and lasting contributions to understanding "the life of the infinitely small." Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934) made prolific and lasting contributions to understanding "the life of the infinitely small." Widely thought of as the founder of neuroscience, Cajal made remarkable explorations into the organization and function of the nervous system. His work is still referred to more than that of any other scientist in the field.W. Maxwell Cowan's foreword to this edition conveys the excitement and energy of Cajal's life and endeavors, the liveliness and flamboyance of his engagements with the microscope. Cowan surveys Cajal's salient discoveries, noting that almost every important conceptual issue in neurobiology was foreshadowed in Cajal's work: the initial description of the climbing fibers of the cerebellum, the discovery of the growth cone, the concept of the "dynamic polarity" of the neurom an anticipation of the later discovery of axonal transport, and the prediction that new synapses may be formed throughout life to serve as a physical basis for learning and memory. W. Maxwell Cowen is Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Categories: Medical

Footlights And Spotlights Recollections Of My Life On The Stage

Footlights And Spotlights  Recollections Of My Life On The Stage

Thereat she whirled like an enraged tiger, her eyes two fiery ... and a large frightened lady got up in haste to escape holding the actor in her lap.

Author: Otis Skinner

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781786257864

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

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The autobiography of famous actor and vaudevillian Otis Skinner who trod the boards in the early 1900’s, this book is filled with anecdotes of a bygone age. He travelled the globe and played many roles but is best remembered for his most famous role as the beggar Hajj in the original theatrical version of Kismet.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Recollections of My Nonexistence

Recollections of My Nonexistence

I am a woman who during my youth thought it likely I would be raped and maybe also murdered and all my life have lived in a world where women were raped and ...

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593083352

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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An electric portrait of the artist as a young woman that asks how a writer finds her voice in a society that prefers women to be silent In Recollections of My Nonexistence, Rebecca Solnit describes her formation as a writer and as a feminist in 1980s San Francisco, in an atmosphere of gender violence on the street and throughout society and the exclusion of women from cultural arenas. She tells of being poor, hopeful, and adrift in the city that became her great teacher, and of the small apartment that, when she was nineteen, became the home in which she transformed herself. She explores the forces that liberated her as a person and as a writer--books themselves; the gay community that presented a new model of what else gender, family, and joy could mean; and her eventual arrival in the spacious landscapes and overlooked conflicts of the American West. Beyond being a memoir, Solnit's book is also a passionate argument: that women are not just impacted by personal experience, but by membership in a society where violence against women pervades. Looking back, she describes how she came to recognize that her own experiences of harassment and menace were inseparable from the systemic problem of who has a voice, or rather who is heard and respected and who is silenced--and how she was galvanized to use her own voice for change.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Women Writers of the Beat Era

Women Writers of the Beat Era

contratextual life-writing—her contrarian address to Beat pre-texts (prior ... The autobiographical claims of di Prima's 2001 Recollections of My Life as a ...

Author: Mary Paniccia Carden

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813941233

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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The Beat Generation was a group of writers who rejected cultural standards, experimented with drugs, and celebrated sexual liberation. Starting in the 1950s with works such as Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, Allen Ginsberg’s Howl, and William S. Burroughs’s Naked Lunch, the Beat Generation defined an experimental zeitgeist that endures to today. Yet left out of this picture are the Beat women, who produced a large body of writing from the 1950s through the 1970s and beyond. In Women Writers of the Beat Era, Mary Paniccia Carden gives voice to these female writers and demonstrates how their work redefines our understanding of "Beat." The first single-authored study on female writers of this generation, the book offers vital analysis of autobiographical works by Diane di Prima, ruth weiss, Hettie Jones, Joanne Kyger, and others, introducing the reader to new voices that interact with and reconfigure the better-known narratives of the male Beat writers. In doing so, Carden demonstrates the significant role women played in this influential and dynamic literary movement.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Recollections of my Childhood and Youth

Recollections of my Childhood and Youth

And for the first time in my life, a young woman spoke to me of my abilities and of the impression she had received of them, partly through the reading of ...

Author: George Brandes

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783734090585

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

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Reproduction of the original: Recollections of my Childhood and Youth by George Brandes
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Memoirs of My Life

Memoirs of My Life

A Lady of class and distinction A breed of woman which has gone into extinction Attractive with posture erect A well dressed lady who is almost perfect A ...

Author: Suzanne Taylor

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781426964435

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 88

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Memoirs of My Life weaves the story of Suzanne Taylors liferecounting the unusual and unexpected path that God set for her. Against the wise advice of her parents, she chose a lifestyle far from their hopes and dreams for her. The emotions and chaos of finding the right path in life are captured in her very personal poetry that explores the authors life. From Daddys Little Girl to Money, Money, Money, Money, the emotions contained in Memoirs of My Life paint a picture of a life fully lived. The Dream Its a childs wish come true It may be old or new It belongs to the young and bold Its anyones desire not told Its a hope that will unfold A dream can be of wealth and fame To live in peace having no one know your name Dreams can be of fairy tales come true Of love and romance born anew A dream is an inner thought of deep emotion It will bring happiness serenity and deep devotion Let me have my dreams of everlasting love and life Like a pure white dove in glorious flight Let me fall into sweet slumber and dream all night
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Recollections of my Life in letters addressed to Onesimus

Recollections of my Life  in letters addressed to Onesimus

I cherish the hope , that my dear Onesimus , who is not of the bond woman , but of the free , ( for “ If the Son therefore shall make you free , ye shall be ...

Author: Charles BRAKE

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0019168404

Category:

Page: 120

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Memoirs of My Life

Memoirs of My Life

The moulding influence of this uncommon woman was too life-long and ennobling for her to be omitted from a just account of my father. From her example and ...

Author: John Charles Frémont

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780815411642

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 655

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Fremont's memoirs are a firsthand account of the growth and expansion of the United States from the years 1828-1846, and include descriptions of the adventures that he shared with Kit Carson.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Memoirs of My Life

Memoirs of My Life

Outside of God there are some people in my life I want to thank, ... There is a woman in the bible I would identify my mother with it would be Ester.

Author: Dr. Rose Marie Solomon

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781463436414

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 108

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Today, nearly 50 years later, Dr. Solomon is a gifted Pastor,entrepreneur, radio and television personality, songwriter, wifeof Mr. Frankie Solomon for over 25 years, and mother of three adult children; Chevon who is a RN and Vice President of the Rose Training Institute, Vernet who is in school for the RN program, and Durell who is soon to be a college graduate. She is also the proud grandmother of three beautiful grandchildren; Makayla, Isaiah, Janaya.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Memoirs of My Life

Memoirs of My Life

check her eyes sometime.) We were coming up to this table close to the road and you know what? There was a woman with this cart with a hood on it (I've ...

Author: Laurie Dempsey

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781546201403

Category: Nature

Page: 166

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Legend is a difficult Morgan who has a way of looking at things different from most horses and is not always eager to please but eager to do well in what he does. He decides to love his owner and devotedly works for what she wants to accomplish. This story is from the voice and viewpoint of a Morgan horse.
Categories: Nature

Memoirs of My Life

Memoirs of My Life

At least 150 women were present , beautiful in their natural loveliness and finery . There was a blend of Louisiana women - French , American , and Spanish ...

Author: Robert D. Bush

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807128708

Category: History

Page: 139

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Pierre Clément de Laussat was the last representative of a foreign power to exercise authority in Louisiana. Appointed colonial prefect by Napoleon Bonaparte, Laussat departed for Louisiana in January 1803 to preside over the formal retrocession of the colony from Spain to France, only to have his mission altered entirely by the Louisiana Purchase on April 30, 1803. These memoirs, covering the period from January 1803 to July 1804, provide a unique firsthand perspective on the momentous transaction that doubled the size of the United States. Laussat pens very personal observations on Louisiana's people and customs, Spanish and American officials with whom he had frequent contact, the local physical environment and economic system, and the formalities involved with the transfer of the colony to the United States. Memoirs of My Life furnishes rare insights into culture, politics, and everyday life in early-nineteenth-century Louisiana.
Categories: History

Memories of My Life

Memories of My Life

Author: Sarah Bernhardt

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015041837819

Category: Actors

Page: 456

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Categories: Actors

Breaking Open

Breaking Open

Recollections. of. My. Life. As. a. Woman*. earliest sense of what it means to be a woman was learned from my grandmother; Antoinette Mallozzi, and at her ...

Author: Mary Ann Vigilante Mannino

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1557532435

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 357

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How does ones heritage impact creativity? Breaking Open explores the deep connection between prominent Italian American women writers, their heritage, and their writing. In-depth discussions of these writers' family traditions and memories of growing up in an American culture as an Italian child, including the difficulties of dueling dialects and dual cultures, explain how their unique cultural connections have impacted their work. For many of these writers, there has been a distinctive separation between their involvement with their families, immersed as they were in the culture the immigrants brought to this country, and their eventual rise to positions of prominence in academic or literary circles in the United States. While reading Breaking Open, readers are encouraged to determine for themselves whether or not this is the case. In trying to establish a unified identity, Italian American women writers face conflicting home values, those steeped in the traditions of the Italians (immigrants) and those values emerging out of a sense of what it means to be Italian-American. These differing views are further confounded by the beliefs of the overarching American society. As writers, they discuss the ways these conflicts are represented in their works and discuss the ways their childhood memories of immigrants and their practices have been a strong foundation for their creativity. In addition, five scholars in the field of Italian American literature critically analyze works by many of the creative writers in this anthology and discuss the future of the field.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Memoirs of My Life and Times

Memoirs of My Life and Times

The gun crews wanted sights to their guns, and to please them I had the guns tried and sighted. Pending this delay Don Jesus brought me word that a lady ...

Author: John Charles Fremont

Publisher: Cooper Square Press

ISBN: 9781461732099

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 696

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Civil War general Fremont recounts his early years, when he explored the American West from 1828 to 1846 with Kit Carson.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Leaving Little Italy

Leaving Little Italy

In her most recent memoir, Recollections of My Life as a Woman (2001), she returns to the troubled times before she left home (when Memoirs begins) and ...

Author: Fred L. Gardaphe

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791485972

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

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Provides an overview of the past, present, and future of Italian American culture.
Categories: Social Science

Memoirs of My Life and Writings

Memoirs of My Life and Writings

I have already described the merits of my society and situation; but these enjoyments ... Frederic said to him, “Do you see that old woman, a poor weeder ...

Author: Edward Gibbon

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783752301908

Category: Fiction

Page: 116

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Reproduction of the original: Memoirs of My Life and Writings by Edward Gibbon
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Memoirs of My Life

Memoirs of My Life

About the reign of James the First the three harmless scallop-shells were changed by Edmund Gibbon Esquire into three Ogresses5 or female cannibals, ...

Author: Edward Gibbon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141958620

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Edward Gibbon was one of the world's greatest historians and a towering figure of his age. When he died in 1794 he left behind the unfinished drafts of his Memoirs, which were posthumously edited by his friend Lord Sheffield, and remain an astonishing portrait of a rich, full life. Recounting Gibbon's sickly childhood in London, his disappointment with an Oxford 'steeped in port and prejudice', his successful years in Lausanne, his first and only love affair and the monolithic achievement of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, he distils his genius for history into a remarkable gift for autobiography. Candid and detailed, these writings are filled with warmth and intellectual passion.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Diane di Prima

Diane di Prima

See Di Prima, “To My Father—2,” in Pieces of a Song: Selected Poems, 149. ... the trauma of her childhood expressed in Recollections of My Life as a Woman ...

Author: David Stephen Calonne

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501342929

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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Diane di Prima: Visionary Poetics and the Hidden Religions reveals how central di Prima was in the discovery, articulation and dissemination of the major themes of the Beat and hippie countercultures from the fifties to the present. Di Prima (1934--) was at the center of literary, artistic, and musical culture in New York City. She also was at the energetic fulcrum of the Beat movement and, with Leroi Jones (Amiri Baraka), edited The Floating Bear (1961-69), a central publication of the period to which William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Charles Olson, and Frank O'Hara contributed. Di Prima was also a pioneer in her challenges to conventional assumptions regarding love, sexuality, marriage, and the role of women. David Stephen Calonne charts the life work of di Prima through close readings of her poetry, prose, and autobiographical writings, exploring her thorough immersion in world spiritual traditions and how these studies informed both the form and content of her oeuvre. Di Prima's engagement in what she would call “the hidden religions” can be divided into several phases: her years at Swarthmore College and in New York; her move to San Francisco and immersion in Zen; her researches into the I Ching, Paracelsus, John Dee, Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, alchemy, Tarot, and Kabbalah of the mid-sixties; and her later interest in Tibetan Buddhism. Diane di Prima: Visionary Poetics and the Hidden Religions is the first monograph devoted to a writer of genius whose prolific work is notable for its stylistic variety, wit and humor, struggle for social justice, and philosophical depth.
Categories: Literary Criticism