Aphrodite's Daughters

Three Modernist Poets of the Harlem Renaissance
Author: Maureen Honey
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813572797
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
View: 2694
The Harlem Renaissance was a watershed moment for racial uplift, poetic innovation, sexual liberation, and female empowerment. Aphrodite’s Daughters introduces us to three amazing women who were at the forefront of all these developments, poetic iconoclasts who pioneered new and candidly erotic forms of female self-expression. Maureen Honey paints a vivid portrait of three African American women—Angelina Weld Grimké, Gwendolyn B. Bennett, and Mae V. Cowdery—who came from very different backgrounds but converged in late 1920s Harlem to leave a major mark on the literary landscape. She examines the varied ways these poets articulated female sexual desire, ranging from Grimké’s invocation of a Sapphic goddess figure to Cowdery’s frank depiction of bisexual erotics to Bennett’s risky exploration of the borders between sexual pleasure and pain. Yet Honey also considers how they were united in their commitment to the female body as a primary source of meaning, strength, and transcendence. The product of extensive archival research, Aphrodite’s Daughters draws from Grimké, Bennett, and Cowdery’s published and unpublished poetry, along with rare periodicals and biographical materials, to immerse us in the lives of these remarkable women and the world in which they lived. It thus not only shows us how their artistic contributions and cultural interventions were vital to their own era, but also demonstrates how the poetic heart of their work keeps on beating.

Aphrodite's Daughters

Women's Sexual Stories and the Journey of the Soul
Author: Jalaja Bonheim
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439134995
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 400
View: 7147
An intimate look at the transformative power of women's sexual experiences. Based on the stories of ordinary American women, Aphrodite’s Daughters explores the central role of sexuality in women's spiritual journey. Witty, wise, entertaining, and compassionate, Aphrodite's Daughters quickly became an underground classic, and has changed the lives of thousands of women.

Brill's Companion to Aphrodite

Author: Amy C. Smith,Sadie Pickup
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9047444507
Category: History
Page: 472
View: 8266
In this book an international team of scholars from a wide range of academic fields and perspectives reevaluate the Greek goddess Aphrodite, her worship throughout the Mediterranean, manifold roles in Graeco-Roman antiquity, and reception through the Renaissance and beyond.

Aphrodite's Daughter

Author: Becky Gould Gibson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781933896106
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 76
View: 6456
From villages in Crete to Carolina farms to San Francisco pavement, the women in these poems struggle to live by their own lights, despite pressure for them to serve as mere appendages to men.Aphrodite's Daughter tells stories of women in myth, history, art, and contemporary life. The goddess's daughter, fed up with her role in her mother's story, says to her: "i'm leaving—i'm walking out/of your myth finally—i need a mother not a love goddess. . . . " This volume springs from the sense that, as Adrienne Rich reminds us, under patriarchy women often feel "wildly unmothered."

Aphrodite's Entry Into Greek Epic

Author: Deborah Dickmann Boedeker
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004039469
Category: Aphrodite (Greek deity) in literature
Page: 97
View: 4052

Helden des Olymp 1: Der verschwundene Halbgott

Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Carlsen
ISBN: 3646902817
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 688
View: 5923
Jason erinnert sich an gar nichts – nicht einmal an seine besten Freunde Piper und Leo. Und was hat er in Camp Half-Blood zu suchen, wo angeblich nur Kinder von griechischen Göttern aufgenommen werden? Zu allem Überfluss gehören die drei Freunde laut Prophezeiung zu den legendären sieben Halbgöttern, die den Olymp vor dem Untergang bewahren sollen. Kein Problem – Leo treibt einen mechanischen Drachen als Transportmittel auf und los geht’s! Und dann gilt es auch noch einen seit längerem verschwundenen Halbgott zu finden, einen gewissen Percy Jackson ... Alle Bände der »Helden«-Serie: Die Helden des Olymp – Der verschwundene Halbgott (Band 1) Die Helden des Olymp – Der Sohn des Neptun (Band 2) Die Helden des Olymp – Das Zeichen der Athene (Band 3) Die Helden des Olymp – Das Haus des Hades (Band 4) Die Helden des Olymp – Das Blut des Olymp (Band 5)

Fable and Lore

A Collection of Mythology
Author: Peg Newell
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595147682
Category: Fiction
Page: 128
View: 9140
The English Nine Enrichment Program at Pine Grove Junior High School in East Syracuse, New York, consists of 60 students who are 14-15 years of age. Fable and Lore: A Collection of Mythology came into being during a six week mythology unit which emphasized classical literature, formal and creative writing. This anthology is not entirely based on classical mythology, as it includes several modern explanations for natural phenomena.

The Blind Shall See

Author: Paul Arthur Bell
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479706930
Category: Fiction
Page: 133
View: 3378
THE BLIND SHALL SEE This adventure/fantasy is an intellectuals delight concerning a Queen of fairies and her civilization seeking aid from the village of Morbidity that has captured the picture perfect ideal of how to live with one another. The vampire Honoree, and his brood that dwells in caves is tired of feeding on animals, yet must renew every full moon with the town of Morbidity a pact that they will not feed on any villager and drink the dark water of the blood of the sacrifice of a bull to seal the agreement. War looms on the outskirts of the village, that has known only peace, for their God Noram has betrayed them and the spirit of the trees they have relied on has becomes his lover. Intellectual arguments surface between the fairy queen and the elder sanctified one as to the best way to live a moral life that is not ripe with suffering. Power and ego surface as the dragon weeps tears for his army that they not go into battle against a race of perfect men, and the dragons god Amness pleads that the two armies surrender to one another before going into battle and surprisingly, they do. What is revealed at the surrender is that in just about every little thing they hated one another for, they possessed as well. The sanctified one reveals to the fairy queen, that only through surrender can a vision be realized, can reality be accurately witnessed, but to do this thing was often quite costly.

Aphrodite's Children

Author: Leslie Tate
Publisher: Vanguard Press
ISBN: 9781843865049
Category: Children's stories
Page: 278
View: 8641
Lavender, starting college in 1969, has embraced a student underworld of drugs, image and cooler than thou. But can he hide his past? Because behind his wild and witty persona, Matthew, who has 'made it big' in the university's alternative culture, is a shy and sensitive romantic - a 'feeling type', bullied at school and restricted by parents, who knows absolutely nothing about sex. He finds himself embarked on a number of deeply-felt but unpredictable relationships, learning the hard way about intimacy, self-esteem and commitment. In conflict with his parents, he takes up residence at a commune where he witnesses some supremely laughable examples of 60s free self-expression. He grows and matures, gradually revealing his true, compassionate self through contact with children and his strange but empathetic mentor, Angel. In the end he finds himself returned to his childhood experiences by the sea, learning a whole new outlook on youth, relationships and who he has become. Full of deep characterization, poetic, passionate, ironic and sometimes wildly comic, Aphrodite's Children is a book for lovers of literature and rock culture alike. A searchingly written, clear-eyed account of the 'me' generation, revealing the confusion behind the cool. A window on an era, and a skilfully observed portrait of the intricacies of the heart.

Amor und Psyche

Author: Apuleius (Madaurensis),Eduard Norden
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406548130
Page: 89
View: 5624

Angel A Hustling Diva With A Twist

Angel’s Retirement
Author: Brenda Wright
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477286136
Category: Fiction
Page: 270
View: 3244
This third sequel to angel a hustling diva with a twist is based mostly on angel’s children (Gloria) her daughter baby girl and son (little Ramon) known as King has taken stacking paper to levels that people only dream about, Gloria a. k. a. baby girl being a prominent attorney in Chicago has taken criminalization up a few notches, and Angel has come out of hiding only to get caught up in a police shoot out and survives again. ANGELS A HUSTLING DIVA WITH A TWIST THIRD SEQUEL, ANGEL’S RETIREMENT WILL SHE RETURN?

Die unsterbliche Braut

Author: Aimée Carter
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 3733785282
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 5436
Die Götter haben ihren Prinzen entführt. Nur wenn es Kate gelingt, Henrys Vergangenheit und Zukunft zu vereinen, kann sie ihn retten - und sich selbst.Endlich hat Kate die Unsterblichkeit erlangt und steht kurz davor, zur Königin der Unterwelt gekrönt zu werden. Aber sie fühlt sich isoliert wie nie zuvor. Denn je größer ihre Liebe zu Henry wird, dem Herrscher dieser Welt, desto distanzierter gibt er sich. Da wird Henry mitten in der feierlichen Krönungszeremonie vom König der Titanen entführt. Nur Kate kann ihn aus den tiefsten Höhlen des Tartarus befreien. Doch um ihren Weg durch das Labyrinth zu finden, braucht sie die Hilfe ihrer größten Feindin: Persephone, Henrys erste Frau!

Only Daughters

Author: Robert McDavid
Publisher: Only Daughters
ISBN: 1598006908
Category: Fiction
Page: 603
View: 645
Birth, death, greed, love Eleanor Rawlings, a 34-year-old Chicago physician, abandoned by her husband just as she conceives. Her husband is indicted by a federal grand jury for a massive financial fraud and disappears with sixty million dollars. "Only Daughters" is the story of Eleanor's struggle against an aggressive and self-serving media and the escalating violence surrounding her fugitive husband. A story of intrigue, "Only Daughters" deals with Dr. Eleanor Rawlings' battle to reshape her life. Her drama passes through infertility, conception, abortion, miscarriage, birth, death, and love. Through Eleanor Rawlings, "Only Daughters" explores and challenges contemporary views of pregnancy.

Demigods and Monsters

Your Favorite Authors on Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series
Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1937856372
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 288
View: 1681
Which Greek god makes the best parent? Would you want to be one of Artemis’ Hunters? Why do so many monsters go into retail? Spend a little more time in Percy Jackson’s world—a place where the gods bike among us, monsters man snack bars, and each of us has the potential to become a hero. Find out: Why Dionysus might actually be the best director Camp Half-Blood could have How to recognize a monster when you see one Why even if we aren’t facing manticores and minotaurs, reading myth can still help us deal with the scary things in our own lives Plus, consult our glossary of people, places, and things from Greek myth: how Medusa got her snake hair extensions, why Chiron isn’t into partying and paintball like the rest of his centaur family, and the whole story on Percy’s mythical namesake.

Süße Verdammnis

Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3641143713
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 4949
Eine junge Frau im Bann eines rachsüchtigen Halbgottes ... Simone Dubois ist Gerichtsmedizinerin und deshalb an Seltsames gewöhnt. Daher erscheint es ihr auch nicht weiter eigenartig, dass sie die Geister verstorbener Menschen sehen kann. Aber als eines Tages der Halbgott Xypher vor ihrer Tür steht und behauptet, dass nur sie beide die Welt vor ihrem Untergang retten könnten, bleibt Simone nichts anderes übrig, als diesen unglaublich gut aussehenden Typen für verrückt zu erklären. Doch bald verhärtet sich der Verdacht, dass Simone und Xypher tatsächlich auf untrennbare Weise miteinander verbunden sind.


Author: Euripides
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3843023964
Category: Drama
Page: 52
View: 8854
Euripides: Medea Aufführung 431 v. Chr. in Athen. Hier nach der Übers. von J.A. Hartung in: Griechische Tragiker, hg. v. Wolf Hartmut Friedrich, München (Winkler) 1958. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2013. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Griechische Tragiker: Aischylos, Sophokles, Euripides. Hg. v. Wolf Hartmut Friedrich, übers. v. J. G. Droysen (Aischylos), K. W. F. Solger (Sophokles), J. A. Hartung (Euripides), München: Winkler, 1958. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Euripides. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

The Daughters of Cytherea

Author: Sari Shepard
Publisher: eXtasy Books
ISBN: 1487412762
Category: Fiction
Page: 277
View: 1727
Aphrodite was the Goddess of Passion and Desire. Meet her four daughters.

Wisdom’s Daughters

How Women Can Change the World
Author: Cathy Pagano
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 145256583X
Category: Religion
Page: 328
View: 8565
Wisdom is Women’s Gift to the World. In the many cultural stories that speak about the changing of the ages, it is always Feminine Spirit which brings about the transition to new life, for Feminine Spirit knows the rhythms of life, death, and rebirth and is the “opener of the way.” In times of cultural transformation, it is also our right-brain, feminine consciousness that is our best guide, for it opens us to the creative imagination, the realm of possibility. The return of the Goddess awakens the transformative energy that births the changing of the ages. In the western story of worldwide spiritual transformation, there is a powerful image of Cosmic Woman, an image of the archetypal Feminine Spirit who transforms and gives birth to this new age. And her archetypal image gives us instructions for opening to and incarnating wisdom. This image of the awakening Feminine Spirit is an image of the Conscious Woman: a woman, clothed with the sun, standing on the moon, crowned with stars, who is in labor, giving birth to a savior. In earlier times and different traditions, this archetypal image was understood as Lady Wisdom. Today I feel this Goddess image of conscious woman can be incarnated by women everywhere. This woman clothed with the sun is Lady Wisdom, who calls all women to become her daughters. “I love Cathy’s insights into fairy tales, mythology, dreams, astrological energies, and archetypes. She makes sense of how our lives are impacted by these complex yet very beautiful elements, making them accessible and keeping them profound. Her wisdom can only enhance anyone lucky enough to have crossed her path.” —Alix Toland, Artist & Creator of Color-Scope: An Astrological Mandala


The Tenth Muse
Author: Nancy Freedman
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466885572
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 9783
In this finely drawn portrait, Sappho of Lesbos narrates her extraordinary life, from her childhood in war-torn Mitylene to her later relentless search for passionate love. Driven by the all-consuming fever of her Muse-inspired poetic gift, Sappho leads the reader on a journey that is at once turbulent and divine, desperate and sensuous. With breathtaking lucidity and great leaps of imagination, Nancy Freedman shows us a Sappho we have never known -- and one we will never forget. The toast of kings for her verse, Sappho was also a shrewd businesswoman, an educator, an advocate of women's equality, and a rebel who was banished from her island home. Remembering her solely as a lesbian icon reveals only one aspect of her multifaceted personality. Here, finally, Nancy Freedman gives us the complete Sappho. She was arguably the most accomplished lyric poet of the ancient world, but her writing was all but destroyed by the early Church. Only in this century have fragments been uncovered, so that we too may glimpse the force of this strangely enigmatic woman. Contradictory in nature, she inspired equally passionate adoration and loathing; her fame brought her a series of obsessive loves. Her relations with women are well known, but it was for the love of a man that she set sail to face her destiny.