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: 2179
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product of extensive archival research, Aphrodite’s Daughters draws from Grimké, Bennett, and Cowdery’s published and unpublished poetry, along with rare periodicals and biographical materials, to immerse us in the lives of these remarkable women and the world in which they lived.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: 7298
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: 9263
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 Entry Into Greek Epic

Author: Deborah Dickmann Boedeker
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004039469
Category: Aphrodite (Greek deity) in literature
Page: 97
View: 9310

Fable and Lore

A Collection of Mythology
Author: Peg Newell
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595147682
Category: Fiction
Page: 128
View: 2615
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: 3074
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 Daughter

Author: Becky Gould Gibson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781933896106
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 76
View: 3482
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."

Angel A Hustling Diva With A Twist

Angel’s Retirement
Author: Brenda Wright
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477286136
Category: Fiction
Page: 270
View: 4362
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?

Aphrodite's Children

Author: Leslie Tate
Publisher: Vanguard Press
ISBN: 9781843865049
Category: Children's stories
Page: 278
View: 9998
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.

Only Daughters

Author: Robert McDavid
Publisher: Only Daughters
ISBN: 1598006908
Category: Fiction
Page: 603
View: 4555
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.

Wisdom’s Daughters

How Women Can Change the World
Author: Cathy Pagano
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 145256583X
Category: Religion
Page: 328
View: 3790
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: 5090
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.

Kalonas Fall

Eine House of Night Story
Author: P.C. Cast,Kristin Cast
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104031371
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
View: 2284
Macht oder Ehre? Dunkle Schatten liegen über Kalonas Vergangenheit. Vor Jahrhunderten war er der Gefährte und Beschützer von Nyx. Warum betrog er sie? Warum wurde er ihr Feind? Wurde er von der dunklen Macht verführt? Oder stellte er schon immer Macht über Ehre? In »Kalonas Fall« werden die Fans dieser Serie die Hintergründe seiner Geschichte erfahren und tiefe Einblicke in die Vergangenheit dieses mächtigen Unsterblichen erhalten. Ein absolutes Muss für alle Leser und Leserinnen der House-of-Night-Serie.

Classical Mythology

Author: Mark P. O. Morford,Robert J. Lenardon
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195143386
Category: Religion
Page: 681
View: 7607
Classical Mythology, Sixth Edition, continues to build on its best-selling tradition of focusing on the literary tradition of Greek and Roman mythology through extensive translations of original mythological sources. Its coverage of comparative and interpretative approaches as well as evidence from art and archeology is expanded in this edition. Morford and Lenardon's insightful and accessible discussion of classical myths in their historical and cultural settings, as well as their survival in literature, art, music, and film, remains unparalleled: This comprehensive introduction to classical mythology features new translations, expanded critical coverage, an expanded art program, and a new web site.

A Rhetoric of Doing

Essays on Written Discourse in Honor of James L. Kinneavy
Author: James L. Kinneavy,Stephen Paul Witte,Neil Nakadate
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809315314
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 376
View: 3108
Concerned with both the nature and the practice of discourse, the eighteen essays collected here treat rhetoric as a dynamic enterprise of inquiry, exploration, and application, and in doing so reflect James L. Kinneavy’s firm belief in the vital relationship between theory and practice, his commitment to a spirit of accommodation and assimilation that promotes the development of ever more powerful theories and ever more useful practices. A thorough introduction provides the reader with clear summaries of the essays by leading-edge theorists, researchers, and teachers of writing and rhetoric. A "field context" for the ideas presented in this book is provided through the division of the various chapters into four major sections that focus on classical rhetoric and rhetorical theory in historical contexts; on dimensions of discourse theory, aspects of discourse communities, and the sorts of knowledge people access and use in producing written texts; on writing in school-related contexts; and on several dimensions of nonacademic writing. A fifth section contains a bibliographic survey and an appreciation of James Kinneavy’s work. The exceptional range of these essays makes A Rhetoric of Doing an ecumenical examination of the current state of mind in rhetoric and written communication, a survey and description of what discourse and those in the field of discourse are, in fact, doing.

Entering the Real World: VCCA Poets on Mt. San Angelo

Author: Editor Margaret B. Ingraham,Editor Andrea Carter Brown
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0983314292
Category: American poetry
Page: 134
View: 966

Aphrodite's Workshop for Reluctant Lovers

Author: Marika Cobbold
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408821826
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 3601
Rebecca Finch is a successful romantic novelist who has fallen out with love. When she heads off to Paris and doesn't care that she has absent-mindedly left her boyfriend, things look bad. But when her god-daughter asks her if marriage is a good idea and she can't think of a single reason to reply yes, she realises the problem is serious. Meanwhile, on Mount Olympus, Aphrodite is fretting because divorce rates are rocketing and Eros seems to be shooting arrows carelessly without a thought for the compatibility of his victims. With her earth-bound acolyte, Rebecca, showing disillusionment, Aphrodite resolves to take drastic action...

Daughters of Hecate

Women and Magic in the Ancient World
Author: Kimberly B. Stratton,Dayna S. Kalleres
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190202149
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 512
View: 3157
Daughters of Hecate unites for the first time research on the problem of gender and magic in three ancient Mediterranean societies: early Judaism, Christianity, and Graeco-Roman culture. The book illuminates the gendering of ancient magic by approaching the topic from three distinct disciplinary perspectives: literary stereotyping, the social application of magic discourse, and material culture. The authors probe the foundations of, processes, and motivations behind gendered stereotypes, beginning with Western culture's earliest associations of women and magic in the Bible and Homer's Odyssey. Daughters of Hecate provides a nuanced exploration of the topic while avoiding reductive approaches. In fact, the essays in this volume uncover complexities and counter-discourses that challenge, rather than reaffirm, many gendered stereotypes taken for granted and reified by most modern scholarship. By combining critical theoretical methods with research into literary and material evidence, Daughters of Hecate interrogates a false association that has persisted from antiquity, to early modern witch hunts, to the present day.

Warrior Goddess Training

Become the Woman You Are Meant to Be
Author: HeatherAsh Amara
Publisher: Hierophant Publishing
ISBN: 1938289374
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 192
View: 8639
The Path to Your Inner Warrior Goddess It’s no secret that women today are juggling a lot. We now make up more than half the workforce in the United States and are busier than ever with partners, children, family and friends, often putting the needs of others ahead of our own. And if we feel overwhelmed by it all or fall short of perfection, many of us have learned to be our own worst critic rather than our own best friend. In Warrior Goddess Training, bestselling author HeatherAsh Amara provides the antidote to the flawed idea that you are not enough. Direct, honest, and unapologetic, Amara will show you how to release the layers of expectations to finally see yourself for the authentic, perceptive, perfect woman you really are. If you don’t love and honor yourself with every fiber of your being, if you struggle with owning your power and passion, if you could use more joyful play and simple presence in your life, then it is time for an inner revolution. It is time to claim your Warrior Goddess energy. Drawing on the wisdom from Buddhism, Toltec wisdom, and ancient Earth-based goddess spirituality, the Warrior Goddess path includes personal stories, rituals, and exercises that will encourage and inspire you to become the true warrior goddess you are meant to be.