Painted Love Letters


Author: Catherine Bateson
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
ISBN: 0702258156
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 108
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And bigger than all of that, I knew that sometimes you had to do the impossible like eat oysters or go shopping even when you could hardly breathe because that is what people did when they truly loved one another and it had nothing to do with freckles or anklebones or lipstick." Dave is dying. Chrissie, Mum, Nan and Badger are going to be left behind. Because sometimes life is like that. "painted love letters" ... a story of the heart.

A Love Letter to the City


Author: Stephen Powers
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1616893494
Category: Art
Page: 176
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Stretched across city walls and along rooftops, Stephen Powers's colorful large-scale murals sneak up on you. "Open your eyes / I see the sunrise," "If you were here I'd be home," "Forever begins when you say yes." What at first looks like nothing as much as an advertisement suddenly becomes something grander and more mysterious—a hand-painted love letter at billboard size. Combining community activism and public art, Powers and his team of sign mechanics collaborate with a neighborhood's residents to create visual jingles— sincere and often poignant affirmations and confessions that reflect the collective hopes and dreams of the host community. A Love Letter to the City gathers the artist's powerful public art project for the first time, including murals on the walls and rooftops of Brooklyn and Syracuse, New York; Philadelphia; Dublin and Belfast, Ireland; São Paolo, Brazil, and Johannesburg, South Africa.

Painted Love

Prostitution in French Art of the Impressionist Era
Author: Hollis Clayson
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 0892367296
Category: Art
Page: 224
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In this engrossing book, Hollis Clayson provides the first description and analysis of French artistic interest in women prostitutes, examining how the subject was treated in the art of the 1870s and 1880s by such avant-garde painters as Cézanne, Degas, Manet, and Renoir, as well as by the academic and low-brow painters who were their contemporaries. Clayson not only illuminates the imagery of prostitution-with its contradictory connotations of disgust and fascination-but also tackles the issues and problems relevant to women and men in a patriarchal society. She discusses the conspicuous sexual commerce during this era and the resulting public panic about the deterioration of social life and civilized mores. She describes the system that evolved out of regulating prostitutes and the subsequent rise of clandestine prostitutes who escaped police regulation and who were condemned both for blurring social boundaries and for spreading sexual licentiousness among their moral and social superiors. Clayson argues that the subject of covert prostitution was especially attractive to vanguard painters because it exemplified the commercialization and the ambiguity of modern life.

Bush, City, Cyberspace

The Development of Australian Children’s Literature into the 21st Century
Author: John Foster,Ern Finnis,Maureen Nimon
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1780634153
Category: Fiction
Page: 200
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Aimed at academic, professional and general readers, Bush, city, cyberspace provides a snapshot of the state of Australian children's and adolescent literature in the early twenty-first century, and an insight into its history. In doing so, it promotes a sense of where Australian literature for young people may be going and captures a literary and critical mood with which readers in Australia and beyond will identify. The title of the work is intended to capture the fact that the field has changed dramatically in the century and a half that 'Australian children's literature' has existed, from the bush myths and heroism that inform the past and the present, through the recognition that the vast majority of authors and readers live in cities, to the third wave of 'cyberliterature' that incorporates multimedia, hypertext, weblinks and e-books - none of which lessens the enduring enthusiasm of practitioners and readers for books. Bush, city, cyberspace is not meant to be an encyclopedic volume. Rather, well-known, recent and/or award-winning works have been emphasised, with the addition of others where these help to illuminate particular points. The book is similar in coverage and approach to Australian Children's Literature: An Exploration of Genre and Theme, written by the same three authors and published by the Centre for Information Studies in 1995. In the intervening period, much has changed in the field, notable examples including the blurring of the dividing line between 'quality' and 'popular' literature; the blending of genres; the rise of a truly indigenous literature; the demise, to a significant extent, of 'Outbackery' in fiction; the acceptance of multiculturalism as the norm; and the advent of the literature of cyberspace, with new methods, and the sheer speed, of communication between writer and reader. All these trends, and others, are reflected in this work.

Death, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Adolescent Literature


Author: Kathryn James
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135891192
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 220
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Knowledge about carnality and its limits provides the agenda for much of the fiction written for adolescent readers today, yet there exists little critical engagement with the ways in which it has been represented in the young adult novel in either discursive, ideological, or rhetorical forms. Death, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Adolescent Literature is a pioneering study that addresses these methodological and contextual gaps. Focusing on texts produced since the late-1980s, and drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives, Kathryn James shows how representations of death in young adult literature are invariably associated with issues of sexuality, gender, and power. Under particular scrutiny are the trope of woman/death, the eroticizing and sexualizing of death, and the ways in which the gendered subject is represented in dialogue with the processes of death, dying, and grief. Through close readings of historical literature, fantasy fictions, realistic novels, dead-narrator tales, and texts from genres including Gothic, horror, and post-disaster, James reveals not only how cultural discourses influence and are influenced by literary works, but how relevant the study of death is to adolescent fiction--the literature of "becoming."

A Love Letter from a Stray Moon


Author: Jay Griffiths
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241145600
Category: Fiction
Page: 58
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I am Frida but also I am not Frida. I am her paintings and the nature of her love. I am her shadow. I am many women, I answer to many names, any who knows grief. I am all the phases of the moon, I am all her qualities. I am El Duende, I am the light of the psyche, writing from my soul, speaking to the psyche of humanity, the psyche which is shaped like the wings of a butterfly or a moth; fly closer, fly nearer to me. A Love Letter from a Stray Moon is a fictionalised portrait of the intense and prolific life of Frida Kahlo. In beautifully lyrical language, Jay Griffiths explores the artist's childhood polio, her devastating accident and her turbulent relationship with Diego Rivera, painting a vivid and unique picture of passion, grief and transcendence. Set against the backdrop of revolutionary Mexico, A Love Letter from a Stray Moon is partly a poetic depiction of a woman in flight from the hollowness of childlessness, the burning of betrayal and the constraints of physical pain. It is also a celebration of rebellion - from Frida's own politics to the present-day Zapatistas - and a hymn to the revolutionary fire at the heart of art. 'A wonderful book. It's like a dress that Kahlo invented for herself and wore' John Berger 'A rich and extraordinary vision. Jay Griffiths is a fearless adventurer with words and images. I salute her courage and the splendour of this vision' Philip Pullman 'An extraordinarily beautiful and sustained prose poem, a call for engagement with the world, and a powerful and astonishing feat of literary and retroactive telepathy. It is a book about possession, in many forms, each of which is sparked by a particular urgency: to comprehend, to celebrate and to endure' Niall Griffiths 'Frida Kahlo's life and work were indivisible, and with a power worthy of her subject Jay Griffiths has found a way of writing Kahlo's broken, prolific life. Through Griffiths we hear the voice of Frida Kahlo herself, as if she were speaking directly to us. I devoured this wonderfully perceptive and sensitive book' Marie Darrieussecq 'A stunning allegory about love, art and revolution. She makes every word, every scene, in this passionate narrative count. It's brilliant work' Barry Lopez 'Vivid as a bloom in the jungle, visionary as a flight over a desert, a love song to life on earth' Joan London 'A love letter to human originality' Melanie Challenger 'I found in Griffiths's writing a crafted freedom that feels made from the mist of dreams and a very real emerging dawn. Imagine being held in the open hand of moonlight and carried through a dream into day. This is what it is like to read A Love Letter from a Stray Moon. It is a book for men to read on women and for women to read on men. I am transported and transformed; I feel lucky to have read it and it leaves me in awe' Lemn Sissay Jay Griffiths is the author of Pip Pip: A Sideways Look at Time and Wild: An Elemental Journey. She is the winner of the inaugural Orion Book Award and of the Barnes & Noble DiscoverAward for the best new non-fiction writer to be published in the USA. She has also been shortlisted for the Orwell Prize and a World Book Day award.

"Belated Love Letters to My Husband", A primer in the art of Mourning a Loved One


Author: Regine Dubono
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1300137363
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 218
View: 1939
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These are love letters from a wife to her dead husband, to try to hang on to him for a while and let him know in her grief how much he meant to her and how he impacted the lives of those around him positively including her own. In doing this, she pours her heart out to him, and also forges new strength to embolden her to go on with her life. A primer for recent widows and widowers or anyone in grief after losing a loved one. This recounting of the lifestyle she now leads as a single woman makes it a documentary of contemporary life of senior singles in America today. For she tackles every event she encounters from a grand daughter's High school graduation to New Year's eve and the temptation to kiss a stranger just because it's New Year's Eve. She also deals with health care and ER's and the homeless of many single disabled or unemployed persons, one of which at least she shelters for a while. Helping another person helps her out of her solitude and loneliness while providing some comfort.

Love Letters to Myself


Author: Blair Schulman
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 059514408X
Category: Drama
Page: 192
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She's Daddy's little girl...and his ex-wife. A wealthy loner is led down the garden path by a beautiful manipulator with an appetite for greed. He narrates the destruction she leaves behind in her designer-heeled wake.

Love-letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister

With the History of Their Adventures. In Three Parts
Author: Aphra Behn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 505
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Love Letters


Author: Sandra Leigh Savage
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462050697
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 248
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When author Sandra Leigh Savages husband committed suicide in 1997, she went into isolation for a year. In this memoir, she shares her journey from the grief she experienced to her vision of a great new life. Love Letters, a collection of letters begun in September 2010, provides a snapshot of Savages sorrows, joys, and reflections. Through these vignettes, she says her good-byes, notes her thanks, and provides advice for those who may have experienced the death of a spouse. This collection provides insight into how she survived the death of her husband, came to know and believe in the saving grace of God, and made the decision to stay on this earth to fulfill Gods wishes. Emotional and self-disclosing, Love Letters shares Savages personal message of living each day with no regrets. Through her life events, she expresses how placing your trust in the Lord can guide you through lifes bad moments and help you to full appreciate lifes good moments.

Love Letters, Lost


Author: Babbette Hines
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781568984780
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 192
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Love letters can be passionate, sad, goofy, serious, bittersweet, angry, tragic, embarrassing and even romantic. Over the years, some were saved, others were not. Love Letters, Lost is a collection of love letters salvaged from flea markets, garage sales, swap meets and internet auctions. Here Babbette Hines pairs them with vintage photographs of lovestruck young couples holding hands, laughing, dancing and mugging for the camera. In an age of e-mail greeting cards, this beguiling book is a reminder of the simple beauty of a tender letter. For those who might want to try writing one themselves, suggestions from a 1919 booklet on how to write love letters is included.

John Singer Sargent and His Muse

Painting Love and Loss
Author: Karen Corsano,Daniel Williman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442230517
Category: Art
Page: 340
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This sensitive and compelling biography sheds new light on John Singer Sargent’s art through an intimate history of his family. Karen Corsano and Daniel Williman focus especially on his niece and muse, Rose-Marie Ormond, telling her story for the first time. In a score of paintings created between 1906 and 1912, John Singer Sargent documented the idyllic teenage summers of Rose-Marie and his own deepening affection for her serene beauty and good-hearted, candid charm. Rose-Marie married Robert, the only son of André Michel, the foremost art historian of his day, who had known Sargent and reviewed his paintings in the Paris Salons of the 1880s. Robert was a promising historian as well, until the Great War claimed him first as an infantry sergeant, then a victim, in 1914. His widow Rose-Marie served as a nurse in a rehabilitation hospital for blinded French soldiers until she too was killed, crushed under a bombed church vault, in 1918. Sargent expressed his grief, as he expressed all his emotions, on canvas: He painted ruined French churches and, in Gassed, blinded soldiers; he made his last murals for the Boston Public Library a cryptic memorial to Rose-Marie and her beloved Robert. Braiding together the lives and families of Rose-Marie, Robert, and John Sargent, the book spans their many worlds—Paris, the Alps, London, the Soissons front, and Boston. Drawing on a rich trove of letters, diaries, and journals, this beautifully illustrated history brings Sargent and his times to vivid life.

Meeting the Madwoman

An Inner Challenge for Feminine Spirit
Author: Linda Schierse Leonard
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553373189
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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The author discusses the eight different types of "madwoman" energy in order to show readers how to work through potentially destructive energy and transform it in creative ways

English in Australia


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English language
Page: N.A
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Mexico, Out of the Profane

Six Contemporary Mexican Artists : Works by Monica Castillo, Rocio Maldonado, Ruben Ortiz, Georgina Quintana, German Venegas and Nahum Zenil
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Adelaide Festival of Arts
Page: 22
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Art and Artists


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: N.A
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Australian Book Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Books
Page: N.A
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The Oxford encyclopedia of children's literature

Smad - Zwer
Author: Jack David Zipes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780195146561
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 505
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Painted with Love

Romance Eludes Time and Death
Author: Karen Diana Montee
Publisher: Diana Anderson
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 294
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In 2005, Dee Coulter is a single, professional photographer finally receiving the recognition she deserves, when a terrible accident changes everything. As her professional ambitions slip away, she has a dream about Cherie, a woman who was born in 1881 in Paris and had an intense affair with a handsome artist. Cherie met an untimely death and Dee will find out--did Cherie lose the artist forever, or will she meet him again in another life-time? Dee longs for the powerful love that Cherie found, but is Dee too scared to recognize love when it comes to her? Read along as Cherie’s artist paints a clue to lead Dee to romance. Travel with Dee to Nairobi, Paris, New York and San Francisco through time to discover the deep power of forever love.

The Love Letters of Honoré de Balzac, 1833-1842


Author: Honoré de Balzac,D. F. Hannigan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Novelists, French
Page: N.A
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