A multicultural saga, This Fierce Blood follows three generations of women in the Sylte family. In rural late-nineteenth-century New England, Wilhelmina Sylte is a settler starting a family with her Norwegian immigrant husband. When she forms an inexplicable connection with a mountain lion and her cubs living near their farm, Mina grapples with divided loyalties and the mysterious bond she shares with the animals. In 1927, Wilhelmina's daughter-in-law, newly widowed Josepa, is accused of witchcraft by a local priest for using the healing practices passed down from her Native mother. Fighting for her family's reputation and way of life, Sepa finds strength in worldly and otherworldly sources. When Magdalena, an ecologist, inherits her great-grandmother Wilhelmina's Vermont property, she and her astrophysicist husband decide to turn the old farm into a summer science camp for teens. As Magda struggles with both personal and professional responsibilities, the boundary between science and myth begins to blur. Rich in historical and cultural detail, This Fierce Blood combines magical realism with themes of maternal ancestral inheritance, and also explores the ways Hispano/Indigenous traditions both conflicted and wove together, shaping the distinctive character of the American Southwest. Readers of Téa Obreht and Katherine Arden will find much to admire in this debut novel.
Readers of Téa Obreht and Ruth Ozeki will find much to admire in this debut novel.
Author: Malia Márquez
Publisher: Acre Books
This reissue of the pioneering and standard book on antebellum women's domestic novels contains a new introduction situating the book in the context of important recent developments in the study of women's writing. Nina Baym considers 130 novels by 48 women, focusing on the works of a dozen especially productive and successful writers. Woman's ......
A Guide to Novels by and about Women in America, 1820-70 Nina Baym, Professor of English and Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences Nina Baym ... Hers was a passionate nature ; fierce blood beat in 286 WOMAN'S FICTION.
Author: Nina Baym
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Category: Literary Criticism
How did social, cultural and political events concerning Britain during the 1940s reshape modern British fiction? During the Second World War and in its aftermath, British literature experienced and recorded drastic and decisive changes to old certainties. Moving from potential invasion and defeat to victory, the creation of the welfare state and a new Cold war threat, the pace of historical change seemed too rapid and monumental for writers to match. Consequently the 1940s were often side-lined in literary accounts as a dividing line between periods and styles. Drawing on more recent scholarship and research, this volume surveys and analyses this period's fascinating diversity, from novels of the Blitz and the Navy to the rise of important new voices with its contributors exploring the work of influential women, Commonwealth, exiled, genre, avant-garde and queer writers. A major critical re-evaluation of the intriguing decade, this book offers substantial chapters on Elizabeth Bowen, Graham Greene, and George Orwell as well as covering such writers as Jocelyn Brooke, Monica Dickens, James Hadley Chase, Patrick Hamilton, Gerald Kersh, Daphne Du Maurier, Mary Renault, Denton Welch and many others.
... that he might have the great sinews and the fierce blood and the mighty roar to affright his enemies' (n.pag). As Mais protests, the British had exacted complicity with the machinery of empire through instilling false patriotism.
Author: Philip Tew
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
In a study of favorite books, 125 notable authors--including Alexander McCall Smith, Lee Smith, Paul Auster, Melissa Bank, Douglas Coupland, and A. M. Homes--choose their favorite ten books of all time, in a volume that includes synopses of all the volumes listed and essays by the writers on their favorite books. Original.
becomes a character in this story of marriage, American mythology, and the flow of time and memory. ... of horrific violence in Port-auPrince, this fierce, surreal novel resonates with Haiti's long history of blood and broken dreams.
Author: J. Peder Zane
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Category: Literary Collections
Even Mrs. Chisaw him turn pale when the blood chester owns it , and sends for me started . in all her troubles . ... Now and then , a low interhow he cools the fierce blood in his jection of surprise - a word or two , veins by sleepless ...
Provides an introduction to American pulp fiction during the twentieth century with brief author biographies and lists of their works.
It was the swashbuckling history of Peter Blood, an Irish doctor with a sea- roving past who is arrested for treating the wounds of a British traitor and packed off to a West Indian slave mart. He escapes in a fierce revolt, ...
Author: Lee Server
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Category: Literary Collections
Free epic fantasy novel! Song of Dragons -- a fantasy trilogy of blood, steel, and dragonfire. For fans of epic fantasy like A Game of Thrones and The Lord of the Rings. BOOK ONE: BLOOD OF REQUIEM Long ago stood the kingdom of Requiem, a land of men who could grow wings and scales, breathe fire, and take flight as dragons. Requiem ruled the sky. But Dies Irae, a tyrant leading an army of griffins, hunted Requiem's people, burned their forests, and shattered their temples. Requiem fell. This ancient land now lies in ruin, its halls crumbled, its cries silenced, its skeletons littering the burned earth. In the wilderness, a scattering of survivors lives in hiding. The griffins still hunt them, and every day promises death. Will Requiem's last children perish in exile... or once more become dragons and fly to war? Blood of Requiem -- a free epic fantasy novel for fans of dragons, A Game of Thrones, and swords and sorcery. ____________ THE REQUIEM SERIES: Requiem: Dawn of Dragons Book 1: Requiem's Song Book 2: Requiem's Hope Book 3: Requiem's Prayer Requiem: Song of Dragons Book 1: Blood of Requiem Book 2: Tears of Requiem Book 3: Light of Requiem Requiem: Dragonlore Book 1: A Dawn of Dragonfire Book 2: A Day of Dragon Blood Book 3: A Night of Dragon Wings Requiem: The Dragon War Book 1: A Legacy of Light Book 2: A Birthright of Blood Book 3: A Memory of Fire Requiem: Requiem for Dragons Book 1: Dragons Lost Book 2: Dragons Reborn Book 3: Dragons Rising Requiem: Flame of Requiem Book 1: Forged in Dragonfire Book 2: Crown of Dragonfire Book 3: Pillars of Dragonfire Requiem: Dragonfire Rain Book 1: Blood of Dragons Book 2: Rage of Dragons Book 3: Flight of Dragons
Requiem: Song of Dragons Book 1 Daniel Arenson ... The drunk lord was now nothing but bones, skin, and bloodagainst the column. ... Shewas a fierce warrior, Dies Irae thought; hehadraised her for fierceness, for cruelty.
Author: Daniel Arenson
This challenging book brings to light a mythic dimension of seventeen important eighteenth and early nineteenth-century narratives that revolve around the persecution of one or more important female characters, and offers original reading of novels by Richardson, Fielding, Burney, Radcliffe, Godwin, Austen, Scott, and others. The myth in question, which Raymond Hilliard calls "the myth of persecution and reparation," serves as a major vehicle for the early novel's preoccupation with the "mother," a mythic figure distinct from the historical mother or from the mother as she is represented in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century maternal ideology. Hilliard argues that the myth of persecution and reparation derives from the ropos of female sacrifice in the romance tradition, and shows that this topos is central to several kinds of novels-realist, Gothic, Jacobin, feminist, and historical. Hilliard contends that the narrative of persecution and reparation anticipates the twentieth-century maternal myth associated with the work of Melanie Klein and other "relational model" psychoanalytic theorists, and he thus also examines the psychosexual significance of the "mother." Hilliard explores the relation of psychosexual themes to social representations, and delineates a new theory of plot-both tragic and comic plots- in the early novel.
fierce, bloodthirsty women who commit, occasion, or stand behind most of the physical violence in the world of the novel, and who at revealing moments operate in packs, as in the “Acton” incident. Mrs. Partridge's prolonged assault on ...
Author: Raymond F. Hilliard
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Silence of the Lambs for young adults -- Blood Will Out is a gripping YA thriller readers won't be able to put down. Ari Sullivan is alive--for now. She wakes at the bottom of a cistern, confused, injured and alone, with only the shadowy recollection of a low-pitched voice and a gloved hand. No one can hear her screams. And the person who put her there is coming back. The killer is planning a gruesome masterpiece, a fairytale tableau of innocence and blood, meticulously designed. Until now, Ari was happy to spend her days pining for handsome, recent-arrival Stroud Bellows, fantasizing about their two-point-four-kids-future together. Safe in her small hometown of Dempsey Hollow. But now her community has turned very dangerous -- and Ari may not be the only intended victim. Told in alternating perspectives of predator and prey, Blood Will Out is a gripping and terrifying read.
Silence of the Lambs for young adults -- Blood Will Out is a gripping YA thriller readers won't be able to put down.
Author: Jo Treggiari
Category: Young Adult Fiction