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AN AMERICAN CHILDHOOD

AN AMERICAN CHILDHOOD
A Book

by ANNIE DILLARD

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An American Childhood

An American Childhood
A Book

by Annie Dillard

  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release : 2016-04-07
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1782117768
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An American Childhood is the electrifying memoir of the wide-eyed and unconventional upbringing that influenced the lifetime love of nature and the stunning writing career of Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Dillard. From her mother's boundless energy to her father's low-budget horror movies, jokes and lonesome river trips down to New Orleans to get away, the events of Dillard's 1950s Pittsburgh childhood loom larger than life. An American Childhood fizzes with the playful observations and sparkling prose of this American master, illuminating the seemingly ordinary and yet always thrilling, dizzying moments of a childhood and adolescence lived fearlessly.

American Lives

American Lives
An Anthology of Autobiographical Writing

by Robert F. Sayre

  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 732
  • ISBN : 9780299142445
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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American Lives is a groundbreaking book, the first historically organized anthology of American autobiographical writing, bringing us fifty-five voices from throughout the nation's history, from Abigail Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Jonathan Edwards, and Richard Wright to Quaker preacher Elizabeth Ashbridge, con man Stephen Burroughs, and circus impresario P.T. Barnum. Representing canonical and non-canonical writers, slaves and slave-owners, generals and conscientious objectors, scientists, immigrants, and Native Americans, the pieces in this collection make up a rich gathering of American "songs of ourselves." Robert F. Sayre frames the selections with an overview of theory and criticism of autobiography and with commentary on the relation between history and many kinds of autobiographical texts--travel narratives, stories of captivity, diaries of sexual liberation, religious conversions, accounts of political disillusionment, and discoveries of ethnic identity. With each selection Sayre also includes an extensive headnote providing valuable critical and biographical information. A scholarly and popular landmark, American Lives is a book for general readers and for teachers, students, and every American scholar.

American Childhood

American Childhood
Essays on Children's Literature of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

by Anne Scott MacLeod

  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release : 1995-10-01
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780820318035
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this collection of fourteen essays, Anne Scott MacLeod locates and describes shifts in the American concept of childhood as those changes are suggested in nearly two centuries of children's stories. Most of the essays concern domestic novels for children or adolescents--stories set more or less in the time of their publication. Some essays also draw creatively on childhood memoirs, travel writings that contain foreigners' observations of American children, and other studies of children's literature. The topics on which MacLeod writes range from the current politicized marketplace for children's books, to the reestablishment (and reconfiguration) of the family in recent children's fiction, to the ways that literature challenges or enforces the idealization of children. MacLeod sometimes considers a single author's canon, as when she discusses the feminism of the Nancy Drew mystery series or the Orwellian vision of Robert Cormier. At other times, she looks at a variety of works within a particular period, for example, Jacksonian America, the post-World War II decade, or the 1970s. MacLeod also examines books that were once immensely popular but currently have no appreciable readership--the Horatio Alger stories, for example--and finds fresh, intriguing ways to view the work of such well-known writers as Louisa May Alcott, Beverly Cleary, and Paul Zindel.

English Teacher's Guide to Performance Tasks and Rubrics

English Teacher's Guide to Performance Tasks and Rubrics
High School

by Amy Benjamin

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-11-20
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 1317920066
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book provides step-by-step procedures, student hand-outs, and samples of student work.

Notable Hispanic American Women

Notable Hispanic American Women
A Book

by Diane Telgen

  • Publisher : VNR AG
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780810375789
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contains short biographies of three hundred Hispanic American women who have achieved national or international prominence in a variety of fields.

From Girl to Woman

From Girl to Woman
American Women's Coming-of-Age Narratives

by Christy Rishoi

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2012-02-01
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 0791486885
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Examines the crucial role that coming-of-age narratives have played in American feminism.

The Space Between

The Space Between
Literary Epiphany in the Work of Annie Dillard

by Sandra Humble Johnson,Kent State University Press

  • Publisher : Kent State University Press
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 9780873384469
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Annie Dillard, a practitioner of the literary epiphany, has become a representative of a neoromantic movement that combines the ecological interest of wilderness literature with the aesthetics of a highly stylized literature. This study of the Pulitzer prize-winning essayist considers her as wilderness philosopher, critic, and arch-romantic.

Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction

Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction
A Book

by Lynda G. Adamson

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780313328558
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nonfiction is widely read and is increasingly prominent in the curriculum.

Inventing the Truth

Inventing the Truth
The Art and Craft of Memoir

by Russell Baker,William Zinsser,William Knowlton Zinsser

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN : 9780395901502
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this perfect companion for anyone beguiled by memoirs or embarking on writing one, nine distinguished authors -- Russell Baker, Jill Ker Conway, Annie Dillard, Ian Frazier, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alfred Kazin, Frank McCourt, Toni Morrison, and Eileen Simpson -- reflect on the writing process.

The End of American Childhood

The End of American Childhood
A History of Parenting from Life on the Frontier to the Managed Child

by Paula S. Fass

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2017-11-07
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0691178208
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The End of American Childhood takes a sweeping look at the history of American childhood and parenting, from the nation's founding to the present day. Renowned historian Paula Fass shows how, since the beginning of the American republic, independence, self-definition, and individual success have informed Americans' attitudes toward children. But as parents today hover over every detail of their children's lives, are the qualities that once made American childhood special still desired or possible? Placing the experiences of children and parents against the backdrop of social, political, and cultural shifts, Fass challenges Americans to reconnect with the beliefs that set the American understanding of childhood apart from the rest of the world. Fass examines how freer relationships between American children and parents transformed the national culture, altered generational relationships among immigrants, helped create a new science of child development, and promoted a revolution in modern schooling. She looks at the childhoods of icons including Margaret Mead and Ulysses S. Grant—who, as an eleven-year-old, was in charge of his father's fields and explored his rural Ohio countryside. Fass also features less well-known children like ten-year-old Rose Cohen, who worked in the drudgery of nineteenth-century factories. Bringing readers into the present, Fass argues that current American conditions and policies have made adolescence socially irrelevant and altered children's road to maturity, while parental oversight threatens children's competence and initiative. Showing how American parenting has been firmly linked to historical changes, The End of American Childhood considers what implications this might hold for the nation's future.

The American Child

The American Child
A Cultural Studies Reader

by Caroline Field Levander,Carol J. Singley

  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 9780813532233
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the time that the infant colonies broke away from the parent country to the present day, narratives of U.S. national identity are persistently configured in the language of childhood and family. In The American Child: A Cultural Studies Reader, contributors address matters of race, gender, and family to chart the ways that representations of the child typify historical periods and conflicting ideas. They build on the recent critical renaissance in childhood studies by bringing to their essays a wide range of critical practices and methodologies. Although the volume is grounded heavily in the literary, it draws on other disciplines, revealing that representations of children and childhood are not isolated artifacts but cultural productions that in turn affect the social climates around them. Essayists look at games, pets, adolescent sexuality, death, family relations, and key texts such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the movie Pocahontas; they reveal the ways in which the figure of the child operates as a rich vehicle for writers to consider evolving ideas of nation and the diverse role of citizens within it.

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
An American Childhood

by Anne Dillard

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 635
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Three by Annie Dillard

Three by Annie Dillard
The Writing Life, An American Childhood, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

by Annie Dillard

  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • Release : 1990-11-21
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN : 9780060920647
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A stunning collection of Annie Dillard's most popular books in one volume.

An Un-American Childhood

An Un-American Childhood
A Book

by Ann Kimmage

  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release : 1998-10-01
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780820320786
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the story of a young woman's secret life behind the Iron Curtain.

Not June Cleaver

Not June Cleaver
Women and Gender in Postwar America, 1945-1960

by June Meyerowitz

  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 411
  • ISBN : 9781566391719
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the popular stereotype of post-World War II America, women abandoned their wartime jobs and contentedly retreated to the home. This work unveils the diversity of postwar women, showing how far women departed from this one-dimensional image.

Seeking Awareness in American Nature Writing

Seeking Awareness in American Nature Writing
Henry Thoreau, Annie Dillard, Edward Abbey, Wendell Berry, Barry Lopez

by Scott Slovic

  • Publisher : University of Utah Press
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN : 9780874803624
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Environmental Awareness and the Design of Literature

Environmental Awareness and the Design of Literature
A Book

by François Specq

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2016-10-10
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN : 9004324836
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Environmental Awareness and the Design of Literature offers analyses of the diverse ways in which literature helps us escape the rigid frames of commonly assumed worldviews, and thus can transform our relation to the physical world.

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
An American Childhood [u.a.]

by Annie Dillard

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 637
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Shapers of American Childhood

Shapers of American Childhood
Essays on Visionaries from L. Frank Baum to Dr. Spock to J.K. Rowling

by Mark I. West

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2018-09-24
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 1476664552
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The experience of growing up in the U.S. is shaped by many forces. Relationships with parents and teachers are deeply personal and definitive. Social and economic contexts are broader and harder to quantify. Key individuals in public life have also had a marked impact on American childhood. These 18 new essays examine the influence of pivotal figures in the culture of 20th and 21st century childhood and child-rearing, from Benjamin Spock and Walt Disney to Ruth Handler, Barbie's inventor, and Ernest Thompson Seton, founder of the Boy Scouts of America.