Download Golem Girl Ebook PDF

Golem Girl

Golem Girl
A Memoir

by Riva Lehrer

  • Publisher : One World
  • Release : 2020-10-06
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1984820311
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

The vividly told, gloriously illustrated memoir of an artist born with disabilities who searches for freedom and connection in a society afraid of strange bodies “Golem Girl is luminous; a profound portrait of the artist as a young—and mature—woman; an unflinching social history of disability over the last six decades; and a hymn to life, love, family, and spirit.”—David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas WINNER OF THE BARBELLION PRIZE • FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHY • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS What do we sacrifice in the pursuit of normalcy? And what becomes possible when we embrace monstrosity? Can we envision a world that sees impossible creatures? In 1958, amongst the children born with spina bifida is Riva Lehrer. At the time, most such children are not expected to survive. Her parents and doctors are determined to "fix" her, sending the message over and over again that she is broken. That she will never have a job, a romantic relationship, or an independent life. Enduring countless medical interventions, Riva tries her best to be a good girl and a good patient in the quest to be cured. Everything changes when, as an adult, Riva is invited to join a group of artists, writers, and performers who are building Disability Culture. Their work is daring, edgy, funny, and dark—it rejects tropes that define disabled people as pathetic, frightening, or worthless. They insist that disability is an opportunity for creativity and resistance. Emboldened, Riva asks if she can paint their portraits—inventing an intimate and collaborative process that will transform the way she sees herself, others, and the world. Each portrait story begins to transform the myths she’s been told her whole life about her body, her sexuality, and other measures of normal. Written with the vivid, cinematic prose of a visual artist, and the love and playfulness that defines all of Riva's work, Golem Girl is an extraordinary story of tenacity and creativity. With the author's magnificent portraits featured throughout, this memoir invites us to stretch ourselves toward a world where bodies flow between all possible forms of what it is to be human. “Not your typical memoir about ‘what it’s like to be disabled in a non-disabled world’ . . . Lehrer tells her stories about becoming the monster she was always meant to be: glorious, defiant, unbound, and voracious. Read it!”—Alice Wong, founder and director, Disability Visibility Project

The Golem and the Dragon Girl

The Golem and the Dragon Girl
A Book

by Sonia Levitin

  • Publisher : Fawcett
  • Release : 1994-07-31
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780449704417
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

When Jonathan's family buys Laurel's house, the Jewish boy and Chinese American girl gradually become friends as they deal with ancestral spirits and changing family relationships.

The Golem

The Golem
The Story of a Legend

by Elie Wiesel

  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 105
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

"For centuries, Jews have remembered the Golem, a creature of clay said to have been given life by the mystical incantations of the mysterious Maharal, Rabbi Yehuda Loew, leader of the Jewish community of 16th-century Prague. Some versions have the Golem as a lovable, clumsy mute; others as a monster like Frankenstein's who turned against his creator, giving a vivid warning against magic and the occult. In this beautiful book, Elie Wiesel has collected many of the legends associated with this enigmatic and elusive figure and retold them as seen through the eyes of a wizened gravedigger who claims to have witnessed as a child the numerous miracles that legend attributes to the Golem. 'I, Reuven, son of Yaakov,' he begins, 'declare under oath that "Yossel the mute," the "Golem made of clay," deserves to be remembered by our people, our persecuted and assassinated, and yet immortal people. We owe it to him to evoke his fate with love and gratitude .... He was a savior, I tell you.' Reuven's Golem is no fool or monster, but a figure of intuition, intelligence, and compassion who may yet return, perhaps in our own generation, to protect the Jews from their enemies. Mark Podwal's highly imaginative drawings recapture the mystery of Gothic Prague, and the elusive Golem is given a shape as the shadow of the Maharal. Thus, two remarkable artists have come together in the creation of a work of rare spiritual beauty which is also a triumph of the bookmaker's art."--Dust jacket.

The Great Science Fiction Pictures II

The Great Science Fiction Pictures II
A Book

by James Robert Parish,Michael R. Pitts

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 489
  • ISBN : 9780810822474
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Joe Golem and the Copper Girl

Joe Golem and the Copper Girl
A Short Story

by Mike Mignola,Christopher Golden

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2012-02-28
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1466807911
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

In 1925, earthquakes and a rising sea level left Lower Manhattan submerged under more than thirty feet of water, so that its residents began to call it the Drowning City. In Joe Golem and the Copper Girl, hard-nosed private detective Joe Golem and his employer are faced with one of their strangest cases yet. When a young mother named Rachael Blum arrives on their doorstep, frantic about the bizarre changes in her daughter's appearance and the terrible dreams plaguing the girl, it's up to Joe to separate nightmare from reality. But Joe Golem knows better than anyone that sometimes, the two are one and the same.

Golem

Golem
A Hero for Our Time

by Myles Ludwig

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1969
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Aspects of I.B. Singer

Aspects of I.B. Singer
A Book

by Isaac Bashevis Singer,Joseph C. Landis

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1986
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

The International Film Index, 1895-1990: Film titles

The International Film Index, 1895-1990: Film titles
A Book

by Alan Goble

  • Publisher : London ; New Jersey : Bowker-Saur
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 1687
  • ISBN : 9780862916282
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

The Believer

The Believer
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Jews and Film

Jews and Film
A Book

by Eleonore Lappin

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

The Storyteller's Sourcebook

The Storyteller's Sourcebook
A Subject, Title, and Motif Index to Folklore Collections for Children, 1983-1999

by Margaret Read MacDonald,Brian W. Sturm

  • Publisher : Gale / Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 712
  • ISBN : 9780810354852
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Book enables user to locate folktales in collections or single editions by searching under title, subject, geographical areas, or ethnic groups. Motif index helps identify similar tales from around the world.

Jewish Tales from Eastern Europe

Jewish Tales from Eastern Europe
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Jason Aronson Incorporated
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

This medley of Jewish Eastern European tales is based on written and oral sources, blending old and traditional Jewish values with the character and flavor unique to these regions. Many of the stories included in this book may be considered treasures that have yet to be presented to the Jewish and general public. Some versions of these tales have been published in different anthologies and languages over the years, but many are practically unknown. This selection includes stories from varied oral and written sources, mainly Czech, Slovak, German, and some Yiddish, Polish, and Hungarian. The reader will encounter a variety of topics that span several centuries. Some are tales of fantasy and imagination while others lean on reality and fact rather than legend. A few are based on contemporary personal events and reminiscences.

Vintage Science Fiction Films, 1896-1949

Vintage Science Fiction Films, 1896-1949
A Book

by Michael Benson

  • Publisher : McFarland Publishing
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Along with biographical material on the stars, the filmmakers, and the technicians responsible for cinema's first special effects, this volume has plot summaries of all the films, production anecdotes, literary origins and production credits.

Golden Horrors

Golden Horrors
An Illustrated Critical Filmography of Terror Cinema, 1931-1939

by Bryan Senn

  • Publisher : McFarland Publishing
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 518
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

From the grindhouse oddities to major studio releases, this work details 46 horror films released during the genre's golden era. Each entry includes cast and credits, a plot synopsis, in-depth critical analysis, contemporary reviews, time of release, brief biographies of the principal cast and crew, and a production history. Apart from the 46 main entries, 71 additional "borderline horrors" are examined and critiqued in an appendix.

The Comics Journal

The Comics Journal
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Amazing

Amazing
Science Fiction Stories

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1981-05
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

The Little Brother Golem

The Little Brother Golem
A Book

by Eva Hudečková

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 115
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

Luna

Luna
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1976
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

The Golem s Eye

The Golem s Eye
A Book

by Jonathan Stroud

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2011-12-13
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 1423141504
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK

The second adventure in the Bartimaeus trilogy finds our young apprentice magician Nathaniel working his way up the ranks of the government, when crisis hits. A seemingly invulnerable clay golem is making random attacks on London. Nathaniel and the all-powerful, totally irreverent djinni, Bartimaeus, must travel to Prague to discover the source of the golem's power. In the ensuing chaos, readers will chase a dancing skeleton across London's skyline, encounter the horror of the dreaded Night Police, witness a daring kidnapping, and enter the Machiavellian world of the magician's government. Eventually, Nathaniel and Bartimaeus have to go head to head with the fearsome golem before the surprise identity of his master is finally revealed.

Life and Death in the Cinema of Weimar Germany, 1919-1924

Life and Death in the Cinema of Weimar Germany, 1919-1924
A Book

by Steve Choe

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 462
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
GET BOOK