Oradell At Sea

Author: Meredith Sue Willis
Publisher: West Virginia Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780937058701
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Oradell At Sea from the Author: Meredith Sue Willis. From a West Virginia coal town to Las Vegas to New York, Oradell Greengold has fought enough battles in her life. On the cruise ship Golden Argonaut, her commanding personality and her ability to tip heavily have earned her a life of freedom and comfort. But when shipboard emotions run high, Oradell's past won't let her stand aside.

Thy Truth Then Be Thy Dowry

Author: Stéphanie Durrans
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443858714
Size: 76.98 MB
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Thy Truth Then Be Thy Dowry from the Author: Stéphanie Durrans. This collection of essays provides new insights into the theme of inheritance in American women’s writing, ranging from Emily Dickinson’s appropriation of Shakespeare’s legacy to Meredith Sue Willis’s exploration of the tension between material inheritance and spiritual heritage in the Appalachian context. Using diverse critical and theoretical models, the twelve contributors examine women’s problematic relationship to inheritance in a variety of historical, geographical, and personal contexts, bringing to the fore a number of strategies of resistance and empowerment that have helped women cope with the burden or the lack of any inheritance through the centuries. Grouped into four sections, these essays successively investigate women’s attempts to grapple with the curse of personal or national inheritance, the troubled relationship with the father figure, the classic trope of the haunted, Gothic house, and the plight of more contemporary women writers who have been relegated to the dead zone of American literary inheritance. Of crucial importance for all of these writers is the tension between the home and the land, as well as a questioning of intertextuality as the starting-point for a reconfiguration of the self in its relationship with the past.

Out Of The Mountains

Author: Meredith Sue Willis
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 082141920X
Size: 60.72 MB
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Out Of The Mountains from the Author: Meredith Sue Willis. Meredith Sue Willis’s Out of the Mountains is a collection of thirteen short stories set in contemporary Appalachia. Firmly grounded in place, the stories voyage out into the conflicting cultural identities that native Appalachians experience as they balance mainstream and mountain identities. Willis’s stories explore the complex negotiations between longtime natives of the region and its newcomers and the rifts that develop within families over current issues such as mountaintop removal and homophobia. Always, however, the situations depicted in these stories are explored in the service of a deeper understanding of the people involved, and of the place. This is not the mythic version of Appalachia, but the Appalachia of the twenty-first century.

Listen Here

Author: Sandra L. Ballard
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813143586
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Listen Here from the Author: Sandra L. Ballard. Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia is a landmark anthology that brings together the work of 105 Appalachian women writers, including Dorothy Allison, Harriette Simpson Arnow, Annie Dillard, Nikki Giovanni, Denise Giardina, Barbara Kingsolver, Jayne Anne Phillips, Janice Holt Giles, George Ella Lyon, Sharyn McCrumb, and Lee Smith. Editors Sandra L. Ballard and Patricia L. Hudson offer a diverse sampling of time periods and genres, established authors and emerging voices. From regional favorites to national bestsellers, this unprecedented gathering of Appalachian voices displays the remarkable talent of the region's women writers who've made their mark at home and across the globe.