Midas, Queen Kong, and Frau Freud, to say nothing of the Devil's wife herself, startle us with their wit, imagination, and incisiveness in this collection of poems written from the perspectives of the wives of famous--and infamous--male ...
Author: Carol Ann Duffy
The voices of Mrs. Midas, Queen Kong, and Frau Freud, to say nothing of the Devil's wife herself, startle us with their wit, imagination, and incisiveness in this collection of poems written from the perspectives of the wives of famous--and infamous--male personages. Reprint.
This unique collection of poems from the Poet Laureate, filled with her characteristic wit, is a feminist classic and a modern take on age-old mythology.
Author: Carol Ann Duffy
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
This unique collection of poems from the Poet Laureate, filled with her characteristic wit, is a feminist classic and a modern take on age-old mythology. Who? Him. The Husband. Hero. Hunk. The Boy Next Door. The Paramour. The Je t'adore. Behind every famous man is a great woman - and from the quick-tongued Mrs Darwin to the lascivious Frau Freud, from the adoring Queen Kong to the long-suffering wife of the Devil himself, each one steps from her counterpart's shadow to tell her side of the story in this irresistible collection. Original, subversive, full of imagination and quicksilver wit, The World's Wife is Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy at her beguiling best.
Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Potsdam, course: Genre and Gender, language: English, abstract: History has always been a space of male deeds, ...
Author: Antje Peukert
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Potsdam, course: Genre and Gender, language: English, abstract: History has always been a space of male deeds, male achievements, male gain or loss. Or so one is made to believe in retrospection. Of course women were not absent from history but they certainly are to a great extent from historical representations. Patriarchy dominated Western culture for more than two thousand years and supplied the framework for what is to be known and how, i.e. in which contexts, it is to be known. Historical material has always been scarce but in regard to women it is almost non-existent. So women rightfully started to ask where their part in history was or why they have been consequently written out of history instead of being included. A necessity arose to deconstruct certain historical "truths" and to make women visible in and show their relevance to our past to build up strength and to obtain a voice or rather voices in order to question the present and the past systems. In this paper I examine Carol Ann Duffy's The World's Wife, whose poetry runs very much in above line. I will concentrate on the gender constructions established within The World's Wife. Even though Duffy questions traditional conceptions of men and women and their relationships with each other, she maintains a binary gender structure. The first chapter therefore deals with a general overview of gender conceptions constructed in and through the poems. The second and third chapter will take a closer look at certain poems. I think the poems weave their own web of femininity. In a circular movement they refer to past and future thus describing a female/feminist tradition. Accordingly the first and the last poem, Little Red Cap and Demeter, form the outline of the circle, not only in regard to their position but also by implicitly refering to each other. My third chapter will extend the
worlds. Elena. Semino. 1. Introduction An important aspect of literary
interpretation (and of text comprehension generally) is the ... She is best known
for her poetic production, which includes the collection The World's Wife,
published in 1999.
Author: Geert Brône
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This volume offers a state-of-the-art collection of studies in the rapidly growing interdisciplinary field of cognitive poetics. In coupling cognitive linguistics and poetics, cognitive poeticians aim to offer cognitive readings of literary texts. By bringing together key players and critics in a setting of interdisciplinary dialogue, this volume captures the goals, gains and gaps of this emerging field.
The boundaries between real and imagined lives are blurred to sometimes disturbing effect; this is a place where graves are liable to open up before our feet, where we can be plunged into quicksand one minute or left with sinister strangers ...
Author: Carol Ann Duffy
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Category: Children's poetry, English
Meeting Midnight is a collection for young readers by one of the most exciting poets writing today. These poems will blow your head away. An exuberant mix of the funny, the sinister, the tender and the ridiculous, they will transport you to worlds half magical, half eerily familiar. The boundaries between real and imagined lives are blurred to sometimes disturbing effect; this is a place where graves are liable to open up before our feet, where we can be plunged into quicksand one minute or left with sinister strangers the next. Among the many characters we meet there's an inveterate liar, a boy who thinks he's Elvis Presley, a girl infatuated with a tree and two outrageously matched Queens.
The World's Wife marks a critical departure from the earlier poetry in that men and
masculinity are attacked constantly by more abrasive female narrators . This
tendency is augmented by the more overtly homoerotic relationships between ...
Author: Angelica Michelis
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The first full-length collection of essays on the poetry of Carol Ann Duffy. Duffy's poetry is both respected by academics, and widely read and enjoyed by both children and adults. Approaches Duffy's work from a variety of literary theoretical perspectives, including feminism, masculinity, national identity and post-structuralism. Situates Duffy's work in relation to current debates about the state, value and social relevance of contemporary British poetry. Will become the benchmark anthology on Duffy.
The tiny little germs had _a, taken over the world. b. saved the world. c. cleaned
up the Earth. _d. brought harm ... _c. his wife and sister. d. no one. because a. it
wanted to go home. it was sick. it was hungry. it was lonely. b. i 5. What caused
Author: H.G. Wells
Publisher: EDCON Publishing Group
Bring The Classics To Life Series. These novels have been adapted into 10 short chapters that will excite the reluctant reader as well as the enthusiastic one. Let the Classics introduce Kipling, Stevenson, and H.G. Wells. Readers will embrace the notion of Crusoe's lonely reflections, the psychological reactions of a Civil War soldier at Chancellorsville, and the tragedy of the Jacobite Cause in 18th Century Scotland. Knowledge of Classics is a cultural necessity and these will improve fluency, vocabulary and comprehension through a high Interest / low readability format. Each eBookis divided into 10 short high quality illustrated chapters - Was written using McGraw-Hill's Core Vocabulary - Has been measured by the Fry Readability Formula - Defines and uses in context new vocabulary, prior to each chapter.
Excellent wives , learning , the knowledge of the law , the rules of purity , good
advice , and various arts may be acquired from anybody . ” Finally , the Brahman
who has not broken his vow during his student stage is promised after death the ...
The opera's thesis is that this relation is almost invariable, regardless of the wife (
after all, that is why the five wives are hardly ... If we now take into account the
fragment of world that comprises the five wives and Ariadne, the situation
Author: Alain Badiou
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Logics of Worlds is the sequel to Alain Badiou's masterpiece, Being and Event. Tackling the questions that had been left open by Being and Event, and answering many of his critics in the process, Badiou supplements his pioneering treatment of multiple being with a daring and complex theory of the worlds in which truths and subjects make their mark - what he calls a materialist dialectic. Drawing on his most ambitious philosophical predecessors - Leibniz, Kant, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Lacan, Deleuze – Badiou ends this important later work with an impassioned call to 'live for an Idea'.
So Harold concentrated on items to his right, trying to avoid the mistakes that
would irritate his wife. Still, he couldn't help but keep a conscious eye on the world manifesting itselfon his left. Meanwhile, the distance in the two worlds
continued to ...
Author: Robert Eichelberg
Art in the Dark presents a collection of short stories that come together in a journey that is by turns whimsical, ironic, frightening, and absurd. Much like the passage of life itself, these stories are mysterious and unpredictable. Through analogy and metaphor, author Robert Eichelberg addresses a number of difficult topics-such as love, death, alienation, materialism, war, and politics-from unique new angles, bringing to light aspects of each that may otherwise be difficult to consider. From the opening salvo of "The Only Rule," with its shocking subject and frightening twist, to the gruesome and heartrending tale of Blue in "The Bad Dog," each tale is imbued with at least a hint of the surreal. They remind us that our journey though life is short and that we must embrace every moment-even as we must ultimately let go. These stories transcend the conventional and challenge your perceptions and expectations, leaving you always in awe of the wonders that remain ahead.
An accomplished man of the world , he thought he could offer his young wife
everything , but was not a little surprised when returning home one evening , he
found a strongly - worded message instead of his wife . I always visited this lady ...
Author: Emilie Said-Ruete
Presents the reader with an intimate picture of life in Zanzibar between 1850-1865, and with an intelligent observer's reactions to life in Germany in the Bismarck period. Emily Ruete's writings describe her attempts to recover her Zanzibar inheritance and her homesickness.
And to make up for his lost clan, Chili and his wife brought to the world one
clansman after another, within fourteen years of their arrival in Rako Island. As
Chili, night after night, cracked his way through the benumbed crowds, he knew
Author: Safi Abdi
She is an outgoing girl. Her Muslim family is thousands of miles away, and her destiny is in her hands. He is a fun loving Westerner. They meet and take the plunge. Soon, the love-nest sinks under the blasting current of fronting waves. Two cultures, two ways of life.
Betrothal takes place at any time from the christening day ( the twelfth day after
birth ) or even sooner , and the husband can claim his wife when he chooses , as
his legal right to her begins with betrothal . The claim is generally made when the
... upon himself the duties and responsibilities of husband and father , and who is
preparing to step forth into the world for ... MY VERY DEAR WIFE , - • Rising in
good spirits on this blessed Sabbath morn , after lifting up my soul in devotion to ...
A plaine Country Fellow. A Young-Man. The common Singing-Men. A Pretender
to Learning. A Shop keeper. A Handsome Hostesse. A blunt Man. . A Criticke. A
Sergeant. A weake Man. A Tobaco seller. A plausible Man. The Worlds wife Man.
CHAPTER EIGHT AFTER CASH'S WEDDING , MARY UNDERSTOOD THERE
WERE TWO WORLDS in Lexington . She had always been aware of the division
between them , but had slipped back and forth across it with the blithe
Author: Barbara Hambly
As a girl growing up in Kentucky, she lived a sheltered, privileged life filled with picnics and plantation balls. Vivacious, impulsive, and intoxicated by politics, she is a Todd of Lexington, an aristocratic family whose ancestors defeated the British. But no one knows her secret fears and anxieties. Although she is courted by the most eligible suitors in the land, including future senator Stephen Douglas, it is a gangly lawyer from Illinois who captures her heart. After a stormy courtship and a broken engagement, Abraham Lincoln will marry twenty-four-year-old Mary Todd and give her a ring inscribed with the words “Love Is Eternal.” But their happiness won’t last nearly so long. Their first child will be born under the gathering clouds of a civil war, and three more follow. As Lincoln’s star rises, the pleasure-loving Mary learns, often the hard way, the rules of being a politician’s wife. But by the time the fiery storm of war passes, tragedy will have claimed two sons, scandal will shadow her days as First Lady, and an assassin’s bullet will take Lincoln himself, leaving Mary alone and all but forgotten by the nation that owed her husband its survival. Yet it is in the years to come that Mary Todd Lincoln will truly come into her own. In public, she will fight to preserve Lincoln’s memory even as she battles a bitterly contested insanity trial. In private, she will struggle with depression and addiction as she endures the betrayals–both real and imagined–of family and friends. With a gifted novelist’s imagination and a historian’s eye for detail, Barbara Hambly tells a story of astonishing scope, richly peopled with real-life characters and their fictional counterparts, a tour-de-force tale of power, politics, and the role of women in nineteenth- century America. The result is a Mary Todd Lincoln few have seen and none will forget–the fascinating, controversial woman of whom her husband could say: “My wife is as handsome as when she was a girl and I fell in love with her; and what is more, I have never fallen out”–Mary Todd, the woman who loved Abraham Lincoln.
... then any one in particular . Men gratifie him notwithstanding with a good report
, and what - euer vices he ha's besides , yet hauing no enemies , he is sure to be
an honest fellow . 40. The Worlds wife Man S an able and sufficient wicked man ...
all the World , jedermann , die ganze Worldlines , world's lineß , s . die Belt .
Weltliebe , Eiteíkeit dieser Beit , Prache , all the World and his Wife , jeder : Geig ,
Bollust , Gewinnsudt . mann , große Gesellschaft . Worldling , world's ling , S. ein
Author: Mrs. Grey (Elizabeth Caroline)Publish On: 1860
Once Harry Percy ended some encomium on Arthur by saying he was a person
who would be greatly improved by a little more knowledge of the world. Maud
was silent; but May, contrary to her custom, undertook to speak for her sister, and
His pregnant wife could do nothing to save the Indians, but when the guards
came to the house to get their wives the rancher's wife threw herself in front of the
three women. The opposition even at its most rash hesitated to get three further ...