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Eleven Stories High
Eleven Stories High (July 2000)
Growing Up in Stuyvesant Town, 1948-1968
Corinne Demas - Author

This memoir evokes a girl’s coming of age in a postwar New York City planned, “utopian” community.

Eleven Stories High is a memoir of a middle-class New York childhood, the perceptions of a girl growing up in a housing project that she deemed a “utopia of the fifties.” The story follows the process of memory, rather than the conventions of chronology, and explores the concept of “ho...(Read More)
 
 
A Brush with Death
A Brush with Death (June 1999)
An Artist in the Death Camps
Morris Wyszogrod - Author

Recounts the author’s experiences during the Holocaust, from the time of the Nazi invasion of Poland to the liberation of the Theresienstadt concentration camp by the Red Army in 1945.
In this memoir Morris Wyszogrod recounts his experiences from the time of the Nazi invasion of Poland to the liberation of the Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1945. He describes in detail the time he spent in the Warsaw Ghetto; his work as an artist fo...(Read More)
 
 
A Spiritual Life
A Spiritual Life (March 1999)
A Jewish Feminist Journey
Merle Feld - Author

Explores the complex facets of a Jewish woman's spiritual coming-of-age, capturing the emotional and spiritual reality of contemporary Jews as well as religious seekers of all types.

A unique memoir that interweaves poetry, narrative, meditation, and social history, A Spiritual Life explores the complex facets of a Jewish woman's spiritual coming-of-age, capturing the emotional and spiritual reality of contemporary Jews as we...(Read More)
 
 
My Double Life
My Double Life (February 1999)
The Memoirs of Sarah Bernhardt
Sarah Bernhardt - Author
Victoria Tietze Larson - Translator

A translation of Ma Double Vie, the autobiography of the French actress Sarah Bernhardt, who was one of the classical theater's all-time greatest stars.

"Bernhardt was one of the leading international actresses of her day. This memoir is particularly interesting not only because of the light it sheds on theater, but also because of what it tells us about the role of an artist in a particularly troubled period of ...(Read More)
 
 
Keeping Literary Company
Keeping Literary Company (July 1998)
Working with Writers since the Sixties
Jerome Klinkowitz - Author

A witty, intelligent, first-person account of what Kurt Vonnegut, Jerzy Kosinski, Donald Barthelme, and other important writers of the last three decades wrote, how they wrote it, and what it means for the development of American fiction.


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"Memoirs of an academic lucky enough to know the authors he teaches as contemporaries. A view of the passing literary parade from the porch of the ivory tower...(Read More)
 
 
Namedropping
Namedropping (July 1998)
Mostly Literary Memoirs
Richard Elman - Author

Candid snapshots in prose of literary and other figures--ranging from Aldous Huxley and Isaac Bashevis Singer to Faye Dunaway and Hunter S. Thompson--whom the author encountered during four decades as a working writer and journalist.

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"Elman's impressions are sharp, strongly drawn, and quite revealing." -- Kirkus Reviews

"What sets this work apart from other recent memoirs is that Elman (Tar Beach)...(Read More)
 
 
Nourishing Words
Nourishing Words (April 1998)
Bridging Private Reading and Public Teaching
Wendy Atwell-Vasey - Author

Exploring the very human and moving autobiographies of teachers, and the promising insights of feminist and critical reading theory, this book asks how we can oppose the alienation and distancing that so often characterize curriculum in schools.

By exploring the very human and moving autobiographies of teachers, and the promising insights of feminist and critical reading theory, Atwell-Vasey asks how we can oppose the ...(Read More)
 
 
Authoring a Life
Authoring a Life (March 1998)
A Woman's Survival In and Through Literary Studies
Brenda Daly - Author

This book begins as an autobiography, the story of an incest survivor who became an English professor, but it ends with an argument: that we must reconceptualize the language arts curriculum, from grade school through graduate school, if we are to meet the needs of our students, an alarming number of whom are survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
"This book is brave, beautiful, and practical and offers readers suggestions as well as cautio...(Read More)
 
 
Madeleva
Madeleva (July 1997)
A Biography
Gail Porter Mandell - Author

Madeleva was a close friend of C.S. Lewis, Thomas Merton, Jacques Maritain, and Clare Booth Luce. This book paints a picture of daily life in communities of religious women and explores the inner life of a passionately spiritual woman who was known as an advocate for women in the church as well as a scholar, poet, and essayist.

Before her death in 1964, Madeleva Wolff, CSC (Congregation of the Holy Cross), was recognized...(Read More)
 
 
Women's Lives/Women's Times
Women's Lives/Women's Times (May 1997)
New Essays on Auto/Biography
Trev Lynn Broughton - Editor
Linda Anderson - Editor

Points to the many ways in which the study of autobiography can contribute to the theory, practice, and politics of women’s studies as curriculum, and to feminist theory more generally.

“What I like most about this book is the fine balance between theory and pedagogy it achieves. The theoretical discussions are carefully developed, thoughtful, and richly provocative, drawing on complex theories to unpack the subtlet...(Read More)
 
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