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An Abbreviated Life

Author : Ariel Leve
ISBN : 9780062269478
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“Sometimes, a child is born to a parent who can’t be a parent, and, like a seedling in the shade, has to grow toward a distant sun. Ariel Leve’s spare and powerful memoir will remind us that family isn’t everything—kindness and nurturing are.” —Gloria Steinem Ariel Leve grew up in Manhattan with an eccentric mother she describes as “a poet, an artist, a selfappointed troublemaker and attention seeker.” Leve learned to become her own parent, taking care of herself and her mother’s needs. There would be uncontrolled, impulsive rages followed with denial, disavowed responsibility, and then extreme outpourings of affection. How does a child learn to feel safe in this topsyturvy world of conditional love? Leve captures the chaos and lasting impact of a child’s life under siege and explores how the coping mechanisms she developed to survive later incapacitated her as an adult. There were material comforts, but no emotional safety, except for summer visits to her father’s home in South East Asia-an escape that was terminated after he attempted to gain custody. Following the death of a loving caretaker, a succession of replacements raised Leve-relationships which resulted in intense attachment and loss. It was not until decades later, when Leve moved to other side of the world, that she could begin to emancipate herself from the past. In a relationship with a man who has children, caring for them yields a clarity of what was missing. In telling her haunting story, Leve seeks to understand the effects of chronic psychological maltreatment on a child’s developing brain, and to discover how to build a life for herself that she never dreamed possible: An unabbreviated life.

A Flight Through Life An Aviator S Memoir

Author : Albert J. DeGroote
ISBN : 9781300922476
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Memoirs And Madness

Author : Frederick H. White
ISBN : 9780773577947
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Frederick White's primary focus is A Book About Leonid Andreev (1922), the most important collection of memoirs dedicated to the Russian author, presented here in the first English translation. The agendas of the memoirists resulted in portraits that have influenced how Andreev is read and spoken about to the present day. White pays special attention to Andreev's history of mental illness, which the memoirists described with vague terms such as "creative energy" or "inner turmoil." Past scholarship has focused on philosophical and sociological factors in the author's life but this concentration on his mental health provides a fruitful approach to deciphering the literary portraits.

A Radiant Life

Author : Nuala O'Faolain
ISBN : 9781613120477
Genre : Literary Collections
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Writings from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Are You Somebody?, on topics from Catholicism to feminism to Irish American culture, and more. Curious and funny, tender and scathing, Nuala O’Faolain’s columns in the Irish Times were never less than trenchant and always passionate. Through the prism of casual, everyday encounters, O’Faolain digs into her subjects in ways that transcend topicality. Taken together, her years of commentary form a historical narrative, a chronicle of Ireland’s transformation by one of its sharpest observers and canniest critics. Covering a vast array of subjects, A Radiant Life includes more than seventy entries, showcasing the unequivocal voice of Nuala O’Faolain, hailed by Irish Times literary editor Fintan O’Toole as “one of the greatest columnists to ever inhabit the English language.” “O’Faolain . . . writes with such precision and individuality that she could make the copy on the back of a cornflakes packet compelling.” —The Guardian on Almost There

St Patrick Apostle Of Ireland A Memoir Of His Life And Mission With An Introductory Dissertation On Some Early Usages Of The Church In Ireland And Its Historical Position From The Establishment Of The English Colony To The Present Day

Author : James Henthorn Todd
ISBN : BL:A0019371124
Genre : Ireland
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Memoirs Of The Life Writings And Character Literary Professional And Religious

Author : Olinthus Gregory
ISBN : HARVARD:32044081242422
Genre : Authors, English
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Memoirs Of A Rebel Princess

Author : Abida Sultaan
ISBN : UOM:39015061549138
Genre : History
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Memoirs of a princess of the Muslim princely state of Bhopal in central India.

Memoir Of Robert Vaughan Author Of

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ISBN : BNC:1001935285
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Memoirs Of Robert Alfred Vaughan

Author : Robert Vaughan
ISBN : UOM:39015064369831
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My Life As A Radical Jewish Woman

Author : Puah Rakovsky
ISBN : 9780253215642
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Autobiography of Puah Rakovsky, who broke from traditional upbringng to become a professional educator, Zionist activist, and feminist leader in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century Poland.

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