♥ Book Title : Everyday Use
☯ Full Synopsis : "Presents the text of Alice Walker's story "Everyday Use"; contains background essays that provide insight into the story; and features a selection of critical response. Includes a chronology and an interview with the author."Article| Alice Walker| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Everyday Use
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Alice Walker| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Little Book of Curses and Maledictions for Everyday Use
☯ Full Synopsis : "Gas prices, traffic. "Fresh” produce, "wholesome” food. Your boss. Your former boss. Your coworkers. Your crush. Doctors. Customer service. Who can you call to get that monkey off your back? You can’t call anyone because they won’t return your calls. Isn’t it time to have a little ammo of your own? Here you go: fifty custom maledictions for situations you run into every day, and for people you know and wish you didn’t. In step-by-step, user-friendly detail, The Little Book of Curses puts the power back in your hands. Learn how to place spells, incantations, hexes, and more. Authentic, ancient curses from around the world are tweaked for easy, contemporary use. The book covers the four essentials to practicing any kind of magic: what to do and say, what materials to use, what frame of mind to be in, and what limits to set. In some cases it even matters where you are when you set your curse, what time of day it is, and who’s around. All that is here, too. It’s foolproof!"Article| Dawn Rae Downton| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Not for Everyday Use: A Memoir
☯ Full Synopsis : "Winner of the 2015 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Nonfiction Longlisted for the 2015 OCM Bocas Prize in Nonfiction One of Oprah.com's Best Memoirs of the Year One of The Skanner's Best Black Books of 2014 One of Oprah.com's "Memoirs Too Powerful to Put Down" "Nunez ponders the cultural, racial, familial, social, and personal experiences that led to what she ultimately understands was a deeply loving union between her parents. A beautifully written exploration of the complexities of marriage and family life." --Booklist (starred review) "Through her thoughtful and articulate writing, Nunez offers a valuable perspective on the racism that she experienced, even in America, and the damage the Catholic Church does to women who follow the 'no artificial birth control' rule. Recommended for memoir enthusiasts and readers interested in Caribbean literature." --Library Journal "An intriguing...courageous memoir." --Kirkus Reviews "A narrative that feels like a close friend talking about her past...An insightful, generous story." --Oprah.com "Nunez reflects on her mother's legacy as she works through her grief, and demonstrates mastery of her craft." --Huffington Post "A powerful memoir...this non-fiction narrative pulls the curtain back upon the Caribbean woman known as writer, mother, sister and wife...Definitely peruse how this writer’s narrative plays out." --Ebony "Self-effacing and honest, Nunez gives listeners a unique window onto a foreign world." --AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award Review of audiobook edition narrated by Elizabeth Nunez "A celebration of understanding and empathy." --Chicago Center for Literature and Photography "When a writer like Elizabeth Nunez, who has spent her career unraveling the romances we tell ourselves about our native Caribbean, migrates from the novel to the memoir, readers are eager to discover what boundaries of both genre and familial privacy she will disrupt. Not for Everyday Use is a loving disruption. Through the prism of her parents' enviable marriage--more than half a century--Nunez intimately explores a changing colonial landscape and attitudes about race, reproduction, and the meaning of family." --Review: Literature of the Arts of the Americas no. 91 "Readers and writers of US ethnic literatures will find Nunez' voicing of immigrant sentiments familiar, eloquent, and distinctive." --La Bloga "I loved Not for Everyday Use by Elizabeth Nunez...a must read." --Carry On Friends "A sensitive memoir...The Caribbean is home for many excellent writers, and Elizabeth Nunez is one of the best." --Me, You, and Books Tracing the four days from the moment she gets the call that every immigrant fears to the burial of her mother, Elizabeth Nunez tells the haunting story of her lifelong struggle to cope with the consequences of the "sterner stuff" of her parents' ambitions for their children and her mother's seemingly unbreakable conviction that displays of affection are not for everyday use. But Nunez sympathizes with her parents, whose happiness is constrained by the oppressive strictures of colonialism, by the Catholic Church's prohibition of artificial birth control which her mother obeys, terrified by the threat of eternal damnation (her mother gets pregnant fourteen times: nine live births and five miscarriages which almost kill her), and by what Malcolm Gladwell refers to as the "privilege of skin color" in his mother’s Caribbean island homeland where "the brown-skinned classes...came to fetishize their lightness." Still, a fierce love holds this family together, and the passionate, though complex, love Nunez's parents have for each other will remind readers of the passion between the aging lovers in Gabriel García Márquez's Love in the Time of Cholera. Written in exquisite prose by a writer the New York Times Book Review calls "a master at pacing and plotting," Not for Everyday Use is a page-turner that readers will find impossible to put down."Article| Elizabeth Nunez| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Visual Information For Everyday Use
☯ Full Synopsis : "Creating graphical communication for public use represents both a large industry and a fertile area for thoughtful and innovative research and development. In this collection some of the world's figures within the interdisciplinary field of public graphics have been brought together to share their wisdom and present a look at this exciting world. This text is divided into a number of sections representing the rich diversity of concerns embraced by visual information designers. The first section is devoted to these foundational issues before moving on to particular domains of interest within public graphics: user instructions; warnings; forms; tables and graphs; maps and plans; way-finding information; and graphic symbols. This book is designed as a companion for anyone concerned with visual information design, particularly in the context of everyday use. Contributions are included from ergonomists, psychologists, commercial designers and health and safety professionals. The audience reflects these contributions and is pitched at a level which allows it to provide both practical guidelines and a rigorous academic understanding of the field."Article| Harms Zwaga| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Concept of Heritage in Alice Walker ́s Everyday Use
☯ Full Synopsis : "Seminar paper from the year 2001 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1 (A), University of Würzburg (Institute for Anglistics/ American Studies), course: American Female Writers, 10 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Introduction Alice Walker′s short story "Everyday Use", from the collection In Love and Trouble published in 1973, was written during the heyday of the Black Power movement, when African Americans were trying to reach more than mere racial equality and insisted on self-determination and racial dignity. The tracing of ancestral African roots, the slogan Black is Beautiful, and the Afro hair style arose. African American short stories of this period were often concerned with problematic issues of integration, separation, redefinition of the past, distant African heritage, and immediate family history. In "Everyday Use", the contrast between two sisters and the domestic struggle over old hand-made quilts reveal the use and misuse of the concept of heritage and different attitudes towards one′s familiar traditions and cultural background. Alice Walker not only explores a disturbed intrafamily relationship between three black women of the South, but represents a severe conflict within America′s black society, where new radical views and misperceptions of the word heritage collide with traditional black rural life style. A singular general meaning of the term heritage does not exist. Dictionaries mostly carry several definitions. For example, the Reader′s Digest Illustrated Encyclopedic Dictionary gives the following two entries: 1. Property that is or can be inherited; an inheritance. 2. Something other than property passed down from preceding generations; a legacy; a tradition. (Rattray 789) [...]"Article| Natalie Lewis| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Study Guide to Alice Walker's Everyday Use
☯ Full Synopsis : "A Study Guide to Alice Walker's Everyday Use, excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs."Article| Gale, Cengage Learning| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Idioms For Everyday Use
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♥ Book Title : Encyclopaedia of Etiquette
☯ Full Synopsis : "It is not permitted, however rainy the day may be and however fine and fresh her unprotected bonnet, for a woman to accept the shelter of an umbrella offered by a man who is a stranger to her. But when a woman is rescued from some peril by a man whom she does not know, it is right for her to follow the natural expression of her thanks by asking, May I know to whom I am indebted for such valuable assistance?-from "In Public"What are the duties of the debutante at an afternoon tea? Is one expected to tip the servants when one is a guest in another's home? Such were the conundrums that bedeviled proper ladies and gentlemen in times past, and Emily Host, etiquette maven, had all the answers. If you've ever wondered whether 14 courses are required at a dinner party or if it's acceptable to serve only 8, how to deal with the awkwardness of a stranger who leaves a calling card, the best man's duty with regards to the groom's hat and gloves during the wedding ceremony, how to dress for the opera, or whether it is acceptable for a young lady to bring a maid with her to a weekend house party, then this is the book for you.This 1921 edition of her classic guide to excruciatingly proper behavior is a delightful throwback to a more elegant time."Article| Emily Holt| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Everyday Maps for Everyday Use
☯ Full Synopsis : "‘I don’t think we’ll get to Mars ... not really ... not normal people. Scientists might ... it’ll end up a scientific outpost like Antarctica ... but it won’t be for people like you and me.’ Maggie has found a warm patch of ground on Horsell Common. She believes something is buried in the dirt. This is the site of the Martian invasion in HG Wells’ The War of the Worlds and she sneaks out of the house in the dead of night and dances on the warm spot. Here she meets Behrooz, an amateur astronomer who spends his nights mapping the surface of Mars. A stunning new play about fantasy and sexuality, and about the blurry and indistinct lines between reality and desire. ‘The writing has energy and breadth, and Morton-Smith juggles ideas and emotions as he places political and personal narratives side by side.’ Guardian on Salt Meets Wound ‘The dialogue crackles with vicious insight and humour.’ Time Out on Salt Meets Wound"Article| Tom Morton-Smith| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Heritage and Deracination in Alice Walker's "Everyday Use"
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| David Cowart| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Music in Everyday Life
☯ Full Synopsis : "This book shows how music is central to the construction and regulation of everyday life."Article| Tia DeNora| Statement ..."