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Sevastopol (English Edition)

By Lyof N. Tolstoï
  • Writer : Lyof N. Tolstoï
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Publisher : NEW YORK THOMAS Y. CROWELL & CO
  • Number of Pages : 87
  • Category : Fiction
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Example in this ebook SEVASTOPOL IN DECEMBER, 1854. The flush of morning has but just begun to tinge the sky above Sapun Mountain; the dark blue surface of the sea has already cast aside the shades of night and awaits the first ray to begin a play of merry gleams; cold and mist are wafted from the bay; there is no snow—all is black, but the morning frost pinches the face and crackles underfoot, and the far-off, unceasing roar of the sea, broken now and then by the thunder of the firing in Sevastopol, alone disturbs the calm of the morning. It is dark on board the ships; it has just struck eight bells. Toward the north the activity of the day begins gradually to replace the nocturnal quiet; here the relief guard has passed clanking their arms, there the doctor is already hastening to the hospital, further on the soldier has crept out of his earth hut and is washing his sunburnt face in ice-encrusted water, and, turning towards the crimsoning east, crosses himself quickly as he prays to God; here a tall and heavy camel-wagon has dragged creaking to the cemetery, to bury the bloody dead, with whom it is laden nearly to the top. You go to the wharf—a peculiar odor of coal, manure, dampness, and of beef strikes you; thousands of objects of all sorts—wood, meat, gabions, flour, iron, and so forth—lie in heaps about the wharf; soldiers of various regiments, with knapsacks and muskets, without knapsacks and without muskets, throng thither, smoke, quarrel, drag weights aboard the steamer which lies smoking beside the quay; unattached two-oared boats, filled with all sorts of people,—soldiers, sailors, merchants, women,—land at and leave the wharf. “To the Grafsky, Your Excellency? be so good.” Two or three retired sailors rise in their boats and offer you their services. You select the one who is nearest to you, you step over the half-decomposed carcass of a brown horse, which lies there in the mud beside the boat, and reach the stern. You quit the shore. All about you is the sea, already glittering in the morning sun, in front of you is an aged sailor, in a camel's-hair coat, and a young, white-headed boy, who work zealously and in silence at the oars. You gaze at the motley vastness of the vessels, scattered far and near over the bay, and at the small black dots of boats moving about on the shining azure expanse, and at the bright and beautiful buildings of the city, tinted with the rosy rays of the morning sun, which are visible in one direction, and at the foaming white line of the quay, and the sunken ships from which black tips of masts rise sadly here and there, and at the distant fleet of the enemy faintly visible as they rock on the crystal horizon of the sea, and at the streaks of foam on which leap salt bubbles beaten up by the oars; you listen to the monotonous sound of voices which fly to you over the water, and the grand sounds of firing, which, as it seems to you, is increasing in Sevastopol. It cannot be that, at the thought that you too are in Sevastopol, a certain feeling of manliness, of pride, has not penetrated your soul, and that the blood has not begun to flow more swiftly through your veins. “Your Excellency! you are steering straight into the Kistentin,” says your old sailor to you as he turns round to make sure of the direction which you are imparting to the boat, with the rudder to the right. “And all the cannon are still on it,” remarks the white-headed boy, casting a glance over the ship as we pass. “Of course; it's new. Korniloff lived on board of it,” said the old man, also glancing at the ship. “See where it has burst!” says the boy, after a long silence, looking at a white cloud of spreading smoke which has suddenly appeared high over the South Bay, accompanied by the sharp report of an exploding bomb. To be continue in this ebooks

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  • Isbn Code : 1611641373
  • Number of Pages : 840
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 665
  • Pdf File: the-people-s-new-testament-commentary.pdf

Book Excerpt:

M. Eugene Boring and Fred B. Craddock present this new one-volume commentary on the New Testament. Writing from the fundamental conviction that the New Testament is the people's book, Boring and Craddock examine the theological themes and messages of Scripture that speak to the life of discipleship. Their work clarifies matters of history, culture, geography, literature, and translation, enabling people to listen more carefully to the text. This unique commentary is the perfect resource for clergy and church school teachers who seek a reference tool midway between a study Bible and a multivolume commentary on the Bible.

Tell Me More

By Kelly Corrigan
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn Code : 0399588388
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reviews : 974
  • Pdf File: tell-me-more.pdf

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A story-driven collection of essays on the twelve powerful phrases we use to sustain our relationships, from the bestselling author of Glitter and Glue and The Middle Place “Kelly Corrigan takes on all the big, difficult questions here, with great warmth and courage.”—Glennon Doyle NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY REAL SIMPLE AND BUSTLE It’s a crazy idea: trying to name the phrases that make love and connection possible. But that’s just what Kelly Corrigan has set out to do here. In her New York Times bestselling memoirs, Corrigan distilled our core relationships to their essences, showcasing a warm, easy storytelling style. Now, in Tell Me More, she’s back with a deeply personal, unfailingly honest, and often hilarious examination of the essential phrases that turn the wheel of life. In “I Don’t Know,” Corrigan wrestles to make peace with uncertainty, whether it’s over invitations that never came or a friend’s agonizing infertility. In “No,” she admires her mother’s ability to set boundaries and her liberating willingness to be unpopular. In “Tell Me More,” a facialist named Tish teaches her something important about listening. And in “I Was Wrong,” she comes clean about her disastrous role in a family fight—and explains why saying sorry may not be enough. With refreshing candor, a deep well of empathy, and her signature desire to understand “the thing behind the thing,” Corrigan swings between meditations on life with a preoccupied husband and two mercurial teenage daughters to profound observations on love and loss. With the streetwise, ever-relatable voice that defines Corrigan’s work, Tell Me More is a moving and meaningful take on the power of the right words at the right moment to change everything. Praise for Tell Me More “It is such a comfort just knowing that Kelly Corrigan exists: she is somehow both wise and self-deprecating; funny but unafraid of pain; frank but gentle. She is the sister/mother/best friend we all wish we could have—and because of this big-hearted book, we all get to.”—Ariel Levy, author of The Rules Do Not Apply “With full-bodied humor and radical sensitivity, Kelly Corrigan transforms the mundane pain of life into a necessary spiritual text of sorts, one that reminds us that we have the right to grieve but the obligation to be grateful. This book will remind you that you are human—and of the fragile loveliness of being so.”—Lena Dunham

Quiet Hero

By Rita Cosby
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn Code : 9781439165614
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 396
  • Pdf File: quiet-hero.pdf

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When a father reveals his haunting past, a daughter takes an incredible journey of self-discovery . . . Emmy® award–winning journalist, TV host, and New York Times bestselling author Rita Cosby has always asked the tough questions in her interviews with the world’s top newsmakers. Now, in a compelling and powerful memoir, she reveals how she uncovered an amazing personal story of heroism and courage, the untold secrets of a man she has known all her life: her father. Years after her mother’s tragic death, Rita finally nerved herself to sort through her mother’s stored belongings, never dreaming what a dramatic story was waiting for her. Opening a battered tan suitcase, she discovered it belonged to her father—the enigmatic man who had divorced her mother and left when Rita was still a teenager. Rita knew little of her father’s past: just that he had left Poland after World War II, and that his many scars, visible and not, bore mute witness to some past tragedy. He had always refused to answer questions. Now, however, she held in her hand stark mementos from the youth of the man she knew only as Richard Cosby, proud American: a worn Polish Resistance armband; rusted tags bearing a prisoner number and the words Stalag IVB; and an identity card for an ex-POW bearing the name Ryszard Kossobudzki. Gazing at these profoundly telling relics, the well-known journalist realized that her father’s story was one she could not allow him to keep secret any longer. When she finally did persuade him to break his silence, she heard of a harrowing past that filled her with immense pride . . . and chilled her to the bone. At the age of thirteen, barely even adolescent, her father had seen his hometown decimated by bombs. By the time he was fifteen, he was covertly distributing anti-Nazi propaganda a few blocks from the Warsaw Ghetto. Before the Warsaw Uprising, he lied about his age to join the Resistance and actively fight the enemy to the last bullet. After being nearly fatally wounded, he was taken into captivity and sent to a German POW camp near Dresden, finally escaping in a daring plan and ultimately rescued by American forces. All this before he had left his teens. This is Richard Cosby’s story, but it is also Rita’s. It is the story of a daughter coming to understand a father whose past was too painful to share with those he loved the most, too terrible to share with a child . . . but one that he eventually revealed to the journalist. In turn, Rita convinced her father to join her in a dramatic return to his battered homeland for the first time in sixty-five years. As Rita drew these stories from her father and uncovered secrets and emotions long kept hidden, father and daughter forged a new and precious bond, deeper than either could have ever imagined.

An Arts Therapeutic Approach to Maternal Holding

By Ariel Moy
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 1000414639
  • Number of Pages : 264
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reviews : 160
  • Pdf File: an-arts-therapeutic-approach-to-maternal-holding.pdf

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Little research has explored the everyday, simple and long-term experience of maternal holding, particularly after the first year of a child’s life. The research that has been undertaken commonly examines holding through the lens of attachment with a focus on the impact of holding upon the child. Employing an arts-based collaborative inquiry approach, participants’ stories of holding, as well as the author’s own, convey the significant maternal experiences of holding their children over individual arts therapeutic sessions. Optimal moments of holding included strange, powerful and meaningful experiences of expansion into self-in-relationship. Attention is drawn to the ways in which holding can alert us to the current state of mother/child relationships; how we understand, story and structure those relationships; and the ways in which we can attend to holding in order to develop deeply satisfying experiences of a mother/child ‘us’. An Arts Therapeutic Approach to Maternal Holding aims to draw attention to the intersubjective qualities of the mother/child relationship, explore why holding matters, and offer suggestions for therapeutic practice. This book is essential reading for therapeutic practitioners and those in allied health fields who work with mothers and children.

Anchored

By Erin Cushman
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Isbn Code : 1512707686
  • Number of Pages : 176
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 782
  • Pdf File: anchored.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Find an anchor for your broken heart. ONE in four pregnancies end in devastating loss. Grief hits like a tidal wave, and batters you with questions: Why me? How could God allow this to happen? Did I do something wrong? Where is my baby now? Can I survive this? Anchored invites you to grieve in a honest and faith-filled way. With personal stories, seasoned insight, and gentle questions, you are invited to lay your deepest hurt at the foot of the cross and allow God to anchor your brokenness.

The One and Only Ivan

By Katherine Applegate
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn Code : 0062101986
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 526
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The #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery Award-winning novel The One and Only Ivan is now a major motion picture streaming on Disney+ This unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendship. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated book is told from the point of view of Ivan himself. Having spent twenty-seven years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes. In the tradition of timeless stories like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create an unforgettable story of friendship, art, and hope. The One and Only Ivan features first-person narrative; author's use of literary devices (personification, imagery); and story elements (plot, character development, perspective). This acclaimed middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 8, for independent reading, homeschooling, and sharing in the classroom. Plus don't miss The One and Only Bob, Katherine Applegate's return to the world of Ivan, Bob, and Ruby!

The Desire of Ages—Illustrated

By Ellen G. White
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  • Publisher : Digital Inspiration
  • Isbn Code : 1427614288
  • Number of Pages : 724
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 224
  • Pdf File: the-desire-of-ages-illustrated.pdf

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The Prolonged Struggle of Supernatural Forces for Creation’s Loyalty as Revealed In— Vol. III.—The Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ — The Desire of Ages. Heritage Edition—Over 300 Century-Old Illustrations, 724 pages. This third volume—The Desire of Ages—covers the life and ministry of Jesus Christ as recorded in the four gospels. This is the heart-molding story of Jesus of Nazareth, the promised Seed of the Woman which was to conquer and eventually destroy the adversary of mankind—the serpent, the devil. This is the story of the central theme of all Scripture, the account of the life and ministry of the long-looked-for, and yet misunderstood and rejected by most, Messiah, Emmanuel—God with us. This third volume—The Desire of Ages—covers the life and ministry of Jesus Christ as recorded in the four gospels. This is the heart-molding story of Jesus of Nazareth, the promised Seed of the Woman which was to conquer and eventually destroy the adversary of mankind—the serpent, the devil. This is the story of the central theme of all Scripture, the account of the life and ministry of the long-looked-for, and yet misunderstood and rejected by most, Messiah, Emmanuel—God with us. Take time to meditate upon the life of He whom accepted into one’s life, transforms the mind and heart and promises to each repentant son and daughter of Adam time without end—eternal dwelling with Him who during His three-and-one-half years of ministry demonstrated His ability to deliver us from sin, and to wipe away all tears from our eyes. CONTENTS SECTION I. — AN OUTLOOK 1. “God With Us” ................................................................... 14 2. The Chosen People ............................................................ 22 3. “The Fullness of the Time” ................................................ 26 SECTION II. — EARLY YEARS 4. Unto You a Saviour ............................................................ 35 5. The Dedication ................................................................... 40 6. “We Have Seen His Star”................................................... 47 7. As a Child .......................................................................... 55 8. The Passover Visit .............................................................. 62 9. Days of Conflict ................................................................. 71 SECTION III. — THE ANOINTED ONE 10. The Voice in the Wilderness............................................. 81 11. The Baptism ..................................................................... 92 12. The Temptation ................................................................ 97 13. The Victory .................................................................... 106 14. “We Have Found the Messias” .......................................113 15. At the Marriage Feast ..................................................... 124 16. In His Temple ................................................................. 133 17. Nicodemus ..................................................................... 144 18. “He Must Increase” ........................................................ 153 19. At Jacob’s Well .............................................................. 157 20. “Except Ye See Signs and Wonders” ............................. 168 21. Bethesda and the Sanhedrin ........................................... 173 22. Imprisonment and Death of John ................................... 185 SECTION IV. — DAYS OF PROMISE 23. “The Kingdom of God Is at Hand” ................................ 197 24. “Is Not This the Carpenter’s Son?”................................ 201 25. The Call by the Sea ........................................................ 208 26. At Capernaum ................................................................ 214 27. “Thou Canst Make Me Clean”....................................... 223 28. Levi-Matthew ................................................................ 232 29. The Sabbath ................................................................... 240 30. “He Ordained Twelve” ................................................... 248 31. The Sermon on the Mount ............................................. 255 32. The Centurion ................................................................ 269 33. Who Are My Brethren?.................................................. 275 34. The Invitation ................................................................. 282 35. “Peace, Be Still”............................................................. 286 36. The Touch of Faith ......................................................... 294 37. The First Evangelists ..................................................... 299 38. Come Rest Awhile .......................................................... 307 39. “Give Ye Them to Eat” .................................................. 312 SECTION V. — FALLING SHADOWS 40. A Night on the Lake ....................................................... 320 41. The Crisis in Galilee ...................................................... 327 42. Tradition ......................................................................... 338 43. Barriers Broken Down ................................................... 342 44. The True Sign................................................................. 347 45. The Foreshadowing of the Cross ................................... 353 46. He Was Transfigured ...................................................... 361 47. Ministry.......................................................................... 367 48. Who Is the Greatest? ...................................................... 372 SECTION VI. — THE REJECTED ONE 49. At the Feast of Tabernacles ............................................ 384 50. Among Snares ................................................................ 391 51. “The Light of Life” ........................................................ 398 52. The Divine Shepherd ..................................................... 410 53. The Last Journey From Galilee...................................... 417 54. The Good Samaritan ...................................................... 427 55. Not With Outward Show................................................ 434 56. Blessing the Children ..................................................... 438 57. “One Thing Thou Lackest” ............................................ 444 58. “Lazarus, Come Forth” .................................................. 449 59. Priestly Plottings ............................................................ 460 SECTION VII. — NEARING THE END 60. The Law of the New Kingdom ...................................... 467 61. Zacchaeus....................................................................... 471 62. The Feast at Simon’s House ........................................... 476 63. “Thy King Cometh” ....................................................... 486 64. A Doomed People .......................................................... 495 65. The Temple Cleansed Again .......................................... 502 66. Controversy.................................................................... 513 67. Woes on the Pharisees .................................................... 521 68. In the Outer Court .......................................................... 531 69. On the Mount of Olives ................................................. 536 70. “The Least of These My Brethren” ................................ 545 71. A Servant of Servants ..................................................... 550 72. “In Remembrance of Me” .............................................. 559 73. “Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled” ................................ 567 SECTION VIII. — THE CRUCIFIED 74. Gethsemane .................................................................... 585 75. Before Annas and the Court of Caiaphas ....................... 596 76. Judas ............................................................................... 611 77. In Pilate’s Judgment Hall ............................................... 618 78. Calvary ........................................................................... 634 79. “It Is Finished” ............................................................... 648 SECTION IX. — TO THE FATHER’S THRONE 80. In Joseph’s Tomb ........................................................... 656 81. “The Lord Is Risen” ....................................................... 665 82. “Why Weepest Thou?” .................................................. 672 83. The Walk to Emmaus ..................................................... 678 84. “Peace Be Unto You” ..................................................... 683 85. By the Sea Once More ................................................... 689 86. Go Teach All Nations ..................................................... 696 87. “To My Father, and Your Father” .................................. 706 Appendix.............................................................................. 712 The Companion Volumes are: Vol. I.—Adam & Eve Through King David’s Reign — Patriarchs and Prophets Vol. II.—King Solomon Until the Promised Deliverer — Prophets and Kings Vol. IV.—The Times and Ministry of the Apostles — Acts of the Apostles Vol. V.—The Christian Era Until Victory is Unanimously Achieved — The Great Controversy * Supernatural Revelations Explaining Past, Present, & Future * — TRANSFORMING TRUTH STRANGER THAN FICTION —

Acres of Diamonds

By Russell H. Conwell
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  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Isbn Code : 3736816693
  • Number of Pages : 177
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reviews : 549
  • Pdf File: acres-of-diamonds.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Russell Herman Conwell (1843–1925) was an American Baptist minister, orator, philanthropist, lawyer, and writer. Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell. One of the books that started a self-help era of literature. One need not look elsewhere for opportunity, achievement, or fortune—the resources to achieve all good things are present in one's own community. This is developed by an anecdote, credited to an Arab guide, about a man who wanted to find diamonds so badly that he sold his property and went off in futile search for them. The new owner of his home discovered that a rich diamond mine was located right there on the property. Conwell elaborates on the theme through examples of success, genius, service, or other virtues involving ordinary Americans contemporary to his audience: "dig in your own backyard!". One of the most interesting Americans who lived in 19th century was a man by the name of Russell Herman Conwell. He was born in 1843 and lived until 1925. This story does not get old...it will be true forever.... Opportunity does not just "come along". It is there all the time - we just have to see it.

The Life and Legacy of George Müller

By George Müller,Susannah Grace Sanger Müller,Arthur T. Pierson
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn Code : N.a
  • Number of Pages : 1786
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 962
  • Pdf File: the-life-and-legacy-of-george-müller.pdf

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Musaicum Books presents to you this meticulously edited George Müller collection. "The word of God alone is our standard of judgment in spiritual things... the Holy Spirit alone can teach us about our state by nature, show us the need of a Saviour, enable us to believe in Christ, explain to us the Scriptures, help us in preaching, etc. The first evening that I shut myself into my room, to give myself to prayer and meditation over the Scriptures, I learned more in a few hours than I had done during a period of several months previously. But the particular difference was, that I received real strength for my soul in doing so." George Müller (1805-1898) was a Christian evangelist and the director of the Ashley Down orphanage in Bristol, England. He cared for 10,024 orphans during his lifetime, and provided educational opportunities for the orphans to the point that he was even accused by some of raising the poor above their natural station in British life. He established 117 schools which offered Christian education to more than 120,000. The theology that guided George Müller's work was shaped by an experience in his middle twenties when he "came to prize the Bible alone as his standard of judgement". Müller wrote frequently about the stewardship of money and the non-reliance on earthly riches, and how God would bless the man who kept to these principles, and felt that laying his own experiences bare would prove the truth of his claims. His personal income, from unsolicited gifts (he refused any kind of salary) rose from £151 in 1831 to more than £2,000 in 1870. However, he retained only around £300 a year for himself and his family, the rest he gave away. Müller's faith in God strengthened day by day and he spent hours in daily prayer and Bible reading. Content: Paths to Power The Pursuit of God The Divine Conquest How to be Filled with the Holy Spirit The Root of the Righteous The Knowledge of the Holy

The Path

By Jody Weigel
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Isbn Code : 1449752985
  • Number of Pages : 252
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 965
  • Pdf File: the-path.pdf

Book Excerpt:

If you ever wanted to walk through the Gospels with a friend and discuss how this pertains to your life, here is the perfect opportunity. Come read about Jesus through the lenses of the twenty-first century and relate to life experiences along the way. If you don’t know much about the Bible and don’t want to ask, this is the perfect venue for you. There will be some “ah ha” moments, some “Kleenex” moments, and some funny moments, all drawn within the boundaries of Christian attitudes. You will find some chapters that are purely personal and some that are almost commentary in character, all pointing to themes of nondenominational doctrine to interest you, inform you, entertain you, and encourage you to go further on your own path. Dear Readers, “A good look into a woman’s life with its ups and downs, and always followed by Scripture that gives each experience a higher meaning. All women can relate with different parts of Jody’s memoirs, and combined with insightful Scriptures, we get a comforting reminder of how we are provided for by God in Jesus’ name.” —Priscilla Marsh, Laguna Beach, California Dear Readers, “I have just begun reading the manuscript for The Path, and what a blessing it is! I have already cried, smiled, nodded, and laughed. Thank you, Jody, for 25 years of friendship!” —Shirley Newis, Calgary, Alberta

Precious

By Katherine Whitehurst
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 113481321X
  • Number of Pages : 124
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reviews : 431
  • Pdf File: precious.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Examining how the discourses of youth, race, poverty and identity take shape when Push is adapted to the big screen, this book brings together valuable research to delve into representations of African-American girlhood. The book draws attention to how Black girlhood takes shape in the film under the dominant White discourses that racialise non-White bodies, and examines how these discourses inform a critical reception of the film and Precious, as a Black girl. Through a consideration of Black culture and heritage, it questions what narratives of girlhood, growth and development are afforded to the main character, in a film that is informed by neoliberal and colour-blind discourses. Highlighting the social context in which Precious was received, the book draws attention to how a discussion of Precious in the critical press gives insight into the racial politics that were dominant at the time of the film’s release. It considers whether race impacts how the film engages with, reflects and moves beyond conventions within the genre of youth film. Concise and engaging, this vital book sheds light on underrepresented areas of film studies that make it an invaluable resource for students and scholars of film, race and youth cultures.