This debut novel in English combines Parei's tight prose with a compulsive delight in detail that dynamically evokes many lost and overlooked corners of Berlin.
Author: Inka Parei
In The Shadow-Boxing Woman, a novel from German writer Inka Parei, a decaying apartment building in post-Wall Berlin is home to Hell, a young woman with a passion for martial arts. When Hell's neighbor disappears she sets out across the city in search of the woman. In the course of her quest, she falls in love with a bank robber, confronts her own dark memories, and ends up saving more than just her missing neighbor. What is on the surface a crime novel is actually a haunting dual portrait of a city and a woman caught up in times of change and transition. This debut novel in English combines Parei's tight prose with a compulsive delight in detail that dynamically evokes many lost and overlooked corners of Berlin.
This novel presents a portrait of the West German soul from World War II through the German Autumn of 1977 through the eyes of an elderly man close to death.
Author: Inka Parei
This novel presents a portrait of the West German soul from World War II through the German Autumn of 1977 through the eyes of an elderly man close to death. Collapsing in his bed, the sounds of the endless night unsettle him, triggering images, questions, and memories.
Quite often, ostensibly charming customs and rituals involving women also carry
undertones of male domination. Karva Chauth is one such festival, widely
celebrated in north India – wives observe a fast on the fourth day of the fullmoon
Author: Vijay N. Shankar
Publisher: One Point Six Technology Pvt Ltd
The Old order changeth Yielding Place to new Lest one good custom Should corrupt the world Alfred, Lord Tennyson SHADOW BOXING WITH THE GODS is a tour through many traditions and beliefs in the history of Man, to arrive at the truths we recognize today. It is a book of aggressive but persistently rational thought, which deconstructs the beliefs and theologies that have accompanied mankind from the earliest times and often controlled human destinies. While many of these beliefs help people to find meaning to the great mystery of life, they nevertheless crave to be understood in the context of our modern environment. Based on the core truth that the greatest ideas, if carried to extremes, can become ridiculous and hurt people, the book traces the diverse strands of human belief in various civilizations, starting with fantasy and myth-making. Ideas about life, divinity, nature and community, have enriched existence but have also caused mayhem and tyranny through blind beliefs that fed fundamentalism and terror. The Nazi holocaust, the burning of witches and heretics at the stake, the indignity of widowhood and caste practices in India, were all the result of beliefs that overpowered the minds of large sections of people. Today, more than ever before, we are equipped with science, reason and information, to embrace the spiritual and the humane, while freeing ourselves from the clutches of superstition and ignorance – thus achieving a far deeper understanding about our individual and collective existence.
Inka Parei's novel Die Schattenboxerin [The Shadow-Boxing Woman] describes
the immediate post-Berlin-Wall German capital in a way rarely done, with “prose
that imitates the dark, crumbling, and ravaged atmosphere of East Berlin as well ...
Author: Carola Daffner
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
In the last few decades, the phrase “spatial turn” has received increased attention in German Studies, inspired by developments within the discipline of geography.The volume German Women Writers and the Spatial Turn: New Perspectives engages the analytical category of space and the spatial turn in the context of German women’s writing. The collection of essays divides its discussion of spatiality in German literature into sections that reflect privileged sites within the current scholarly debates around space. Essays look to such issues as environmentalism, globalization, migration and immigration, concerns of belonging, points of encounter, spaces and places of (im-)mobility, topographies of departure and arrival, movement, motion, or shifting identities. German Women Writers and the Spatial Turn: New Perspectives continues the challenge to understand the representation of space and place in German language texts by focusing on how spatial theory figures into the realm of feminist thinking and writing.
and article rereading had paid off, so I was able to talk with the women without
embarrassing them or myself. And most of them needed to talk – to pass the time
in the ... The young patient turned her head. “I'm sorry. I didn't 113 shadowboxing.
Author: Sheri Posesorski
Publisher: Coteau Books
Sixteen year old Alice is living in the shadows: the shadow of her mother’s death, continued rejection by her father and her aunt’s coldness. Will she ever know happiness again? Can she get past her secret torture? Alice is struggling to cope with the death of her mother, after a long debilitating illness. Her father has shut her out of his life and her aunt is only worried about her next spa appointment, and the two are conspiring to send her away. Her angst is so deep it cuts like knife. Will she ever feel whole again? Chloe is the only person who truly understands and when she becomes pregnant, Alice must look inside to find the strength to get them both out of their downward spiral. With the help of John, the caring bookstore owner who provides Alice’s escape, the girls devise a plan to live a life that excludes their self-absorbed parents. When they meet Caleb, a struggling artist, he introduces them to the creative and inspiring world of shadowboxes. Filled with heart-wrenching scenes and characters you will never forget, Shadow Boxing is a story of loss and love. Alice and Chloe each have a story of teenage struggle and finding their place in the world. The ultimate triumph of these two determined teens is an inspiration. Set in the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto, the authentic and edgy dialogue will resonate with teens and their unique struggle to adulthood.
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man, his father, had been an amateur boxer early on in his life and then a
landscaper and then he worked at the docks for a ... than watch the Hispanic
shows with all those seminude woman dancers, he kept insisting on manhood for
Author: Jorge A Barriere-Mendez
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
A short story collection conceived out of a life-long intuition: know FEAR, with all of its versions and manifestations, and one will know MAN. The collection is a dissertation of fears. It is ten years of accumulated story telling, in itself, a postulation that reflects the many changes in the life of a writer. Section One is the process that one particular man undertook to get to authenticity; an inner-dialogue about existence, dying, and love, only to find himself at the end, alone and facing his own image in a bathroom mirror. Section Two is a compilation of short stories about the daily-ness of fears and the many ways in which they creep into our lives, deciding and acting for us. Section Three is an adventure story, a change of pace, an imagined and new beginning for mankind. Or perhaps, not!
You the guy they call Mr. Boxing ? " she asked . Female fight fans aren't as rare
as you'd think . They grew up listening to title bouts on the radio with their fathers .
It got in their blood . I stepped toward her car and turned on the guarded grin I ...
Author: Eddie Muller
Stumbling upon evidence that suggests the person convicted of murdering his lover is innocent, Billy Nichols uncovers what may be a larger conspiracy involving the fight clubs.
A daringly original study, this book changes what it means to be American.
Author: NA NA
Shadowboxing presents an explosive analysis of the history and practice of black feminisms, drawing upon political theory, history, and cultural studies in a sweepingly interdisciplinary work. Joy James charts new territory by synthesizing theories of social movements with cultural and identity politics. She brings into the spotlight images of black female agency and intellectualism in radical and anti-radical political contexts. From a comparative look at Ida B. Wells, Ella Baker, Angela Davis, and Assata Shakur to analyses of the black woman in white cinema and the black man in feminist coalitions, she focuses attention on the invisible or the forgotten. James convincingly demonstrates how images of powerful women are either consigned to oblivion or transformed into icons robbed of intellectual power. Shadowboxing honors and analyzes the work of black activists and intellectuals and, along the way, redefines the sharp divide between intellectual work and political movements. A daringly original study, this book changes what it means to be American.
But she thought of a couple she had seen coming into The Shadow Box bar the
morning she was there with Phillip . Just as she and ... The man and woman
seemed so happy together , and yet it was somehow clear that Shadow Boxing
Author: Toni Graham
Publisher: Grace Paley Prize in Short Fic
A winner of the AWP Award for Short Fiction, a debut collection of darkly humorous, impassioned short stories chronicles the lives and loves of four intrepid San Francisco women who tangle with desire, betrayal, and the lure of hedonism. UP.
An advertisement for 'Pony's Exerbox' range of sportswear recommends
boxerobics by claiming it "really sorts out the women from the girls". The advert
promises that: "After the first few rounds of training you'll start to lose weight and
Author: Walsall Museum and Art Gallery
Publisher: Mit Press
Boxing has always provoked passionate responses, attracting committed followers and outspoken critics in all sections of society. Objections to the spectacle of legal violence has been tempered by those who admire and are drawn to boxing as a supremely disciplined activity, who see it as a science or an art. But many still revile it as a decadent sport. It is these tensions, between sport and art, aesthetics and perversion, that have shaped boxing's rich history and forged its special links with the art world over three decades. The ten essays and duotone illustrations in Boxer provide a multifaceted look at perceptions of the sport, embracing issues of masculinity, class, eroticism, and race. Contributors (most of whose work was commissioned especially for this volume) include Joyce Carol Oates, Marcia Pointon, Sarah Hyde, Ian Jeffrey, David Alan Mellor, Jean Fisher, Keith Piper, Nick James, Jennifer Hargreaves, and Roger Conover. Their essays examine boxing in a wide variety of contexts--high art and popular culture, painting and sculpture, photography, film, and television--yet they all see boxing and the visual arts as having a unique relationship that crosses and confuses social and artistic hierarchies. Distributed for the Institute of International Visual Arts, London
Not which boxer would win but when would Tyson win , and how decisively , was
the issue ; and how badly after all would Biggs be hurt . Thus , when Biggs
entered the ring , dancing , bobbing and weaving , shadow boxing , a singularly ...
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: E P Dutton
27 essays. Includes material on Mary Shelley and Frankenstein; Charlotte Bronte and Jane Eyre; Herman Melville and Moby Dick; Henry David Thoreau; Emily Dickinson; Susan Warner and Diana; Robert Louis Stevenson and The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; Mike Tyson; Annie Johnson; Winslow Homer; George Bellows; Ernest Hemingway; and the Gorbachevs.
( She shifts away and sits near THE YOUNG WOMAN . ) Excuse me . ... of your
bed ' , says he , ' when the bad thoughts comes into your head and do a couple of
rounds of shadow boxing . ' Yerra , for God ' s sake , shadow boxing ! MIDDLE ...
Author: Micheál Mac Liammóir
This collection of dramatic works by the Irish actor and playwright, Michael MacLiammoir, includes: Where Stars Walk; Ill Met by Moonlight; The Mountains Look Different; The Liar; and Prelude in Kasbeck Street.
We witness a female performer donning and doffing “ men ' s ” clothing .
Throughout the piece , the boxing motif is accentuated by Shaw ' s occasional
shadow boxing . The single peal of a bell ( as would signal the beginning or end
of a round ...
Author: Leslie Crawford Hurley
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Gender and Realism in Plays and Performances by Women addresses gender issues and the «creating» of gender in contemporary theatre (1970s-1990s) by British and American women. This book's foci are the biological-essentialism vision of the gender category, Woman, as well as the deconstruction of gender as presented in plays and performance art by women. Artists discussed include Beth Henley, Sarah Daniels, Pam Gems, Jane Chambers, Peggy Shaw, and Holly Hughes.
In this compelling biography, acclaimed author W. K. "Kip" Stratton collaborates with Zamarron to tell the story of her unlikely rise to the pinnacle of women's boxing.
Author: W. K. Stratton
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Reaching the top in any sport requires a long, hard climb. But when you start with the baggage of years of family dysfunction and incarceration in a hellish mental hospital, the climb is especially steep. Yet even with such weights to carry, Anissa Zamarron won not one, but two, world championships in women's boxing. Her story, as dramatically intense as the Clint Eastwood film Million Dollar Baby, is one of tremendous courage and determination to overcome the odds against her as a Latina and as a woman working through mental illness and addiction—a fight in which Zamarron has been as powerful and successful as she has been in the boxing ring. In this compelling biography, acclaimed author W. K. "Kip" Stratton collaborates with Zamarron to tell the story of her unlikely rise to the pinnacle of women's boxing. With searing honesty, Zamarron describes how the chaotic breakup of her childhood family caused her to develop "demons" that drove her to aggressive behavior in school, an addiction to self-destructive habits, including cutting, and eventually to a corrupt for-profit mental hospital in which she spent eighteen months tied to a bed. She explains how boxing became her salvation as an adult; she learned how to turn her anger and aggression into motivation to train hard and excel at her sport, not only becoming the first woman to fight as a professional in a sanctioned fight in New York, but also fighting more ten-round fights than any other woman in history. A gripping account of Zamarron's 2005 upset win over Maribel Zurita to claim her second world championship caps the book.
And secondly , the dramatic quality of A Certain Woman is the direct reflection of
a life in which Japanese and Western values and attitudes clashed head - on ,
instead of the shadow - boxing ( not involving the personality at its deepest levels
Author: Arishima Takeo
The main theme of the novel is the changing place of women in Japanese society at the end of the Meiji period and Taishō period.