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Fun Home

Fun Home

A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Alison Bechdel
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2007
Total Pages : 232 Pages
ISBN : 0618871713


A Happy Death

A Happy Death

Is it possible to die a happy death? This is the central question of Camus's astonishing early novel, published posthumously and greeted as a major literary event. It tells the story of a young Algerian, Mersault, who defies society's rules by committing a murder and escaping punishment, then experimenting with different ways of life and finally dying a happy man. In many ways A Happy Death is a fascinating first sketch for The Outsider, but it can also be seen as a candid self-portrait, drawing on Camus's memories of his youth, travels and early relationships. It is infused with lyrical descriptions of the sun-drenched Algiers of his childhood - the place where, eventually, Mersault is able to find peace and die 'without anger, without hatred, without regret'.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Albert Camus
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2013-10-31
Total Pages : 112 Pages
ISBN : 9780141914220


Are You My Mother

Are You My Mother

The New York Times–bestselling graphic memoir about Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home, becoming the artist her mother wanted to be. Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home was a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, this time about her mother: voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel's childhood…and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter good night, forever, when she was seven. Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf. It's a richly layered search that leads readers from the fascinating life and work of the iconic twentieth-century psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, to one explosively illuminating Dr. Seuss illustration, to Bechdel’s own (serially monogamous) adult love life. And, finally, back to Mother—to a truce, fragile and real-time, that will move and astonish all adult children of gifted mothers. A New York Times, USA Today, Time, Slate, and Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year “As complicated, brainy, inventive and satisfying as the finest prose memoirs.”—New York Times Book Review “A work of the most humane kind of genius, bravely going right to the heart of things: why we are who we are. It's also incredibly funny. And visually stunning. And page-turningly addictive. And heartbreaking.”—Jonathan Safran Foer “Many of us are living out the unlived lives of our mothers. Alison Bechdel has written a graphic novel about this; sort of like a comic book by Virginia Woolf. You won't believe it until you read it—and you must!”—Gloria Steinem

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Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
Author : Alison Bechdel
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2012-05-01
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780547524368


Fun Home

Fun Home

Alison's father is a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the family's Victorian home, and a closeted homosexual who, as it turns out, is involved with his male students and the family babysitter. This work shows a daughter's complex yearning for her father.

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Genre : Father and child
Author : Alison Bechdel
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2006
Total Pages : 232 Pages
ISBN : 9780224080514


Fun Home

Fun Home

"Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel."

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Genre : Drama
Author : Jeanine Tesori
Publisher : Samuel French, Incorporated
Release : 2015
Total Pages : 77 Pages
ISBN : 0573704570


Approaches To Teaching Bechdel S Fun Home

Approaches To Teaching Bechdel S Fun Home

Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic has quickly joined the ranks of celebrated literary graphic novels. Set in part at a family-run funeral home, the book explores Alison’s complicated relationship with her father, a closeted gay man. Amid the tensions of her home life, Alison discovers her own lesbian sexuality and her talent for drawing. The coming-of-age story and graphic format appeal to students. However, the book’s nonlinear structure; intertextuality with modernist novels, Greek myths, and other works; and frank representations of sexuality and death present challenges in the classroom. This volume offers strategies for teaching Fun Home in a variety of courses, including literature, women’s and gender studies, art, and education. Part 1, “Materials,†outlines the text’s literary, historical, and theoretical allusions. The essays of part 2, “Approaches,†emphasize the work’s genres, including autobiography and graphic narrative, as well as its psychological dimensions, including trauma, disability, and queer identity. The essays give options for reading Fun Home along with Bechdel’s letters and drafts; her long-running comic strip, Dykes to Watch Out For; the Broadway musical adaptation of the book; and other stories of LGBTQ lives.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Judith Kegan Gardiner
Publisher : Modern Language Association
Release : 2018-10-01
Total Pages : 216 Pages
ISBN : 9781603293600


Truth In Sight

Truth In Sight

Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting to engage reluctant readers! Cici has a lot to figure out. She's learning how to make friends. She's learning how to be a better big sister. Oh, and she's learning how to use her fairy powers! Things look easy for Kendra, a popular girl at Cici's school. So when Cici finds Kendra's lost doll, she uses her magic to play a trick: change the doll, and Kendra changes too! It's only a joke—but the changes could last forever if Cici doesn't learn to see the best in people.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Cori Doerrfeld
Publisher : Millbrook Press
Release : 2017-08-01
Total Pages : 48 Pages
ISBN : 9781512461541


Against Love

Against Love

Who would dream of being against love? No one. Love is, as everyone knows, a mysterious and all-controlling force, with vast power over our thoughts and life decisions. But is there something a bit worrisome about all this uniformity of opinion? Is this the one subject about which no disagreement will be entertained, about which one truth alone is permissible? Consider that the most powerful organized religions produce the occasional heretic; every ideology has its apostates; even sacred cows find their butchers. Except for love. Hence the necessity for a polemic against it. A polemic is designed to be the prose equivalent of a small explosive device placed under your E-Z-Boy lounger. It won’t injure you (well not severely); it’s just supposed to shake things up and rattle a few convictions.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Laura Kipnis
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2009-01-16
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780307510747


Sequoyah

Sequoyah

The story of Sequoyah is the tale of an ordinary man with an extraordinary idea—to create a writing system for the Cherokee Indians and turn his people into a nation of readers and writers. The task he set for himself was daunting. Sequoyah knew no English and had no idea how to capture speech on paper. But slowly and painstakingly, ignoring the hoots and jibes of his neighbors and friends, he worked out a system that surprised the Cherokee Nation—and the world of the 1820s—with its beauty and simplicity. James Rumford’s Sequoyah is a poem to celebrate literacy, a song of a people’s struggle to stand tall and proud.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : James Rumford
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2004-11-01
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : 9780547528724


Examined Life

Examined Life

PHILOSOPHY/EASTERN RELIGIONS

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Genre : Philosophy
Author : Robert Nozick
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1990-12-15
Total Pages : 308 Pages
ISBN : 9780671725013