Jos Mart

Author: E. Bejel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113712265X
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This book is a critical study of visual representations of José Martí The National Hero of Cuba , and the discourses of power that make it possible for Martí's images to be perceived as icons today. It argues that an observer of Martí's icons who is immersed in the Cuban national narrative experiences a retrospective reconstruction of those images by means of ideologically formed national discourses of power. Also, the obsessive reproduction of Martí's icons signals a melancholia for the loss of the martyr-hero. But instead of attempting to "forget Martí," the book concludes that the utopian impulse of his memory should serve to resist melancholia and to visualize new forms of creative re-significations of Martí and, by extension, the nation.

Jos Mart

Author: E. Bejel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113712265X
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
This book is a critical study of visual representations of José Martí The National Hero of Cuba , and the discourses of power that make it possible for Martí's images to be perceived as icons today. It argues that an observer of Martí's icons who is immersed in the Cuban national narrative experiences a retrospective reconstruction of those images by means of ideologically formed national discourses of power. Also, the obsessive reproduction of Martí's icons signals a melancholia for the loss of the martyr-hero. But instead of attempting to "forget Martí," the book concludes that the utopian impulse of his memory should serve to resist melancholia and to visualize new forms of creative re-significations of Martí and, by extension, the nation.

Mourning Has Broken

Author: C. A. Balawyder
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781461029274
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Mourning Has Broken offers a moving and poignant look at grief and loss. Giving herself a year of mourning after her sister's untimely death, the author goes about her life as memories and myriads of emotions assail her. In this collection of narrative non-fiction essays, the author does an exceptional job finding words to capture and express some very raw feelings and emotions not only about the death of a dear sister but also about the mourning of a mother, a father, a close friend, a career and a religion. Readers who have known loss - not just of loved ones but of marriages, jobs, friendships- will find much to relate to in this book, and will particularly appreciate the author's ability to be frank and open and at times humorous about feelings that might be difficult to acknowledge.

Hunger of Memory

Author: Richard Rodriguez
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553898833
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Hunger of Memory is the story of Mexican-American Richard Rodriguez, who begins his schooling in Sacramento, California, knowing just 50 words of English, and concludes his university studies in the stately quiet of the reading room of the British Museum. Here is the poignant journey of a “minority student” who pays the cost of his social assimilation and academic success with a painful alienation — from his past, his parents, his culture — and so describes the high price of “making it” in middle-class America. Provocative in its positions on affirmative action and bilingual education, Hunger of Memory is a powerful political statement, a profound study of the importance of language ... and the moving, intimate portrait of a boy struggling to become a man. From the Paperback edition.

Why Did You Die

Author: Erica Leeuwenburgh
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1572246049
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When a loved one dies, children are faced with a kaleidoscope of feelings, thoughts, and questions. Struggling with these issues can be overwhelming without guidance, support, and creative forms of expression. This bereavement book contains simple, effective activities to help children and parents communicate about death and the grieving process. Through these activities, children will learn how to grow and thrive after the loss of a loved one.

Accounting for Violence

Author: Ksenija Bilbija
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822350424
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Offering bold new perspectives on the politics of memory in Latin America, scholars analyze the memory markets in six countries that emerged from authoritarian rule in the 1980s and 1990s.

Grief Observed

Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0060652381
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Written after his wife's tragic death as a way of surviving the "mad midnight moment," A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis's honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. This work contains his concise, genuine reflections on that period: "Nothing will shake a man -- or at any rate a man like me -- out of his merely verbal thinking and his merely notional beliefs. He has to be knocked silly before he comes to his senses. Only torture will bring out the truth. Only under torture does he discover it himself." This is a beautiful and unflinchingly homest record of how even a stalwart believer can lose all sense of meaning in the universe, and how he can gradually regain his bearings.

A Time to Mourn a Time to Comfort

Author: Ron Wolfson
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580232531
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Describes the Jewish approach to death and dying, funerals, and mourning customs, including specifics for funeral preparations and preparing the home and family to sit shiva, with information for mourners and comforters alike. Reissue.

Chicken Soup for the Soul

Author: Jack Canfield
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1453279911
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Rediscover the power of inspiration with timeless stories about the everyday miracles that illuminate the best of the human spirit. Whether you're discovering Chicken Soup for the first time or are a long time fan, this volume will inspire you to be a better person, reach for your highest potential, share your love and embrace the world around you.