Author: Zora Neale Hurston
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813523163
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Now frequently anthologized, Zora Neale Hurston's short story "Sweat" was first published in Firell, a legendary literary magazine of the Harlem Renaissance, whose sole issue appeared in November 1926. Among contributions by Gwendolyn Bennett, Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes, and Wallace Thurman, "Sweat" stood out both for its artistic accomplishment and its exploration of rural Southern black life. In "Sweat" Hurston claimed the voice that animates her mature fiction, notably the 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God; the themes of marital conflict and the development of spiritual consciousness were introduced as well. "Sweat" exemplifies Hurston's lifelong concern with women's relation to language and the literary possibilities of black vernacular. This casebook for the story includes an introduction by the editor, a chronology of the author's life, the authoritative text of "Sweat," and a second story, "The Gilded Six-Bits." Published in 1932, this second story was written after Hurston had spent years conducting fieldwork in the Southern United States. The volume also includes Hurston's groundbreaking 1934 essay, "Characteristics of Negro Expression," and excerpts from her autobiography, Dust Tracks on a Road. An article by folklorist Roger Abrahams provides additional cultural contexts for the story, as do selected blues and spirituals. Critical commentary comes from Alice Walker, who led the recovery of Hurston's work in the 1970s, Robert Hemenway, Henry Louis Gates, Gayl Jones, John Lowe, Kathryn Seidel, and Mary Helen Washington.

The Lakota Ritual of the Sweat Lodge

Author: Raymond A. Bucko
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803264526
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For centuries, a persistent and important component of Lakota religious life has been the Inipi, the ritual of the sweat lodge. The sweat lodge has changed little in appearance since its first recorded description in the late seventeenth century. The ritual itself consists of songs, prayers, and other actions conducted in a tightly enclosed, dark, and extremely hot environment. Participants who “sweat” together experience moral strengthening, physical healing, and the renewal of social and cultural bonds. Today, the sweat lodge ritual continues to be a vital part of Lakota religion. It has also been open to use, often controversial, by non-Indians. The ritual has recently become popular among Lakotas recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. This study is the first in-depth look at the history and significance of the Lakota sweat lodge. Bringing together data culled from historical sources and fieldwork on Pine Ridge Reservation, Raymond A. Bucko provides a detailed discussion of continuity and changes in the “sweat” ritual over time. He offers convincing explanations for the longevity of the ceremony and its continuing popularity.

No Sweat

Author: Andrew Ross
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859841723
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An expose of the clothing industry describes the recent efforts of the National Labor Committee to expose abuses in the treatment of garment workers, both here and overseas

On Sweat

Author: Theophrastus
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004128903
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Three treatises on human physiology by Artistotle's pupil Theophrastus are newly edited and translated. A commentary accompanies each treatise, as do indices of words and subjects. Thre treatises relate to the medical and philosophical literature of the period.

By the Sweat of Your Brow

Author: David J. Schnall
Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
ISBN: 9780881257519
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This volume is a collection of essays dealing with the nature and value of work in Jewish thought. It tackles such issues as productivity, occupational safety, public employment and the right to organize, comparing the Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, and secular approaches. It also considers strictly Jewish issues such as the tension between material self-sufficiency vs. full-time study at public expense.

Human Microscopic Anatomy

Author: Radivoj V. Krstic
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540536666
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The author, R.V. Krstic, is well-known internationally for his excellent histological drawings. This atlas is an excellent supplement to conventional histology textbooks, for students, teachers and professionals alike.

Home Sweat Home

Author: Lynn Johnston
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740770969
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A collection of "For Better or For Worse" comic strips, following the Patterson family as John and Elly downsize, Mike and Deanna buy the family homestead, Elizabeth has her heart broken, and April turns sixteen.

Bud Sweat Tees

Author: Alan Shipnuck
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743249003
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A Sports Illustrated writer takes readers on a wild ride through a single season in the life of golfer Rich Beem, a twenty-eight-year-old rookie on the professional tour, and his caddie, Steve Duplantis, in an insider's look at the world of professional tournament golf. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.

The Don t Sweat Guide to Your Finances

Author: Editors of Don't Sweat Press
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 140139969X
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Foreword by Richard Carlson, Ph.D. A new Don't Sweat guidebook, based on the bestselling Don't Sweat series by Richard Carlson, Ph.D. Finances are often confusing and frustrating. This easy-to follow guidebook will help readers plan, save, and spend. The key is budgeting without obsessing over every bill and expense.