The Story Within Us

Author: Megan Sweeney
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252094255
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Story Within Us: Women Prisoners Reflect on Reading features in-depth, oral interviews with eleven incarcerated women, each of whom offers a narrative of her life and her reading experiences within prison walls. The women share powerful stories about their complex and diverse efforts to negotiate difficult relationships, exercise agency in restrictive circumstances, and find meaning and beauty in the midst of pain. Their shared emphases on abuse, poverty, addiction, and mental illness illuminate the pathways that lead many women to prison and suggest possibilities for addressing the profound social problems that fuel crime. Framing the narratives within an analytic introduction and reflective afterword, Megan Sweeney highlights the crucial intellectual work that the incarcerated women perform despite myriad restrictions on reading and education in U.S. prisons. These women use the limited reading materials available to them as sources of guidance and support and as tools for self-reflection and self-education. Through their creative engagements with books, the women learn to reframe their own life stories, situate their experiences in relation to broader social patterns, deepen their understanding of others, experiment with new ways of being, and maintain a sense of connection with their fellow citizens on both sides of the prison fence.

Gothic Stories Within Stories

Author: Clayton Carlyle Tarr
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476667489
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Frame narratives--stories within stories--are featured in nearly every canonical Gothic novel. Sometimes dismissed as a shopworn convention of the genre, frame narratives in fact function as a dynamic basis for imaginative variation and are vital to evaluating the diverse Gothic tradition. The juxtaposition between the everyday "frame world" of the story and the disturbing embedded narrative allows the monstrous to escape textual confines, forcing the reader to experience the reassurance of the ordinary alongside the horror of the uncanny.

The Story Within

Author: Laura Oliver, M.F.A.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101545801
Format: PDF
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Laura Oliver has been teaching aspiring writers how to plumb emotional contradictions for insight for more than a decade in workshops and university classes. Now she has written the book her students have been asking her for, a book that aspiring writers of every genre can use to guide, coach, and encourage them on their journey.The Story Within employs the compelling art of memoir to illuminate craft and touches on nuanced subjects only a teacher who is herself actively writing knows to address. Each chapter offers excerpts from Laura's own stories, as well as those of students and published authors and then provides fresh advice and clear instruction on the subject of writing.

The Story Within

Author: Amy Boesky
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421410974
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The contributors to The Story Within share powerful experiences of living with genetic disorders. Their stories illustrate the complexities involved in making decisions about genetic diseases: whether to be tested, who to tell, whether to have children, and whether and how to treat children medically, if treatment is available. More broadly, they consider how genetic information shapes the ways we see ourselves, the world, and our actions within it. People affected by genetic disease respond to such choices in varied and personal ways. These writers reflect that breadth of response, yet they share the desire to challenge a restricted sense of what "health" is or whose life has value. They write hoping to expand conversations about genetics and identity—to deepen debate and generate questions. They or their families are affected by Huntington’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, genetic deafness or blindness, schizophrenia, cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, fragile X, or Fanconi anemia. All of their stories remind us that genetic health is complicated, dynamic, and above all, deeply personal. Contributors Misha Angrist, Amy Boesky, Kelly Cupo, Michael Downing, Clare Dunsford, Mara Faulkner, Christine Kehl O’Hagan, Charlie Pierce, Kate Preskenis, Emily Rapp, Jennifer Rosner, Joanna Rudnick, Anabel Stenzel (deceased), Isabel Stenzel Byrnes, Laurie Strongin, Patrick Tracey, Alice Wexler -- Alexandra Stern, University of Michigan, author of Telling Genes: The Story of Genetic Counseling in AmericaRita Charon, M.D., Ph.D., Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University, author of Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of IllnessPatrick Tracey

Stories Within Stories

Author: Peninnah Schram
Publisher: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 0765761424
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Stories within Stories contains fifty stories, mostly made up of folktales. Various types of stories are interspersed so that a humorous story is followed by a romantic tale, which is followed by a religious tale, which is followed by a tall tale, and so on. The stories come from various ethnic communities represented in the Israel Folktale Archives including Morocco, Iraq, Kurdistan, Persia, Yemen, and Eastern Europe."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Writing the Story Within

Author: Chip Richards
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited
ISBN: 9780738743158
Format: PDF
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An empowering nine-part writing journey for transforming your ideas and experiences into magnetically engaging stories. Whether your vision is to write a novel, feature film, children's book, or travel blog, Writing the Story Within will help you move beyond self-doubt, procrastination, and judgment to clearly express your true creative voice.

The Story Within

Author: Laura Oliver
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101542926
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Laura Oliver has been teaching aspiring writers how to plumb emotional contradictions for insight for more than a decade in workshops and university classes. Now she has written the book her students have been asking her for, a book that aspiring writers of every genre can use to guide, coach, and encourage them on their journey.The Story Within employs the compelling art of memoir to illuminate craft and touches on nuanced subjects only a teacher who is herself actively writing knows to address. Each chapter offers excerpts from Laura's own stories, as well as those of students and published authors and then provides fresh advice and clear instruction on the subject of writing.

The Story Within

Author: Elaine Robins
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780195541816
Format: PDF
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Designed to help students to identify the different genres they encounter in their reading, to explore and discuss their findings, to become aware of how 'readings' of texts are constructed by gender, background and cultural influences, and to become aware of alternatives to the 'dominant' reading. Example genres given include short stories, autobiographies, biographies, journals, newspaper reports, interviews and essay writing. Each genre form is presented as a diagram, which illustrates how a writer's purpose and style shape the content of a text and thus determine its particular form.

Getting There

Author: M.D. Birmingham
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781452011813
Format: PDF
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The fact that you have begun reading this means that you have come to a crossroads. You ultimately, only have one of two choices that you will make. One choice is to continue reading this book and it will (not can) enhance your perspective on life and being around others. The book touches several genres (inspirational, self-improvement, handicapped, health and fitness, social sciences, philosophy, family, mind, body, and soul) in a combined unique manner and accurately highlights each that is naturally intertwined in this autobiography and anyone's life. This book goes beyond age, gender, social, cultural boundaries, and even time to make it applicable to any human. This autobiography's events were typed and recorded vocally by me, the author, as I regained the physical capabilities. These are all true experiences by me, the author, that were encountered along my journey. The story illustrates the similarities of two worlds that some people think are completely different; one being better than the other. The experiences are presented in such a form to make it relative to any reader. This autobiography was written in the style and format that creatively gives the reader the truthful experience in order. Many people want to be at the top, but how many have and can give perspectives from both top and bottom. All emotions are met when reading this book and it is much more than a life story. It is The story within the life becoming the life within the story! Near Death Experience Transforms One Mans Life in Autobiography The surgeon gave his family two possibilities: dead or at best a vegetable, but he is neither Getting There allows readers to find more meaning in everyday events. Birmingham shares the lessons he has learned, providing readers with hope as they face their own obstacles.