When the van door slammed on Offreds future at the end of «The Handmaids Tale», readers had no way of telling what lay ahead. In this electrifying sequel, Margaret Atwood picks up the story fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.
Illustrated profiles of 50 pioneering female artists--from the 11th century to today--from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science. A charmingly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Art highlights the achievements and stories of 50 notable women in the arts--from well-known figures like painters Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keefe, to lesser-known names like 19th-century African American quilter Harriet Powers and Hopi-Tewa ceramic artist Nampeyo. Covering a wide array of artistic mediums, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about artistic movements throughout history, statistics about women's representation in museums, and notable works by women. Women in Art celebrates the success of the bold female creators who inspired the world and paved the way for the next generation of artists.
From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today - written as a letter to a friend. A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie''s letter of response. Here are fifteen invaluable suggestions-compelling, direct, wryly funny, and perceptive-for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. From encouraging her to choose a helicopter, and not only a doll, as a toy if she so desires; having open conversations with her about clothes, makeup, and sexuality; debunking the myth that women are somehow biologically arranged to be in the kitchen making dinner, and that men can "allow" women to have full careers, Dear Ijeawele goes right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century. It will start a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today.
T his beautifully illustrated collection honoring one hundred exceptional feminist saints throughout history is sure to inspire women and men alike. A new set of role models and heroes--matron saints--for the feminist future.-- The New York Times Book Review The women in this book . . . blazed trails where none existed before.-- The Guardian In this luminous volume, New York Times bestselling writer Julia Pierpont and artist Manjit Thapp match short, vibrant, and surprising biographies with stunning full-color portraits of secular female saints: champions of strength and progress. These women broke ground, broke ceilings, and broke molds--including Maya Angelou Jane Austen Ruby Bridges Rachel Carson Shirley Chisholm Marie Curie & Irène Joliot Curie Isadora Duncan Amelia Earhart Artemisia Gentileschi Grace Hopper Dolores Huerta Frida Kahlo Billie Jean King Audre Lorde Wilma Mankiller Toni Morrison Michelle Obama Sandra Day OConnor Sally Ride Eleanor Roosevelt Margaret Sanger Sappho Nina Simone Gloria Steinem Kanno Sugako Harriet Tubman Mae West Virginia Woolf Malala Yousafzai Open to any page and find daily inspiration and lasting delight. Praise for The Little Book of Feminist Saints A whistle-stop tour of inspiring women . . . [The artwork] deserves to be framed in every womans living room. -- Diva Short, snappy and inspiring [with] glorious visuals. -- Psychologies This beautifully illustrated collection offers daily inspiration and humorous anecdotes to remind you why we worship these women so. -- Hello Giggles An enticing collection . . . Pierponts pithy write-ups are accompanied by Thapps funky, wonderfully expressive color illustrations, making for an engaging picture-book experience for adults. . . . Bold and sassy . . . required reading for any seeking to broaden their historical knowledge. -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Small enough to tuck into a bag, this delightful book offers instant inspiration. -- BookPage
With a foreword by Athene Donald, Professor of Experimental Physics, University of Cambridge and Master of Churchill College. Ten Women Who Changed Science tells the moving stories of the physicists, biologists, chemists, astronomers and doctors who helped to shape our world with their extraordinary breakthroughs and inventions, and outlines their remarkable achievements. These scientists overcame significant obstacles, often simply because they were women their science and their lives were driven by personal tragedies and shaped by seismic world events. What drove these remarkable women to cure previously incurable diseases, disprove existing theories or discover new sources of energy? Some were rewarded with the Nobel Prize for their pioneering achievements - Madame Curie, twice - others were not and, even if they had, many are not household names. Despite living during periods when the contribution of women was disregarded, if not ignored, these resilient women persevered with their research, whether creating life-saving drugs or expanding our knowledge of the cosmos. By daring to ask 'How?' and 'Why?' and persevering against the odds, each of these women, in a variety of ways, has made the world a better place. Astronomy Henrietta Leavitt (United States of America) (1868-1921) - discovered the period-luminosity relation(ship) for Cepheid variable stars, which enabled us to measure the size of our Galaxy and the Universe. Physics Lise Meitner (Austria) (1878-1968) - fled Nazi Germany in 1938, taking with her the experimental results which showed that she and Otto Hahn had split the nucleus and discovered nuclear fission. Chien-Shiung Wu (United States of America) (1912-1997) - Chinese-American who disproved one of the most accepted 'laws of nature', that not all processes can be mirrored. She showed that the 'law of parity', the idea that a left-spinning and right-spinning sub-atomic particle would behave identically, was wrong. Chemistry Marie Curie (France) (1867-1934) - the only person in history to have won Nobel prizes in two different fields of science. Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (United Kingdom) (1910-1994) - British chemist who won the Nobel prize for Chemistry in 1964. Among the most prominent of a generation of great protein crystallographers. The field was revolutionized under her. She pioneered the X-ray study of large molecules of biochemical importance: the structures of cholesterol, penicillin, vitamin B12 and insulin, leading to DNA structure analysis by Franklin etc. Medicine Virginia Apgar (United States of America) (1909-1974) - of Apgar Score fame. Gertrude Elion (United States of America) (1918-1999) - won the Nobel Prize for Physiology/Medicine in 1988 for developing some important principles for drug development. Biology Rita Levi-Montalicini (Italy) (1909-2012) - the so-called 'Lady of the Cells'. She won the Nobel Prize for Physiology/Medicine in 1986 for her co-discovery in 1954 of NGF (nerve growth factor). Elsie Widdowson (United Kingdom) (1906-2000) - a pioneer of the science of nutrition who was instrumental in devising the WW2 diet, in part through self-experimentation. Rachel Carson (United States of America) (1907-1964) - marine biologist and author of Silent Spring who is credited with having advanced the environmental movement.
Le roman le plus lu de Virginia Woolf.
« Mrs Dalloway dit qu'elle se chargerait d'acheter les fleurs. » De cet incipit, resté aussi célèbre que ceux de Camus ou Nabokov, découle la journée d'une femme, Clarissa Dalloway, au rythme des heures qui s'égrainent, entraînant le lecteur dans les sinuosités joyciennes de son inconscient et de ses monologues introspectifs.
À contre-sens des canons de la littérature victorienne, Mrs Dalloway n'en reste pas moins, en dépit de son avant-gardisme, un des romans les plus appréciés de Virginia Woolf, celui dont elle dira, dans son Journal d'un écrivain, qu'elle y avait exprimé « bien plus complètement que de coutume ce qu'elle voulait dire ».
Outre une technique d'écriture novatrice, Mrs Dalloway se propose de « critiquer le système social, le montrer à l'oeuvre dans toute son intensité ». Virginia Woolf pose un regard critique sur la condition bourgeoise, l'évolution des moeurs, l'avenir des femmes, mais aussi sur la folie à travers le personnage de Septimus.
Mrs Dalloway, qui n'a rien perdu de sa modernité, ouvre par effet de miroir quelques portes d'entrée dans la psyché de son auteur.
B>The New York Times bestseller /b>b>'This selection of 43 stories should by all rights see Lucia Berlin as lauded as Jean Rhys or Raymond Carver' - Independent/b>The stories in A Manual for Cleaning Women make for one of the most remarkable unsung collections in twentieth-century American fiction.With extraordinary honesty and magnetism, Lucia Berlin invites us into her rich, itinerant life: the drink and the mess and the pain and the beauty and the moments of surprise and of grace. Her voice is uniquely witty, anarchic and compassionate. Celebrated for many years by those in the know, she is about to become - a decade after her death - the writer everyone is talking about. The collection will be introduced by Lydia Davis.'With Lucia Berlin we are very far away from the parlours of Boston and New York and quite far away, too, from the fiction of manners, unless we are speaking of very bad manners . . . The writer Lucia Berlin most puts me in mind of is the late Richard Yates.' - LRB, 1999
Deconstructs the French woman's views on culture, fashion and attitude. Including 80 black and white and colour pictures, many taken by the authors, this book explains those confusing subjects of clothes, makeup, men, culture and lifestyle as only a true Parisienne can.
Les montagnes du Massachusetts à la fin du XIXe siècle. Ethan Frome est un jeune homme pauvre qui aime les livres et rêve de voyages. Il a hérité d'une ferme et d'une scierie qui ne rapportent rien, épousé une vieille cousine hypocondriaque. Et, sans comprendre ce qui lui arrive, il tombe amoureux pour la première fois. En trois jours, sa vie va basculer. Même la mort ne voudra pas des héros de cette tragédie rurale, chef-d'oeuvre atypique d'Edith Wharton.
Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director Nora Ephron turns her sharp wit on to her own life. This work includes her insights such as: never marry a man you wouldn't want to be divorced from; if the shoe doesn't fit in the shoe store, it's never going to fit; and if only one third of your clothes are mistakes, you're ahead of the game.
A memoir that offers a picture of the author's growing up in a bourgeois French family, rebelling as an adolescent against the conventional expectations of her class, and striking out on her own with an intellectual and existential ambition exceedingly rare in a young woman in the 1920s.