Ours

  • Auteur: Cole Swensen
  • ISBN: 9780520941564
  • Date de sortie: 2008-04-08
  • Collection: Univ of California Press
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These poems are about gardens, particularly the seventeenth-century French baroque gardens designed by the father of the form, André Le Nôtre. While the poems focus on such examples as Versailles, which Le Nôtre created for Louis XIV, they also explore the garden as metaphor. Using the imagery of the garden, Cole Swensen considers everything from human society to the formal structure of poetry. She looks in particular at the concept of public versus private property, asking who actually owns a garden? A gentle irony accompanies the question because in French, the phrase "le nôtre" means "ours." Whereas all of Le Nôtre's gardens were designed and built for the aristocracy, today most are public parks. Swensen probes the two senses of "le nôtre" to discover where they intersect, overlap, or blur.

Paris Was Ours

  • Auteur: Penelope Rowlands
  • ISBN: 1616200367
  • Date de sortie: 2011-02-08
  • Collection: Algonquin Books
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Paris is “the world capital of memory and desire,” concludes one of the writers in this intimate and insightful collection of memoirs of the city. Living in Paris changed these writers forever. In thirty-two personal essays—more than half of which are here published for the first time—the writers describe how they were seduced by Paris and then began to see things differently. They came to write, to cook, to find love, to study, to raise children, to escape, or to live the way it’s done in French movies; they came from the United States, Canada, and England; from Iran, Iraq, and Cuba; and—a few—from other parts of France. And they stayed, not as tourists, but for a long time; some are still living there. They were outsiders who became insiders, who here share their observations and revelations. Some are well-known writers: Diane Johnson, David Sedaris, Judith Thurman, Joe Queenan, and Edmund White. Others may be lesser known but are no less passionate on the subject. Together, their reflections add up to an unusually perceptive and multifaceted portrait of a city that is entrancing, at times exasperating, but always fascinating. They remind us that Paris belongs to everyone it has touched, and to each in a different way.

Ours

  • Auteur: Ian Ronayne
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 2009
  • Collection: History Press (SC)
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Dominating the history of the Island of Jersey is the story of its occupation by German forces in World War II. Twenty years earlier, however, another devastating war had struck the Island, affecting the lives and liberties of its people. Central to this story was the Jersey Contingent. In 1915, this band of 300 young men volunteered to fight for King and country in a war beyond the comprehension of most. Feted as heroes, they proudly took their place in the trenches of the Western Front. But the war was to have a devastating effect - both on the Contingent and their Island. Soon the volunteers were not only fighting the enemy, but also waging a bitter struggle for continued recognition and support from home. This book tells the moving but ultimately tragic story of one small and unique unit caught in the maelstrom of World War I.

When the Moon Was Ours

  • Auteur: Anna-Marie McLemore
  • ISBN: 1466873248
  • Date de sortie: 2016-10-04
  • Collection: Macmillan
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Winner of the 2016 Tiptree Award! Longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People's Literature Stonewall Book Award Honor “McLemore’s second novel is such a lush surprising fable, you half expect birds to fly out of the pages... McLemore uses the supernatural to remind us that the body’s need to speak its truth is primal and profound, and that the connection between two people is no more anyone’s business than why the dish ran away with the spoon.” --Jeff Giles, New York Times Book Review Anna-Marie McLemore’s debut novel The Weight of Feathers was greeted with rave reviews, a YALSA Morris Award nomination, and spots on multiple “Best YA Novels” lists. Now, McLemore delivers a second stunning and utterly romantic novel, again tinged with magic. To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel’s wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town. But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. Now they want the roses that grow from Miel’s skin, convinced that their scent can make anyone fall in love. And they’re willing to use every secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up. Atmospheric, dynamic, and packed with gorgeous prose, When the Moon was Ours is another winner from this talented author.

This Country of Ours

  • Auteur: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1917
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton

  • Auteur: Harriet Sigerman
  • ISBN: 019511969X
  • Date de sortie: 2001-11-01
  • Collection: Oxford University Press
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A biography of one of the first leaders of the women's rights movement, whose work led to women's right to vote.

Earth Is Ours

  • Auteur: Gary W. Babb
  • ISBN: 142592364X
  • Date de sortie: 2006-03-01
  • Collection: AuthorHouse
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"Earth is Ours." is a fresh and uniquely original story line that bridges many genres. It is a story of a symbiotic relationship between a self-aware female computer and an American Indian man dying of old age. This is a forced relationship dictated by mutual needs for survival in a world stripped of technology by aliens. The main characters begin the fight of their lives, but before they can fight the fierce aliens, Levi and Amy must fight for control of who they will be jointly. What begins as conflict of minds, develops into tolerance, then cooperation and finally love. This love of total oneness creates a unity of incredible power and strength that provides the means to fight the aliens. Female brains and male brawn unite to battle against incredible odds for the survival of the human race. The conflict of minds, action, adventure and suspense are all interlaced into a compelling and fast paced adventure. The characters are three dimensional with real emotions, not always perfect, but always interacting. The story is presented from differing viewpoints with the two main characters expressing some of the same events from both a male and female perspective. As they interface, the events are often seen from conflicting emotions and motivations; sometimes cynical and often humorous. It is the ultimate struggle of male versus female while combating monstrous aliens. As expected, this action story has a strong appeal to men, while the romance aspect compliments the story expanding the appeal to women. Additionally, one of the main characters is Amy, a particularly, brilliant and forceful female who demands attention from both sexes. Her male counterpart is very physical and masculine, representing everything Amy is not. Both characters and sexes are presented in a positive although conflicting way at times. These characters, and the story, are strong and their saga continues in its sequel "Target Earth."
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