Download E-books Autobiography of an Aspiring Saint (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe) PDF

By Cecilia Ferrazzi

Charged by way of the Venetian Inquisition with the unsleeping and cynical feigning of holiness, Cecelia Ferrazzi (1609-1684) asked and got the remarkable chance to protect herself via a presentation of her existence tale. Ferrazzi's exact inquisitorial autobiography and the transcripts of her previous testimony, expertly transcribed and eloquently translated into English, let us input an surprising area of the earlier and listen to 'another voice'—that of a humble Venetian girl who had remarkable stories and exhibited unprecedented courage.

Born in 1609 into an artisan relatives, Cecilia Ferrazzi desired to develop into a nun. whilst her mom and dad' demise within the plague of 1630 made it financially most unlikely for her to go into the convent, she refused to marry and as a unmarried laywoman set out in pursuit of holiness. ultimately she improvised a vocation: working homes of safe haven for "girls in danger," younger women prone to being lured into prostitution.

Ferrazzi's widespread visions persuaded her, in addition to a few clerics and neighbors one of the Venetian elite, that she was once on track. The socially worthwhile carrier she used to be offering stronger this impresssion. now not each person, in spite of the fact that, used to be confident that she used to be a real favourite of God. In 1664 she used to be denounced to the Inquisition.

The Inquisition convicted Ferrazzi of the pretense of sanctity. but her autobiographical act allows us to determine in shiny aspect either the possibilities and the hindrances awarded to seventeenth-century women.

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Download E-books Unlearning to Fly PDF

By Jennifer Brice

Unlearning to Fly is the memoir of a bookworm starting to be up in Alaska—among humans whose resilience, restlessness, and effort locate their maximum expression in wintry weather ascents up Mount McKinley or first descents down wild rivers. those are the flying tales of a anxious pilot who admires yet doesn't emulate the extra bold exploits of her father and friends.
 
The debts of Jennifer Brice—at occasions poignant, humorous, and downright nerve-racking—are attractive memories of lethal, near-deadly, and infrequently comedian encounters among human nature and Nature writ huge. The not going romance among her mom and dad, the great Friday earthquake, the Alaska oil increase, a stint as a newspaper reporter, and the pains of a scholar pilot shape attractive chapters in Brice’s extraordinary existence. those are the tales during which the physics and metaphors of flight—center of gravity, attitude of assault, wake turbulence—illuminate Brice’s amazing existence tale, mentioned in prose that takes wing.

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Download E-books Women with Epilepsy: A Handbook of Health and Treatment Issues PDF

By Martha J. Morrell, Kerry L. Flynn

During this instruction manual for victims, their clinicians, households and neighbors, Martha Morrell assembles a workforce of specialists to check the distinct difficulties confronted via girls with epilepsy. in lots of methods epilepsy is a special affliction in ladies than in males, given the organic and gender adjustments among the 2. Epilepsy remedies impact fertility, and will reason being pregnant issues and start defects, yet many of the to be had medications were verified on males. in addition, hormone results on seizures are of specific quandary to girls at puberty, at menopause, and over the menstrual cycle. Many health-care prone aren't knowledgeable concerning the distinctive matters dealing with ladies with epilepsy. This e-book, released in organization with the Epilepsy starting place of the US, fills that hole and gives ladies with epilepsy with the data they should be potent self-advocates.

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Download E-books Seeds of Disquiet PDF

Hugely prompt. -- Library JournalBridges the space among the silent and the listening to worlds. -- Publishers WeeklyIn her autobiography Seeds of Disquiet, Cheryl Heppner writes of experiencing critical listening to loss -- two times. Spinal meningitis prompted a profound lack of listening to whilst she used to be six, and for the subsequent 18 years she labored tough to dwell the lifetime of a standard listening to individual. via exhaustive paintings in speech remedy and speechreading, she excelled at school and school, acting Herculean feats with no the help of informed interpreters or notetakers.Then, while she was once 25, strokes left her thoroughly deaf. For the subsequent twenty years she labored to recreate her existence via signal language and the Deaf group. the method shocked her by way of revealing how a lot she had overlooked sooner than. at the beginning embittered, Cheryl Heppner later went directly to use her outstanding strength as an recommend for deaf and tough of listening to people.Seeds of Disquiet celebrates her accomplishments, the main major of which, possibly, used to be her reconciliation together with her family from her former existence along with her new outlook.

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Download E-books The Intimate Empire (Literature, Culture, and Identity) PDF

By Gillian Whitlock

Via contextualized readings, this paintings argues that autobiographic writing permits an intimate entry to procedures of colonization and decolonization, incorporation and resistance, and the formation and reformation of identities which happens in postcolonial house. The booklet explores the interconnections among race, gender, autobiography and colonialism and makes use of a style of analyzing which seems for connections among very varied autobiographical writings to pursue buildings of blackness and whiteness, femininity and masculinity, and nationality. not like earlier reports of autobiography which specialize in a restricted Euro American canon, the e-book brings jointly modern and 19th-century women's autobiographies and commute writing from Canada, the Caribbean, Kenya, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. With emphasis at the reader of autobiography up to the topic, it argues that colonization and resistance are deeply embedded in brooding about the self.

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