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The Drum Is a Wild Woman

The Drum Is a Wild Woman

Author: Patricia G. Lespinasse

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496836045

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 164

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In 1957, Duke Ellington released the influential album A Drum Is a Woman. This musical allegory revealed the implicit truth about the role of women in jazz discourse—jilted by the musician and replaced by the drum. Further, the album’s cover displays an image of a woman sitting atop a drum, depicting the way in which the drum literally obscures the female body, turning the subject into an object. This objectification of women leads to a critical reading of the role of women in jazz music: If the drum can take the place of a woman, then a woman can also take the place of a drum. The Drum Is a Wild Woman: Jazz and Gender in African Diaspora Literature challenges that image but also defines a counter-tradition within women’s writing that involves the reinvention and reclamation of a modern jazz discourse. Despite their alienation from bebop, women have found jazz music empowering and have demonstrated this power in various ways. The Drum Is a Wild Woman explores the complex relationship between women and jazz music in recent African diasporic literature. The book examines how women writers from the African diaspora have challenged and revised major tropes and concerns of jazz literature since the bebop era in the mid-1940s. Black women writers create dissonant sounds that broaden our understanding of jazz literature. By underscoring the extent to which gender is already embedded in jazz discourse, author Patricia G. Lespinasse responds to and corrects narratives that tell the story of jazz through a male-centered lens. She concentrates on how the Wild Woman, the female vocalist in classic blues, used blues and jazz to push the boundaries of Black womanhood outside of the confines of respectability. In texts that refer to jazz in form or content, the Wild Woman constitutes a figure of resistance who uses language, image, and improvisation to refashion herself from object to subject. This book breaks new ground by comparing the politics of resistance alongside moments of improvisation by examining recurring literary motifs—cry-and-response, the Wild Woman, and the jazz moment—in jazz novels, short stories, and poetry, comparing works by Ann Petry, Gayl Jones, Toni Morrison, Paule Marshall, Edwidge Danticat, and Maya Angelou with pieces by Albert Murray, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Ellington. Within an interdisciplinary and transnational context, Lespinasse foregrounds the vexed negotiations around gender and jazz discourse.

Kissing the Wild Woman

Kissing the Wild Woman

Author: Christopher Nissen

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442643406

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 345

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Giulia Bigolina's (ca. 1516-ca. 1569) Urania (ca. 1552) is the oldest known prose romance to have been written by an Italian woman. In Kissing the Wild Woman, Christopher Nissen explores the unique aesthetic vision and innovative narrative features of Bigolina's greatest surviving work, in which she fashioned a new type of narrative that combined elements of the romance and the novella and included a polemical treatise on the moral implications of portraiture and the role of women in the arts. Demonstrating that Bigolina challenged cultural authority by rejecting the prevailing views of both painting and literature, Nissen discusses Bigolina's suggestion that painting constituted an ineffectual, even immoral mode of self-promotion for women in relation to the views of the contemporary writer Pietro Aretino and the painter Titian. Kissing the Wild Woman's analysis of this little-known work adds a new dimension to the study of Renaissance aesthetics in relation to art history, Renaissance thought, women's studies, and Italian literature.

Wild Woman

Wild Woman

Author: Sandy Cathcart

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449725129

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

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I’ve been accused of being a rebel, but I’m not really. I simply answer the call of the wild that runs deep in my blood. I hear it every time I smell the musky scent of game and wet earth. I savor it over open fires and far-seeing places, and I dream of it on my bed at night when rain makes music on the roof and I begin planning the next adventure. Wild is more than a physical, untamed place. It is an unrestrained soul soaring on the wings of the wind. It is a connection to the heart of Creator Redeemer ... a total immersion in a Father’s love.” ,p> From a hospital room to the wilderness, set against the backdrop of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and linking those events with the deaths of Marin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy during the turbulent sixties era, Wild Woman is the journey of reconciling valued relationships and reaching for your dreams. It invites readers on a mental trip back through their own lives and challenges them to take a closer look at creation while offering an open door to fall into the arms of the One who created it. “Wild answers to wild questions you were afraid to ask.” —John Wiuff, counselor and creator of the Lightbox Method

Wild Woman

Wild Woman

Author: Amy Frykholm

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers

ISBN: 9781506471853

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 230

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In the dusty corner of a library, journalist Amy Frykholm discovers a footnote that leads her on a decades-long search for Mary of Egypt--runaway, prostitute, holy desert dweller, saint, and archetypal wild woman. As their storylines crisscross maps and centuries, both become more fully revealed--in the embrace of the sacred.

The Wild Woman's Way

The Wild Woman's Way

Author: Michaela Boehm

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501179891

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 256

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"As pragmatic as it is compassionate, this intimate, humorous, and ultimately relaxing invitation to re-wild yourself, stripping away all that is not your true nature, will leave you inspired and curious to discover the wild woman within" (Lissa Rankin, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine). For the high-achieving modern woman today, having a successful career, a fulfilling romantic relationship, and a satisfying personal life can feel like opposing goals. It has even become difficult to take the time to enjoy the simple pleasures in lives. We are stuck in "go-mode," damaging our romantic relationships, pleasure, and creativity. But what if there were a way to experience the simplest pleasures of our lives on a deeper level, freeing the body and psyche from these destructive patterns? Beyond our current stereotypes about femininity lies the ancient wisdom of the Wild Woman archetype, a model of building a feminine "body intelligence." By embodying this archetype and using tantra--not just in the bedroom, but also to build intimate connections to our senses and physical movements--we can break harmful psychological patterns. In The Wild Woman's Way, Michaela Boehm shares practical rituals and exercises drawn from years of experience as a celebrity relationship and life counselor and an expert in tantric yoga. She reveals the power of different types of touch, while also training you in forms of meditation and stretching that increase activity and sensual pleasure.

A Woman's Guide to the Wild

A Woman's Guide to the Wild

Author: Ruby McConnell

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 9781632170064

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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For women who enjoy hiking, camping, backpacking, and other outdoor recreation or those inspired by Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, this is the definitive guide to being a woman in the great outdoors. This friendly handbook covers the matters of most concern to women, from “feminine functions” in the wilderness to how to deal with condescending men, as well as the basics of wilderness survival tailored to women’s unique needs. It includes gear lists in addition to advice for camp setup, fire building, food and water, safety, weather, and navigation.

Succulent Wild Woman (25th Anniversary Edition)

Succulent Wild Woman (25th Anniversary Edition)

Author: SARK

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781668012895

Category: Self-Help

Page: 220

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Now with 4 new chapters! This iconic and transformative 25th anniversary edition of the nationally bestselling celebration of joy, creativity, self-love, and female power is updated for new and longtime fans. Discover the succulent woman within with this colorful guide to embracing creativity, sexuality, fear, and healing from the bestselling artist and writer SARK. With her signature “gentle and effervescent” (Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way) prose and vibrant illustrations, SARK offers us an accessible guide to living life filled to the brim with joy, hope, and self-love. With four new chapters, Succulent Wild Woman will effortlessly help you grow into your ripe, juicy, best self.

The Gnome Project: One Woman's Wild and Woolly Adventure

The Gnome Project: One Woman's Wild and Woolly Adventure

Author: Jessica Peill-Meininghaus

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781581576153

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 240

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What do you do when life is too chaotic? How about felting a gnome? Or 365 of them, one for each day of the year. Artist and wool crafter Jessica Peill-Meininghaus decided that she needed a project to teach herself follow-through in life. She settled on making one of her popular felted-wool gnomes every day for a year. With pipe cleaners and wool roving, amidst the chaos of raising four children and moving cross-country, Peill-Meininghaus felted her way through hundreds of charming, pointy-hatted, often bearded characters. Lavishly decorated with photos of each charming creation, The Gnome Project is the surprising and magical story of what happens when we commit to something small. (Hint: It's something very big, as in making life more meaningful.) Here is her inspirational tale, complete with gnome-making instructions.

Woman in the Wilderness

Woman in the Wilderness

Author: Nancy Bunge

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: 9781628951455

Category: History

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Woman in the Wilderness is a collection of letters written between 1832 and 1892 to and by an American woman, Harriet Wood Wheeler. Harriet's letters reveal her experiences with actors and institutions that played pivotal roles in the history of American women: the nascent literate female work force at the mills in Lowell, Massachusetts; the Ipswich Female Seminary, which was one of the first schools for women teachers; women's associations, especially in churches; and the close and enduring ties that characterized women's relationships in the late nineteenth century. Harriet's letters also provide an intimate view of the relationships between American Indians and Euro-Americans in the Great Lakes region, where she settled with her Christian missionary husband.