Fiction

Face of an Angel

Author: Beth-Anne Blue

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595174191

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

View: 8459

A college student...a fatal drunk-driving accident...a charge of vehicular homicide. Benjamin Bradley must try to find peace after killing a woman in an accident while being treated for a disease he didn’t know he even had. As he wades through anger, denial, grief and humiliation he is haunted by the image of the woman he killed.
Fiction

Face of an Angel

Author: Denise Chavez,Denise Chávez

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux

ISBN: 9780374152048

Category: Fiction

Page: 467

View: 2962

The experiences of Soveida Dosamantes, a waitress at the El Farol Mexican Restaurant, parallel the book she is writing, "The Book of Service," a reflection upon women's roles in a male-dominated culture and the connection between work and family life
Fiction

Face of an Angel

Author: Denise Chávez

Publisher: Grand Central Pub

ISBN: 9780446671859

Category: Fiction

Page: 467

View: 5021

The last in a line of long-suffering New Mexican women, Soveida Dosamantes finds solace in her work at the restaurant El Farol, where she meets a menagerie of special people and seeks wisdom in "The Book of Service" waitressing handbook. Winner of the American Book Award. Reissue.

Die Bedeutung von Service in Denise Chávez' "Face of an Angel"

Author: Jasmina Murad

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640319397

Category:

Page: 28

View: 8071

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, Note: 1,7, Freie Universitat Berlin (John F. Kennedy Institut fur Nordamerikastudien), Veranstaltung: Chicana Literature, 5 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Anmerkungen: Eines der zentralen Themen in Face of an Angel ist die Tatigkeit des Dienens, die sich hinter den im Roman auftauchenden Schlusselbegriffen service/serving, waiting/waitressing und working verbirgt. Die Arbeit analysiert die Bedeutungen, die sich dahinter verbergen. Sie weitet diese auf allle im Roman auftauchenden Frauen auf. Ausserdem beinhaltet sie Angaben zur Autorin sowie eine Romanzusammenfassung., Abstract: Mit dem Roman Face of an Angel hat Denise Chavez ein komplexes Werk geschaffen, das durch seinen tiefgrundigen, vielseitigen Inhalt durchaus auf eine Stufe mit den wichtigsten Werken der Chicano/a Literature gestellt werden kann. Face of an Angel ist nicht nur ein "literary tribute to servants" und eine Familiengeschichte mit unvergesslichen, lebendigen Charakteren, sondern handelt auch von den vielen Gesichtern der Frauen, die sie in ihren verschiedenen Rollen als Mutter, Ehefrauen, Liebhaberinnen, Tochter und Angestellte tragen. Daruber hinaus zeigt dieses Werk, wenn es auch in erster Linie von Chicanas handelt, doch die zeitlose, universale Aktualitat der zugrunde liegenden Problematik. Eines der zentralen Themen in Face of an Angel ist die Tatigkeit des Dienens, die sich hinter den im Roman auftauchenden Schlusselbegriffen service/serving, waiting/waitressing und working verbirgt. Bei der vorliegenden Arbeit handelt es sich nun um den Versuch, die Bedeutungen, die dahinter stehen, zu analysieren. Es soll nicht nur gezeigt werden, welche Bedeutung service fur die Protagonistin besitzt, indem ihre Rolle als Kellnerin im Restaurant El Farol untersucht wird, sondern auch herausgestellt werden, inwiefern man diese Bedeutung auf alle Frauen ausweiten kann. Dabei ist die Analyse des Book of Serv
Fiction

Angel Face

The True Story of Student Killer Amanda Knox

Author: Barbie Latza Nadeau

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458761258

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

View: 7355

Despite all the airtime devoted to Amanda Knox, it's still hard to reconcile the fresh-faced honor student from Seattle with the sexually rapacious killer convicted of the November 2007 murder of her British roommate. Few Americans have heard all of the powerful evidence that convinced a jury that Knox was one of three people to sexually assault Meredith Kercher, brutalize her body, and cut her throat. In Angel Face, Rome-based Daily Beast senior writer Barbie Latza Nadeau - who cultivated personal relationships with the key figures in both the prosecution and the defense - describes how the Knox family's heavy-handed efforts to control media coverage distorted the facts, inflamed an American audience, and painted an offensive, inaccurate picture of Italy's justice system. An eye-opener for any parent considering sending a child away to study, Angel Face reveals what really went on in this incomprehensible crime.
Art

Face to Face with Angels

Images in Medieval Art and in Film

Author: Sandra Gorgievski

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786457562

Category: Art

Page: 232

View: 899

Arch-mediator between the divine and the mundane, the angel is an enduring figure in the Western world. It has been interpreted as an externalization of repressed fantasies, a projection of the self as other, and a metaphor for modern estrangement. This book is the first comparative study of sacred medieval images of angels and their cinematic treatment, including reference to both the medieval and modern imaginations. The text traces the traditional functions of angels and their reworking in film, then takes particular note of new icons like the female angel and others who become models for our connection with transcendence.
Religion

You Can Take It with You

A Daily Devotional Guide for Doing God's Word

Author: Linda Sommer

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1591855624

Category: Religion

Page: 365

View: 4326

A Daily Devotional Guide For Doing God's Word This one year devotional will take you on an adventure through hundreds of Scripture passages in the Old and New Testaments. Each day you will be assigned four passages throughout the Bible that pertain to topics such as seeking and obeying the Lord's will, living what you say, and finding your place in the body of Christ. By dedicating just minutes a day to this unique book, you will find yourself growing in God's Word, planting seeds of wisdom that will last a lifetime. About the author Linda Sommer is the author of Around the Word in 365 Days and Sunrise, Sunset. In addition to being an author, she is a teacher and intercessor who speaks at retreats, seminars, and churches, sharing God's Word in a practical, understandable manner. Linda and her husband, Tom, have three sons, all of whom are serving the Lord. They also have eight grandchildren. The Sommers make their home in Atlanta, Georgia, where they are part of Landmark Church. View all the titles in Linda Sommer's devotional trilogy: Around the Word in 365 Days Sunrise, Sunset
Religion

Dare to Walk ...

Author: Edward Powell

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1602669414

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 6515

DARE TO WALK reveals God's desire to take you from "what you are" to what God "wants you to be" . where HE is enthroned as the LORD of your life. In today's liberal freethinking society who boast of no moral standards . it is imperative the "we walk even as HE walked." "These devotions communicate Biblical truth and personal faith . [and] are insightful and thought provoking. They challenge the reader to examine their walk with Christ and stimulate each one to journal personal reflections on scriptures read." -Dr. William B. Coker, Pastor World Gospel Church, Terre Haute, IN. "Edward Powell draws on a lifetime of knowing God and experiencing His faithfulness. I like that. It makes DARE TO WALK relatable and refreshing. In a day when "total surrender" is rarely mentioned, these devotions challenge us to serve God without reservation, daring us to believe that He does reward those who diligently seek Him." -Doug Salser, President Literature Ministries International, Greenville, TX. "I have used Edward Powell's devotional books in my own devotions and found them insightful, Biblically sound, and uplifting . a reflection of the life and pilgrimage of Edward Powell. I recommend them highly to my friends everywhere." -G. L. Johnson, Senior Pastor People's Church, Fresno, CA. EDWARD POWELL, A "miracle" of God's grace, was critically wounded in WW II when both forearms and leg were almost blown off by shrapnel from German artillery. He spent two and a half years in Army hospitals recovering as doctors rebuilt his arms and leg. For 60 years he has taught God's Word, spoken in churches, civic groups, and retreats of God's grace, sufficiency, and faithfulness. He has written two companion books of devotions entitled DARE TO BELIEVE and DARE TO TRUST.
Biography & Autobiography

Angel Face

Sex, Murder, and the Inside Story of Amanda Knox [The movie tie-in to The Face of an Angel]

Author: Perseus

Publisher: Beast Books

ISBN: 9780991247622

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 1039

Despite all the airtime devoted to Amanda Knox, it's still hard to reconcile the fresh-faced honor student from Seattle with the sexually rapacious killer convicted of the November 2007 murder of her British roommate. Few Americans have heard all of the powerful evidence that convinced a jury that Knox was one of three people to sexually assault Meredith Kercher, brutalize her body, and cut her throat. In Angel Face, Rome-based Daily Beast senior writer Barbie Latza Nadeau - who cultivated personal relationships with the key figures in both the prosecution and the defense - describes how the Knox family's heavy-handed efforts to control media coverage distorted the facts, inflamed an American audience, and painted an offensive, inaccurate picture of Italy's justice system. An eye-opener for any parent considering sending a child away to study, Angel Face reveals what really went on in this incomprehensible crime.
Education

Reading U.S. Latina Writers

Remapping American Literature

Author: A. Quintana

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403982252

Category: Education

Page: 212

View: 9858

This essential teaching guide focuses on an emerging body of literature by U.S. Latina and Latin American Women writers. It will assist non-specialist educators in syllabus revision, new course design and classroom presentation. The inclusive focus of the book - that is, combining both US Latina and Latin American women writers - is significant because it introduces a more global and transnational way of approaching the literature. The introduction outlines the major historical experiences that inform the literature, the important genres, periods, movements and authors in its evolution; the traditions and influences that shape the works; and key critical issues of which teachers should be aware. The collection seeks to provide readers with a variety of Latina texts that will guarantee its long-term usefulness to teachers and students of pan-American literature. Because it is no longer possible to understand U.S. Latina literature without taking into consideration the histories and cultures of Latin America, the volume will, through its organization, argue for a more globalized type of analysis which considers the similarities as well as the differences in U.S. and Latin American women's cultural productions. In this context, the term Latina evokes a diasporic, transnational condition in order to address some of the pedagogical issues posed by the bicultural nature which is inherent in pan-American women's literature.
Religion

Angels in Islam

Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti's al-Haba'ik fi akhbar al-mala'ik

Author: Stephen Burge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136504737

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 8798

Angels are a basic tenet of belief in Islam, appearing in various types and genres of text, from eschatology to law and theology to devotional material. This book presents the first comprehensive study of angels in Islam, through an analysis of a collection of traditions (hadīth) compiled by the 15th century polymath Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyūtī (d. 911/1505). With a focus on the principal angels in Islam, the author provides an analysis and critical translation of hadith included in al-Suyuti’s al-Haba’ik fi akhbar al-mala’ik (‘The Arrangement of the Traditions about Angels’) – many of which are translated into English for the first time. The book discusses the issues that the hadīth raise, exploring why angels are named in particular ways; how angels are described and portrayed in the hadīth; the ways in which angels interact with humans; and the theological controversies which feature angels. From this it is possible to place al-Suyūtī’s collection in its religious and historical milieu, building on the study of angels in Judaism and Christianity to explore aspects of comparative religious beliefs about angels as well as relating Muslim beliefs about angels to wider debates in Islamic Studies. Broadening the study of Islamic angelology and providing a significant amount of newly translated primary source material, this book will be of great interest to scholars of Islam, divinity, and comparative religion.
Literary Criticism

The Face of Mammon

The Matter of Money in English Renaissance Literature

Author: David Landreth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190208325

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

View: 8261

Money talked in sixteenth-century England, as money still does today. But what the sixteenth century's gold and silver had to say for itself is strikingly different from the modern discourse of money. As David Landreth demonstrates in The Face of Mammon, the material and historical differences between the coins of the English Renaissance and today's paper and electronic money propel a distinctive and complex assessment of the relation between material substance and human value. Although the sixteenth century was marked by the traumatic emergence of conditions that would prove to be characteristic of the modern economy, the discipline of economics had not been invented to assess those conditions. The Face of Mammon considers how literary texts investigated these unexplained material transformations through attention to the materiality of gold and silver money. In new readings of Spenser's Faerie Queene, Marlowe's Jew of Malta, three plays by Shakespeare-King John, The Merchant of Venice, and Measure for Measure-the poetry of John Donne, and the prose of Thomas Nashe, Landreth argues that these texts situate the act of exchange at the center of a system of "common wealth" that sought to integrate political, ethical, and religious values with material ones, and probe the ways in which market value corrodes that system even as it depends upon it. Joining the methods of material-culture studies to those of economic criticism, The Face of Mammon offers a new account of the historical transformations of the concept of value to scholars of early modern literature, culture, and art, as well as to those interested in economic history.
Fiction

Die wundersame Schatulle

Author: Richard Paul Evans

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732518809

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 5649

Eine zauberhafte Geschichte über die Liebe, poetisch und weise, warmherzig und voll beseelender Kraft. Sie leben in ziemlich beengten Verhältnissen: Richard, seine Frau Keri und ihre kleine Tochter Jenna. Da kommt die Anzeige wie gerufen: "Ältere Dame sucht Ehepaar, das ihr in Haushalt, Küche und Garten hilft. Eigene Wohnung wird gestellt." Kurze Zeit später ziehen die drei in die Villa der Witwe. Doch Richard strebt weiter nach Erfolg und Geld - und hat immer weniger Zeit für seine Familie. Kurz vor Weihnachten findet er auf dem Dachboden eine kleine Schatulle, deren Inhalt ihn erkennen lässt, dass er den Blick für das Wertvollste im Leben verloren hat ...
Juvenile Nonfiction

Ich habe den Todesengel überlebt

Ein Mengele-Opfer erzählt

Author: Eva Mozes Kor,Lisa Rojany Buccieri

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641067014

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 6537

Berührend und authentisch – eine der letzten Zeitzeuginnen erzählt Eva Mozes Kor ist zehn Jahre alt, als sie mit ihrer Familie nach Auschwitz verschleppt wird. Während die Eltern und zwei ältere Geschwister in den Gaskammern umkommen, geraten Eva und ihre Zwillingsschwester Miriam in die Hände des KZ-Arztes Mengele, der grausame »Experimente« an den Mädchen durchführt. Für Eva und ihre Schwester beginnt ein täglicher Überlebenskampf ... Die wahre Geschichte einer Frau mit einem unbezwingbaren Überlebenswillen und dem Mut, die schlimmsten Taten zu vergeben.