Memorable Quotations

American Women Writers of the Past

Author: Diana J. Dell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595162304

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

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This impressive collection of quotations is a treasure of discerning wisdom, lovely thoughts, and perceptive wit-gleaned from the writing of over 200 of America's best women writers of the past. This entertaining and thought-provoking book reacquaints the reader with famous writers-Louisa May Alcott, Faith Baldwin, Erma Bombeck, Margaret Bourke-White, Pearl S. Buck, Taylor Caldwell, Rachel Carson, Willa Cather, Kate Chopin, Emily Dickinson, Edna Ferber, Zona Gale, Lillian Hellman, Zora Neale Hurston, Shirley Jackson, Clare Boothe Luce, Dorothy Parker, Jessamyn West, Edith Wharton-and lesser-known authors, such as Elisabeth Marbury, Maria McIntosh, Agnes Meyer, Maria Mitchell, Margaret Preston, Evelyn Scott, to name only a few.

On Writing

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743455967

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

Roots

The Saga of an American Family

Author: Alex Haley

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306824868

Category: History

Page: 912

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A new eight-hour event series based on Roots will be simulcast on the History Channel, Lifetime, and A&E over four consecutive nights beginning Memorial Day, May 30, 2016 When Roots was first published forty years ago, the book electrified the nation: it received a Pulitzer Prize and was a #1 New York Times bestseller for 22 weeks. The celebrated miniseries that followed a year later was a coast–to–coast event—over 130 million Americans watched some or all of the broadcast. In the four decades since then, the story of the young African slave Kunta Kinte and his descendants has lost none of its power to enthrall and provoke. Now, Roots once again bursts onto the national scene, and at a time when the race conversation has never been more charged. It is a book for the legions of earlier readers to revisit and for a new generation to discover. To quote from the introduction by Michael Eric Dyson: “Alex Haley's Roots is unquestionably one of the nation's seminal texts. It affected events far beyond its pages and was a literary North Star…. Each generation must make up its own mind about how it will navigate the treacherous waters of our nation's racial sin. And each generation must overcome our social ills through greater knowledge and decisive action. Roots is a stirring reminder that we can achieve these goals only if we look history squarely in the face.” The star– studded cast in this new event series includes Academy Award–winners Forest Whitaker and Anna Paquin, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Derek Luke, Grammy Award-winner Tip “T.I.” Harris, and Mekhi Phifer. Questlove of The Roots is the executive music producer for the miniseries's stirring soundtrack.

Till Victory Is Won

Famous Black Quotations From the NAACP

Author: Janet Cheatham Bell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743436458

Category: History

Page: 208

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Taking its title from the moving lyrics of the official song of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, "Lift Every Voice and Sing," Till Victory Is Won chronicles significant moments in African-American history through more than two hundred illuminating quotations from NAACP officers, members, and award recipients. Focusing on five major topics -- Protecting Civil Rights, Achieving Educational Excellence, Nurturing Economic Development, Reaching Youth, and Gaining Political Power -- this extraordinary anthology inspires and informs. Featured voices include: Kweisi Mfume Duke Ellington Rosa Parks Hank Aaron Carter G. Woodson W.E.B. Du Bois Thurgood Marshall Maya Angelou Harry Belafonte Sidney Poitier Sara Lawrence Lightfoot Martin Luther King Jr. Halle Berry Michael Jordan Earvin (Magic) Johnson Colin Powell George Washington Carver Jesse Jackson Oprah Winfrey Lauryn Hill Henry Louis Gates Jr. Toni Morrison Susan Taylor Langston Hughes Jackie Robinson Quincy Jones Alice Walker Spike Lee Cornel West Patti LaBelle James Earl Jones ...and countless others who share their perspectives on the life-changing work of the NAACP and its place in history.

American women poets

pioneers of modern poetry

Author: Jean Gould

Publisher: Dodd Mead

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 322

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Profiles ten women poets--Emily Dickinson, Edna Millay, Amy Lowell, Marianne Moore, Gertrude Stein, Sara Teasdale, Elinor Wylie, H.D., Louise Bogan, and Babette Deutsch--who have made significant contributions to modern American poetry

Americanah

Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Publisher: Knopf Canada

ISBN: 0345807464

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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WINNER 2013 – National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction FINALIST 2014 – Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction FINALIST 2014 – Andrew Carnegie Medal for Fiction LONGLISTED 2015 – International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award A searing new novel, at once sweeping and intimate, by the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun: a story of love and race centered around a man and woman from Nigeria who seemed destined to be together--until the choices they are forced to make tear them apart. Ifemelu--beautiful, self-assured--left Nigeria 15 years ago, and now studies in Princeton as a Graduate Fellow. She seems to have fulfilled every immigrant's dream: Ivy League education; success as a writer of a wildly popular political blog; money for the things she needs. But what came before is more like a nightmare: wrenching departure from family; humiliating jobs under a false name. She feels for the first time the weight of something she didn't think about back home: race. Obinze--handsome and kind-hearted--was Ifemelu's teenage love; he'd hoped to join her in America, but post 9/11 America wouldn't let him in. Obinze's journey leads him to back alleys of illegal employment in London; to a fake marriage for the sake of a work card, and finally, to a set of handcuffs as he is exposed and deported. Years later, when they reunite in Nigeria, neither is the same person who left home. Obinze is the kind of successful "Big Man" he'd scorned in his youth, and Ifemelu has become an "Americanah"--a different version of her former self, one with a new accent and attitude. As they revisit their shared passion--for their homeland and for each other--they must face the largest challenges of their lives. Spanning three continents, entering the lives of a richly drawn cast of characters across numerous divides, Americanah is a riveting story of love and expectation set in today's globalized world. From the Hardcover edition.

The Yale Book of Quotations

Author: Fred R. Shapiro

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300107982

Category: Reference

Page: 1067

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More than twelve thousand famous quotations are featured in a reference volume that includes items not only from literary and historical sources, but also from popular culture, sports, computers, science, politics, law, and the social sciences.

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Author: Zora Neale Hurston

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252017780

Category: Fiction

Page: 231

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When Janie Starks returns home, the small Black community buzzes with gossip about the outcome of her affair with a younger man

Memorable Quotations

Irish Writers of the Past

Author: Carol A. Dingle

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595183751

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 119

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This compilation of notable quotations is a treasure of perceptive wisdom, beautiful thoughts, and sharp wit gleaned from the words of Ireland’s finest writers: William Allingham, Samuel Beckett, Brendan Behan, Marguerite Blessington, Elizabeth Bowen, Edmund Burke, Joyce Cary, Susannah Centlivre, James Connolly, John Philpot Curran, Maria Edgeworth, George Farquhar, Oliver St. John Gogarty, Oliver Goldsmith, Lady Gregory, James Joyce, Patrick Kavanagh, Emily Lawless, C. S. Lewis, Samuel Lover, Robert Lynd, Charles Macklin, George Moore, Thomas Moore, Arthur Murphy, Lord Alfred Harmsworth Northcliffe, Sean O'Casey, Sean O’Faolain, Patrick Henry Pearse, George W. Russell, George Bernard Shaw, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Sir Richard Steele, James Stephens, Laurence Sterne, Jonathan Swift, J. M. Synge, Richard Chevenix Trench, Percival Arland Ussher, Oscar Wilde, and W. B. Yeats.

Black Boy

Author: Richard Wright

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061130249

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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Richard Wright grew up in the woods of Mississippi amid poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard," hanging about in taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was surrounded on one side by whites who were either indifferent to him, pitying, or cruel, and on the other by blacks who resented anyone trying to rise above the common lot. Black Boy is Richard Wright's powerful account of his journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South. It is at once an unashamed confession and a profound indictment—a poignant and disturbing record of social injustice and human suffering.

Memorable Quotations

Philosophers of Western Civilization

Author: Carol A. Dingle

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595011837

Category: Philosophy

Page: 260

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Book Description: This memorable collection of quotations is a treasure trove of insight and wisdom by ninety great philosophers of Western civilization, including Saint Thomas Aquinas, Hannah Arendt, Aristotle, Saint Augustine, Sir. Alfred J. Ayer, Francis Bacon, Simone de Beauvoir, Edmund Burke, Albert Camus, Cicero, John Dewey, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Friedrich Engels, Heraclitus, Thomas Hobbes, Eric Hoffer, Immanuel Kant, John Locke, Niccolo Machiavelli, John Stuart Mill, Lewis Mumford, Friedrich Nietzsche, Blaise Pascal, Plato, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Bertrand Russell, George Santayana, Jean-Paul Sartre, Socrates, Benedict Spinoza, Henry David Thoreau, Alexis de Tocqueville, Voltaire, and Alfred North Whitehead. Author bio: Carol A. Dingle is a former English teacher, USO director, and business owner. A student of Aristotelian philosophy, she has traveled and lived in numerous countries throughout the world.

Beloved

Author: Toni Morrison

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307388629

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe’s new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.

The Bluest Eye

Author: Toni Morrison

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307386588

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in.Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife. A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity, Toni Morrison’s virtuosic first novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender with the subtlety and grace that have always characterized her writing. From the Trade Paperback edition.

100 Years: Wisdom From Famous Writers on Every Year of Your Life

Author: Joshua Prager,Milton Glaser

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393285715

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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An extraordinary literary journey, 100 Years celebrates every age from birth to 100 with quotations from the world’s greatest writers. This literary tapestry of the human experience will delight readers of all backgrounds. Moving year by year through the words of our most beloved authors, the great sequence of life reveals itself—the wonders and confinements of childhood, the emancipations and frustrations of adolescence, the empowerments and millstones of adulthood, the recognitions and resignations of old age. This trove of wisdom—featuring immortal passages from Arthur Rimbaud, Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf, David Foster Wallace, William Shakespeare, Herman Melville, Jane Austen, and Maya Angelou, among many others—reminds us that the patterns of life transcend continents, cultures, and generations. As Thomas Mann wrote of our most shared human experience: "It will happen to me as to them." Designed by the legendary Milton Glaser, who created the I ♥ NY logo, 100 Years brings together color, type, and text to illuminate the ebb and flow of an entire life.

Memorable Quotations

English Writers of the Past

Author: Carol A. Dingle

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595163815

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 244

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This remarkable collection of quotations is a treasure trove of discerning wisdom, lovely thoughts, and perceptive wit gleaned from the writing of 162 of England’s finest writers of the past. Both entertaining and thought-provoking, this book acquaints the reader with lumanaries of English literature, including Jane Austen, Francis Bacon, the Brontës, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Samuel Butler, Lord Byron, Lewis Carroll, G. K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Noël Coward, Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, George Eliot, Henry Fielding, E. M. Forster, Graham Greene, Thomas Hardy, Aldous Huxley, Ben Jonson, John Keats, D. H. Lawrence, C. S. Lewis, W. Somerset Maugham, George Meredith, John Milton, George Orwell, William Shakespeare, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Tennyson, William Makepeace Thackeray, Evelyn Waugh, H. G. Wells, and Virginia Woolf.

The Help

Author: Kathryn Stockett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425245136

Category: Fiction

Page: 534

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Limited and persecuted by racial divides in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, three women, including an African-American maid, her sassy and chronically unemployed friend and a recently graduated white woman, team up for a clandestine project against a backdrop of the budding civil rights era. Includes reading-group guide. Reissue. A #1 best-selling novel.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1910833819

Category: Fiction

Page: 106

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One of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life.

The Fire Next Time

Author: James Baldwin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804149720

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document. It consists of two "letters," written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism. Described by The New York Times Book Review as "sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle...all presented in searing, brilliant prose," The Fire Next Time stands as a classic of our literature.

Between the World and Me

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 0679645985

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer) #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST | NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • New York • Newsday • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward. Praise for Between the World and Me “Powerful . . . a searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “Eloquent . . . in the tradition of James Baldwin with echoes of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man . . . an autobiography of the black body in America.”—The Boston Globe “Brilliant . . . [Coates] is firing on all cylinders.”—The Washington Post “Urgent, lyrical, and devastating . . . a new classic of our time.”—Vogue “A crucial book during this moment of generational awakening.”—The New Yorker “Titanic and timely . . . essential reading.”—Entertainment Weekly