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Mimi's First Mardi Gras
Alice W. Couvillon
088289840X
February 1992
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Seen through Mimi's eyes, this pictorial tour of Mardi Gras in New Orleans provides a pleasing introduction to the holiday. Though the inclusion of abundant details may strike some as forced, readers can glean snippets of history and such traditions as the King Cake, a sizable confection with "a tiny baby doll" hidden inside. Preparations for the annual festivities include the all-important choices of costume; though her parents are dressing as clowns, "Mimi had her heart set on being a beautiful princess." The depiction of the parade--with its gaudy carnival atmosphere--vividly highlights the Fat Tuesday food, the trinkets thrown to the crowd and the arrival of Rex, King of Carnival. When the parade is over, an exhausted Mimi joins her cousins for gumbo and jambalaya. While Rougelot's watercolor illustrations...


Evangeline for Children
Alice Couvillon
1565547098
Feb 2002
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 3-A simplified version of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem that chronicles the story of the Acadian people, who were forced out of Canada by the British when they refused to pledge their loyalty to the English throne. Many of them went to Louisiana, where they were welcomed. There, Evangeline searched throughout her life for her lover, Gabriel, finding him when both were old and dying. "-[N]ever united in life, their souls are now one." The ancestors of these settlers, now referred to as "Cajuns," continue to play an important role in the culture of the state today. Illustrations in bright and colorful oils that encompass the entire page enhance the telling of this story. A closing endnote provides the history of the Acadian people. This is an essential purchase for...


The Fugitive Queen
Fiona Buckley
074345748X
December 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Smooth modern prose with only an occasional "strewth" for period flavor and an ingenious but easy-to-follow plot lift British author Buckley's seventh historical (after 2002's A Pawn for a Queen) to feature Ursula Blanchard, half-sister, confidant and agent of Queen Elizabeth I. In 1568, the queen summons Ursula to court ostensibly because Ursula's ward, Penelope Mason, has been paying too much attention to a married music master. Ursula travels with Penelope to the north of England to find a husband for her ward, but her real mission is to convey a very private verbal message directly to Mary Tudor, formerly Queen of Scots, who's held captive in isolated Bolton Castle. Ursula also seeks to learn what role Mary may have had in the recent mysterious death of her husband, Lord Darnley. Ursula suffers considerable...


Mimi and Jean-Paul's Cajun Mardi Gras
Alice Wilbert Couvillon
1565540697
Mar 1996
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Just about everyone knows about New Orleans?style Mardi Gras, but traditional Cajun festivities have an even longer history. In Mimi and Jean-Paul's Cajun Mardi Gras by Alice Couvillon and Elizabeth Moore, illus. by Marilyn Carter Rougelot, the heroine of Mimi's First Mardi Gras joins her country cousins in admiring screen masks and "chank-a-chank music," then marvels at the Courir du Mardi Gras, a procession of masked men on horseback who go from house to house to collect ingredients for the town's big gumbo feast. (Pelican, $14.95, 32p, ages 4-8 ISBN 1-56554-069-7, Jan.)Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Grade 1-3?A companion to Mimi's First Mardi Gras (Pelican, 1992). This time, the little girl goes to visit her cousin Jean-Paul...


Elizabeth Bishop and Marianne Moore: The Psychodynamics of Creativity
Joanne Feit Diehl
0691069751
May 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description
This highly innovative work on poetic influence among women writers focuses on the relationship between modernist poet Elizabeth Bishop and her mentor Marianne Moore. Departing from Freudian models of influence theory that ignore the question of maternal presence, Joanne Diehl applies the psychoanalytic insights of object relations theorists Melanie Klein and Christopher Bollas to woman-to- woman literary transactions. She lays the groundwork for a far-reaching critical approach as she shows that Bishop, mourning her separation from her natural mother, strives to balance gratitude toward Moore, her literary mother, with a potentially disabling envy. Diehl begins by exploring Bishop's memoir of Moore, "Efforts of Affection," as an attempt by Bishop to verify Moore's uniqueness in order to defend herself against her...


Hey Kidz! Buy This Book
Anne Elizabeth Moore
1932360352
July 2004
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 8 Up–Moore believes that "kidz" need to "mediate their media" in order to avoid being sucked into the parallel universe of measured falsehoods and mindless trivia that is commercial communications today. In this funny, feisty, and useful handbook, she begins by simply reminding readers that anytime they see a brand name, in any context, it's an advertisement. Once readers' baseline media-awareness levels have been tweaked, she outlines ways in which advertisers attempt to manipulate people, explaining that advertising certainly isn't "cool," but should not be dismissed as merely an inevitable annoyance. Instead, she suggests that it's a demonstrably negative force in the lives of individuals and society as a whole and provides readers with strategies and resources for fighting back against...


Gothic Tales
Elizabeth Gaskell
014043741X
February 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
A portrait inexplicably turned to the wall ... a mysterious child who lives on the freezing moors ... a doppelganger brought to life by a woman's bitter curse. These are some of the eerie elements Elizabeth Gaskell uses to masterful effect in Gothic Tales.

A writer best known for books about middle-class life in country villages and the urban social problems of Victorian England, Gaskell was fascinated by the dualities in women's lives, by the tyranny men wield and the revenge women exact, and by the merging of fact and fiction, not only in literature but in everyday lives. In these nine spine-tingling tales, she adds another layer of intrigue: the abrupt appearance of the supernatural in the most ordinary of settings and the havoc it plays on human frailties.

About the...


Becoming a Poet
David Kalstone
0472087207
Jan 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
When Elizabeth Bishop, a senior at Vassar in 1934, met Marianne Moore, she clutched the older poet's "very generous and protective apron." Moore's serene ability to enter into the life of things sharpened Bishop's own observational powers. In their friendship, Bishop played the role of wayward niece to Moore's posture as wise, eccentric aunt, in a dynamic of support and disobedience that lasted until Moore's death in 1947. In that year, Bishop met Robert Lowell, embarking on a complex, sustaining friendship that began as a flirtation and survived her alcoholism and 15-year stay in Brazil and his mental breakdowns. Although an abyss might seem to separate Bishop's open-air naturalism from Lowell's narrative lyrics laden with myth and history, Kalstone (who died after completing the draft of this sensitive study)...


Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Heidi Moore
1403457050
March 2004
Paperback
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Shwedagon
Elizabeth Moore
0500974837
Nov 1999
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
In order to make sense of this book, you must follow these directions: first turn to page 158 and read a short explanation (the first in the book) of what Shwedagon is and where it is located. Next, read the following seven-page explanation of Buddhism and then find the five poor-quality photos (on pages 102 and 103) to get a glimpse of the main shrine and its setting in the heart of Yangon (formerly Rangoon). A clear architectural plan on page 110 and an equally good elevation on page 133, coupled with a 19th-century photo on page six, will complete the background work you'll need to do to understand the main section of the book--which consists of 88 color photos shot on a one-day stroll by an amateur photographer (is that really the camera strap dangling in front of the lens on page 88?). An absurd collection of...


Enabling Humility: Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, and the Uses of Tradition
Jeredith Merrin
0813515475
September 1990
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Merrin examines these poets' debts to and feminist departures from Renaissance and Romantic models, focusing on Sir Thomas Browne, George Herbert, and William Wordsworth. While her final argument that Moore and Bishop idiosyncratically combine a patri- and matrilinear heritage is well reasoned, her beginning chapters are too closely concerned with particulars of style and with Christian thematics (secularized in Bishop) to support it. Lack of evidence also weakens Merrin's claim for these poets' "maternal transformation and assimilation of congenial male sources." With conclusions too broad for its narrowly focused beginning, this is a useful but not fully coherent book.- Cristanne Miller, Pomona Coll., Claremont, Cal.Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, and May Swenson: The Feminist Poetics of Self-Restraint
Kirstin Hotelling Zona
0472113046
December 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book examines the strategic possibilities of poetic self-restraint. Marianne Moore,Elizabeth Bishop, and May Swenson all wrote poetry that is marked by a certain reserve--precisely the motive against which most feminist poets and critics of the last thirty years have established themselves. Kirstin Hotelling Zona complicates this dichotomy by examining the conceptions of selfhood upon which it depends. She argues that Moore, Bishop, and Swenson expressed their commitment to feminism by exposing its most treasured assumptions: they not only challenge the ideal of autonomous self-definition, but also contest the integrity of a bodily or sexual authenticity by which that ideal is often measured.


Beyond the Limbo Silence
Elizabeth Nunez
0345451082
July 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Cultures collide, and reality and mysticism exist side by side in this highly charged, lyrical account of a young woman's political awakening by the Trinidad-born author of When Rocks Dance. When scholarship winner Sara Edgehill forsakes her native Trinidad for a Catholic women's college in Oshkosh, Wis., that has sought out "primitive people with raw talent," the civil rights struggle is at its peak. Haunted by the family legend of a great-grandmother who fell in love with a voodoo priest and went mad, emotionally frail Sara sees herself as vulnerable to mental illness. At school, the other two scholarship studentsAcheerful Angela Baboolalasingh, an Indian from British Guyana, and morose Courtney Adams from St. LuciaAbefriend her, but Sara soon feels isolated from the rest of the students, who are white and...


MRI from Picture to Proton
Martin J. Graves
0521818591
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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Review
'We can find here replies to questions asked often by staff of MRI devices and by physicians referred patients to MR examinations. I am sure that especially radiologists - teachers and other experts lecturing in radiology will be enthusiastic about this outstanding book.' Physician and Technology
'... this is a well-written book with a casual style that includes many excellent graphics and would be a useful addition to any MRI library.' Review in Health Physics
'This is an excellent and practical book. I thoroughly recommend it.' Times Higher Education Supplement

Review
"[T]his is one of the best-written and comprehensive MR texts available for those new to MRI as well as those with years of MR experience under their belts." J. McNulty, The British Journal of Radiology

"...an...



MRI from Picture to Proton
Donald W. McRobbie
0521523192
January 2003
Textbook Paperback
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Review
'We can find here replies to questions asked often by staff of MRI devices and by physicians referred patients to MR examinations. I am sure that especially radiologists - teachers and other experts lecturing in radiology will be enthusiastic about this outstanding book.' Physician and Technology
'... this is a well-written book with a casual style that includes many excellent graphics and would be a useful addition to any MRI library.' Review in Health Physics
'This is an excellent and practical book. I thoroughly recommend it.' Times Higher Education Supplement

Review
"[T]his is one of the best-written and comprehensive MR texts available for those new to MRI as well as those with years of MR experience under their belts." J. McNulty, The British Journal of Radiology

"...an...



Mri from Picture to Proton
Donald W. McRobbie
0521865271
June 2006
Hardcover
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Review
'I feel this is one of the best written and comprehensive MR texts available for those new to MRI as well as those with years of MR experience under their belts. Authors who are clearly passionate about MR have written this book and they wish to share this passion with the rest of us ... the result is a book that I see being an essential piece of reference material to all MR practitioners.' The British Journal of Radiology
'Finally there is a book that deals with all aspects of MR practice and theory in a format that will encourage those who are new to this area that they are not out of their depth. All in all I feel this is one of the best-written and comprehensive MR texts available for those new to MRI as well as those with years of MR experience under their belts.' The British Journal of Radiology
'We can find here...


People of a Compassionate God
Janet F Fishburn
0687023246
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Cultural Critique and Abstraction: Marianne Moore and the Avant-Garde
Elisabeth W. Joyce (Editor)
083875371X
September 1998
Hardcover
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