books about: persephone
Miss Buncle's Book
Persephone Books Ltd, 2008
great British dry wit
If you love Wodehouse, you will love 'Buncle'. Miss Buncle doesn't want to raise chickens when her money runs short, so she decides to write a book. But she cannot write anything but what she knows, as she has no imagination. So she writes all about her neighbors. This would be fine, but unfortunately she writes very well; her book is accepted and published and becomes very widely read. All her ...
Say cheese, Medusa! (Myth-o-mania)
Say Cheese Medusa
The book Say Cheese Medusa is about Hades, a Greek god of the underworld. He tells the real story of the Greek stories unlike the big fake, Zeus. He says that Zeus made Medusa sound bad when she really wasn't. He tells the story of how Perseus, the brave hero who slayed Medusa, really didn't and how he was a big fake. The story by Hades says that Perseus really was a brat and how Cerberus, ...
Zami, a new spelling of my name
Persephone Press, 1982
Zami: My New Favorite Book
This book is fabulous. It truly resonated with me and my experiences. Lorde writes beautifully! Read this.
10 reviews, 2009
Persephone's agent is a page turner!
RJ Spjut has delivered a carefully written, tension filled first novel, full of the local color of San Francisco's Hayes Valley. His characters are believable, folks you might know...your local real estate agent, your best friend, young women who might be a daughter. Yet they encounter the mystery of a goddess among them, and deal with it, just like the reader might..with healthy skepticism. ...
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Persephone Books Ltd, 2007
An old-fashioned page turner
The book is set in the 19th century, but the heroine, Bettina Vanderpoel of the filthy rich New York Vanderpoels, is no shrinking violet. That role is left to her older sister, sweet and not overly bright Rosalie. The story starts out with Rosalie being courted by and married to Sir Nigel Anstruthers, an impoverished English aristocrat on the make for a rich wife. Although she is only eight at ...
Tramps Like Us, Volume 5
, Persephone Pachenko
Looking for a place to belong
The title Tramps Like Us could refer to the fact that the main character, Sumire - a girl in her late twenties, offers to take in a homeless young man for a night as a gesture of goodwill ... but I prefer to think it refers to the characters's quest to find their place in the world. All the characters in this series are "homeless" as they are looking for their place to belong, whether it be at ...
Mysteries of Demeter : Rebirth of the Pagan Way
Great Book on Demeter and Persephone
A fantastic reconstruction of the rituals of Demeter and Persephone of Eleusis, Greece. Wheel of the Year rituals are quite different from Wicca, but still grain cycle based, and still with many universal themes. Reif has done a lot of research and offers in-depth information on Demeter and Persephone, the clerics of the temple, the liturgy for the rites, planting grain, sacred foods, etc. A ...
The Wanderground: Stories of the Hill Women
Sally Miller Gearhart
Persephone Press, 1978
A classic feminist novel
It began as protections for women, but soon the lives of women became more and more controlled, and anyone who protested either disappeared or had a sudden change of heart. Women left the cities for the wilderness to live their lives as they chose, but sometimes they were hunted, captured, raped, or killed. Now, years later, women's culture in the wilderness blossoms in balance with nature, and ...
This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color
Persephone Pr, 1981
Should be On Every Feminist Bookshelf, in Every Library.
Count yourself lucky if you are able to find a copy of the 3rd Edition. It is extremely rare and very hard to find. If you can't find it though, buy the 1st or 2nd Editions. This is undoubtedly one of the most influential, groundbreaking, and important books ever to come from "Second Wave" feminist thought. Although it has been over 20 years since it was originally published, it still retains ...
The Blank Wall
Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
Persephone Books Ltd, 2003
Suspense by a Master that Stands the Test of Time
Two upper class individuals living in WWII America have their routine lives suddenly upended by interference from a less than desirable segment of society. In "The Blank Wall", Lucia is a well-meaning dedicated Navy wife,responsible for her father and her two teen-aged children. She is making an admirable go of it, managing from day to day, providing nurture in the form of balanced meals in ...
Persephone the Ladybug
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2009
A little bug with a big name!
Your youngsters will ask to hear this story over and over, especially the wonderful sounding name of this adorable ladybug. The pictures are beautiful in the pastels and blues and each one has small details that will keep the little ones busy looking at them. The story of getting lost and returning home again is bound to reassure them. Persephone is a ladybug sure to enter the realm of ...
Seeds of the Pomegranate
Sherry Lazarus Ross
Well Fire Publications
A Reservoir of Feeling and Emotion
The moods and the icons of classical literature are evoked in the poetry of Sherry Lazarus Ross to touch the heart and mind of the reader with love and loss and grief as well as joy and wonder. In her title poem she conjures a modern woman and women of all ages who leave must leave their childhood. Her "Death and Director" is one of the most poignant and compelling evocations of mortality I ...
They Were Sisters
Persephone Books Ltd, 2005
If ever 3 sisters were different, it is the 3 in this book. It reminds me of a family saga book in that it follows them from youth thru the late years of their lives: one steady; one far too beautiful; one sweet and gullible. Their children soon pay the price for their downfalls, with the steady sister being the only one they can depend upon, and she the only sister without a child. This is ...
Few Eggs and No Oranges: Vere Hodgson's Diary, 1940-45
Persephone Books Ltd, 1999
Life during the Blitz
Vere Hodgson was a social worker living in the Notting Hill Gate area of London during WWII. Her account of the Blitz, and life in London during the War is a fascinating account of the everyday lives of ordinary people. The diary is full of detail about the difficulties of travelling, the lack of food (particularly fruit and eggs, hence the title), the responsibilities of being a ...
The Duchess of Padua (Dodo Publishing)
Dodo Publishing, 2010
Wilde's way with words is so impressive, that the play begs to be presented.
What a joy to discover this play! I was puttering about on Amazon and purchasing a copy of The Importance of Being Earnest for a friend for their birthday, when I found this Wilde play. It's not at all like Earnest, and should not be read like a social comedy, however its genius is still Wilde, clearly. The major theme is emotions, love, revenge, and hatred - and they are not treated in a ...
Persephone Unveiled: Seeing the Goddess and Freeing Your Soul
North Atlantic Books
Not what it sounds like--BUT BETTER!
I bought this book because I thought it would use the Eleusinian Mysteries, in particular the story of Persephone's descent into the underworld, as a way to become whole or bring your soul to another level...but that is not at all what this book is about. This book is a SCHOLARLY look at the Mysteries at Eleusis, looking at the rituals that may have taken place, the archaeological evidence, and ...
Embracing Persephone: How to Be the Mother You Want for the Daughter You Cherish
Virginia Beane Rutter
Diane Pub Co
A Beautiful book
I am a psychologist working with adolescent girls. I also have a 12 year old daughter, and I have been in the field of adolescent psychology for the past 20 years. This is one of the best books writen for mothers and daughters. This book breaks the false belief that mothers and daughters must have conflict. Embracing Persephone illustrates the depth and spirituality of the mother daughter ...
Persephone Unbound: Dionysian Aesthetics in the Works of Anna De Noailles
Bucknell University Press
Captivating study in English of Anna de Noailles' poetry. Perry allows us to discover this powerful woman who had such an impact in France at the turn of the century and up to her early death in 1933. An incredibly thorough study with numerous and qualitative translations of Noailles' verse and poetic prose. Anna de Noailles has been well served!
Persephone Returns: Victims, Heroes and the Journey from the Underworld
PageMill Press, 1996
A priceless gem for the seeker
Persephone Returns provides archetypal mapping for the traumatized. It is well written. In my copy, almost every word is underlined. A must read for Jungians and people trying to heal from childhood trauma.
It's Hard to be Hip Over Thirty: And Other Tragedies of Married Life
Persephone Books Ltd, 1999
It's STILL hard to be hip over thirty
This book of poetry/short stories made me laugh. Hearing about other people's married life, in laws, etc. is just as funny as telling about my own. I was sad to realize that women have the same problems now as they did in 1970. Not knowing what this book was about when I bought it I was hoping for answers, but fortunately I got a laugh at least. Quite amusing for people interested in women's ...
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