The Lieutenant Nun

The Lieutenant Nun
Author: Sherry Velasco
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780292787469
ISBN 13: 0292787464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lieutenant Nun Book Review:

"This book is an exciting, well-organized overview of the evolution of a cultural icon: the nun-ensign Catalina de Erauso. . . . It will be of interest not only to Hispanists, but also to students of gender, theater, and film." -Anne J. Cruz, Professor of Spanish, University of Illinois, Chicago Catalina de Erauso (1592-1650) was a Basque noblewoman who, just before taking final vows to become a nun, escaped from the convent at San Sebastián, dressed as a man, and, in her own words, "went hither and thither, embarked, went into port, took to roving, slew, wounded, embezzled, and roamed about." Her long service fighting for the Spanish empire in Peru and Chile won her a soldier's pension and a papal dispensation to continue dressing in men's clothing. This theoretically informed study analyzes the many ways in which the "Lieutenant Nun" has been constructed, interpreted, marketed, and consumed by both the dominant and divergent cultures in Europe, Latin America, and the United States from the seventeenth century to the present. Sherry Velasco argues that the ways in which literary, theatrical, iconographic, and cinematic productions have transformed Erauso's life experience into a public spectacle show how transgender narratives expose and manipulate spectators' fears and desires. Her book thus reveals what happens when the private experience of a transgenderist is shifted to the public sphere and thereby marketed as a hybrid spectacle for the curious gaze of the general audience.

Lieutenant Nun

Lieutenant Nun
Author: Catalina De Erauso
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2011-02-07
ISBN 10: 0807095664
ISBN 13: 9780807095669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lieutenant Nun Book Review:

One of the earliest known autobiographies by a woman, this is the extraordinary tale of Catalina de Erauso, who in 1599 escaped from a Basque convent dressed as a man and went on to live one of the most wildly fantastic lives of any woman in history. A soldier in the Spanish army, she traveled to Peru and Chile, became a gambler, and even mistakenly killed her own brother in a duel. During her lifetime she emerged as the adored folkloric hero of the Spanish-speaking world. This delightful translation of Catalina's own work introduces a new audience to her audacious escapades.

The Life of Catalina de Erauso the Lieutenant Nun

The Life of Catalina de Erauso  the Lieutenant Nun
Author: Sonia Pérez-Villanueva
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2014-01-14
ISBN 10: 1611476615
ISBN 13: 9781611476613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Life of Catalina de Erauso the Lieutenant Nun Book Review:

This book examines Vida y sucesos de la Monja Alférez as a form of autobiography through a comparative study with early-modern secular life narratives. Two questions are addressed. How is Vida y sucesos similar to or different from picaresque novels, chronicles of the New World and soldiers’ narratives? How are the similarities and differences between Vida y sucesos and these forms of writing related to theoretical parameters for an autobiography? This book argues that Vida y sucesos should be considered as a form of autobiography, with the understanding that autobiography is an intersubjective and hybrid form or a forma fronteriza.

In Search of Catalina de Erauso

In Search of Catalina de Erauso
Author: Eva Mendieta
Publsiher: Center for Basque Studies UV of Nevada, Reno
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105211368332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Search of Catalina de Erauso Book Review:

"An investigation of the life and historical milieu of Catalina de Erauso (1592-1650), the lieutenant nun, with emphasis on her national and gender identities"--Provided by publisher.

Catalina de Erauso

Catalina de Erauso
Author: Heidi Zogbaum
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 133
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9781925003819
ISBN 13: 1925003817
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catalina de Erauso Book Review:

Catalina de Erauso, known as the Lieutenant Nun, is one of the most colourful figures in the conquest of the Americas. A novice in a nunnery, she escaped and dressed as a boy. She then embarked on a chequered career in Peru as a soldier. Zogbaum follows the path of this exceptional woman and the historical circumstances which allowed such capers.

Lieutenant Nun transgenderism lesbian Desire Catalina Erauso

Lieutenant Nun transgenderism lesbian Desire   Catalina Erauso
Author: sm velasco
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1181436173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lieutenant Nun transgenderism lesbian Desire Catalina Erauso Book Review:

Neither Saints Nor Sinners

Neither Saints Nor Sinners
Author: Kathleen Ann Myers
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 0195157230
ISBN 13: 9780195157239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neither Saints Nor Sinners Book Review:

This book brings together the portraits and autobiographical texts of six 17th-century Latin American women, drawing on primary sources that include Inquisition and canonization records, confessional and mystic journals, and legal defenses and petitions.

Women on the Edge in Early Modern Europe

Women on the Edge in Early Modern Europe
Author: Lisa Hopkins
Publsiher: Gendering the Late Medieval an
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-02-25
ISBN 10: 9789462987500
ISBN 13: 9462987505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women on the Edge in Early Modern Europe Book Review:

Women on the Edge in Early Modern Europe examines the lives of women whose gender impeded the exercise of their personal, political, and religious agency, with an emphasis on the conflict that occurred when they crossed the edges society placed on their gender. Many of the women featured in this collection have only been afforded cursory scholarly focus, or the focus has been isolated to a specific, (in)famous event. This collection redresses this imbalance by providing comprehensive discussions of the women's lives, placing the matter that makes them known to history within the context of their entire life. Focusing on women from different backgrounds - such as Marie Meurdrac, the French chemist; Anna Trapnel, the Fifth Monarchist and prophetess; and Cecilia of Sweden, princess, margravine, countess, and regent - this collection brings together a wide range of scholars from a variety of disciplines to bring attention to these previously overlooked women.

Autobiographical Writing by Early Modern Hispanic Women

Autobiographical Writing by Early Modern Hispanic Women
Author: Elizabeth Teresa Howe
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-04-08
ISBN 10: 131717691X
ISBN 13: 9781317176916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autobiographical Writing by Early Modern Hispanic Women Book Review:

Women’s life writing in general has too often been ignored, dismissed, or relegated to a separate category in those few studies of the genre that include it. The present work addresses these issues and offers a countervailing argument that focuses on the contributions of women writers to the study of autobiography in Spanish during the early modern period. There are, indeed, examples of autobiographical writing by women in Spain and its New World empire, evident as early as the fourteenth-century Memorias penned by Doña Leonor López de Cordóba and continuing through the seventeenth-century Cartas of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. What sets these accounts apart, the author shows, are the variety of forms adopted by each woman to tell her life and the circumstances in which she adapts her narrative to satisfy the presence of male critics-whether ecclesiastic or political, actual or imagined-who would dismiss or even alter her life story. Analyzing how each of these women viewed her life and, conversely, how their contemporaries-both male and female-received and sometimes edited her account, Howe reveals the tension in the texts between telling a ’life’ and telling a ’lie’.

Women on the Margins

Women on the Margins
Author: Natalie Zemon Davis,Henry Charles Lea Professor of History Emeritus Natalie Zemon Davis
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780674955202
ISBN 13: 067495520X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women on the Margins Book Review:

Maria Sibylla Merian, a German painter and naturalist, produced an innovative work on tropical insects based on lore she gathered from the Carib, Arawak, and African women of Suriname.

Lesbians in Early Modern Spain

Lesbians in Early Modern Spain
Author: Sherry Velasco
Publsiher: Vanderbilt University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2011-05-02
ISBN 10: 0826517528
ISBN 13: 9780826517524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lesbians in Early Modern Spain Book Review:

A wide range of accounts of lesbian relationships unearthed from the historical record

The Lieutenant

The Lieutenant
Author: Kate Grenville
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-05-02
ISBN 10: 1847673988
ISBN 13: 9781847673985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lieutenant Book Review:

In 1788 Daniel Rooke sets out on a journey that will change the course of his life. As a lieutenant in the First Fleet, he lands on the wild and unknown shores of New South Wales. There he sets up an observatory to chart the stars. But this country will prove far more revelatory than the skies above. Based on real events, The Lieutenant tells the unforgettable story of Rooke’s connection to an Aboriginal child – a remarkable friendship that resonates across the oceans and the centuries.

Imagining Identity in New Spain

Imagining Identity in New Spain
Author: Magali M. Carrera
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN 10: 0292782756
ISBN 13: 9780292782754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imagining Identity in New Spain Book Review:

Reacting to the rising numbers of mixed-blood (Spanish-Indian-Black African) people in its New Spain colony, the eighteenth-century Bourbon government of Spain attempted to categorize and control its colonial subjects through increasing social regulation of their bodies and the spaces they inhabited. The discourse of calidad (status) and raza (lineage) on which the regulations were based also found expression in the visual culture of New Spain, particularly in the unique genre of casta paintings, which purported to portray discrete categories of mixed-blood plebeians. Using an interdisciplinary approach that also considers legal, literary, and religious documents of the period, Magali Carrera focuses on eighteenth-century portraiture and casta paintings to understand how the people and spaces of New Spain were conceptualized and visualized. She explains how these visual practices emphasized a seeming realism that constructed colonial bodies—elite and non-elite—as knowable and visible. At the same time, however, she argues that the chaotic specificity of the lives and lived conditions in eighteenth-century New Spain belied the illusion of social orderliness and totality narrated in its visual art. Ultimately, she concludes, the inherent ambiguity of the colonial body and its spaces brought chaos to all dreams of order.

Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
Author: Marysa Navarro,Virginia Sánchez Korrol,Kecia Ali,Associate Professor of Religion Kecia Ali
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780253213075
ISBN 13: 025321307X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in Latin America and the Caribbean Book Review:

" Sánchez Korrol considers the shifts in women's roles between the 1880s and 1930s and accompanying societal transformations.

A Farewell to Arms

A Farewell to Arms
Author: Ernest Hemingway,Patrick Hemingway,Sean Hemingway
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2012-07-10
ISBN 10: 1451658168
ISBN 13: 9781451658163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Farewell to Arms Book Review:

Featuring a previously published author introduction, a personal foreword by his son and a new introduction by his grandson, a definitive edition of the lauded World War I classic collects all 39 of the Nobel Prize-winning author's alternate endings to offer new insights into his creative process. 25,000 first printing.

A Journey Round My Room

A Journey Round My Room
Author: Xavier de Maistre
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 93
Release: 1885
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: COLUMBIA:CU63622700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Journey Round My Room Book Review:

The Return of Martin Guerre

The Return of Martin Guerre
Author: Natalie Zemon Davis,Martin Guerre,Arnault Du Tilh
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1984-10-15
ISBN 10: 0674417348
ISBN 13: 9780674417342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Return of Martin Guerre Book Review:

The clever peasant Arnaud du Tilh had almost won his case, when a man with a wooden leg swaggered into the French courtroom, denounced du TiIh, and reestablished his claim to the identity, property, and wife of Martin Guerre. This book, by the noted historian who served as a consultant for the film, adds new dimensions to this famous legend.

Three Day Road

Three Day Road
Author: Joseph Boyden
Publsiher: Penguin Canada
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2008-05-06
ISBN 10: 0143175645
ISBN 13: 9780143175643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Day Road Book Review:

It is 1919, and Niska, the last Oji-Cree woman to live off the land, has received word that one of the two boys she saw off to the Great War has returned. Xavier Bird, her sole living relation, is gravely wounded and addicted to morphine. As Niska slowly paddles her canoe on the three-day journey to bring Xavier home, travelling through the stark but stunning landscape of Northern Ontario, their respective stories emerge—stories of Niska’s life among her kin and of Xavier’s horrifying experiences in the killing fields of Ypres and the Somme.

A Very Stable Genius

A Very Stable Genius
Author: Philip Rucker,Carol Leonnig
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2020-01-21
ISBN 10: 198487750X
ISBN 13: 9781984877505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Very Stable Genius Book Review:

The instant #1 bestseller. “This taut and terrifying book is among the most closely observed accounts of Donald J. Trump’s shambolic tenure in office to date." - Dwight Garner, The New York Times Washington Post national investigative reporter Carol Leonnig and White House bureau chief Philip Rucker, both Pulitzer Prize winners, provide the definitive insider narrative of Donald Trump’s presidency “I alone can fix it.” So proclaimed Donald J. Trump on July 21, 2016, accepting the Republican presidential nomination and promising to restore what he described as a fallen nation. Yet as he undertook the actual work of the commander in chief, it became nearly impossible to see beyond the daily chaos of scandal, investigation, and constant bluster. In fact, there were patterns to his behavior and that of his associates. The universal value of the Trump administration was loyalty—not to the country, but to the president himself—and Trump’s North Star was always the perpetuation of his own power. With deep and unmatched sources throughout Washington, D.C., Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker reveal the forty-fifth president up close. Here, for the first time, certain officials who felt honor-bound not to divulge what they witnessed in positions of trust tell the truth for the benefit of history. A peerless and gripping narrative, A Very Stable Genius not only reveals President Trump at his most unvarnished but shows how he tested the strength of America’s democracy and its common heart as a nation.

1616

1616
Author: Thomas Christensen
Publsiher: Catapult
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN 10: 1619020467
ISBN 13: 9781619020467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1616 Book Review:

The world of 1616 was a world of motion. Enormous galleons carrying silk and silver across the Pacific created the first true global economy, and the first international megacorporations were emerging as economic powers. In Europe, the deaths of Shakespeare and Cervantes marked the end of an era in literature, as the spirit of the Renaissance was giving way to new attitudes that would lead to the age of revolutions. Great changes were also taking place in East Asia, where the last native Chinese dynasty was entering its final years and Japan was beginning its long period of warrior rule. Artists there, as in many parts of the world, were rethinking their connections to ancient traditions and experimenting with new directions. Women everywhere were redefining their roles in family and society. Slave trading was relocating large numbers of people, while others were migrating in search of new opportunities. The first tourists, traveling not for trade or exploration but for personal fulfillment, were exploring this new globalized world. Thomas Christensen illuminates this extravagant age by focusing on a single riotous year. Woven with color images and artwork from the period, 1616 tells the surprising tales of the men and women who set the world on its tumultuous course toward modernity.