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The Exceptional Woman


Author : Mary D. Sheriff
language : en
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date : 1997-10-24

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Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun (1755-1842) was an enormously successful painter, a favorite portraitist of Marie-Antoinette, and one of the few women accepted into the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture. In accounts of her role as an artist, she was simultaneously flattered as a charming woman and vilified as monstrously unfeminine. In The Exceptional Woman, Mary D. Sheriff uses Vigée-Lebrun's career to explore the contradictory position of "woman-artist" in the moral, philosophical, professional, and medical debates about women in eighteenth-century France. Paying particular attention to painted and textual self-portraits, Sheriff shows how Vigée-Lebrun's images and memoirs undermined the assumptions about "woman" and the strictures imposed on women. Engaging ancien-régime philosophy, as well as modern feminism, psychoanalysis, literary theory, and art criticism, Sheriff's interpretations of Vigée-Lebrun's paintings challenge us to rethink the work and the world of this controversial woman artist.

Affirmations For The Exceptional Woman


Author : Katie Jenkins
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2018-02-18

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Verdi S Exceptional Women Giuseppina Strepponi And Teresa Stolz


Author : Caroline Anne Ellsmore
language : en
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date : 2017-12-14

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This investigation offers new perspectives on Giuseppe Verdi’s attitudes to women and the functions which they fulfilled for him. The book explores Verdi’s professional and personal relationship with women who were exceptional within the traditional socio-sexual structure of patria potestà, in the context of women’s changing status in nineteenth-century Italian society. It focusses on two women; the singers Giuseppina Strepponi, who supported and enhanced Verdi’s creativity at the beginning of his professional life and Teresa Stolz, who sustained his sense of self-worth at its end. Each was an essential emotional benefactor without whom Verdi’s career would not have been the same. The subject of the Strepponi-Verdi marriage and the impact of Strepponi’s past deserve further detailed and nuanced discussion. This book demonstrates Verdi’s shifting power-balance with Strepponi as she sought to retain intellectual self-respect while his success and control increased. The negative stereotypes concerning operatic ‘divas’ do not withstand scrutiny when applied either to Strepponi or to Stolz. This book presents a revisionist appraisal of Stolz through close examination of her letters. Revealing Stolz’s value to Verdi, they also provide contemporary operatic criticism and behind-the-scenes comment, some excerpts of which are published here in English for the first time.

Six Exceptional Women


Author : James Lord
language : en
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date : 1994-04-01

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James Lord continues his series of intimate portraits with a cast of female subjects: Alice B. Toklas, Getrude Stein, Marie-Laure de Noailles, the French actress Arletty, Errieta Perdikidi, and his own mother, Loise Bennett Lord.

The Exceptional Woman Within


Author : Evangeline Delaney
language : en
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date : 2017-09-05

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This book helps you develop your best qualities in order to face life head on. There is an "exceptional" being buried in every woman. She lays dormant waiting to be explored, challenged, trained and developed. Most times she introduces herself through trials and challenges. The exceptional woman is determined to succeed. She finds every avenue that will take her there. she learns to understand investing, budgeting and financial growth. She plans her goals using critical strategies and time management, in order to achieve. She is a force to be reckon with. She trains her mind, which allows all her experiences in life to drive her in the right direction. 1. She wants to be mold to stand out in the presence of others. 2. She is an empowered woman. 3. She is fearless and unapologetic for being the woman she is. 4. She is the one who makes moves and is not afraid to break down the walls of stereotypes. Learn how to be that strong and empowered woman today by developing and improving the qualities you already have.

Warrior Woman


Author : James Alexander Thom
language : en
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Release Date : 2007-12-18

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A bestselling master of historical fiction, James Alexander Thom has brought unforgettable Native American figures to life for millions of readers, powerfully dramatizing their fortitude, fearsomeness, and profound fates. Now he and his wife, Dark Rain, have created a magnificent portrait of an astonishing woman–one who led her people in war when she could not persuade them to make peace. Her name was Nonhelema. Literate, lovely, imposing at over six feet tall, she was the Women’s Peace Chief of the Shawnee Nation–and already a legend when the most decisive decade of her life began in 1774. That fall, with more than three thousand Virginians poised to march into the Shawnees’ home, Nonhelema’s plea for peace was denied. So she loyally became a fighter, riding into battle covered in war paint. When the Indians ran low on ammunition, Nonhelema’s role changed back to peacemaker, this time tragically. Negotiating an armistice with military leaders of the American Revolution like Daniel Boone and George Rogers Clark, she found herself estranged from her own people–and betrayed by her white adversaries, who would murder her loved ones and eventually maim Nonhelema herself. Throughout her inspiring life, she had many deep and complex relationships, including with her daughter, Fani, who was an adopted white captive . . . a pious and judgmental missionary, Zeisberger . . . a series of passionate lovers . . . and, in a stunning creation of the Thoms, Justin Case–a cowardly soldier transformed by the courage he saw in the female Indian leader. Filled with the uncanny period detail and richly rendered drama that are Thom trademarks, Warrior Woman is a memorable novel of a remarkable person–one willing to fight to avoid war, by turns tough and tender, whose heart was too big for the world she wished to tame. From the Hardcover edition.

The Exceptional Impossible Woman Indeed Labels


Author : Millye Carter Bloodworth
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2013-08

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THE AWESOME, ANTI-BULLYING ADVENTURES OF THE TRANSGENDERED TRAILBLAZER! Milton Bernie Carter was born in East St. Louis, Illinois into a loving family whose culturally diverse beliefs and mixed racial bloodlines made for "many socially sensitive but usually supportive conversations in the home." Born under sign of Leo, he was told, "You'll be ruled by the heart, and that means you're always going to think kindly of people." If only the same could be said about many of those whom Milton would come in contact with throughout the years, even today. It was the early-1960s, in East St. Louis, Illinois when young Milton began experimenting with cross-dressing. By the time he was thirteen, though feeling like eighteen, he felt even more trapped in his skin "hating the male anatomy" the doctor saw fit to leave him with as an infant. More questions about his own sexuality arose after Milton with his mother consults a local female physician who tells him his condition is "transgenderism or transsexualism." Thereafter, Milton begins to develop two feminine personas, Millye for the good side and a persona of Melba for her other side. After her mother remarried, the rest of his formative years were spent in Detroit, Michigan and after high school, an AA in Liberal Arts from Highland Park Junior College was earned and shortly thereafter there was an initial career choice of nursing with secondary schooling followed by a short stint in the U.S. Army that would take Milton to Eastern Europe and back. After fully transitioning she would go onto a variety of billing, claims and discharge planning positions in the medical field, sales and modeling with Saks Fifth Avenue in Detroit, then Phoenix and sales, modeling and buying for Dittrich's Furs in Detroit and wedged in-between there has been stints as an exotic dancer with other services, modeling haute couture and fashion show producer, small business owner operator of a hospice and care home, and for the past d