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The Unmentionables

Author : Bruce Norris
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Set in western equatorial Africa, The Unmentionables opens with a pugnacious monologue warning the audience to get out while they still have a chance to do something really fun - like watch cable television. Those who resist this directive are treated to a biting satire featuring four Americans hoping to "do good in the world": a young Christian missionary and his ex-fiancee, a disenchanted Hollywood actress, and an aging, wealthy businessman and his desperately lonely wife. A fire set at the missionary's home ignites a night of painful disillusionment, as their notions of how to help the locals are exploded by the realities of money, power, and politics. The stakes rise steadily until they are forced to confront the question of the value of a single life.

Unmentionables

Author : Beth Ann Fennelly
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Poetry, American

Unmentionables Poems

Author : Beth Ann Fennelly
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“Insouciant, sexy, funny, and dead-on . . . a startlingly empathetic series of concise and slashing poems.”—Booklist With elegant word play and her usual subversive wit, Beth Ann Fennelly questions our everyday human foibles.

Unmentionables

Author : Elaine Benson
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Traces the history and evolution of undergarments from prehistoric times to the present

Unmentionables

Author : Laurie Loewenstein
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"Exceptionally readable and highly recommended." --Library Journal (starred review) A January 2014 MIBA Midwest Connections pick! "Engaging first work from a writer of evident ability." --Kirkus Reviews "Marian Elliot Adams'...tale is contagiously enthusiastic." --Publishers Weekly "Unmentionables is a sweeping and memorable story of struggle and suffrage, love and redemption...Loewenstein has skilfully woven a story and a cast of characters that will remain in the memory long after the book’s last page has been turned." --New York Journal of Books "Readers will be fascinated by this timeless glimpse into a slice of American history on the brink of significant change, whose memorable characters are both vulnerable and engaging. I loved this book!" --Boswell Book Company (staff pick) "Unmentionables starts small and expands to touch Chicago and war-torn France as Laurie Loewenstein weaves multiple points of view together to create a narrative of social change and the stubbornness of the human heart." --Black Heart Magazine "A historical, feminist romance in the positive senses of all three terms: a realistic evocation of small-town America circa 1917, including its racial tensions; a tale about standing up for the equitable treatment of women; and a story about two lonely people who overcome obstacles, including their own character defects, to find love together." --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "96 Books For Your Summer Reading List" Marian Elliot Adams, an outspoken advocate for sensible undergarments for women, sweeps onto the Chautauqua stage under a brown canvas tent on a sweltering August night in 1917, and shocks the gathered town of Emporia with her speech: How can women compete with men in the work place and in life if they are confined by their undergarments? The crowd is further appalled when Marian falls off the stage and sprains her ankle, and is forced to remain among them for a week. As the week passes, she throws into turmoil the town's unspoken rules governing social order, women, and Negroes. The recently widowed newspaper editor Deuce Garland, his lapels glittering with fraternal pins, has always been a community booster, his desire to conform rooted in a legacy of shame--his great-grandfather married a black woman, and the town will never let Deuce forget it, especially not his father-in-law, the owner of the newspaper and Deuce's boss. Deuce and his father-in-law are already at odds, since the old man refuses to allow Deuce's stepdaughter, Helen, to go to Chicago to fight for women's suffrage. But Marian's arrival shatters Deuce's notions of what is acceptable, versus what is right, and Deuce falls madly in love with the tall activist from New York. During Marian's stay in Emporia, Marian pushes Deuce to become a greater, braver, and more dynamic man than he ever imagined was possible. He takes a stand against his father-in-law by helping Helen escape to Chicago; and he publishes an article exposing the county's oldest farm family as the source of a recent typhoid outbreak, risking his livelihood and reputation. Marian's journey takes her to the frozen mud of France's Picardy region, just beyond the lines, to help destitute villagers as the Great War rages on. Helen, in Chicago, is hired as a streetcar conductor surrounded by bitter men who resent her taking a man's job. Meanwhile, Deuce struggles to make a living and find his place in Emporia's wider community after losing the newspaper. Marian is a powerful catalyst that forces nineteenth-century Emporia into the twentieth century; but while she agitates for enlightenment and justice, she has little time to consider her own motives and her extreme loneliness. Marian, in the end, must decide if she has the courage to face small-town life, and be known, or continue to be a stranger always passing through.

Unmentionables

Author : Ralph Keyes
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We say a lot about ourselves by what we don't say. Words and phrases like 'collateral damage', 'wardrobe malfunction', 'vertically challenged', and old favourites like 'unmentionables' (trousers, apparently) or 'lady of the night' - all are ways of not using particular words. UNMENTIONABLES is a rollicking exploration of the history of euphemistic usage, looking at how taboos connected to sex, death, religion, war, politics, business and matters of status have produced an extraordinary linguistic creativity, and how euphemistic speech has changed over the centuries. It looks at how euphemisms are born, and how they die (or 'experience a negative outcome') and it explores why it is that we create euphemisms, and the different purposes - from the benign to the sinister - that they serve. (Is 'euphemism' a euphemism for lying?) Lively, entertaining, and crammed with fascinating nuggets of information, UNMENTIONABLES is a celebration of the richness of language. Why have just one word for something when you can have ten other words instead?

Unmentionables

Author : David Greene
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Unmentionables is the epic story of two couples in the Civil War south. One couple is straight, white and wealthy; the other is gay, black and enslaved. Field hand Jimmy meets Cato, a house servant from a nearby plantation. Over time, Jimmy's fascination with Cato grows into romantic love. Winner 2010 Book of the Year award for Gay fiction

The Unmentionables

Author : Jack Teagle
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The Tupamaros

Author : Carlos Wilson
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An important contribution to the understanding of the politics and significance of this powerful force in Latin America, and shows how the revolutionary tactics of Tupamaroism are being utilised by urban freedom fighters throughout the world.

Unmentionables from Figleaves to Scanties by Robert Cortes Holliday

Author : Robert Cortes Holliday
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The Unmentionables

Author : Val Prozorova
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1950s Washington, DC. James has just accepted a teaching position for the State Department. But after too many drinks at his own housewarming party, he meets Henry, a doctor and his neighbor. Their connection is immediate, but after a drunken kiss they end up parting ways with alarm. That's just beginning of a story that spans two decades: a story of a secret relationship, strained marriages, crumbling lives, and ultimately a love strong enough to withstand all of it.

Oh Knickers

Author : Rosemary Hawthorne
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Unmentionables

Author : Robert Cortes Holliday
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Unmentionables

Author : Katherine Durack
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From straight-A student to showgirl to college professor, one woman explores the hurts and healing that accompany grasping a dream and then letting it go in this witty and wise book.

Unmentionables and Other Euphemisms

Author : Jeremy Lawrence
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The Revenge of the Unmentionables

Author : Beatrix Dramaticus
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What on earth was Sarillia thinking, when she involved herself with The Immortals? And how did it occur to her to start fighting against The Unmentionables a fight that had already been won by them? Couldn't she just have shut her eyes to the slaving life of The Mine Children? Couldn't she simply forget about the hidden children in the forest? And go on living in The Green Valley, like she did now?

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Sweet Nothings

Author : Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader
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Laying Down the Law

Author : Pierre Schlag
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In the collected essays here, Schlag established himself as one of the most creative thinkers in the contemporary legal academy. To read them one after another is exhilarating; Schlag's sophistication shines through. In chapter after chapter he tackles the most vexing problems of law and legal thinking, but at the heart of his concern is the questions of normativity and the normative claims made by legal scholars. He revisits legal realism, eenergizes it, and brings readers face-to-face with the central issues confronting law at the end of the 20th century. --Choice, May 1997 Pierre Schlag is the great iconoclast of the American legal academy. Few law professors today are so consistently original, funny, and provocative. But behind his playful manner is a serious goal: bringing the study of law into the late modern/ postmodern age. Reading these essays is like watching a one-man truth squad taking on all of the trends and movements of contemporary jurisprudence. All one can say to the latter is, better take cover. --J. M. Balkin, Lafayette S. Foster Professor, Yale Law School At a time when complaints are heard everywhere about the excesses of lawyers, judges, and law itself, Pierre Schlag focuses attention on the American legal mind and its urge to lay down the law. For Schlag, legalism is a way of thinking that extends far beyond the customary official precincts of the law. His work prompts us to move beyond the facile self- congratulatory self-representations of the law so that we might think critically about its identity, effects, and limitations. In this way, Schlag leads us to rethink the identities and character of moral and political values in contemporary discourse. The book brings into question the dominant normative orientation that shapes so much academic thought in law and in the humanities and social sciences. By pulling the curtain on the rhetorical techniques by which the law represents itself as coherent, rational, and stable, Laying Down the Law discloses the grandiose (and largely futile) attempts of American academics to control social and political meaning by means of scholarly missives.

The Wacky World of Womanhood

Author : Vicky DeCoster
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In The Wacky World of Womanhood, Vicky DeCoster shares her humorous personal essays on childhood crises, dating dilemmas, marriage mishaps, parenthood pitfalls, and mid-life mayhem. Vicky's laugh-out-loud stories are true and heartwarming, and offer an inside look at the wacky world of womanhood.