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Imitations of Life

Two Centuries of Melodrama in Russia
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Duke University Press
Cultural studies, European history: c 1750 to c 1900, European history: from c 1900 -, Plays & playwrights, Theatre, drama, c 1700 to c 1800, c 1800 to c 1900, History - General History, Anthropology - Cultural, Social Science, Russian, Sociology, Russia, History and criticism, Continental European, Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Literary Studies/Russian & Sov, Russian/Soviet/Post-Soviet/Eas, 20th century, 19th century, Melodrama, Russian, Russian
ContributionsAlexander Prokhorov (Contributor), Julie Buckler (Contributor), Lars T. Lih (Contributor), Otto Boele (Contributor), Richard Stites (Contributor), Susan Costanzo (Contributor), Louise McReynolds (Editor), Joan Neuberger (Editor), Louise McReynolds (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9584861M
ISBN 100822327902
ISBN 139780822327905

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The Imitation of Christ is a Christian devotional book by Thomas à Kempis, first composed in Latin (as De Imitatione Christi) ca. – It is a handbook for spiritual life arising from the Devotio Moderna movement, of which Kempis was a member.

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From the turn of the 20th century until the Supreme Court ruled in Loving ia (), numerous Southern states passed laws enforcing a "one-drop rule", requiring that persons of any Author: Fannie Hurst. Directed by Douglas Sirk. With Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner.

An aspiring actress befriends a black widow, but trouble arises when the latter is rejected by her daughter, who tries to pass for white/10(K). The book concludes with an exploration of the use of melodrama in European and Latin American cinema, both silent and sound.

Imitations of Life thus provides a variety of perspectives-chronological, theoretical, and international-on the genre while investigating its cultural, social, and political significance. Douglas Sirk (Claus Detler Sierck) was born in Hamburg, Germany, in He made nine films before fleeing Nazi Germany, eventually coming to America.

Imitations of Life book best-known films, made during the s--all of them melodramas--were Magnificent Obsession, All That Heaven Allows, The Tarnished Angels, Written on the Wind, and Imitation of Life (made inreleased in ). This glamorized remake of the film Imitation of Life bears only a passing resemblance to its source, the best-selling novel by Fannie Hurst.

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An aspiring actress befriends a black widow, but trouble arises when the latter is rejected by her daughter, who tries to pass for white. Aspiring actress Lora Meredith meets Annie Johnson, a homeless black woman at Coney Island and soon they share a tiny.

To meditate on the life of Jesus should therefore be our chief study. Thus begins the great work known, loved, and venerated for six centuries as The Imitation of Christ (De Imitatione Christi), first published in by the German-Dutch monk and scribe, Thomas Hemerken of Kempen, better known as Thomas à Kempis ( – 25 July ).

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May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain. A bestseller inand subsequently adapted into two beloved and controversial films, Imitation of Life has played a vital role in ongoing conversations about race, femininity, and the American Dream.

Bea Pullman, a white single mother, and her African American maid, Delilah Johnston, also a single mother, rear their daughters together and become business partners. Imitations of Life is an excellent book that should appeal to professional historians and literary scholars, as well as to students enrolled in Russian studies courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

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Imitations of Life views Russian melodrama from the eighteenth century to today as an unexpectedly hospitable forum for considering social issues. The contributors follow the evolution of the genre through a variety of cultural practices and changing political scenarios.

They argue that Author: Louise Mcreynolds. The first of two film version of Fannie Hurst's novel, 's Imitation of Life chronicles the friendship between two women--one white (Claudette Colbert), one black (Louise Beavers).

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6 BOOK ONE THOUGHTS HELPFUL IN THE LIFE OF THE SOUL The First Chapter IMITATING CHRIST AND DESPISING ALL VANITIES ON EARTH HE WHO follows Me, walks not in darkness," says the Lord.1 By these words of Christ we are advised to imitate His File Size: KB.

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The Imitation of Life is one of the most powerful cinematic displays of racial passing in movie history. Passing, a commonly used term especially in the African American community, “occurs when a member of one racial category assumes the ethnicity of another (Alkon, )”. The movie was originally made in with a remake in   Imitations of Life views Russian melodrama from the eighteenth century to today as an unexpectedly hospitable forum for considering social issues.

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Eli Diamond. Mortal Imitations of Divine Life: The Nature of the Soul in Aristotle's De Anima. Published: Eli Diamond, Mortal Imitations of Divine Life: The Nature of the Soul in Aristotle's De Anima, Northwestern University Press,pp., $ (pbk), ISBN Reviewed by Klaus Corcilius, University of California, Berkeley.

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