Don T Tell Mummy A True Story Of The Ultimate Betrayal

Don   t Tell Mummy  A True Story of the Ultimate Betrayal PDF
Author: Toni Maguire
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007279833
Size: 31.86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Family & Relationships
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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This heart-wrenching memoir from Toni Maguire tells the deeply moving story of an idyllic childhood that masked a terrible truth. Underneath her mother's gentility and her father's roguish charm lay horrifying secrets, which eventually led to their only child's near destruction.

Don T Tell Mummy

Don t Tell Mummy PDF
Author: Toni Maguire
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781407417240
Size: 69.80 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Adult child sexual abuse victims
Languages : en
Pages : 342
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This heart-wrenching memoir from Toni Maguire tells the deeply moving story of an idyllic childhood that masked a terrible truth. Underneath her mother's gentility and her father's roguish charm lay horrifying secrets, which eventually led to their only child's near destruction. The first time her father made an improper advance on Toni, she was six years old. Her father warned her not to tell her mother, or anyone else, because they would blame her and wouldn't love her any more. It had to remain 'our secret.' When she finally built up the courage to tell her mother what had happened, she was told never to speak of the matter again. With no one to turn to, isolated and alone in rural Ireland, the abuse continued unhindered. At fourteen Toni fell pregnant by her father, and when her state was discovered she was made to have a late abortion which almost killed her. The truth of her childhood could no longer be kept hidden but, just as her father predicted, Toni found herself judged and rejected by her family, teachers and friends. The blame and anger she was treated with only worsened when her father was sent to prison as a result of his actions. This is the compelling story of her struggle to put the ghost of her childhood to rest, and emerge ultimately triumphant.

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Author: د.خولة حمدي
Publisher: Kayan Publishing
ISBN: 9776376630
Size: 53.32 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Arabic fiction
Languages : ar
Pages : 408
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حين تحدّثتا عن موضوع السّفر لأوّل مرّة، تكلّمت أمّها فاطمة بشيء من الفلسفة. حدّثتها عن نبات الياسمين الذي أعطتها اسمه. مثل الياسمين، ربّتها على القناعة والاكتفاء بالقليل. فهو نبات لا يحتاج إلى الكثير من العناية. تكفيه دفعة واحدة من السّماد في ربيع كلّ عام، وتربة رطبة دون فيض من السقيا. جميع أنواع الياسمين تفضل النّموّ في مكان مشمس، لكنّها تتحمّل وجود شيء من الظلّ. وشمس تونس كانت مواتية لنضجها وتكوين شخصيّتها، وقد أصبحت جاهزة لتحمّل شيء من ظلالأوروبا ذات المناخ البارد. مثل الياسمين الأبيض المتوسّطي، كانت رقيقة في مظهرها، لكنّ شخصيّتها قويّة وثابتة، مثل رائحة الياسمين النفّاذة والفريدة التي تبثّ إحساسا بالدّفء لا تملكه الورود الأخرى. لم تتكلّم عن دلالة الياسمين العاطفيّة التي بحثت ياسمين عنها مذ اهتمّت بمدلولات الزهور في بداية مراهقتها. عرفت أنّ إهداء زهر الياسمين لامرأة يعني “لماذا لا تحبّين أبدًا؟”. والدها أهداها هي، ياسمين، إلى والدتها. كانت آخر عطاياه لها حين تخلّى عن حضانتها إثر الطّلاق. وهي “لم تحبّ بعده أبدًا”. كانت جديرة بتقبّل زهرة الياسمين. تفتقد أمها كل يوم أكثر من اليوم الماضي. مع مرور الوقت تزداد يقينًا من ضياعها بدونها. كانت تعلم أن الغربة ليست تجربة سهلة، ومع ذلك وافقت على سفرها. علّمتها كيف تكون ياسمينة حقيقيّة. لكن لعلّها غفلت عن حقيقة مرّة. زهرة الياسمين تذبل بسرعة حين تغادر تربتها وتنسّق في شكل “مشموم” جميل.

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Author: صادق، محمد
Publisher: الرواق للنشر والتوزيع
ISBN: 9775153360
Size: 68.25 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
Languages : ar
Pages : 223
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ISBN: 2304224571
Size: 71.85 MB
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Category :
Languages : en
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History Of The Gothic Twentieth Century Gothic

History of the Gothic  Twentieth Century Gothic PDF
Author: Lucie Armitt
Publisher: University of Wales Press
ISBN: 1783164336
Size: 22.36 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Why, at a time when the majority of us no longer believe in ghosts, demons, or the occult, does Gothic continue to have such a strong grasp upon literature, cinema and popular culture? This book answers this question through exploring some of the ways in which we have applied Gothic tropes to our everyday fears. The book opens with The Turn of the Screw, a text dealing in the dangers adults pose to children while simultaneously questioning the assumed innocence of all children. As our culture becomes increasingly anxious about child safety the uncanny surfaces in the popular imagination in the form of the paedophile or the child murderer. At the same time, the Gothic has always brought danger home, and another key focus of the book lies in the various manifestations undertaken by the haunted house during the twentieth century, from the bombed-out spaces of the blitz (‘The Demon Lover’ and The Night Watch) to the designer bathrooms of wealthy American suburbia (What Lies Beneath). Gothic monsters can also be terror monsters, and after a discussion of terrorism and atrocity in relation to burial alive the book examines the relationship between the human and the inhuman through the role of the beast monster as manifestation of the evil that resides in our midst (The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Birds). It is with the dangers of the body that the Gothic has been most closely associated and, during the later twentieth century, paranoia attaches itself to skeletal forms and ghosts in the wake of the HIV/AIDs crisis. Sexuality and/as disease is one of the themes of Patrick McGrath’s work (Dr Haggard’s Disease and ‘The Angel’) and the issue of skeletons in the closet is also explored through Henry James’s ‘The Jolly Corner’. However, sexuality is also one of the most liberating aspects of Gothic narratives. After a brief discussion of camp humour in the British television drama series Jekyll, the book concludes with a discussion of the apparitional lesbian through the work of Sarah Waters.

Twentieth Century Gothic

Twentieth Century Gothic PDF
Author: Lucie Armitt
Publisher: University of Wales Press
ISBN: 0708323626
Size: 50.83 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 191
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Why, at a time when the majority of us no longer believe in ghosts, demons, or the occult, does Gothic continue to have such a strong grasp upon literature, cinema and popular culture? This book answers this question through exploring some of the ways in which we have applied Gothic tropes to our everyday fears. The book opens with The Turn of the Screw, a text dealing in the dangers adults pose to children while simultaneously questioning the assumed innocence of all children. As our culture becomes increasingly anxious about child safety the uncanny surfaces in the popular imagination in the form of the paedophile or the child murderer. At the same time, the Gothic has always brought danger home, and another key focus of the book lies in the various manifestations undertaken by the haunted house during the twentieth century, from the bombed-out spaces of the blitz (‘The Demon Lover’ and The Night Watch) to the designer bathrooms of wealthy American suburbia (What Lies Beneath). Gothic monsters can also be terror monsters, and after a discussion of terrorism and atrocity in relation to burial alive the book examines the relationship between the human and the inhuman through the role of the beast monster as manifestation of the evil that resides in our midst (The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Birds). It is with the dangers of the body that the Gothic has been most closely associated and, during the later twentieth century, paranoia attaches itself to skeletal forms and ghosts in the wake of the HIV/AIDs crisis. Sexuality and/as disease is one of the themes of Patrick McGrath’s work (Dr Haggard’s Disease and ‘The Angel’) and the issue of skeletons in the closet is also explored through Henry James’s ‘The Jolly Corner’. However, sexuality is also one of the most liberating aspects of Gothic narratives. After a brief discussion of camp humour in the British television drama series Jekyll, the book concludes with a discussion of the apparitional lesbian through the work of Sarah Waters.

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Author: At̲īr ʻabd-Allah Al-našmī
Publisher:
ISBN: 9786144321874
Size: 33.75 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 234
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Bonded To The Abuser

Bonded to the Abuser PDF
Author: Amy J. L. Baker
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442236884
Size: 74.59 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Family & Relationships
Languages : en
Pages : 204
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Tens of thousands of children are removed from home each year due to some form of child maltreatment, usually physical neglect, physical abuse, or sexual abuse, although sometimes for emotional abuse as well. An additional significant number of children are victims of child maltreatment but remain in their home. Extensive research reveals the far reaching and long lasting negative impact of maltreatment on child victims, including on their physical, social, emotional, and behavioral functioning. One particularly troubling and complicated aspect is how the child victim forms (and maintains) a “traumatic bond” with his abuser, even becoming protective and defensive of that person despite the pain and suffering they have caused. This book will provide the reader with the essential experience of understanding how children make meaning of being maltreated by a parent, and how these traumatic bonds form and last. Through an examination of published memoirs of abuse, the authors analyze and reveal the commonalities in the stories to uncover the ways in which adult victims of childhood abuse understand and digest the traumatic experiences of their childhoods. This understanding can inform interventions and treatments designed for this vulnerable population and can help family and friends of victims understand more fully the maltreatment experience “from the inside out.”

Textual Mothers Maternal Texts

Textual Mothers Maternal Texts PDF
Author: Elizabeth Podnieks
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554587654
Size: 56.37 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 402
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Textual Mothers/Maternal Texts focuses on mothers as subjects and as writers who produce auto/biography, fiction, and poetry about maternity. International contributors examine the mother without child, with child, and in her multiple identities as grandmother, mother, and daughter. The collection examines how authors use textual spaces to accept, negotiate, resist, or challenge traditional conceptions of mothering and maternal roles, and how these texts offer alternative practices and visions for mothers. Further, it illuminates how textual representations both reflect and help to define or (re)shape the realities of women and families by examining how mothering and being a mother are political, personal, and creative narratives unfolding within both the pages of a book and the spaces of a life. The range of chapters maps a shift from the daughter-centric stories that have dominated the maternal tradition to the matrilineal and matrifocal perspectives that have emerged over the last few decades as the mother’s voice moved from silence to speech. Contributors make aesthetic, cultural, and political claims and critiques about mothering and motherhood, illuminating in new and diverse ways how authors and the protagonists of the texts “read” their own maternal identities as well as the maternal scripts of their families, cultures, and nations in their quest for self-knowledge, agency, and artistic expression.