Embracing Serafina

The scenery from my train window was spectacular . As we ascended lofty forested mountain slopes on serpentine railroad tracks , cutting through tunnels at close intervals , I thrilled to see the imposing grandeur 102 EMBRACING SERAFINA.


Author: Penny Petrone

Publisher: Guernica Editions

ISBN: 1550711121

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 603

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This book moves with compelling energy from the forests of north-western Ontario to the capitals of Europe to the tribal villages of Africa... and from there to South America, China, and into the mysterious world that existed behind the Iron Curtain when few Westerners dared, or got the chance, to visit there. It is an absorbingly personal document, with the power not only of insight and innocence but of deeply conveyed sensuality -- toward sun and seawater and mountain air; the music and hustle of cafés and cantinas; the tastes and smells of exotic kitchens and markets. There is an urgency here, bred of complex desires and a craving for experience and knowledge. Through her search, Petrone reveals not just the graces but the hard edges and uncertainties of a woman's ventures into foreign landscapes and into the foreboding terrain of the self.

Immigration and Integration in North America

... in multicultural societies has been the inclination of young members of various minorities to accelerate their acculturation by embracing the language and cultural life style of the majority. ... Embracing Serafina, 68–261.


Author: Waldemar Zacharasiewicz

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN: 9783847102724

Category: Social Science

Page: 167

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English summary: The volume comprises nine essays by prominent Canadianists from Austria, Germany and Canada who investigate in comparative fashion the problems of emigration / immigration to and integration in North America and some European countries, especially Austria and France. They inquire how this challenge has been met in Canada since the official adoption of multiculturalism and reflect on the possibility of Canada serving as a model for Europe. While contemporary novels by immigrants to Canada provide evidence of successful integration, ethnic autobiographies remind us of the existence of problems and prejudices in former times. The tensions experienced in the course of a transcultural transfer are shown to be a potential source of inspiration, with authors of Caribbean background providing fruitful examples. The waves of immigration from Austria are also described as is the specific approach to the challenge of immigration in the province of Quebec, through the adoption of the concept of interculturalism. Both the problems linked to immigration in France and the issue of the millions of undocumented immigrants from Latin America in the USA are considered. German description: Der deutsch- und englischsprachige Band enthalt neun Essays von bekannten KanadistInnen aus Osterreich, Deutschland und Kanada, die sich mit Immigration nach und Integration in Nordamerika beschaftigen: Wie wird dieses aktuelle Problem in Kanada bewaltigt? Konnte das offiziell multikulturelle Kanada fur Lander wie Osterreich und Frankreich ein Muster sein? Neben der gelungenen Integration, die sich in Romanen von selbst nach Kanada eingewanderten ErzahlerInnen spiegelt, belegen ethnische Autobiographien die fruher auch in Kanada haufigen Probleme. Das Spannungsverhaltnis beim transkulturellen Ubergang erscheint als mogliche Inspirationsquelle, wobei Schriftsteller aus der Karibik ergiebige Untersuchungsobjekte sind. Die Einwanderung aus Osterreich kommt ebenso zur Sprache wie die spezifische Auseinandersetzung mit der Immigration in Quebec, wo das Konzept des Interkulturalismus dominiert, sowie das Schicksal von Millionen illegaler Einwanderer in den USA.

Migration and Fiction

This is the case for example with Penny Petrone , whose autobiography is entitled Embracing Serafina , with Caterina Edwards ( as illustrated for instance by her short story “ The Island of Nightingales ” ) , and with Italian - Canadian ...


Author: Maria Löschnigg


ISBN: STANFORD:36105131233608

Category: Canadian fiction

Page: 242

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Breaking the Mould

The second part of this memoir , Embracing Serafina , came out in 2000 . Cover photograph : Penny Petrone Collection . ISBN 1-55071-122-9 $ 10 Canada - $ 8 U.S.A.. ISBN 1-55071-122-9 90000 9 " 7815501711226 "


Author: Penny Petrone

Publisher: Guernica Editions

ISBN: 1550711229

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 173

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Her book recounts not only her story but also that of thousands of uncelebrated working-class men and women who built Canada."--BOOK JACKET.

The Jesus Christ Code

She also wrote two memoirs, “Breaking the Mould” (1995) and “Embracing Serafina” (2000). Her book “Breaking the Mould” was translated into Italian and launched at the University of Rome, La Sapienza in July 2005.


Author: Caesar J. B. Squitti

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595434244

Category: Philosophy

Page: 532

View: 877

Discover a secret . . . 'THE LIE' about TRUTH that deceived Adam and Eve, and mankind since that day in the Garden of Eden. Discover "the key'' to unlock the "gates" to The Garden of Eden. Building a bridge between science, religion and politics. The book presents a new philosophy, 'thinking in color'.

Three Plays of Maureen Hunter

CANADA , SOCIOLOGY, HISTORY Good Trade Paperback English Prentice Hall of Canada Ltd 1979 Scarborough, Ontario, Canada 0 1 For Sale 1.75 0 8304381166 1550711121 Book Embracing Serafina Petrone, Penny: IH2 WORLD TRAVEL, MEMOIR.


Author: Hunter, Maureen

Publisher: OIBooks-Libros

ISBN: 9781896239996

Category: Drama

Page: 287

View: 353

Book is clean and tight. No writing in text. Like New

Canadian Books in Print Author and Title Index

28 ) CIP Embracing Serafina . Guernica , 2000 $ 25.00 paper ( 1-55071-112-1 ] ( Prose Series , No. 56 ) CIP First people , first voices . U.T.P. , 1984 $ 24.95 paper [ 0-8020-6562-7 ] CIP Northern voices : Inuit writings in English .



Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 00688398

Category: Canada Imprints


View: 342

Serafina s Stories

He invited her in, embracing and kissing her with love. He wanted to hear everything that had happened to her since he had left the cave. After hours of listening to her story, he laid his head on her lap and fell asleep.


Author: Rudolfo Anaya

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504011792

Category: Fiction

Page: 202

View: 982

This innovative novel combines Spanish folktales with Native American legends to create a captivating Southwestern version of The Arabian Nights Like Scheherezade, who ensured her survival by telling her royal husband stories, the title character in Rudolfo Anaya’s creative retelling of The Arabian Nights must entertain the recently widowed governor with legends of Nueva Mexicana, or she and her fellow captives will die. With fresh snow covering the high peaks of Sangre de Cristo, a group of native dissidents prepare for revolt. In seventeenth-century Santa Fe, insurrection against a colony of the king of Spain is punishable by death. A Spaniard loyal to the governor names twelve conspirators. One of them is a young woman. Raised in a mission church, fifteen-year-old Serafina speaks excellent Spanish and knows many of her country’s traditional folktales. She and the governor strike a bargain: Each evening, she will tell him a cuento. If he likes it, he will release one prisoner the following day. The twelve tales recounted here mirror the struggle of a divided country. They include the social and political symbolism behind “Beauty and the Beast” and retell “Cinderella” as “Miranda’s Gift.” Interspersed with these timeless cuentos is the story of Serafina herself, and that of a people battling to preserve a vanishing way of life under the long shadow of the Inquisition.

Pancho and Panchita

So saying , she lifted her arms to the old woman's neck , embracing her fervently . Serafina's brow cleared , her firm , straight lips quivered , but the child did not see the emotion . Gathering her nursling to her bosom in the slow ...


Author: Mary Ellen Mannix


ISBN: MINN:319510021229832

Category: Western stories

Page: 146

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Born Wicked

Serafina then collected her long silver hair to the side and started combing it whilst playfully batting her eyelashes at the scared rouge ... The evil entities started licking her fingertips and embracing her arm, offering their power.



Publisher: Summit Publishing Company Inc.


Category: Fiction

Page: 230

View: 172

"Rosewood needs a new high priestess. After revealing the evil that lurked in their midst,it is only tradition that can put them back in good graces with the townspeople of Helios. But the moon has other plans for them. On the evening of the Mabon Festival, three witches step up to the call. They will each have to face an impossible quest, one that will determine who will lead the coven once and for all. There's just one problem. Underneath the brave facade lay hearts as black as the other side of the moon. These witches are wicked to the core, and should one of them succeed, Rosewood will never be the same."