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book coverVergil's Eclogues, Translated by Barbara Hughes Fowler, M.A. '50, Ph.D. '55, University of North Carolina Press, 1997. In a new American verse translation, the author presents Vergil's earliest confirmed work. In an introduction to the text, she compares the treatment of the pastoral form by Vergil and Theocritus, illuminating the ways in which Vergil borrowed form and built upon the earlier poet's work, thereby moving the genre in a new direction.

book coverUseful Servants: Psychodynamic Approaches to Clinical Practice, Susan S. Levine '79, M.S.S. '82, Jason Aronson Inc., 1996. This is a guidebook to the primary psychodynamic psychotherapies that covers clinical approaches and theoretical conceptualizations. The author compares different theories and, arguing that no one strategy is adequate for any patient all of the time, demonstrates how a knowledge of alternative listening and intervening strategies makes for better therapy.

book coverInventing Reality: The Paintings of John Moore, Therese Dolan, M.A. '74, Ph.D. '79, Hudson Hills Press, 1996. John Moore has been one of the leading realist painters of his generation since his first New York exhibition in 1969. This study shows that realism is a viable option for a fine artist at the end of the 20th century. In addition to the essay by the author, it features an illustrated chronology, lists of solo and group exhibitions, and a list of public collections, with 52 color plates and 37 black and white illustrations.

book coverBreach of Trust, Bonnie MacDougal '75, Pocket Books, 1996. Set in Philadelphia and on our own Main Line, this mystery novel by a former senior attorney centers around two lawyers and the theft of two million dollars from the trust fund of a rival firm's client.

book coverHellenistic Architectural Sculpture: Figural Motifs in Western Anatolia and the Aegean Islands, Pamela A. Webb, M.A. '83, Ph.D. '89, University of Wisconsin Press, 1996. In the first book to focus specifically on the figural adornment of Hellenistic architecture, the author examines the full range of architectural embellishment, providing extensive information about the chronology and interpretation of figural motifs adorning religious, civic, commercial, commemorative and domestic constructions.

book coverThe Goose's Tale, Written and illustrated by Deborah Chadwick Clearman '72, Whispering Coyote Press, 1996. Toby and Liz find a wooden goose decoy while wandering through the frozen marshes near their house. When they take the goose home, they discover that Alice can talk and that she has an amazing story to tell. Alice teaches Toby and Liz the mysteries of nature and in return, the children help Alice find her heart's desire.

book coverPolygnotos and Vase Painting in Classical Athens, Susan B. Matheson, M.A. '70, University of Wisconsin Press, 1996. This is the first detailed analysis of Polygnotos, a major vase painter of classical Athens, whose workshop flourished for 50 years. The author provides the first comprehensive chronology for Polygnotos' own works, and then analyzes the evolving Polygnotan style, comparing it to that of contemporary Athenian workshops and demonstrating its influence on the later vase painting of southern Italy.

book coverNew Left, New Right, and the Legacy of the Sixties, Paul Lyons, Ph.D. (sw) '80, Temple University Press, 1996. The author examines two equally important movements of the early 1960s, the New Left and the New Right, both equally critical of existing society and both utopian in their visions. He describes the ways in which the historical reality of the sixties has been dramatically distorted by popular political and social images.

book coverFigures, Facts & Fables: Telling Tales in Science and Math, Barbara Lipke '47, Heinemann, 1996. The author provides all the help teachers need to bring storytelling to elementary and middle school science and math instruction. The book has advice on how to tell stories, how to teach storytelling to students and how to apply storytelling to science and math.

book coverStand Facing the Stove: The Story of the Women Who Gave America The Joy of Cooking, Anne Mendelson, M.A. '65, Ph.D. '72, Henry Holt and Company, Inc., 1996. Through the biography of the mother-daughter team which developed the classic American cookbook, this volume also follows the course of American cooking from the mid-nineteenth century through the 1970s. The author traces the evolution through the cookbook's eight revisions, examining the culinary-cultural context in which each edition was produced.

book coverThe Angry American: How Voter Rage is Changing the Nation, Susan J. Tolchin '61, Westview Press, 1996. An examination of political anger as a phenomenon of the 1990s, this book outlines the history, causes and consequences of anger in American politics today. In response to those problems which make Americans most angry economic uncertainty, cultural divisiveness, political disintegration, and a world changing faster than our ability to assimilate the author proposes solutions which incorporate a renewed sense of community, enhanced political access, and responsive rather than reactive government.

book coverThe Dissonance of Democracy: Listening, Conflict, and Citizenship, Susan Bickford '85, Cornell University Press, 1996. The author suggests that democratic politics requires a particular quality of attention a shared way of speaking and listening which differs significantly from the conversations of friendly associates. Analyzing specifically political listening is central to the development of democratic theory, she contends, and to envisioning democratic practices for contemporary society.

book cover On Your Own Terms: The Senior's Guide to an Independent Life, Linda D. Cirino '62, William Morrow & Co., 1995. This book is both a discussion and a list of resources to help seniors remain independent as long as possible. Finding that most books on the subject are addressed to people who are helping their parents, the author targets independent seniors themselves, providing information and resources easily accessible through catalog or mail order.

book coverAIDS in Kenya: Socioeconomic Impact and Policy Implications, Wairimu Ndirangu, M.S.S. '85, Ph.D. (sw) '93 et al, Family Health International/AIDSCAP, 1996.

Vagabondages littéraires: Initiation à la littérature d'expression française, Co-edited by Éva Pósfay '84, M.A. '84, McGraw-Hill, 1996. This is a graded reader for intermediate to advanced French courses. The carefully chosen selections include complete and unabridged works by both men and women, and by authors from many different francophone cultures.

Worshipping Athena: Panathenaia and Parthenon, Edited by Jenifer Neils '72, University of Wisconsin Press, 1996. The editor and the contributors explore the role of the foremost religious festival of ancient Athens and compare it with similar festivals held throughout the ancient Greek world. They discuss the Panathenaia's mythical origins, the phenomenon of the festival's valuable prizes and the architecture, sculpture and painting related to the festival.

Parody in the Middle Ages: The Latin Tradition, Martha Bayless '80, University of Michigan Press, 1996. This volume traces the history of parodic forms in the Middle Ages; included are parodies of the Bible, Masses as performed by drunkards and gamblers, and lives of parody saints. The final chapter outlines the role of humor in medieval culture, and an appendix supplies texts and translations of the works discussed.

Women in American Law: The Struggle Toward Equality from the New Deal to the Present, Second Edition, Judith A. Baer '68, Holmes & Meier Publishers, Inc., 1996. A comprehensive, up-to-date account of women's legal status in contemporary society, this revised and expanded edition includes new sections on sexual harassment and reproductive technology.

Architecture of Fear, Edited by Nan Ellin '81, Princeton University Press, 1996. Twenty essays by design professionals and theoreticians on society's preoccupation with fear show how that preoccupation manifests itself in the design of homes, public buildings and in urban planning.

The AIDS Awareness Library, Anna Forbes, M.S.S. '92, The Rosen Publishing Group's PowerKids Press, 1996.
Heroes With AIDS
Kids with AIDS
Living in a World with AIDS
Myths and Facts About AIDS
What is AIDS?
What You Can Do About AIDS
When Someone You Know Has AIDS
Where Did AIDS Come From?
Written for young children, this series explains issues surrounding AIDS in a simple and direct way. The books focus on how the disease is contracted, how it can and can't be spread, and suggests ways in which kids can deal with HIV and AIDS, and the people they know who suffer from it.

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