The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Score: 4.5
From 171 Ratings

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down


  • Author: Anne Fadiman
  • Release Date : 1998-09-30
  • Genre: Anthropology
  • File Size: 1665780 Bytes


Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for NonfictionWhen three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced, refugees from the CIA-run "Quiet War" in Laos. The Hmong, traditionally a close-knit and fiercely people, have been less amenable to assimilation than most immigrants, adhering steadfastly to the rituals and beliefs of their ancestors. Lia's pediatricians, Neil Ernst and his wife, Peggy Philip, cleaved just as strongly to another tradition: that of Western medicine. When Lia Lee Entered the American medi...

Quicklet on The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman

Quicklet on The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman


  • Author: Marcin Ossowski
  • Release Date : 2012-03-02
  • Genre: Arts & Entertainment
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Quicklets: Your Reading Sidekick!This Hyperink Quicklet includes an overall summary, chapter commentary, key characters, literary themes, fun trivia, and recommended related readings.ABOUT THE BOOKAnne Fadiman’s seminal work of nonfiction, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, examines the myriad difficulties and complications that arise when two radically different cultures come in to contact with one another. However, the author contextualizes these larger clashes within a much more intimate, and ultimately human, story: that of the travails of a Hmong family, the Lees, who came to the United States in the 1970’s from Laos as political refugees, and settled in Merced, California.The Hmong are an ethnic group that inhabited the mountainous a...

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Score: 4
From 75 Ratings

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down


  • Author : Anne Fadiman
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 1998-09-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1429931116


The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Book Description :

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced, refugees from the CIA-run "Quiet War" in Laos. The Hmong, traditionally a close-knit and fiercely people, have been less amenable to assimilation than most immigrants, adhering steadfastly to the rituals and beliefs of their ancestors. Lia's pediatricians, Neil Ernst and his wife, Peggy Philip, cleaved just as strongly to another tradition: that of Western medicine. When Lia Lee Entered the American med...

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Score: 4
From 69 Ratings

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down


  • Author : Anne Fadiman
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2012-04-24
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374533403


The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Book Description :

A study in the collision between Western medicine and the beliefs of a traditional culture focuses on a hospitalized child of Laotian immigrants whose belief that illness is a spiritual matter comes into conflict with doctors' methods....

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Score: 4
From 68 Ratings

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down


  • Author : Anne Fadiman
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 1997-09-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374267810


The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Book Description :

Discusses a sick child of Laotian immigrants whose beliefs conflict with Western medicine...

The Wine Lover s Daughter
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

The Wine Lover s Daughter


  • Author : Anne Fadiman
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2017-11-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374711764


The Wine Lover s Daughter Book Description :

In The Wine Lover’s Daughter, Anne Fadiman examines—with all her characteristic wit and feeling—her relationship with her father, Clifton Fadiman, a renowned literary critic, editor, and radio host whose greatest love was wine. An appreciation of wine—along with a plummy upper-crust accent, expensive suits, and an encyclopedic knowledge of Western literature—was an essential element of Clifton Fadiman’s escape from lower-middle-class Brooklyn to swanky Manhattan. But wine was not just a class-vaulting accessory; it was an object of ardent desire. The Wine Lover’s Daughter traces the arc of a man’s infatuation from the glass of cheap Graves he drank in Paris in 1927; through the Château Lafite-Rothschild 1904 he drank to celebrate his...

Rereadings
Score: 3
From 8 Ratings

Rereadings


  • Author : Anne Fadiman
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2006-09-05
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429930864


Rereadings Book Description :

Is a book the same book-or a reader the same reader-the second time around? The seventeen authors in this witty and poignant collection of essays all agree on the answer: Never. The editor of Rereadings is Anne Fadiman, and readers of her bestselling book Ex Libris (FSG, 1998) will find this volume especially satisfying. Her chosen authors include Sven Birkerts, Allegra Goodman, Vivian Gornick, Patricia Hampl, Phillip Lopate, and Luc Sante; the objects of their literary affections range from Pride and Prejudice to Sue Barton, Student Nurse. Each has selected a book or a story or a poem--or even, in one case, the lyrics on the back of the Sgt. Pepper album--that made a deep impression in his or her youth, and reread it to see how it has changed in the...

At Large and at Small
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

At Large and at Small


  • Author : Anne Fadiman
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2008-11-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141903699


At Large and at Small Book Description :

Butterflies, ice-cream, writing at night, playing word games...in this witty, intimate and delicious book Anne Fadiman ruminates on her passions, both literary and everyday. From mourning the demise of letter-writing to revealing a monumental crush on Charles Lamb, from Balzac's coffee addiction to making ice-cream from Liquid Nitrogen, she draws us into a world of hedonistic pleasures and literary delights. This is the perfect book for life's ardent obsessives....

Ex Libris
Score: 4
From 106 Ratings

Ex Libris


  • Author : Anne Fadiman
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2011-04-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429929424


Ex Libris Book Description :

Anne Fadiman is--by her own admission--the sort of person who learned about sex from her father's copy of Fanny Hill, whose husband buys her 19 pounds of dusty books for her birthday, and who once found herself poring over her roommate's 1974 Toyota Corolla manual because it was the only written material in the apartment that she had not read at least twice. This witty collection of essays recounts a lifelong love affair with books and language. For Fadiman, as for many passionate readers, the books she loves have become chapters in her own life story. Writing with remarkable grace, she revives the tradition of the well-crafted personal essay, moving easily from anecdotes about Coleridge and Orwell to tales of her own pathologically literary family. ...

Laibon

Laibon


  • Author : Elliot M. Fratkin
  • Publisher : Rowman Altamira
  • Release Date : 2011-10-16
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780759120679


Laibon Book Description :

Elliot Fratkin shares the story of his early anthropological fieldwork in Kenya in the 1970s. Using his fieldnotes and letters home to bring to life the voices of those he met, Fratkin invites the reader to experience his cross-cultural friendships with the enigmatic laibon (a diviner and healer of the Samburu and Maasai peoples) Lonyoki, his family, and the people of the nomadic community of Lukumai. Fratkin participated in the daily lives of the Ariaal livestock herders and accompanied the laibon as he performed divination and healing rituals throughout Marsabit and Samburu Districts. After Fratkin reunited Lonyoki with his son and wife, Lonyoki adopted Fratkin into his family, and Fratkin continues his close friendship with Lonyoki s son Lembalen ...

Woman on the Edge of Time
Score: 3.5
From 21 Ratings

Woman on the Edge of Time


  • Author : Marge Piercy
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780449000946


Woman on the Edge of Time Book Description :

Hailed as a classic of speculative fiction, Marge Piercy's landmark novel is a transformative vision of two futures--and what it takes to will one or the other into reality. Harrowing and prescient, Woman on the Edge of Time speaks to a new generation on whom these choices weigh more heavily than ever before. Connie Ramos is a Mexican American woman living on the streets of New York. Once ambitious and proud, she has lost her child, her husband, her dignity--and now they want to take her sanity. After being unjustly committed to a mental institution, Connie is contacted by an envoy from the year 2137, who shows her a time of sexual and racial equality, environmental purity, and unprecedented self-actualization. But Connie also bears witness to anothe...