The Young Girl s Handbook of Good MannersThe Young Girl s Handbook of Good Manners

The Young Girl's Handbook of Good Manners has only grown more scandalous and subversive since its first appearance in 1926.

Author: Pierre Louÿs

Publisher: Wakefield Handbooks

ISBN: 098411551X


Page: 60

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A bestselling author in his time, Pierre Louÿs (1870-1925) was a friend of, and influence on, André Gide, Paul Valéry, Oscar Wilde and Stephane Mallarmé among others. He achieved instant notoriety with Aphrodite and The Songs of Bilitis, but it was only after his death that Louÿs' true legacy was to be discovered: nearly 900 pounds of erotic manuscripts were found in his home, all of them immediately scattered among collectors and many subsequently lost. Since then, it has become clear that Louÿs is the greatest French writer of erotica there ever was. The Young Girl's Handbook of Good Manners was the first of his erotic manuscripts to see publication, and it also remains his most outrageous--an erotic classic in which humor takes precedence over arousal. By means of shockingly filthy advice--ostensibly offered "for use in educational establishments"--couched in a hilariously parodic admonitory tone, Louÿs turns late-nineteenth-century manners roundly on their head, with ass prominently skyward. Whether offering rules for etiquette in church, school or home, or outlining a girl's duties toward family, neighbor or God, Louÿs manages to mock every institution and leave no taboo unsullied. The Young Girl's Handbook of Good Manners has only grown more scandalous and subversive since its first appearance in 1926.


By turns amusing and offensive, Pierre Louÿs' Pybracis possibly the filthiest collection of poetry ever published, and offers a taste of what the Marquis de Sade might have produced if he had ever turned his hand to verse.

Author: Pierre Louÿs


ISBN: 1939663024


Page: 142

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By turns amusing and offensive, Pierre Louÿs' Pybrac is possibly the filthiest collection of poetry ever published, and offers a taste of what the Marquis de Sade might have produced if he had ever turned his hand to verse. First published posthumously in 1927, Pybrac was, with The Young Girl's Handbook of Good Manners, one of the first of Louÿs' secret erotic manuscripts to see clandestine publication. Composed of 313 rhymed alexandrine quatrains, the majority of them starting with the phrase "I do not like to see...," Pybrac is in form a mockery of sixteenth-century chancellor poet Guy Du Faur, Seigneur de Pibrac, whose moralizing quatrains were common literary fare for young French readers until the nineteenth century. Louÿs spent his life coming up with his own ever-growing collection of rhymed moral precepts (suitable only for adult readers): a dizzying litany describing everything he "disliked" witnessing, from lesbianism, sodomy, incest and prostitution to perversions extreme enough to give even a modern reader pause. With the rest of his erotic manuscripts, the original collection of over 2,000 quatrains was auctioned off and scattered throughout private collections; but like everything erotic, what remains, collected here, conveys an impression of unending absurdity and near-hypnotic obsession.

Beauty Virtue Power and Success in Venezuela 1850 2015Beauty Virtue Power and Success in Venezuela 1850 2015

“The Young Girl's Handbook of Good Manners.” Review of Contemporary Fiction 30, no. 3: 148. Jeffreys, Shelia. (2005). Beauty and Misogyny: Harmful Cultural ...

Author: Elizabeth Gackstetter Nichols

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498523653


Page: 232

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Beauty, Virtue, Power, and Success in Venezuela 1850–2015 examines the societal duty of Venezuelan women to display and perform their inner virtue and worth through careful management of their outer physical appearance in four historical moments: 1850–1890, 1910–1950, 1960–1990, and 2000–2015. Since the early 1800’s, Venezuelan women—and more specifically, their bodies—have served as physical symbols of homeland, honor, and morality. Nichols contextualizes her study socially and historically by examining the impact of cultural phenomena like nineteenth-century eugenics, scientific motherhood, popular and elite literature, film, beauty pageants, and plastic surgery. This book tells the story of how Venezuelan women have learned to exercise and perform to societal expectations of beauty. Recommended for scholars of Latin American studies, women’s studies, gender studies, sociology, and history.

Living With Good MannersLiving With Good Manners

Most importantly of all, this book teaches how to discover the good in others and how to live with more grace and style. John Narbona is a journalist.

Author: John Narbona

Publisher: Scepter Publishers

ISBN: 9781594172618


Page: 96

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Many young people work and study hard, are happy and sociable, but lack knowledge of decent manners in public — it either hasn’t been passed on through the generations, or its importance hasn’t been emphasized. And yet small details in social life have a big impact on relationships and first impressions. From learning basic table manners to public speaking; from manners relating to dating, hygiene, and technology, to appropriate clothing choices: the author illustrates these details in a straight-forward and often amusing way. As the author aptly states, “many doors and hearts are opened by good manners.” Manners make strong impressions, lead to effective relationships, and shape one’s character and reputation. Most importantly of all, this book teaches how to discover the good in others and how to live with more grace and style. John Narbona is a journalist. He lives in Italy and is an expert in corporate communication and the education of young people.

How Rude How Rude

A humorous but practical guide to good manners and social skills, discussing such areas as family life, behavior in public, manners in school, eating, and clothes.

Author: Alex J. Packer

Publisher: Free Spirit Pub

ISBN: 1575424541


Page: 489

View: 760

A humorous but practical guide to good manners and social skills, discussing such areas as family life, behavior in public, manners in school, eating, and clothes.

Bowing to NecessitiesBowing to Necessities

The Good Girl's Soliloquy, Containing Her Parents' Instructions Relative to Her Disposition and Manners. New York: S. Wood and Sons; Baltimore: S. Wood, ...

Author: C. Dallett Hemphill

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195352246


Page: 320

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Anglo-Americans wrestled with some profound cultural contradictions as they shifted from the hierarchical and patriarchal society of the seventeenth-century frontier to the modern and fluid class democracy of the mid-nineteenth century. How could traditional inequality be maintained in the socially leveling environment of the early colonial wilderness? And how could nineteenth-century Americans pretend to be equal in an increasingly unequal society? Bowing to Necessities argues that manners provided ritual solutions to these central cultural problems by allowing Americans to act out--and thus reinforce--power relations just as these relations underwent challenges. Analyzing the many sermons, child-rearing guides, advice books, and etiquette manuals that taught Americans how to behave, this book connects these instructions to individual practices and personal concerns found in contemporary diaries and letters. It also illuminates crucial connections between evolving class, age, and gender relations. A social and cultural history with a unique and fascinating perspective, Hemphill's wide-ranging study offers readers a panorama of America's social customs from colonial times to the Civil War.

The Routledge Handbook of Literary TranslationThe Routledge Handbook of Literary Translation

... books for boys and girls that taught religious virtues and good manners to ... that targeted young girls and that was translated into Swedish in 1591; ...

Author: Kelly Washbourne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315517117


Page: 586

View: 999

The Routledge Handbook of Literary Translation provides an accessible, diverse and extensive overview of literary translation today. This next-generation volume brings together principles, case studies, precepts, histories and process knowledge from practitioners in sixteen different countries. Divided into four parts, the book covers many of literary translation’s most pressing concerns today, from teaching, to theorising, to translation techniques, to new tools and resources. Featuring genre studies, in which graphic novels, crime fiction, and ethnopoetry have pride of place alongside classics and sacred texts, The Routledge Handbook of Literary Translation represents a vital resource for students and researchers of both translation studies and comparative literature.

Archetypes and Motifs in Folklore and Literature A HandbookArchetypes and Motifs in Folklore and Literature A Handbook

... where the good girl willingly rubs an old woman's back that is covered with pieces of sharp glass (“Mother of the Water”); good manners; and obedience.

Author: Jane Garry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351576161


Page: 448

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This is an authoritative presentation and discussion of the most basic thematic elements universally found in folklore and literature. The reference provides a detailed analysis of the most common archetypes or motifs found in the folklore of selected communities around the world. Each entry is written by a noted authority in the field, and includes accompanying reference citations. Entries are keyed to the Motif-Index of Folk Literature by Stith Thompson and grouped according to that Index's scheme. The reference also includes an introductory essay on the concepts of archetypes and motifs and the scholarship associated with them. This is the only book in English on motifs and themes that is completely folklore oriented, deals with motif numbers, and is tied to the Thompson Motif-Index. It includes in-depth examination of such motifs as: Bewitching; Chance and Fate; Choice of Roads; Death or Departure of the Gods; the Double; Ghosts and Other Revenants; the Hero Cycle; Journey to the Otherworld; Magic Invulnerability; Soothsayer; Transformation; Tricksters.

Rudeness and CivilityRudeness and Civility

The Ladies' and Gentlemen's Etiquette: A Complete Manual of the Manners and Dress of American ... Dunbar, M. C. Dunbar's Complete Handbook of Etiquette.

Author: John F. Kasson

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 9781466806634


Page: 320

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With keen insight and subtle humor, John F. Kasson explores the history and politics of etiquette from America's colonial times through the nineteenth century. He describes the transformation of our notion of "gentility," once considered a birthright to some, and the development of etiquette as a middle-class response to the new urban and industrial economy and to the excesses of democratic society.

Heart of GodHeart of God

At this moment Matsue, who has remembered his good manners, ... is refusing to release a young girl in his service, whose family wish her to return home.

Author: Aubrey Halford

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462904549


Page: 512

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Awarded the Noble Prize for Literature in 1913, Rabindranath Tagore (1861— 1941) is considered the most important poet of modern-day India. He was also a distinguished author, educator, social reformer, and philosopher. Today, Tagore along with Mahatma Gandhi are prized as the foremost intellectual and spiritual advocates of India's liberation from imperial rule. This inspiring collection of Tagore's poetry represent his "simple prayers of common life." Each of the seventy-seven prayers is an eloquent affirmation of the divine in the face of both joy and sorrow. Like the Psalms of David, they transcend time and speak directly to the human heart. The spirit of this collection may be best symbolized by a single sentence by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the renowned philosopher and statesman who served as president of India: "Rabindranath Tagore was one of the few representatives of the universal person to whom the future of the world belongs."

From the Ballroom to HellFrom the Ballroom to Hell

The Habits of Good Society : A Handbook for Ladies and Conduct in All His Relations ... in 1882 as Sensible Etiquette and Good Manners of the Best Society .

Author: Elizabeth Aldrich

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810109131


Page: 225

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During the 1800s, dance and etiquette manuals provided ordinary men and women with the keys to becoming gentlemen and ladies--and thus advancing in society. Why dance? To the insecure and status-oriented upper middle class, the ballroom embodied the perfect setting in which to demonstrate one's fitness for membership in genteel society. From the Ballroom to Hell collects over 100 little-known excerpts from dance, etiquette, beauty, and fashion manuals from the nineteenth century. Included are instructions for performing various dances, as well as musical scores, costume patterns, and the proper way to hold one's posture, fork, gloves, and fan. While of particular interest to dancers, dance historians, and choreographers, anyone fascinated by the ways and mores of the period will find From the Ballroom to Hell an endearing and informative glimpse of America's past.

Hand book of Official and Social Etiquette and Public Ceremonials at WashingtonHand book of Official and Social Etiquette and Public Ceremonials at Washington

RULES OF DECORUM , 257 No young left and slightly in advance . ... and an appreciation of the proprieties incident to good manners , in the company of ...

Author: De Benneville Randolph Keim


ISBN: UOM:39015058398358


Page: 279

View: 713

The on My Own HandbookThe on My Own Handbook

When we're little kids , few of us care too much about good manners . Who needs them ? To a young boy , manners seem sissyish . To a young girl who is a ...

Author: Bobb Biehl

Publisher: Chariot Victor Pub

ISBN: 1555133355


Page: 328

View: 209

100 secrets to success for young people that will provide them with a solid foundation for growth: spiritually, personally, and vocationally. Also includes inspiring principles for building a strong marriage, raising a healthy family, and more.

The Young Atheist s HandbookThe Young Atheist s Handbook

However, good manners prevented me fromtellingthem so at thetime.IfI had decidedtotell my friends what I really thought of their girlfriendor boyfriend,it's ...

Author: Alom Shaha

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 9781849544412


Page: 240

View: 358

Growing up in a strict Muslim community in south-east London, Alom Shaha learnt that religion was not to be questioned. Reciting the Qur'an without understanding what it meant was simply a part of life; so, too, was obeying the imam and enduring beatings when he failed to attend the local mosque. But Alom was more drawn to science and its power to illuminate. As a teen, he lived between two worlds: the home controlled by his authoritarian father, and a school alive with books and ideas. In a charming blend of memoir, philosophy and science, Alom explores the questions about faith and the afterlife that we all ponder. This is a book for anyone who wonders what they should believe and how they should live. It's for those who may need the facts and the ideas, as well as the courage, to break free from inherited beliefs. In this powerful narrative, Alom shows that it is possible to live a compassionate, fulfilling and meaningful life without God.

Pediatric and Adolescent GynecologyPediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

The teenagers ' guide to good manners , proper behavior , and not grossing ... to teenage sexuality : an essential handbook for today's teens and parents .

Author: S. Jean Herriot Emans

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0781744938


Page: 1076

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The #1 clinical reference on pediatric and adolescent gynecology is now in its updated Fifth Edition. Written by experts from The Children's Hospital in Boston and other leading medical centers, this handbook presents contemporary approaches to diagnosis and medical and surgical management of gynecologic problems in infants, children and adolescents. This edition features cutting-edge information on urology and complementary and alternative medicine and expanded coverage of surgical techniques for correcting structural abnormalities of the reproductive tract. More than 400 illustrations—including 8 pages of full-color plates—complement the text. The book also includes outstanding algorithms and tables and abundant case examples.

Hip Girl s Handbook to the Working WorldHip Girl s Handbook to the Working World

( Exceptions may be if you're in a youth - obsessed career like acting or ... try darting the question with a generic answer , perhaps in a joking manner .

Author: Jennifer Musselman

Publisher: Council Oak Books

ISBN: 1885171846


Page: 263

View: 473

Here's the ultimate can-do, unabashedly basic (and hip!) guide to living on your own. Check your oil? No problem. Unclog the drain? You bet! File your taxes on the Web? No sweat! It's all right here, spelled out simply with patience, humor, and "girlness."

The Handbook of Language SocializationThe Handbook of Language Socialization

One day before she announced the girls of the month, the principal told the girls in Yiddish ... They should have good manners and speak in a refined way.

Author: Alessandro Duranti

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444342888


Page: 608

View: 314

Documenting how in the course of acquiring language children become speakers and members of communities, The Handbook of Language Socialization is a unique reference work for an emerging and fast-moving field. Spans the fields of anthropology, education, applied linguistics, and human development Includes the latest developments in second and heritage language socialization, and literary and media socialization Discusses socialization across the entire life span and across institutional settings, including families, schools, work places, and churches Explores data from a multitude of cultures from around the world

The Magazines HandbookThe Magazines Handbook

So thinking of the market is not necessarily much more than good manners, ... If you are writing for young teenage girls it is most unlikely that you are ...

Author: Jenny McKay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136500145


Page: 348

View: 988

The Magazines Handbook has firmly established itself as the essential introduction to the theories and practices of the modern magazine industry. This fully updated third edition comprehensively examines the business of publishing magazines today and the work of the contemporary magazine journalist. Jenny McKay draws examples from a broad range of publications to explore key jobs in the industry, covering everyone from the sub editor to the fashion assistant, as well as analysing the many skills involved in magazine journalism, including commissioning, researching, interviewing, and production. Updated specialist chapters discuss the growth and development of electronic publishing and online journalism, new directions in magazine design, photography and picture editing, and the most up to date legal frameworks in which magazine journalists must operate. The Magazines Handbook includes: • Interviews with magazine journalists, editors, and publishers • Advice on starting out and freelancing in the magazine industry • An analysis of ‘new journalism’ and reportage • A glossary of key terms and specialist concepts • Information on contacts, courses and professional training.