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Helene Schweitzer’s dramatic life conceals deeper questions of how memory is influenced by gender assumptions and how biography is shaped by place and history. By proposing a counter-narrative to the traditional image of a frail woman who sacrificed her life to her husband’s genius, this well-researched collection of essays on a little-known figure invites a larger discussion about the meaning of a woman’s life “obscured” by a partner’s fame.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover, Front Flap
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  1. Title page, Copyright page
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xv-xxiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xxv-xxx
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  1. 1 In Search of Helene Schweitzer Bresslau
  2. pp. 1-21
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  1. 2 “You Seem to Be Someone”: Coming of Age on the Grande Ile
  2. pp. 22-41
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  1. 3In and Out of Africa
  2. pp. 42-62
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  1. Image Plates
  2. pp. 63-72
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  1. 4 Divided Destinies: A Sacrifice Observed
  2. pp. 73-95
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  1. 5 Against the Current
  2. pp. 96-116
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  1. 6 Madame Schweitzer in the Age of Obscurity
  2. pp. 117-139
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  1. Afterword: The Lasting Legacy of Helene Schweitzer Bresslau
  2. pp. 140-148
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  1. Chronology
  2. pp. 149-162
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 163-184
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 185-194
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 195-208
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  1. Back Flap, Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780815653264
Related ISBN
9780815610519
MARC Record
OCLC
910070608
Pages
232
Launched on MUSE
2015-05-23
Language
English
Open Access
No
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