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American Philosophical Society
Speaking in Tongues: APS, Transactions (Vol. 106, Part 4) 2016
Raised in a Lebanese mountain village, Fedwa Malti-Douglas came to America at the age of 13. After a rich academic career, Professor Malti-Douglas turned her attention to other muses, publishing a novel (Hisland, SUNY Press) in 1998, and poetry (including a chapbook of visual poetry). Fedwa’s honors include the 1997 Kuwait Prize in Arts and letters, and the National Humanities Medal for 2014, presented in 2015 by President Barack Obama. This volume tells the story of a family torn apart by divorce, death, and exile, and reunited by an inherited form of muscular dystrophy. It has been praised as “a memoir of unpitying clarity,” “deeply moving and arresting,” which “crosses landscapes of sadness, of happiness, of pain and peace, of alienation and acceptance, toward a healing enlargement of the soul.” Color photos.
William Croone, on The Reason of the Movement of the Muscles (Transaction 90-1)
Fighting for the Good Cause: Reflections on Francis Galton's Legacy to American Hereditarian Psychology
John Haygarth, FRS: A Physician of the Enlightenment (1740-1827) (Memoir 254)
Armenian Merchants of the Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries: English East India Company Sources: Transactions, APS (vol. 88, part 5)
My Life in Germany Before and after January 30, 1933: A Guide to a Manuscript Collection at Houghton Library
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