The Singing Creek where the Willows Grow

Hoff also tells the tale of Opal herself, a gifted but disturbed little girl who was destroyed when her private fantasies were exposed to public scrutiny. 8 pages of black-and-white photographs.

The Singing Creek where the Willows Grow

The author of the popular The Tao of Pooh brings back the forgotten diaries of Opal Whiteley, which were the literary sensation of 1920 but surrounded by scandal soon after. Hoff also tells the tale of Opal herself, a gifted but disturbed little girl who was destroyed when her private fantasies were exposed to public scrutiny. 8 pages of black-and-white photographs.

Maverick Autobiographies

Hoff , The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow , 15 . 85 . Whiteley wrote some
articles for the English magazine , The Queen , including one about Catherine
the Great entitled , “ The Greatest Hoax in History . " In answer to later inquiries ...

Maverick Autobiographies

Halverson examines why, and brings their texts back to light through a weaving of biography, literary analysis, and cultural history - in the process, urging us to reformulate our notions of what it means to be a "western writer." Halverson's discoveries will appeal to scholars and critics of Western American literature and women's studies."--BOOK JACKET.

Women s Experience of Modernity 1875 1945

Benjamin Hoff, ed., The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow: The Mystical
Nature Diary of Opal Whitely (New York: Penguin Books, 1995), 113. Subsequent
citations of this source are given parenthetically in the text. 25. See “A Child of ...

Women s Experience of Modernity  1875 1945

Analyzing such cultural practices as selling and shopping, political and social activism, urban field work and rural labor, radical discourses on feminine sexuality, and literary and artistic experimentation, this volume contributes to the rich vein of current feminist scholarship on the "gender of modernism" and challenges the assumption that modernism rose naturally or inevitably to the forefront of the cultural landscape at the turn of the twentieth century.".

The House on the Point

Revisits the classic Hardy Boys mystery "The House on the Cliff," providing an updated rendition of the novel, accompanied by an essay on the importance of reading mysteries for young people.

The House on the Point

Revisits the classic Hardy Boys mystery "The House on the Cliff," providing an updated rendition of the novel, accompanied by an essay on the importance of reading mysteries for young people.

The Child Writer from Austen to Woolf

The present essay grows out of my paper on ' Virginal representations of
sexuality : the child author and the adult reader ' , English Studies in ... The
Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow : The Mystical Nature Diary of Opal
Whiteley , ed .

The Child Writer from Austen to Woolf

A collection of essays on the juvenilia of famous authors including Austen, the Brontës, George Eliot and Virginia Woolf.

Playing House in the American West

The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow: The Mystical Nature Diary of Opal
Whiteley. biography and afterword by benjamin hoff. Newyork: Penguin, 1994. —
——. The Story of Opal: The Journal of an Understanding Heart. boston: atlantic ...

Playing House in the American West

Examining an eclectic group of western women’s autobiographical texts—canonical and otherwise—Playing House in the American West argues for a distinct regional literary tradition characterized by strategic representations of unconventional domestic life. The controlling metaphor Cathryn Halverson uses in her engrossing study is “playing house.” From Caroline Kirkland and Laura Ingalls Wilder to Willa Cather and Marilynne Robinson, from the mid-nineteenth to the late-twentieth centuries, western authors have persistently embraced wayward or eccentric housekeeping to prove a woman’s difference from western neighbors and eastern readers alike. The readings in Playing House investigate the surprising textual ends to which westerners turn the familiar terrain of the home: evaluating community; arguing for different conceptions of race and class; and perhaps most especially, resisting traditional gender roles. Western women writers, Halverson argues, render the home as a stage for autonomy, resistance, and imagination rather than as a site of sacrifice and obligation. The western women examined in Playing House in the American West are promoted and read as representatives of a region, as insiders offering views of distant and intriguing ways of life, even as they conceive of themselves as outsiders. By playing with domestic conventions, they recast the region they describe, portraying the West as a place that fosters female agency, individuality, and subjectivity.

Cultivating Sacred Space

The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow : The Rediscovered Diary of Opal
Whiteley . New York : Ticknor & Fields , 1986 . 153 154 155 CULTIVATING
SACRED SPACE Bibliography 156 CULTIVATING SACRED SPACE. Barker ,
Cicely ...

Cultivating Sacred Space

Linda Greenlaw hadn't been blue-water fishing for ten years, since the great events chronicled in The Perfect Storm and The Hungry Ocean, when an old friend offered her the captaincy on his boat, Seahawk, for a season of swordfishing. She took the bait, of course, and thus opened a new chapter in a life that had already seen enough adventure for three lifetimes.The Seahawk turns out to be the rustiest of buckets, with sprung, busted, and ancient equipment guaranteed to fail at any critical moment. Life is never dull out on the Grand Banks, and no one is better at capturing the flavor and details of the wild ride that is swordfishing, from the technical complexities of longline fishing and the nuances of reading the weather and waves to the sheer beauty of the open water. The trip is full of surprises, "a bit hardier and saltier than I had hoped for," but none more unexpected than when the boat's lines inadvertently drift across the Canadian border and she lands in jail. Seaworthy is about nature -- human and other; about learning what you can control and what you do when fate takes matters out of your control. It's about how a middle-aged woman who sets a high bar for herself copes with challenge and change and frustration, about the struggle to succeed or fail on your own terms, and above all, about learning how to find your true self when you're caught between land and sea.

Running with the Fairies

See Benjamin Hoff's (1986) The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow: The
Mystical Nature Diary of Opal Whiteley. 3. In Buddhism, a bodhisattva is an
enlightened human being who chooses to reincarnate again as a human being
to help ...

Running with the Fairies

Running with the Fairies: Towards a Transpersonal Anthropology of Religion is a unique account of the living spirituality and mysticism of fairyfolk in Ireland. Fairyfolk are fairyminded people who have had direct experiences with the divine energy and appearance of fairies, and fairypeople, who additionally know that they have been reincarnated from the Fairy Realm. While fairies have been folklore, superstition, or fantasy for most children and adults, now for the first time in a scholarly work, highly educated persons speak frankly about their religious/spiritual experiences, journeys, and transformations in connection with these angel-like spirit beings. Set in academic and popular historical perspectives, this first scholarly account of the Fairy Faith for over a hundred years, since believer Evans-Wentz’s 1911 published doctoral dissertation The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries, integrates a participatory, “going native” anthropology with transpersonal psychology. Providing extensive verbatim interviews and discussions, this path-breaking work recognizes the reality of nature spirit beings in a Western context. Through intensive on-site fieldwork, the PhD cultural anthropologist author discovers, describes and interviews authentic mystics aligned with these intermediary deific beings. With an extensive introduction placing fairies in the context of the anthropology of religion, animism, mysticism, and consciousness, this daring ethnography considers notions of “belief”, “perception”, and spiritual “experience”, and with intricate detail extends the focus of anthropological research on spirit beings which previously have been considered as locally real only in indigenous and Eastern cultures.

Autobiography Genius and the American West

Growing Up in America : Children in Historical Perspective . Urbana : Univ . of
Illinois Press , 1985 . Hoff , Benjamin . Introduction and afterword to The Singing
Creek Where the Willows Grow : The Rediscovered Diary of Opal Whiteley .

Autobiography  Genius  and the American West


The Story of Opal

I told him how I did sing the spell of the words to the fishes that live in the singing
creek where the willows grew . After I said good - bye to all the other lambs , I did
kiss Menander Euripides Theocritus Thucydides on the nose . I have thinks ...

The Story of Opal


Sisters of the Earth

OPAL WHITELEY THE JOY - SONG OF NATURE from The Singing Creek Where
the Willows Grow ( 1986 ) Opal Whiteley ( 1897 – ) seems to manifest in her
childhood diary the kind of crystalline attunement to nature that our culture ' s ...

Sisters of the Earth

This book introduces us to female perspectives on nature. Over 90 selections, from Emily Dickinson to Alice Walker, span a century and encompass the voices of a variety of women--some known for their writing on nature, and several outstanding new voices

Western American Literature

The non - specific locale in Hoff's title , The Singing Creek Where the Willows
Grow , also strikes me as significant in this regard . 6. An eyewitness reported
seeing Whiteley riding in a royal procession in a carriage pulled by white horses
 ...

Western American Literature


The San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal

The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow . Presented by Benjamin Hoff . New
York , Ticknor & Fields , 1986 . Opal Whiteley . Opal : The Journal of an
Understanding Heart . Adapted by Jane Boulton . New York , Macmillan , 1976 ;
Palo Alto ...

The San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal


Western Subjects

... Creek Where the Willows Grow , 10 . 47 . Edith M . Patch to Sedgwick , May 14
, 1920 , Ellery Sedgwick Papers . The blandness of Hoff ' s title , The Singing
Creek Where the Willows Grow , also strikes me as significant in this respect . 48 .

Western Subjects

"What, if anything, is western about western American autobiography? The essays in this anthology explore the idea of place as it is revealed in a variety of texts rooted in the West - from a bestselling memoir that connects environmental disruption with the impact of disease on a family, to a Paiute woman's personal history presented in defense of her public activities, to a famous folksinger's "novel" of his life. Whether studying writers such as Terry Tempest Williams, William Kittredge, and Woody Guthrie or lesser known men and women whose autobiographies are grounded in western America, this thorough volume of criticism and scholarship seeks to understand the ways the West takes shape in "lifewriting" as landscape, language, or state of mind."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The New York Times Book Review

-Life ... And from 1986 “ THE SINGING CREEK WHERE THE WILLOWS GROW
offers a double delight to the reader : Hoff's understanding biography and the
loveliness of the diary itself . ” -Madeleine L'Engle , Los Angeles Times Book
Review ...

The New York Times Book Review


Library Journal

SPRING 1988 THE I NATIONAL BESTSELLER IONEL THE SINGING CREEK
WHERE THE WILOWS GROW The ... THE SINGING CREEK WHERE THE
WILLOWS GROW The Rediscovered Diaries of Opal Whiteley Presented by
Benjamin ...

Library Journal


Small Voices

Between the ranch house and the house we live in is the singing creek where the
willows grow . We have conversations . And there I do dabble my toes beside the
willows . I feel the feels of gladness they do feel . Near unto the road , long ...

Small Voices

Selections from children's diaries: "a book of the secrets of children ... the uninstructed exercise of a child's free will."--Page vii.

The Cumulative Book Index

The Cumulative Book Index

A world list of books in the English language.

The Druid Renaissance

I have thinks these potatoes growing here did have knowings of star - songs . The
Singing Creek where the Willows Grow - The ' Mystical Nature Diary of Opal
Whiteley , Penguin , 1994 So wrote Opal Whiteley in Oregon when she was
about ...

The Druid Renaissance

The Druid tradition lies at the heart of Western spirituality and today it is experiencing a renaissance unprecedented in its long history. The Druids, like the Native Americans and Aborigines, revere and respect the earth. They see Nature as their teacher and mother. Today, Druidry offers a spiritual way that includes an understanding of healing, creativity and the need to place our love for the land at the centre of our lives. Drawn together in this collection are contributions from Druid Chiefs from Britain, France and America together with writers and mystics, healers and psychologists, professors and historians, which express the excitement and breadth of the modern Druid renaissance. This book is a celebration of the flowering of a tradition that is ancient yet ever-new.