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The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1907605479
Author: Dan Cohn-Sherbok
Publisher: Aelurus Publishing
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The Athenaeum by Dan Cohn-Sherbok Book Resume:

The Athenaeum was founded in 1824 as a meeting place for those who enjoy the life of the mind. In its history 52 members have won the Nobel Prize and this collection of sketches is designed to celebrate its members.

The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0810131064
Author: Raul Pompeia
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
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The Athenaeum by Raul Pompeia Book Resume:

Originally published as O Ateneu in 1888, The Athenaeum is a classic of Brazilian literature, here translated into English in its entirety for the first time. The first-person narrator, Sergio, looks back to his time at the eponymous boarding school, with its autocratic principal and terrifying student body. Sergio’s account of his humiliating experiences as a student, with its frank discussion of corruption and homoerotic bullying, makes it clear that his school is structured and administered so as to reproduce the class divisions and power structure of the larger Brazilian society. In its muckraking mode, the novel is in the spirit of Naturalism, imported from France and well-acclimated to Brazil, where it blossomed. At the same time, Pompéia maintains the novel’s credibility as a bildungsroman by portraying the narrator’s psychological development. The novel’s conclusion suggests both a doomed society and its possible redemption, indicative of a moment of upheaval and transition in Brazilian history.

John Maynard Keynes

John Maynard Keynes [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0739189522
Author: Joseph R. Cammarosano
Publisher: Lexington Books
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John Maynard Keynes by Joseph R. Cammarosano Book Resume:

John Maynard Keynes: Free Trader or Protectionist? sheds light on Keynes’ position on the issue of free versus protected international trade. Over his lifetime, Keynes’ position altered from free to restricted trade, and quite possibly back to his original position by the end of his career. Ultimately this book demonstrates that he did not return to the tenets of classical free trade, but favored instead some form of managed trade—a position consistent with his views on the domestic economy.

Their Fair Share

Their Fair Share [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1315363399
Author: Marysa Demoor
Publisher: Routledge
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Their Fair Share by Marysa Demoor Book Resume:

Their Fair Share identifies and contextualises many previously unknown critical writings by a selection of well-known turn-of-the-century women. It reveals the networks behind an influential journal like the Athenaeum and presents a more shaded assessment of its position in the field of cultural production, in the period 1870-1920. The Athenaeum (1828-1921) has often been presented as a monolithic institution offering its readers a fairly conservative, male oriented appreciation of a wide variety of contemporary publications. On the basis of archival and biographical material this book presents an entirely new analysis of the reviewing policy of this weekly from 1870, when it came into the hands of the politician Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke, up to and including 1919-1920 when John Middleton Murry became its editor. Dilke, and his editor Norman MacColl, are here revealed to have been committed feminists who enlisted some of the most influential women of their time as critics for their journal. The book looks more specifically at the contributions by, a.o., Millicent Garrett Fawcett, Emilia Dilke, Jane Harrison and Augusta Webster.

Anthropologists in the Stock Exchange

Anthropologists in the Stock Exchange [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 022636058X
Author: Marc Flandreau
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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Anthropologists in the Stock Exchange by Marc Flandreau Book Resume:

Uncovering strange plots by early British anthropologists to use scientific status to manipulate the stock market, Anthropologists in the Stock Exchange tells a provocative story that marries the birth of the social sciences with the exploits of global finance. Marc Flandreau tracks a group of Victorian gentleman-swindlers as they shuffled between the corridors of the London Stock Exchange and the meeting rooms of learned society, showing that anthropological studies were integral to investment and speculation in foreign government debt, and, inversely, that finance played a crucial role in shaping the contours of human knowledge. Flandreau argues that finance and science were at the heart of a new brand of imperialism born during Benjamin Disraeli’s first term as Britain’s prime minister in the 1860s. As anthropologists advocated the study of Miskito Indians or stated their views on a Jamaican rebellion, they were in fact catering to the impulses of the stock exchange—for their own benefit. In this way the very development of the field of anthropology was deeply tied to issues relevant to the financial market—from trust to corruption. Moreover, this book shows how the interplay between anthropology and finance formed the foundational structures of late nineteenth-century British imperialism and helped produce essential technologies of globalization as we know it today.

Katherine Mansfield and the Modernist Marketplace

Katherine Mansfield and the Modernist Marketplace [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230282040
Author: J. McDonnell
Publisher: Springer
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Katherine Mansfield and the Modernist Marketplace by J. McDonnell Book Resume:

Katherine Mansfield had a career-long engagement with the literary marketplace from the age of eighteen. This book examines how she developed as a writer within a range of book and periodical publishing contexts, reconsidering her writing's enactment of a commercially viable modern aesthetic in her experimentation with the short story form.

History of Universities

History of Universities [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191568708
Author: Mordechai Feingold
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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History of Universities by Mordechai Feingold Book Resume:

Volume XXI/2 of History of Universities contains the customary mix of learned articles, book reviews, conference reports, and bibliographical information, which makes this publication such an indispensable tool for the historian of higher education. Its contributions range widely geographically, chronologically, and in subject-matter. The volume is, as always, a lively combination of original research and invaluable reference material.

Literary Absolute, The

Literary Absolute, The [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1438409850
Author: Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe,Jean-Luc Nancy
Publisher: SUNY Press
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Literary Absolute, The by Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe,Jean-Luc Nancy Book Resume:

The first authoritative study of the emergence of the modern concept of literature in German romanticism.

The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry

The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191653039
Author: Matthew Bevis
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry by Matthew Bevis Book Resume:

'I am inclined to think that we want new forms . . . as well as thoughts', confessed Elizabeth Barrett to Robert Browning in 1845. The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry provides a closely-read appreciation of the vibrancy and variety of Victorian poetic forms, and attends to poems as both shaped and shaping forces. The volume is divided into four main sections. The first section on 'Form' looks at a few central innovations and engagements—'Rhythm', 'Beat', 'Address', 'Rhyme', 'Diction', 'Syntax', and 'Story'. The second section, 'Literary Landscapes', examines the traditions and writers (from classical times to the present day) that influence and take their bearings from Victorian poets. The third section provides 'Readings' of twenty-three poets by concentrating on particular poems or collections of poems, offering focused, nuanced engagements with the pleasures and challenges offered by particular styles of thinking and writing. The final section, 'The Place of Poetry', conceives and explores 'place' in a range of ways in order to situate Victorian poetry within broader contexts and discussions: the places in which poems were encountered; the poetic representation and embodiment of various sites and spaces; the location of the 'Victorian' alongside other territories and nationalities; and debates about the place - and displacement - of poetry in Victorian society. This Handbook is designed to be not only an essential resource for those interested in Victorian poetry and poetics, but also a landmark publication—provocative, seminal volume that will offer a lasting contribution to future studies in the area.

Chords Of The Heart

Chords Of The Heart [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1648928188
Author: Pranav Sharma
Publisher: Notion Press
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Chords Of The Heart by Pranav Sharma Book Resume:

It is a compilation of short stories which depict how you stand up to life and what stand you take in life. What makes these various characters, game changers and way showers? It is how each character embraces life in all its shades… Observe Nirali paves a way to forgive her friend, See Aman profoundly rise above the loss of his mother, Witness Vishal and Anisha turn the tables on their circumstances, View Parthiv and Maithili renew the magic in their lives, Notice Rajiv as he dares to tread the path no one would, Watch Naksh restore Ishika’s diminished self-esteem and more……

The 1912 and 1915 Gustav Stickley Craftsman Furniture Catalogs

The 1912 and 1915 Gustav Stickley Craftsman Furniture Catalogs [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0486138763
Author: Gustav Stickley
Publisher: Courier Corporation
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The 1912 and 1915 Gustav Stickley Craftsman Furniture Catalogs by Gustav Stickley Book Resume:

With over 200 detailed illustrations and descriptions, these two catalogs are essential reading and reference materials and identification guides for Stickley furniture. Captions cite materials, dimensions, and prices.

Thomas Hardy and the Law

Thomas Hardy and the Law [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780874137989
Author: William A. Davis
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
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Thomas Hardy and the Law by William A. Davis Book Resume:

Throughout his fiction, Hardy offers a representation of life - particularly female life - as an evolving legal spectacle, one in which the law enables yet also interferes with human plans in the earlier fiction and eventually "prescribes" human life in the later works."--BOOK JACKET.

Circulating Genius

Circulating Genius [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0748675930
Author: Sydney Janet Kaplan
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Circulating Genius by Sydney Janet Kaplan Book Resume:

Centred on the relationship between the personal lives of the writers John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield, and D. H. Lawrence and the works they produced this intriguing study develops a portrait of a circle of writers who significantly influenced t

Classic Houses of the Twenties

Classic Houses of the Twenties [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0486135713
Author: Loizeaux
Publisher: Courier Corporation
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Classic Houses of the Twenties by Loizeaux Book Resume:

Rare plan book published by Loizeaux building-supply and lumber companies of New Jersey in 1927. Illustrations and floor plans for 134 houses — Colonial, Gothic, Modern English, Italian, and other styles. Over 230 illustrations.


Grindhouse [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1628927453
Author: Austin Fisher,Johnny Walker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Grindhouse by Austin Fisher,Johnny Walker Book Resume:

The pervasive image of New York's 42nd Street as a hub of sensational thrills, vice and excess, is from where “grindhouse cinema,” the focus of this volume, stemmed. It is, arguably, an image that has remained unchanged in the mind's eye of many exploitation film fans and academics alike. Whether in the pages of fanzines or scholarly works, it is often recounted how, should one have walked down this street between the 1960s and the 1980s, one would have undergone a kaleidoscopic encounter with an array of disparate “exploitation” films from all over the world that were being offered cheaply to urbanites by a swathe of vibrant movie theatres. The contributors to Grindhouse: Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond consider “grindhouse cinema” from a variety of cultural and methodological positions. Some seek to deconstruct the etymology of “grindhouse” itself, add flesh to the bones of its cadaverous history, or examine the term's contemporary relevance in the context of both media production and consumerism. Others offer new inroads into hitherto unexamined examples of exploitation film history, presenting snapshots of cultural moments that many of us thought we already knew.

Beyond Pure Reason

Beyond Pure Reason [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0231504454
Author: Boris Gasparov
Publisher: Columbia University Press
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Beyond Pure Reason by Boris Gasparov Book Resume:

The Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure (1857–1913) revolutionized the study of language, signs, and discourse in the twentieth century. He successfully reconstructed the proto-Indo-European vowel system, advanced a conception of language as a system of arbitrary signs made meaningful through kinetic interrelationships, and developed a theory of the anagram so profound it gave rise to poststructural literary criticism. The roots of these disparate, even contradictory achievements lie in the thought of Early German Romanticism, which Saussure consulted for its insight into the nature of meaning and discourse. Conducting the first comprehensive analysis of Saussure's intellectual heritage, Boris Gasparov links Sassurean notions of cognition, language, and history to early Romantic theories of cognition and the transmission of cultural memory. In particular, several fundamental categories of Saussure's philosophy of language, such as the differential nature of language, the mutability and immutability of semiotic values, and the duality of the signifier and the signified, are rooted in early Romantic theories of "progressive" cognition and child cognitive development. Consulting a wealth of sources only recently made available, Gasparov casts the seeming contradictions and paradoxes of Saussure's work as a genuine tension between the desire to bring linguistics and semiotics in line with modernist epistemology on the one hand, and Jena Romantics' awareness of language's dynamism and its transcendence of the boundaries of categorical reasoning on the other. Advancing a radical new understanding of Saussure, Gasparov reveals aspects of the intellectual's work previously overlooked by both his followers and his postmodern critics.

117 House Designs of the Twenties

117 House Designs of the Twenties [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0486138089
Author: Gordon-Van Tine Co.
Publisher: Courier Corporation
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117 House Designs of the Twenties by Gordon-Van Tine Co. Book Resume:

A reprint of a rare architect's catalog of 1923, presenting a full range of typical home designs of the period. Photographs, floor plans, and full descriptions of interior and exterior detailing. 345 black-and-white illustrations.

Women's Diaries as Narrative in the Nineteenth-Century Novel

Women's Diaries as Narrative in the Nineteenth-Century Novel [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317201345
Author: Catherine Delafield
Publisher: Routledge
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Women's Diaries as Narrative in the Nineteenth-Century Novel by Catherine Delafield Book Resume:

First published in 2009, this book investigates the cultural significance of nineteenth-century women’s writing and reading practices. Beginning with an examination of non-fictional diaries and the practice of diary writing, it assesses the interaction between the fictional diary and other forms of literary production such as epistolary narrative, the periodical, the factual document and sensation fiction. The discrepancies between the private diary and its use as a narrative device are explored through the writings of Frances Burney, Elizabeth Gaskell, Anne Brontë, Dinah Craik, Wilkie Collins and Bram Stoker. It also considers women as writers, readers and subjects and demonstrates ways in which women could become performers of their own story through a narrative method which was authorized by their femininity and at the same time allowed them to challenge the myth of domestic womanhood. This book will be of interest to those studying 19th century literature and women in literature.

Augustus De Morgan and the Logic of Relations

Augustus De Morgan and the Logic of Relations [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9400920474
Author: Daniel D. Merrill
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Augustus De Morgan and the Logic of Relations by Daniel D. Merrill Book Resume:

The middle years of the nineteenth century saw two crucial develop ments in the history of modern logic: George Boole's algebraic treat ment of logic and Augustus De Morgan's formulation of the logic of relations. The former episode has been studied extensively; the latter, hardly at all. This is a pity, for the most central feature of modern logic may well be its ability to handle relational inferences. De Morgan was the first person to work out an extensive logic of relations, and the purpose of this book is to study this attempt in detail. Augustus De Morgan (1806-1871) was a British mathematician and logician who was Professor of Mathematics at the University of London (now, University College) from 1828 to 1866. A prolific but not highly original mathematician, De Morgan devoted much of his energies to the rather different field of logic. In his Formal Logic (1847) and a series of papers "On the Syllogism" (1846-1862), he attempted with great ingenuity to reformulate and extend the tradi tional syllogism and to systematize modes of reasoning that lie outside its boundaries. Chief among these is the logic of relations. De Mor gan's interest in relations culminated in his important memoir, "On the Syllogism: IV and on the Logic of Relations," read in 1860.