Harvard Library Bulletin

Author: Harvard University. Library

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

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Herman Melville

A Biography

Author: Hershel Parker

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801881862

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1056

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This two-volume project constitutes the most comprehensive biography of Melville ever published. Hershel Parker reveals with extraordinary precision the twisting turns and turmoil of Melville's life, from his Manhattan boyhood to his death.
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Management of Sci-tech Libraries

Author: Ellis Mount

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780866562805

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 169

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Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Volume 10 - Ghana: Libraries in to Hong Kong: Libraries in

Author: Allen Kent,Harold Lancour,Jay E. Daily

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824721107

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 508

View: 4214

"The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science provides an outstanding resource in 33 published volumes with 2 helpful indexes. This thorough reference set--written by 1300 eminent, international experts--offers librarians, information/computer scientists, bibliographers, documentalists, systems analysts, and students, convenient access to the techniques and tools of both library and information science. Impeccably researched, cross referenced, alphabetized by subject, and generously illustrated, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science integrates the essential theoretical and practical information accumulating in this rapidly growing field."
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Nature, Politics, and the Arts

Essays on Romantic Culture for Carl Woodring

Author: Hermione de Almeida

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1611495415

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 350

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This interdisciplinary book honors Columbia professor and New York intellectual Carl Woodring. The depth of these original perspectives on the literature, art, politics, science, and philosophy of transatlantic nineteenth-century culture will foster future conversations.
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Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde

Author: Johannes Hoops

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110044898

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 627

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English, today's most important international language, is probably the best-described and most widely studied language in linguistic research. This is because there is an immense body of descriptive and theoretical publications and especially because of the existence of large computer corpora for Present-Day English, as well as for older periods of the language and for regional and social varieties. The strength of current English linguistics therefore is its orientation to solid descriptive empirical research. The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics TOPICS IN.
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Der Eckenknick

oder Wie die Bibliotheken sich an den Büchern versündigen

Author: Nicholson Baker

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644019517

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 496

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Es begann damit, dass Nicholson Baker, erfolgreicher Autor von Romanen wie «Vox» und «Die Fermate», in der Zeitschrift «The New Yorker» einen Artikel darüber veröffentlichte, dass die Computerisierung der Kataloge einem Bibliotheksbesuch viel von seinem Charme und seiner Effizienz genommen habe. Dann erfuhr er, dass der Neubau der San Francisco Public Library zu klein geraten war für den vorhandenen Bestand und dass die Verwaltung daraufhin ein paar hunderttausend Bände auf eine Müllkippe bringen ließ – das Raumproblem war gelöst. Schließlich entdeckte er, dass die großen renommierten amerikanischen und englischen Bibliotheken ihre wertvollen Sammlungen von Tageszeitungen nach der Mikroverfilmung auflösen. Da fing er an, ernsthaft zu recherchieren. Und fand heraus, dass es eine Lobby vom Fortschrittswahn irregeleiteter und von Raumnot bedrängter Bibliothekare gibt, - die in die Welt gesetzt hat, auf säurehaltigem Papier Gedrucktes werde «zu Staub verfallen», - die Mikroverfilmungen herstellt, die fehlerhaft, benutzerunfreundlich und hässlich sind, - die nun als «scan gang» Bücher digitalisiert, obwohl weder Hardware noch Programme eine problemlose Archivierung zulassen, - die alle Warnungen der auf Bewahrung des Vorhandenen bedachten Kollegen in den Wind schlägt ... «‹Der Eckenknick› informiert, argumentiert und verliert dabei nie die Kraft eines ironischen Manifests, das in Amerika zu erregten Diskussionen Anlass gegeben hat ... Es liest sich wie ein gut recherchierter Krimi und ein brillanter Essay zugleich ... Bibliothekare sind auch als Mörder leise. Um festzustellen, ob gestorben werden muss, genügt es ihnen oft, eine Ecke einer Buch- oder Zeitungsseite einmal vorn, einmal zurück zu falten. Wenn die Seite bricht, dann ist die Zeitung, das Buch in Lebensgefahr.» Süddeutsche Zeitung
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Literature in the Public Service

Sublime Bureaucracy

Author: C. Sullivan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113728742X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

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How can one make state administrative systems interesting, embody an abstract public ethos and give heroism to homogeneity? The discipline of literature and bureaucracy dismisses Weber's 'neurocrat'. Milton, Trollope and Hare are case studies on implementing the 'what if' visions literature explored during a period of great change in public service
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Pursuing Melville, 1940-1980

Chapters and Essays

Author: Merton M. Sealts

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299088705

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 419

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Pursuing Melville collects fourteen representative chapters and essays out of nearly fifty pieces written between 1940 and 1980 by this influential Melville scholar, drawing also on his extensive correspondence of those years concerning Melville and Melvilleans. The selections range from a previously unpublished graduate seminar paper of 1940 through later articles and books to an authoritative study of Melville and the Platonic tradition composed especially for this volume. Presented chronologically, these writings reflect not only the development of Professor Sealts's own thinking but also the direction taken by Melville scholarship generally over a period of forty years. The book conveys its author's evident love of his subject and the enthusiasm with which he has shared his findings, in his classroom and in his publications. A variety of readers can consult it with pleasure and profit--those making their first acquaintance with Melville and his works, more advanced students who are learning the methodology of literary study, and those scholars who deal professionally with American literature, American literary scholarship, and the cultural history of both the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries. As his Preface observes, Professor Sealts has been an explorer of five recurrent themes: Melville's reading, first in philosophy and then in general literature; his shorter fiction, from his magazine writing of the 1850s through Billy Budd, Sailor, the fruit of his last years; his three seasons of lecturing between 1857 and 1860; his relations with certain relatives, friends, and early biographers; and, along with all the rest, his distinctive temperament and personality, which are as enigmatic and alluring as the books he wrote.
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"Die fünffingrige Hand"

Die Bedeutung der sinnlichen Wahrnehmung beim späten Rilke

Author: Silke Pasewalck

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110903490

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 341

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Die 'Poetik der Sinne' ist für Rilkes Spätwerk zentral und unterstreicht seine Bedeutung für die Lyrik der Moderne. Ausgehend vom Bild der 'fünffingrigen Hand' der Sinne im Aufsatz "Ur-Geräusch" (1919) erschließt die Arbeit erstmals die poetologische Argumentation des Autors und weist sie in der dichterischen Praxis nach. Rilkes Poetik folgt weder einer Hierarchie der Sinne noch synästhetischen Konzepten; vielmehr halten alle fünf Sinne auf eine Grenze des sinnlich Erfahrbaren zu. Das Sehen, werkgeschichtlich bislang leitend, wird im Spätwerk nicht durch das Hören als neuem Leitsinn abgelöst, sondern bleibt in umgewerteter Weise für das poetische Raumkonzept unabdingbar. Sehen und Hören sind überdies eingespannt in eine Konfiguration der Sinne, in der sich die Spannung zwischen Faßbarkeit und Unfaßbarkeit realisiert.
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Essay on Classification

Author: Louis Agassiz

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486151352

Category: Science

Page: 304

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A major influence on the development of American scientific culture, Swiss-born Louis Agassiz (1807–73) was one of the great scientists of his day. A student of anatomist Georges Cuvier, Agassiz adapted his teacher's pioneering techniques of comparative anatomy to paleontology, and he rose to prominence as a distinguished systematist, paleontologist, and educator. Agassiz introduced science to ordinary citizens to an unprecedented degree; people around the world read his books, sent him specimens, and consulted his opinion. Agassiz was also a staunch opponent of the theory of evolution, and he was among the last of the reputable scientists who continued to reject the concept after the publication of The Origin of the Species. All of nature bore testimony to a divine plan, Agassiz believed, and he could not reconcile himself to a theory that did not invoke God's design. Ironically, his 1851 Essay on Classification provided Darwin and other evolutionists with evidence from the fossil record to support the theory of natural selection. A treasure of historically valuable insights that contributed to the development of evolutionary biology, this volume introduced the landmark contention that paleontology, embryology, ecology, and biogeography are inextricably linked in classifications that reveal the true relationships between organisms. Its emphasis on advanced and original work gave major impetus to the study of science directly from nature, and it remains a classic of American scientific literature.
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Public Poet, Private Man

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow at 200

Author: Christoph Irmscher

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558495845

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 227

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This work presents a portrait of Longfellow as an author, friend and family man. The most popular American poet of his day, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was a mulitculturalist before the term was invented. He believed in the value of foreign travel and conceived of American literature as 'transatlantic'.
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Andy Warhol, Poetry, and Gossip in the 1960s

Author: Reva Wolf

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226904917

Category: Art

Page: 210

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Andy Warhol is usually remembered as the artist who said that he wanted to be a machine, and that no one need ever look further than the surface when evaluating him or his art. Arguing against this carefully crafted pop image, Reva Wolf shows that Warhol was in fact deeply emotionally engaged with the people around him and that this was reflected in his art. Wolf investigates the underground culture of poets, artists, and filmmakers who interacted with Warhol regularly. She claims that Warhol understood the literary imagination of his generation and that recognizing Warhol's literary activities is essential to understanding his art. Drawing on a wealth of unpublished material, including interviews, personal and public archives, tape recordings, documentary photographs, and works of art, Wolf offers dramatic evidence that Warhol's interactions with writers functioned like an extended conversation and details how this process impacted his work. This highly original and fascinating study gives us fresh insight into Warhol's art as practice and reformulates the myth that surrounds this popular American artist.
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