The Athenaeum

A Novel

Author: Raul Pompeia

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810131064

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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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.
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The Athenaeum

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200 years of collecting for the Boston Athenæum

Author: Boston Athenaeum,Stanley Ellis Cushing,David Bernard Dearinger

Publisher: Univ Pr of New England

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Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 384

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A stunning commemoration of 200 years of collecting, study, and debate at this venerable Boston institution
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The Athenaeum

Author: James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall,John Middleton Murry

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The Athenaeum

A Magazine of Literary and Miscellaneous Information ...

Author: John Aikin

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The Athenaeum Centenary

Author: Boston Athenaeum,Charles Knowles Bolton

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Page: 236

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The Athenaeum

Journal of Literature, Science, and the Fine Arts; From January to December, 1832 (Classic Reprint)

Author: James Silk Buckingham

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780365522119

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 860

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Excerpt from The Athenaeum: Journal of Literature, Science, and the Fine Arts; From January to December, 1832 Walter did not answer; and the garrulous old soldier, who had been the young man's play mate and companion since Walter was a boy; and was therefore accustomed to the familiarity with which he now spoke. Continued, mingling with his abrupt prolixity an occasional shrewd ness of observation, which shewed that he was no inattentive commentator on the little and quiet world around him. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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The Athenaeum

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The Athenaeum

Club and Social Life in London, 1824-1974

Author: Frank Richard Cowell

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

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Category: Athenaeum

Page: 177

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Culture Club

The Curious History of the Boston Athenaeum

Author: Katherine Wolff

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558497146

Category: History

Page: 204

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Founded in 1807, the successor to a literary club called the Anthology Society, the Boston Athenaeum occupies an important place in the early history of American intellectual life. At first a repository for books, to which works of art were later added, the Athenaeum attracted over time a following that included such literary luminaries as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry James. Yet from the outset, Katherine Wolff shows, the Boston Athenaeum was more than a library; it was also a breeding ground for evolving notions of cultural authority and American identity. Though governed by the Boston elite, who promoted it as a way of strengthening their own clout in the city, the early Athenaeum reflected conflicting and at times contradictory aims and motives on the part of its membership. On the one hand, by drawing on European aesthetic models to reinforce an exalted sense of mission, Athenaeum leaders sought to establish themselves as guardians of a nascent American culture. On the other, they struggled to balance their goals with their concerns about an increasingly democratic urban populace. As the Boston Athenaeum opened its doors to women as well as men outside its inner circle, it eventually began to define itself against a more accessible literary institution, the Boston Public Library. Told through a series of provocative episodes and generously illustrated, Culture Club offers a more complete picture than previously available of the cultural politics behind the making of a quintessentially American institution.
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Their Fair Share

Women, Power and Criticism in the Athenaeum, from Millicent Garrett Fawcett to Katherine Mansfield, 1870–1920

Author: Marysa Demoor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315363399

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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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.
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