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Dodge Commission

A body appointed by President William McKinley in 1898 to investigate charges of neglect that led to appalling conditions in U.S. military camps during the Spanish-American War (1898). It ...

Loy, Mina

Loy, Mina   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
1,868 words

...had afforded. The Anglo-Florentine community was composed of wealthy vacationers in rented villas and their celebrity guests. Loy and the American heiress Mabel Dodge became fast friends. The two read Freud and Henri Bergson together and experimented with alternative perspectives and practices, including Christian Science (Loy became a lifelong subscriber), Vedanta, yoga, and vegetarianism. Dodge's core literary entourage included Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas , the journalist John Reed , and the critic Carl Van Vechten . In 1913 Haweis...

Hapgood, Hutchins

Hapgood, Hutchins   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
1,960 words

...his death in Provincetown, Massachusetts, on 26 November 1944 . Hapgood's literary legacy was born of a gift for cultivating intimate friendships—he was a social catalyst among the American intellectual elite. He entranced Mabel Dodge, whose Greenwich Village salon parties attracted scores of New York radicals and artists; Dodge often relied on him to furnish her salons with the most exciting intellectuals of the time. Radicals like Emma Goldman wrote to him as “My Dear Old Hutch,” echoing a nearly universal tone of affection one finds in his letters....

Kredel, Fritz

Kredel, Fritz   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
541 words

...in demand for numerous editions of fairy tales and fables, including those of Aesop , Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm , Hans Christian Andersen , Heinrich Hoffmann , and Berechiah ha- Nakdan ( Fables of a Jewish Aesop , 1967 ). Kredel's artwork was also commissioned for such classics as Mary Mapes Dodge 's Hans Brinker; or, The Silver Skates ( 1963 ), Kenneth Grahame 's The Wind in the Willows ( 1966 ), and Clement Clarke Moore 's The Night Before Christmas ( 1968 ), and he was entrusted with coloring the illustrations of John Tenniel (for the ...

Munday, Anthony

Munday, Anthony   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature
Length:
3,465 words

...about religious persecution. Similarly, Thomas Churchyard , Thomas Twyne , and Munday all wrote with a Catholic slant on the London earthquake of 1580 . Munday also wrote a tract on the theater, A second and third blast of retrait from plaies and theaters , in which he dodged Protestant anti-theater rhetoric while ventriloquizing a Catholic view of images. Two unexpected events altered the course of Munday's career. First, the earl of Oxford's defection from Catholicism in 1580 interrupted the Catholic clientage network. Second, the return to...

London

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Literature, Society and culture
Length:
76,697 words

...at slack water. They made slight surges forward, then back, but always gaining an inch. In Sue Townsend's Secret Diary of Adrian Mole ( 1982 ), the British Museum is the unfortunate recipient of a visit from Adrian's class, 4–D (who ‘run beserk, laughing at nude statues and dodging curators’), a visit ending with a teacher drafting her resignation and the coach driver being led off by police. The next day's diary entry begins, ‘Keep having anxiety attacks every time I think about London, culture or the M1.’ Described as ‘not far from the British Museum’, in...

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