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Richard Theodore Ely

Subject: Philosophy

(1854–1943)

Richard T. Ely was born on 13 April 1854 in Ripley, New York, and died on 4 October 1943 in Old Lyme, Connecticut. He grew up in Fredonia in ...

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Two Gentlemen of Verona   Reference library

Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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2,682 words
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Oxford University Press

...in the British public’s imagination. In theatrical circles the play even acquired the derisive nickname ‘The Walking Gentlemen’ (‘walking gentleman’ is stock-company slang for a wholly undistinguished minor male role). The play was more popular with French and German audiences (Theodore Fontane, seeing Phelps’s revival, had clamoured for a Berlin production as early as 1857 ), enjoying a major production at the Odéon in 1902 , and proving immensely popular in Weimar Germany in Hans Rothe ’s free translation ( 1933 ): it has held the stage in Europe since the...

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Oxford Reader’s Companion To Conrad

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
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827 words

...at Mid-Century: Essays and Studies , 1895–1955 (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1957 ) and Theodore G. Ehrsam ’s A Bibliography of Joseph Conrad (Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1969 ), are now inevitably outdated, although the latter is still useful for its listing of editions of Conrad’s work, translations , and contemporary reviews. As regards secondary sources and scholarship, both have been overtaken by Bruce E. Teets and Helmut E. Gerber ’s Joseph Conrad: An Annotated Bibliography of Writings about Him (De Kalb: Northern Illinois...

John Brent

John Brent  

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Novel by Theodore Winthrop, posthumously published in 1862.Richard Wade, leaving for the East, trades his unsuccessful California mine for Don Fulano, a proud “unmanageable” black stallion, which in ...
Richard Blessing

Richard Blessing  

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(1939 –83),was born in Bradford, Pennsylvania. His first two books were studies of Wallace Stevens and Theodore Roethke. He also published a novel, The Passing Season (Boston, 1982). At ...
Political Greenhouse

Political Greenhouse  

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Federalist verse satire on events in 1798 by Richard Alsop, Lemuel Hopkins, and Theodore Dwight, reprinted in 1799 from the Connecticut Courant.
Echo

Echo  

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Verse satire published in the American Mercury (1791–1805), collected in 1807, by Theodore Dwight, Richard Alsop, Lemuel Hopkins, E.H. Smith, and Mason Cogswell. These Connecticut Wits' attacks on ...
Les Fleurs du mal

Les Fleurs du mal  

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The title Les Fleurs du mal (replacing the original Les Lesbiennes) was first used by Charles Baudelaire (1821–67) when he published eighteen poems in the 1 June 1855 issue of ...
Theodore Dreiser

Theodore Dreiser  

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(1871–1945),American novelist. His first novel, Sister Carrie (1900), is a powerful account of a working girl's rise to worldly success, and of the slow decline of her lover and protector Hurstwood. ...
Richard Murphy

Richard Murphy  

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(1927– ),Irish poet. Much of his poetry portrays the landscapes and seascapes of Ireland; his publications include The Archeology of Love (1955), Sailing to an Island (1963, which contains his long ...
James Dickey

James Dickey  

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(1923–1997),American poet and novelist, born in Atlanta, Georgia, educated at Vanderbilt University. Having held posts at numerous American colleges and universities, he became Professor of English ...
Richard Hugo

Richard Hugo  

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(1923–82),Seattle-born poet and the director of creative writing at the University of Montana (1964–82). His poetry concentrates on bleak views of derelict towns in his native Northwest, yet in his ...
Richard Wilbur

Richard Wilbur  

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(1921– ),American poet and translator. His elegant, urbane, and witty poetry appears in several collections, including Ceremony (1950), Things of This World (1957, Pulitzer Prize), New and Collected ...
Henry Colburn

Henry Colburn  

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(d. 1855),publisher who founded the New Monthly Magazine in 1814 and the Literary Gazette in 1817. He published the fashionable novels of T. Hook; Evelyn's Diary (1818); and Pepys's newly‐deciphered ...
Bentley's Miscellany

Bentley's Miscellany  

(1837–69),a successful periodical consisting of essays, stories, and poems, begun by R. Bentley. Dickens was the first editor, and Oliver Twist appeared in its pages in 1837–8. J. H. Reynolds, Hook, ...
Willard Motley

Willard Motley  

(1912–65),author of naturalistic novels drawing upon his life in Chicago's slums but little upon his heritage as a black: Knock on Any Door (1947), about a boy growing from a juvenile delinquent to a ...
Greece

Greece  

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Located in southeastern Europe on the Mediterranean sea, Greece is known for its warm climate, mountainous mainland, island coastlines, and most importantly, its ancient civilization, which gave ...
Connecticut Wits

Connecticut Wits  

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Literary group of the late 18th century, centered at Hartford (known also as the Hartford Wits), whose origin is ascribed to the quickening interest in literature at Yale during this period, when ...
Henry Cabot Lodge

Henry Cabot Lodge  

(1850–1924)US statesman and Republican senator (1893–1924).Lodge was born into a wealthy family in Boston and graduated from Harvard in 1874 with a degree in law. Admitted to the bar in 1876, he ...
1919

1919  

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Novel by Dos Passos published in 1932. It is the second in the trilogy U.S.A. (collected 1938), including The 42nd Parallel (1930) and The Big Money (1936). Interspersed in the narrative are brief ...
Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis  

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(1885–1951)US novelist and the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature (1930).Lewis was born in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, and completed his education at Yale, where he first began to ...

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