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Kind of Loving, A

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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2013
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... of Loving, A A novel by Stan Barstow...

Kind of Loving, A

Kind of Loving, A   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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... of Loving, A A novel by Stan Barstow...

Kind of Loving, A

Kind of Loving, A   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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... of Loving, A , a novel by Stan Barstow , published in 1960 . Vic Brown, the narrator-protagonist of Barstow's first novel, is the son of a solidly respectable mining family enjoying the post-war years of prosperity and full employment. Set in Cressley, a fictitious industrial town in the West Riding of Yorkshire, the novel creates a convincing picture of a society adapting its strictly moral and hierarchical past to a more liberal future, and absorbing the manifestations of a burgeoning popular culture. Caught up in the middle ground between the old and...

Women Local and Family Historians

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Joan Thirsk

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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...opportunity to work in an uncrowded field, by the demands of the subject for manifold detail which brings it to life in some practical or vivid way. They frequently choose to build up large pictures of a local scene, inserting scenery, buildings, plants, and people, and anchoring them all in their distinctive cultural setting. In a study confined to the country house and literature, Malcolm Kelsall writes, ‘The apprehension of the spirit of the place, house, and land is the role of those who lovingly preserve and understand, and that function falls especially...

Central Government, Courts, and Taxation

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R. W. Hoyle

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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...demanded a Benevolence, in effect a non‐statutory subsidy, and in 1545 a ‘free and loving contribution’. While his daughters requested forced loans (in 1557 , 1563 , 1569–70 , 1585–9 , 1590–1 , and 1597 ), the majority were repaid and neither Mary nor Elizabeth attempted to take other forms of prerogative taxation. Subsidies continued to be granted from time to time until the eve of the Civil War; the last forced loan was requested in 1626 . The 1640s appear to have been the pivotal decade in English taxation history, with the development of the...

Ossett

Ossett  

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West YorkshireIndustrial town halfway between Dewsbury and Wakefield. The novelist Stan Barstow, the author of A Kind of Loving (1960), who was born in nearby Horbury in 1928, was ...
Movie Movie

Movie Movie  

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(Warner 1978). A tongue-in-cheek double bill that pastiched movies of the 1930s, one of the two minifeatures was an accurate yet loving parody of the kind of Busby Berkeley musical ...
amphiphile

amphiphile  

orora substance whose molecules have an affinity for both aqueous and nonaqueous media; an amphipathic substance. [From Greek amphi‐, of both kinds, + philos, loving.]
Stan Barstow

Stan Barstow  

(1928– ),novelist. His first novel, A Kind of Loving (1960), is the present‐tense narration of office‐worker Vic Brown, trapped into marriage by his infatuation for small‐minded Ingrid and harassed ...
Quest of the Silver Fleece

Quest of the Silver Fleece  

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W. E. B. Du Bois's first novel, The Quest of the Silver Fleece (1911), shifts its action from rural Alabama to Washington, D.C., and back again, achieving its narrative unity through a carefully ...
Iceberg Slim

Iceberg Slim  

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(1918–1992), novelist, autobiographer, essayist,and most prominent author of the street genre, which emerged in the 1960s. Born in Chicago, Iceberg Slim (the street and later pen name of Robert Beck) ...
No Exit

No Exit  

AT: In Camera; Vicious Circle A: Jean-Paul Sartre Pf: 1944, Paris Pb: 1944 Tr: 1946 G: Drama in 1 act; French prose S: Room in hell, 1940s C: 2m, 2fA servant ushers three people into the faded plush ...
Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park  

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A novel by J. Austen, begun 1811, published 1814.Sir Thomas Bertram of Mansfield Park, a stern but kind‐hearted man, has two sons, Tom and Edmund, and two daughters, Maria and Julia. His wife, a ...
Wotan

Wotan  

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(Wagner: Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried). Bass‐bar. Ruler of the gods. Husband of Fricka and father of the Valkyries by the earth‐goddess Erda. He has also fathered mortal children. Before the ...
Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren  

1934– )Italian-born French film actress and international sex symbol of the 1960s and 1970s. She was appointed Chevalier de la Legion d'honneur in 1991, the same year that she received a special ...
love and friendship

love and friendship  

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Greek philosophers place love and friendship within a structure of eudaimonism: an agent's own happiness (eudaimonia) is the final goal of all his deliberate actions.Plato discusses friendship ...
Kabīr

Kabīr  

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(c.1398–c.1448)A North Indian poet and mystic. A substantial hagiographical literature and numerous legends have developed around his life story, but little is known for certain. He was born, either ...
Moritz von Schwind

Moritz von Schwind  

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(b Vienna, 21 Jan. 1804; d Niederpöcking, nr. Munich, 8 Feb. 1871).Austrian painter and illustrator, active mainly in south Germany. He trained at the Vienna Academy there and then under Cornelius at ...
Barstow, Stan

Barstow, Stan (1928–2011)   Reference library

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

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2009
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...Stan ( 1928–2011 ), novelist : educ. Ossett . A Kind of Loving 1960...

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