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Another Country

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Novel by James Baldwin, published in 1962.

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The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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...Another Country , novel by James Baldwin , published in 1962 ....

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The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

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...Another Country . Immensely complex because of its size and scope, Another Country is James Baldwin 's most ambitious novel. This novel of ideas covers myriad issues and themes, all related to the transcending power of love. Through interlocking events and episodes, Another Country critiques a “moral” and “democratic” America that fosters prejudice based on race, class, and sexuality. The author began writing it in the mid-1950s, completing it in Istanbul; Dial Press published the novel in 1962 , and it became a best-seller. Baldwin creates characters of...

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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... Country , novel by James Baldwin , published in 1962 . Rufus Scott, a young, unemployed black jazz musician, deeply embittered by the sense that he and his people have few opportunities, hates the whites and yet is intrigued by them. His relations with his white mistress Leona turn sour, he refuses to see his friends, the aspiring white novelists Vivaldo Moore and Richard Silenski, or Richard's wife Cass, and he even neglects his idolizing young sister Ida. After nightmare wanderings through New York City, Scott commits suicide by jumping off the George...

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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... Country , a novel by James Baldwin , published in 1962 . Considered by many critics to be Baldwin's finest mature work of fiction, the novel examines, from a variety of perspectives, the lives, destinies, and sensibilities of a group of characters linked by their love for the singer, Rufus. The tragic Rufus dominates the first few chapters, allowing Baldwin to comment on the effect of heritage and history—in Rufus's case, African-American—on the individual psyche. Rufus's unhappy love affair with a white Southern woman mirrors the racial tensions in...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (2 ed.)

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... Country Author: Julian Mitchell Date/place of 1st performance: 1981 , London Date of 1st publication: 1982 Genre: Drama in 2 acts Setting/time of action: Library, head of house's study, dormitory, and cricket field of English public school, early 1930s Cast: 10m Seventeen-year-old Guy Bennett, a homosexual, and his friend Tommy Judd, a Marxist, rebel against the stifling discipline of Gascoigne House, despite the admonitions of their friend Donald Devenish. Prefect Menzies warns Bennett and Judd that a fellow prefect Fowler is waiting to...

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Novel by James Baldwin, published in 1962.
Another Country

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A: Julian Mitchell Pf: 1981, London Pb: 1982 G: Drama in 2 acts S: Library, head of house's study, dormitory, and cricket field of English public school, early 1930s C: 10mSeventeen-year-old Guy ...
Domestic Buildings

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Malcolm Airs

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

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2009
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...between 1726 and 1880 . A more comprehensive index to the literature on over 4 000 country houses in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, which covers general books on architecture and county histories as well as guides to individual country houses and sale catalogues, was published in 1986 by Michael Holmes under the title The Country House Described . This is the essential starting point for researching the history of an individual country house. Another indispensable index is the monumental The Literature of British Domestic Architecture,...

36 The History of the Book in the Balkans

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Aleksandra B. Vraneš

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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...the communist era, the number of publishers grew from 752 in 1993 to 2,000 in 2000 , spread equally over the country. In Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1996 , 1,800 publishers were operating in the country in a great number of new and well-established places. Romanian publishing activity was still strongly centred around Bucharest, however. In Croatia, 1,828 of more than 3,000 publishers were located in Zagreb, followed by Split with 184 firms. Another common tendency in the transitional market economy was a significant growth of titles produced to satisfy...

African‐Caribbean Genealogy

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Guy Grannum

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

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2009
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...hold the locally created records of her dependencies and former colonies. Most surviving records are to be found in the archives and registration offices in the relevant country. The types of record created by these colonies will be familiar to those who have undertaken genealogical research in Britain. Differences will be experienced in those colonies which had previously been held by another European power, for example Guyana and Trinidad, where the British authorities retained the previous social and legal systems, documents were often written in English and...

25 The History of the Book in Switzerland

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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...and 17 th centuries books printed in Switzerland—contrary to other European countries—mostly continued to appear in Latin rather than in the vernacular. 3 The 17 th and 18 th centuries In the 16 th century, the Catholic parts of Switzerland produced less than 1 per cent of the country’s total output, and in Fribourg printing even remained prohibited until 1584 . In the 17 th century, however, the Counter-Reformation led to sustained book production in Catholic parts of the country, in particular in Einsiedeln, Lucerne, and St Gall. In Einsiedeln Monastery...

Britain and America: A Common Heritage

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George Redmonds

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

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2009
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...These topics and the sources that deal with them are of fundamental importance to family historians. It would be unwise of Americans to assume that surnames right across Britain have broadly comparable origins, for they differ considerably from one country to another and often within each country. The heredity of surnames is actually a very complex subject, intimately bound up with the nature of their origins, and it has dominated much scholarly research into the subject over the last 30 years or so. The conclusions of those scholars can be studied in...

45 The History of the Book in New Zealand

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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...still find the country too small a market to merit the presence of a wholesaler, locating Australasian offices in Sydney or Melbourne. Within the country, however, the end of the 19 th and the first half of the 20 th centuries saw the development of significant bookselling chains that also became successful publishers. First and foremost was *Whitcombe & Tombs . The bookseller George Whitcombe and the printer George Tombs, both of Christchurch, merged their businesses in 1882 , expanding to Dunedin in 1890 , then throughout the country and ultimately...

31 The History of the Book in Hungary

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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...Reform Movement sought to promote Hungary’s economic and cultural progress. To eradicate the country’s cultural backwardness, Count István Széchenyi ( 1791–1860 ) became the founder and sponsor of various projects and reforming institutions, including the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. His political writings, in which he argued that Hungary should remain loyal to the Austrian empire, were mostly printed by the newly founded Trattner-Károlyi Press. Another representative of the Reform Era was the printer and bookseller Gusztáv Emich ( 1814–69 ). During...

26 The History of the Book in the Nordic Countries

26 The History of the Book in the Nordic Countries   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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...in the three countries. It published articles relating to history and science and could be bought in inexpensive instalments. Exceptionally large press runs were also reached by the ‘crown’ and ‘half-crown’ editions of classical bestsellers. Such developments arrived later in Scandinavia than in many other parts of Europe; pocketbook series similar to *Penguin ’s were only introduced in the Nordic countries after World War II. By the 1970s , *book clubs had acquired a dominant position in the market for popular literature. Another important phenomenon...

23 The History of the Book in the Low Countries

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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...placed patrons and bibliophiles in the Low Countries as well as abroad, especially in France and England. The names of the artists involved are often unknown; they are referred to by such titles as the ‘Master of Mary of Burgundy’ or the ‘Master of the Dresden Hours’. Their highly specialized art continued well into the 16 th century, as can be seen in the work of one of the most accomplished illuminators from Bruges, *Bening . At Louvain, which had become the seat of the first university of the Low Countries in 1425 , several librarii were soon active...

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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...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 to women’ ( The Great Good Place: The Country House and English Literature ( 1993 ), 175). In this account, the verdict is much the same, but it adds people. It also suggests that, because women were...

46 The History of the Book in Latin America (including Incas, Aztecs, and the Caribbean)

46 The History of the Book in Latin America (including Incas, Aztecs, and the Caribbean)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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...were created and provided with a space in which awareness of their own country and of the situation within the Spanish empire was moulded on a daily basis. Such writings also gave shape to a feeling of American (or creole) identity, which was reinforced by another kind of literature imported from abroad: works published by a handful of exiled Jesuits (expelled from the Spanish empire in 1767 ) about the history, the natural world, and the geography of individual Spanish-American countries. José Gumilla’s El Orinoco ilustrado ( 1741–4 ), Juan José de Eguiara...

Surnames

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David Hey

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

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2009
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...across the country. It is not now possible to determine the proportion of English names in the modern population. Much further research is necessary before the history of surnames in Ulster is understood, particularly at the local level. It is already clear that many border Scots, persecuted by James I, who wished to reduce their power, settled in Fermanagh; they are the major source of the Ulster names Johnson, Armstrong, Elliott, Irvine, Nixon, Crozier, etc. The Huguenot names which have attracted attention were distinctive but uncommon. Another difficulty...

The Poor

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David Hey

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

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2009
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...and villages across the country, considerable amounts of money were spent by wealthy parishioners or former inhabitants on building a substantial almshouse , in which the founder was commemorated by an inscription and perhaps a bust above his coat of arms. Some towns had public bodies, such as the Town Trustees of Sheffield, which assisted the poor from monies obtained from rents. The old system caused endless trouble between ratepayers and those who claimed relief, and its operation varied considerably from one parish to another, but it was flexible enough...

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