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Charles Wright

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(1935– ), American poet, born in Pickwick Dam, Tennessee, educated at Davidson College in North Carolina and the University of Iowa. From 1957 to 1963 Wright served in United ...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature (2 ed.)

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2021
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..., Charles ( 1935– ) , U.S. Poet Laureate (2014–15) who began writing poetry while serving in the United States military in Italy. Wright’s poetry reflects the geographical and cultural landscapes of rural Tennessee while pursuing expansive themes related to metaphysics and linguistic representation. He has written more than twenty books, including The Grave of the Right Hand (1970), Country Music: Selected Early Poems (1983, National Book Award), The Other Side of the River (1984), Chickamauga (1995), Appalachia (1998), Black Zodiac (1998,...

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Jay Parini

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2 ed.)

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2013

..., Charles ( 1935– ) Born in Pickwick Dam, Tennessee. Educated at Davidson College and the University of Iowa, he began writing poems while stationed in Verona, Italy, with the Army Intelligence Unit between 1957 and 1961 . He has since taught at the University of Padua as a Fulbright lecturer and studied in Rome. During his early years in Italy he came under the poetic spell of Ezra * Pound , whom he addresses as ‘Cold-blooded father of light’ in one of his finest early poems, ‘Homage to Ezra Pound’, in Hard Freight ( 1973 ). Wright has also been...

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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2005

..., Charles ( 1935–  ), American poet , born in Pickwick Dam, Tennessee, educated at Davidson College in North Carolina and the University of Iowa. From 1957 to 1963 Wright served in United States Army intelligence in Verona and then studied at the University of Rome under a Fulbright Scholarship before returning to the USA to take up an academic appointment at the University of California at Irvine. In 1983 he became a Professor of English at the University of Virginia. His poetry, which is strongly influenced by the verse of Ezra Pound and Wallace ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

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2005
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...Charles Wright . Oberlin, Ohio, 1995. A helpful introduction to Wright's poetry that includes many of the important reviews of his work. Contemporary Authors . Vol. 62. Detroit, Mich., 1998. New Revision Series. Contains a brief account of Wright's career. Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series. Vol. 7. Detroit, Mich., 1988. Contains an essay by Wright about his life that illuminates the background to much of his poetry. Contemporary Literary Criticism . Vol. 146. Detroit, Mich., 2002. Contains a substantial collection of reviews and articles about Wright,...

Wright, Charles S.

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The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

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Current Version:
2002
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...at the end of The Wig . In 1993 , Wright's novels were collected in a publication again titled Absolutely Nothing to Get Alarmed About: Complete Novels . Reading this collection makes it clear that Charles Wright was an innovator who in breaking with traditional fictional modes during the 1960s helped to negotiate space for Ishmael Reed , Clarence Major , and other African American avantgardists. Frances S. Foster , “Charles Wright: Black Black Humorist,” CLA Journal 15 (1971): 44–53. John O'Brien “Charles Wright,” in Interviews with Black Writers,...

Mills, Charles Wright

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A Dictionary of Sports Studies

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2010
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...Charles Wright ( 1916–62 ) An influential US sociologist whose work on the nature of the class system and on the influence of the power elite in society countered the functionalist consensus of other sociologists of the mid 20th century. Mills also wrote on the sociological imagination , arguing for the integrated study of self and society, history and biography, and on the importance of understanding how participatory forms of public culture are jeopardized by the development of mass media owned by elites (he might have added ‘such as sport...

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The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

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2010
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...Charles Wright ( 1916–62 ) C. Wright Mills was born on 28 August 1916 in Waco, Texas. After graduating from Dallas Technical High School in 1934 , and anticipating a career as an engineer, Mills entered Texas A&M College. In 1935 Mills transferred to the University of Texas, where he received a BA in 1938 and an MA in philosophy and sociology in 1939 . In 1939 he entered the doctoral program in sociology at the University of Wisconsin. Mills completed his course work in 1941 and was appointed associate professor of sociology at the...

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Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

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Current Version:
2006
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57 words

...Charles Wright Mills 1916 – 62 American sociologist The sociological imagination enables us to grasp history and biography and the relations between the two within society. That is its task and its promise. To recognize this task and this promise is the mark of the classic social analyst. The Sociological Imagination (1959), 6 sociological imagination sociological ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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2012
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60 words

...Charles Wright Mills 1916 – 62 American sociologist By the power elite, we refer to those political, economic, and military circles which as an intricate set of overlapping cliques share decisions having at least national conseqences. In so far as national events are decided, the power elite are those who decide them. The Power Elite (1956) power elite power ...

Mills, C(harles) Wright

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A Dictionary of Sociology (4 ed.)

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2015
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...C(harles) Wright ( 1916–62 ) An American sociologist whose most important work was published during the 1950s. As a radical on the political left, he was an unusual figure in American sociology at this time, taking up a position that might be better described as liberal-populist rather than socialist. His most important substantive studies were probably White Collar (1951) , an analysis of the American middle class, and The Power Elite (1956) in which he argued that the United States was governed by a set of interlocking and self-perpetuating...

Wright, Sir Charles Theodore Hagberg

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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..., Sir Charles Theodore Hagberg ( 1862–1940 ) British librarian . Appointed librarian of the *London Library in 1893 , and retaining the position until his death, he was responsible for rebuilding and enlarging the library. He catalogued its holdings (according to a classification system of his own), greatly increased the membership, and improved the institution’s finances. A. S. G. Edwards...

Anderson, Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Groves Wright

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History (2 ed.)

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2009

...Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Groves Wright ( 12 February 1897–11 November 1988 ). Born in Cape Town, Anderson saw regimental service with the King's African Rifles in East Africa in the First World War, during which he was awarded the MC. Migrating to Australia in 1934 , he was commissioned into the CMF in 1939 and in July 1940 was appointed as second-in-command of the 2/19th Battalion, AIF; he succeeded to command in August. During operations against the Japanese in the Malayan campaign in January 1942 , he was engaged at close quarters with the...

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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355 words

... Charles b. 1940, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA. Wright was raised in Los Angeles, California, and from the age of 12 began playing music in high school where he was attracted strongly to the blues, having previously heard gospel music in church. Early influences included soul and blues artists such as Jesse Belvin, James Brown, Little Walter, Curtis Mayfield, Otis Redding, Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters and Sonny Boy Williamson as well as, contrastingly, Antonio Carlos Jobim. Playing guitar, piano and bass, and occasionally drums too, he made his first recordings...

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Charles Wright  

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B. 1940, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA. Wright was raised in Los Angeles, California, and from the age of 12 began playing music in high school where he was attracted strongly to ...
Charles Wright

Charles Wright  

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(1935– ),American poet, born in Pickwick Dam, Tennessee, educated at Davidson College in North Carolina and the University of Iowa. From 1957 to 1963 Wright served in United States Army ...
Charles S. Wright

Charles S. Wright  

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(1932–2008), novelist, columnist, short fiction writer, and black humorist.Charles Stevenson Wright was born and raised west of Columbia, Missouri, in the small town of New Franklin. Upon his release ...
Charles Wright Mills

Charles Wright Mills  

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(1916–62)An influential US sociologist whose work on the nature of the class system and on the influence of the power elite in society countered the functionalist consensus of other sociologists of ...
Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Groves Wright Anderson

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Groves Wright Anderson  

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(12 February 1897–11 November 1988).Born in Cape Town, Anderson saw regimental service with the King's African Rifles in East Africa in the First World War, during which he was ...
Prisons and Punishment

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
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...Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1997. Reichel, Philip . Comparative Criminal Justice Systems: A Topical Approach . 2d ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1999. Terrill, Richard J. World Criminal Justice Systems: A Survey . 4th ed. Cincinnati: Anderson, 1999. Steven ...

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Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
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... created the role of the Prince, but the identity of the original Sir John is uncertain: Malone claimed to have seen a document which assigned the part to Heminges . The role, however, was certainly one of the best loved of the entire pre-war repertory: in 1699 James Wright could still remember the applause Lowin received in it before the Civil War. Sir John was popular enough to be acted even under Cromwell in the droll The Bouncing Knight (and to become one of the first Shakespearian characters depicted pictorially, on the title page to the...

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