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Clarence Major

(1936– ), American novelist and poet, educated at the Art Institute of Chicago, the New School for Social Research, the State University of New York, and the Union for ...

Major, Clarence

Major, Clarence (1936–)   Reference library

Jeremy Noel-Tod

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2 ed.)

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2013

..., Clarence ( 1936– ) Born in Atlanta, Major grew up in Chicago, where he attended art school, and then spent two years in the US Air Force. A poet, painter, and fiction writer, he taught at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is emeritus professor of English at the University of California at Davis. Major made contact with * Beat generation and * Black Mountain poets through his magazine, Coercion Review , in the late 1950s. He moved to New York at the time of the * Black Arts movement and began to exhibit his painting and publish. In 1969 he...

Major, Clarence

Major, Clarence (1936)   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

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2002
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...Major, Clarence (b. 1936 ), poet , novelist , short fiction writer , visual artist , essayist , lexicographer , editor , and anthologist . Although known best for his metafictional novels, Clarence Major has long demonstrated his versatility in both the artistic forms he uses and the subject matter he selects. He tests boundaries, asserting and enacting the freedom of the artist to explore the full range of human experience. One source of his versatility is his early exposure to both the North and the South. Though born in Atlanta, he moved at the...

Major, Clarence

Major, Clarence   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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2005

..., Clarence ( 1936–  ), American novelist and poet , educated at the Art Institute of Chicago, the New School for Social Research, the State University of New York, and the Union for Experimental Colleges and Universities; amongst other teaching posts he became Professor at the University of California at Davis. Widely recognized to be at the experimental forefront of African-American poetry and fiction, he has made a special forte of using popular culture in his work—African-American and American-at-large. Although he began as a poet, he won his early...

Clarence Major

Clarence Major  

(1936– ),American novelist and poet, educated at the Art Institute of Chicago, the New School for Social Research, the State University of New York, and the Union for Experimental Colleges ...
Richard III

Richard III   Reference library

Randall Martin and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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...to dispatch Clarence. 1.4 Clarence recounts a nightmare in which he drowned after being inadvertently pushed overboard by Gloucester. He was then judged in the underworld for temporarily switching loyalties to the Lancastrians. After sleeping, he is awakened by the murderers, whom he tries but fails to talk out of killing him. The Second Murderer flees away remorsefully. 2.1 Edward reconciles the Queen and her family with the other lords, but the news of Clarence’s death shatters this peace and grieves the King, who thought Clarence’s death warrant had...

Richard Duke of York

Richard Duke of York   Reference library

Randall Martin, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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...Edward. 4.1 Clarence, Gloucester, and others sneer at Edward’s impolitic marriage. Clarence and Somerset leave Edward to join Warwick. 4.2–4 At night Warwick and Clarence surprise Edward in his camp-tent. Warwick uncrowns him and sends him under arrest to the Archbishop of York. 4.5 Queen Elizabeth laments Edward’s capture and takes sanctuary to protect her unborn child. 4.6 Richard, Hastings, and Stanley rescue Edward while he is hunting and depart for Flanders to seek aid. 4.7 Henry is released from the Tower and appoints Warwick and Clarence joint...

Henry IV Part 2

Henry IV Part 2   Reference library

Michael Dobson

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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Oxford University Press

...running the entire household: Sir John plans to keep Prince Harry amused with stories and jests involving Shallow. 5.2 The Lord Chief Justice learns to his sorrow from Warwick that the old King has died, and much of the court assembles, including Prince John and his brothers Clarence and Gloucester, all deeply apprehensive about how they will be treated now that the wild Prince Harry has inherited the throne. When Harry arrives, however, he speaks with dignity, promising a well-governed reign, and in response to the Lord Chief Justice’s defence of his...

Clarence Darrow

Clarence Darrow  

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(1857–1938),Ohio-born lawyer, mainly associated with Chicago, was noted for his defense of labor organizations, acting as counsel for Debs in the case resulting from the Pullman strike; for William ...
Junius Edwards

Junius Edwards  

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(1929–2008), novelist and short story writer.Junius Edwards's presentation of the soldier in his novel If We Must Die (1961) and short stories “Liars Don’tQualify” (1961) and “Duel with the Clock” ...
Anchors Aweigh

Anchors Aweigh  

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Considering Frank Sinatra’s lifelong attraction to females the world over, it seems somewhat incongruous that in this, his first major film in 1945, he played a bashful sailor named Clarence ...
P. S. O'Hegarty

P. S. O'Hegarty  

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(1879–1955),historian and civil servant. Born in Co. Cork, O'Hegarty worked in the Post Office in London, where he was a major contributor to the IRB‐controlled paper Irish Freedom. He ...
Sam Cornish

Sam Cornish  

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(b. 1935), poet, essayist, editor of children's literature, photographer, educator, and figure in the Black Arts movement.Born into urban poverty in Baltimore, Maryland, on 22 December 1935, Samuel ...
Owen Dodson

Owen Dodson  

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(1914–1983), poet, novelist, and playwright.For the major portion of his life, fate favored Owen Vincent Dodson. Born the ninth child of a poor Brooklyn family, he attended excellent schools: Bates ...
Cecil Brown

Cecil Brown  

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(b. 1943), novelist and short story and script writer.Cecil Brown has not been a prolific writer; indeed, the bulk of his literary reputation rests on his first novel, The Life and Loves of Mr. ...
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 ...
Holder v. Hall

Holder v. Hall  

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512 U.S. 874 (1994), argued 4 Oct. 1993, decided 30 June 1994 by vote of 5 to 4; Kennedy announced the Court's judgment, writing for himself and Rehnquist and for O’Connor in part, O’Connor and ...
Sir John Ninian Comper

Sir John Ninian Comper  

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(1864–1960).Aberdeen-born British architect. Whilst in the office of Bodley and Garner (1882–7), he learnt the intricacies and subtleties of late English Gothic. In partnership (1888–1905) with ...
Sambo

Sambo  

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Variants of the name Sambo can be found in several African cultures, including Samba in Bantu; Samb and Samba in Wolof; Sambu in Mandingo; and Sambo in Hausa, Mende, and Vai. Throughout census ...
Ralph Ellison

Ralph Ellison  

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(1914–1994),Oklahoma-born author, a student at Tuskegee Institute (1933–36), has been a visiting professor of creative writing, black culture, and humanities at various major universities, but is ...
Julia Fields

Julia Fields  

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(b. 1938), poet, short fiction writer, teacher, and dramatist.Growing up on an Alabama farm, Julia Fields imbibed a love of nature, words, and the cadences of biblical language from both parents and ...

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