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Conrad Kent Rivers

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(1933–1968), poet, fiction writer, and dramatist. In 1951, when he was in high school, Conrad Kent Rivers won the Savannah State Poetry Prize for his poem “Poor Peon.” In 1959, ...

Rivers, Conrad Kent

Rivers, Conrad Kent (1933–1968)   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

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2002
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338 words

...Rivers, Conrad Kent ( 1933–1968 ), poet , fiction writer , and dramatist . In 1951 , when he was in high school, Conrad Kent Rivers won the Savannah State Poetry Prize for his poem “Poor Peon.” In 1959 , when he was a senior at Wilberforce University, his first book of poetry, Perchance to Dream , Othello , was published. The collection, which features a series of conversations with Othello, Harlem, and the United States, probes racism, alienation, and death—themes that would also dominate his later works. Rivers attended graduate school at...

Conrad Kent Rivers

Conrad Kent Rivers  

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(1933–1968), poet, fiction writer, and dramatist.In 1951, when he was in high school, Conrad Kent Rivers won the Savannah State Poetry Prize for his poem “Poor Peon.” In 1959, when he was a senior at ...
museums and memorabilia

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Oxford Reader’s Companion To Conrad

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2011
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Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
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...and memorabilia . There is no Conrad museum centred upon one of the writer’s homes comparable to the Dickens House Museum in London or Rudyard Kipling ’s Burwash home. The main public exhibition of Conrad memorabilia is to be found in the Heritage Centre in Stour Street, Canterbury, in a medieval building that was formerly the Poor Priests’ Hospital. Here, a selection of objects from the writer’s last home, Oswalds, reminds the visitor of Conrad’s connections with Kent and forms a small but attractive permanent display: it includes his...

Conrad, Joseph

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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2007
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..., Joseph (1857–1924) British writer , . JÓzef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski was born in Berdichev in the Ukraine , a part of Poland then under Russian control, on December 3, 1857 , and died in Bishopsbourne, Kent , on August 3, 1924 . Joseph Conrad, as his name was Anglicized, became a major writer in Britain during the early decades of the twentieth century and the most accomplished and influential writer of sea fiction in the English language. Biographers often treat his life in three distinct phases: childhood and youth in Poland (...

Shadow-Line, The

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Allan H. Simmons

Oxford Reader’s Companion To Conrad

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2011
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Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
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...yet Conrad shows that it supports the entire edifice of human life’ ( 1986 :14). On the opening page of the novella, the narrator announces the principle which the narrative then proceeds to develop: ‘One goes on. And the time, too, goes on— till one perceives ahead a shadow-line warning one that the region of early youth, too, must be left behind’ (3). The narrator recalls how, in ‘an Eastern port’ (4) and having suddenly grown disillusioned with life at sea, he resigned from his position as first mate in a steamship under the command of Captain Kent. While...

Literature

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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2007
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History, Military History
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...artist Rockwell Kent’s N by E ( 1930 ) continues the tradition of embedding meditation in narrative, as does John McPhee’s Looking for a Ship (1990) and William Buckley’s chatty accounts of his own voyages (published between 1970 and 1987 ), which are filled with digressions. Readership for the genre remains, and there have been some recent contributions, but the sea essay, as a meditation grounded on personal experience, has perhaps finally passed away, like the age of sailing ships that it commemorated. [ See also Conrad, Joseph ; Dana,...

Madhubuti, Haki R.

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The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

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2002
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Literature
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...collections of the 1980s and 1990s, among them the inner beauty and/or environmental difficulties of the Black woman; what it means to be a Black man in America; the importance of Black male-female relationships; political figures who fight racial problems; poets such as Conrad Kent Rivers , Langston Hughes , Gwendolyn Brooks , Ted Joans , and Sterling Plumpp ; the problems with Black assimilation into Western culture; how Blacks in the West have allowed themselves to be brainwashed by Christianity; Blacks who lack substance and commitment to their race;...

London parks and gardens

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Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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2006

...in 1588 . Hollar's map of c . 1660 shows it with elaborate gardens running down to the river—a pattern of knots disposed about a central axis. To the west of Essex House was Arundel House, originally the medieval residence of the bishops of Bath and Wells, with a garden on the river. In the early 17th century it belonged to Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel, whose great sculpture collection, the Arundel Marbles, was displayed in a courtyard between the house and the river in a setting created 1613–20 by Inigo Jones . Roy Strong in his The Artist and the...

crustal composition and recycling

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The Oxford Companion to the Earth

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2003
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...Some parts of the continental crust can be described in terms of an upper layer (10–20 km thick) and a lower layer (15–25 km thick), and may or may not have a layer of sedimentary rocks on top of the upper layer. The boundary between the upper and lower layers is known as the Conrad discontinuity (Fig. 1). How do we estimate the composition of the crust? Because most the Earth's crust is buried and not available for sampling, geologists have had to come up with indirect methods of estimating its composition. One of the earliest methods was based on chemical...

Selden, John

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The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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2010
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Philosophy
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3,373 words

...Reconsidered ’, Historical Journal , vol.25 (1982), pp.289–312. Reeve, L. John , ‘ The Arguments in the King's Bench in 1629 Concerning the Imprisonment of John Selden and Other Members of the House of Commons ’, Journal of British Studies , vol.25 (1986), pp.264–87. Russell, Conrad , Parliaments and English Politics, 1621–1629 (Oxford, 1979). Sommerville, Johann P. , ‘ John Selden, the Law of Nature, and the Origins of Government ’, Historical Journal , vol.27 (1984), pp.437–47. ——, Royalists and Patriots: Politics and Ideology in England 1603–1640 ...

American Ballet Theatre

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
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Performing arts, Dance, Music
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6,913 words

...and vision, was selected to be managing director. He soon began to think beyond Mordkin's old-fashioned ballets, such as The Goldfish and Souvenir of Roses . He also began to enlarge the roster of principals by adding such dancers as Patricia Bowman , Edward Caton , Karen Conrad , Vladimir Dokoudovsky , and Nina Stroganova . Lucia Chase generously matched Pleasant's dreams with cash. His dreams were big. He envisaged three wings, or influences, for the repertory. The classical wing would be in the hands of Anton Dolin , who had begun his career in the...

Canterbury

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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2013
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Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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... English city in Kent on the River Stour, seat of the southern metropolitan see. The site at a major ford crossing the River Stour was first settled at the end of the 1st century bc , perhaps as an oppidum for the local tribes of the Cantiaci or Kentish people. After the Roman invasion of ad 43 their prosperity continued; but it was not until the beginning of the 2nd century ad that their settlement was laid out as a Roman civitas with baths, a theatre, and a temple precinct. The city was encircled with walls and gates between c. ad ...

English

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International Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2 ed.)

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2003
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Linguistics
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4,190 words
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...Barber, Charles . 1997. Early Modern English . Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Baugh, Albert C. , and Thomas Cable . 2001. A history of the English language . 5th ed. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall. Biber, Douglas , Stig Johansson , Geoffrey Leech , Susan Conrad , and Edward Finegan . 1999. Longman grammar of spoken and written English . Harlow: Longman. Biber, Douglas , and Edward Finegan , eds. 1994. Sociolinguistic perspectives on register . New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press. Blake, Norman , ed. 1992. The Cambridge...

O'Brien, Tim

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

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2005
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Literature
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5,740 words

...back, the lieutenant becomes ill, but most of them plod on. They become obsessed, going AWOL themselves in his pursuit. Along the way, they are joined by an adolescent girl with gold hoops in her ears and an uncanny knowledge of the terrain. In a sequence that mirrors Joseph Conrad in Heart of Darkness , she takes them into Vietcong territory, into the heart of the tunnels where darkness is deep, and an old general reminds them that they are the intruders, that “the land is your enemy.” The days stretch into weeks, the weeks into months, and the trek...

Romanesque architecture

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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2013
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...to the Rhineland, and with the rebuilding of Speyer Cathedral after 1030 the development of style and the iconography of power coincided even more exactly than they had done in the past. The novelty of Speyer can be underlined by comparing the other great foundation of Emperor Conrad II ( reg 1024–39 ), Limburg auf der haardt abbey , begun after 1025 . Limburg, with a simple west end, a nave without alternation and a transept with neither galleries nor turrets at its extremities, is in many ways more old-fashioned than Hildesheim, but it makes up for this...

Teaching International Organization

Teaching International Organization   Reference library

Margaret P. Karns

The International Studies Encyclopedia

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2017
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Social sciences, Politics, Warfare and Defence
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12,231 words

...the findings of the other 14 volumes and provides an assessment that would be particularly valuable in a graduate course. There are also several recent histories of international organizations, some of which analyze IO as forms of international order (see, e.g., Murphy 1994 ; Conrad and Sachsenmaier 2007 ; Reinalda 2009 ). Thanks to the internet, all IGOs and most NGOs have websites that are valuable resources, though they vary in what they provide. The UN's website is particularly rich because it provides access to primary documents, resolutions, reports...

Mesoamerica

Mesoamerica   Reference library

Charlotte Beck, Thomas W. Killion, Barbara Voorhies, Jon Lohse, D. C. Grove, Arlen F. Chase, Deborah L. Nichols, Frances F. Berdan, Thomas H. Charlton, Janine Gasco, and William R. Fowler

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2012
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...Tribal Foundations.” In The Archaeology of Tribal Societies , edited by William A. Parkinson , pp. 278–339, 2002. Flannery, Kent V. , ed. Guilá Naquitz: Archaic Foraging and Early Architecture in Oaxaca, Mexico , 1986. Flannery, Kent V. “Settlement, Subsistence and Social Organization of the Proto-Otomangueans.” In The Cloud People: Divergent Evolution of the Zapotec and Mixtec Civilizations , edited by Kent V. Flannery and Joyce Marcus , pp. 32–36, 1983. Gruhn, Ruth , Alan Lyle Bryan , and Jack D. Nance . “Los Tapiales: A Paleo-Indian...

Biography and memoirs in English

Biography and memoirs in English   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature (2 ed.)

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2006
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Literature
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...( 1989 ) and Judy Steed's Ed Broadbent: the pursuit of power ( 1989 ) shed light on the politics of the left in Canada. Jamie Swift's Odd man out: the life and times of Eric Kierans ( 1988 ) portrays the Liberal Kierans as economist, politician, and businessman. Margaret Conrad's George Nowlan: Maritime Conservative in national politics ( 1986 ) is well researched. As was the case when George Woodcock compiled his survey of Canadian biography for the First Edition of this Companion , a significant number of Canadian biographies focus on the lives...

History of the Field

History of the Field   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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2011
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Archaeology, History
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40,352 words

...for the placement of the city on this part of the river, as well as its geographic and ecological relationship with the surrounding countryside. This research has concluded that when the city was founded in the early part of the third millennium, a series of canals and an artificial lake were constructed in order to utilize the Euphrates River basin for agriculture. The most important of these canals (120 km long) connected Mari directly with the Khabur River. The width of this canal (11 m) allowed river craft to shorten the trip south and avoid the...

Communities

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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2007
Subject:
History, Military History
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...Union of Sailors and Firemen (later National Seamen’s and Firemen’s Union) in Cardiff’s sailortown Dixon, Conrad . Lascars: the Forgotten Seamen In Working Men Who Got Wet , edited by Rosemary Ommer and Gerald Panting , pp. 265–281. Saint John’s: Maritime History Group, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1980. A brief overview of the employment of lascar seamen by the East India Company and later the steamship lines trading to India. Dixon, Conrad . The Rise and Fall of the Crimp, 1840–1914. In British Shipping and Seamen, 1630–1960: Some Studies ,...

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