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Dangling Man

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Novel by Saul Bellow, published in 1944. At 27, a Chicagoan named Joseph, a university graduate, an intellectual, five years married, leaves his job with a travel bureau, and ...

Dangling Man

Dangling Man   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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Literature
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140 words

... Man , novel by Saul Bellow , published in 1944 . At 27, a Chicagoan named Joseph, a university graduate, an intellectual, five years married, leaves his job with a travel bureau, and under the pressure of waiting to be taken to war as a draftee feels himself alienated from society. In his diary between Dec. 15, 1942 , and April 9, 1943 , he objectively describes his quarrels with friends, in-laws, his wife Iva, by whom he is supported in their mean rooming house, and his brother Amos, a go-getting success, as he undergoes intense self-analysis...

Dangling Man

Dangling Man  

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Novel by Saul Bellow, published in 1944.At 27, a Chicagoan named Joseph, a university graduate, an intellectual, five years married, leaves his job with a travel bureau, and under the pressure of ...
Coriolanus

Coriolanus   Reference library

Michael Dobson, 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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...in Peter Hall ’s production at Stratford in 1959 , with Edith Evans as his mother. With characteristic physical bravado Olivier made Coriolanus’ death resemble the throwing from the Tarpeian rock threatened earlier by the tribunes, falling precipitately from an upper stage to dangle upside down by his ankles. His notable successors in the role have included Richard Burton (at the Old Vic in 1954 ), Alan Howard (at Stratford and on an acclaimed international tour in 1977 ), Ian McKellen (in Peter Hall’s uneasy modern-dress production in the National...

Sasabonsam

Sasabonsam  

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AfricaAccording to the Ashanti, the hairy Sasabonsam has large blood-shot eyes, long legs, and feet pointing both ways. Its favourite trick is to sit on the high branches of a tree and dangle its ...
History of Henry Esmond, Esquire, The

History of Henry Esmond, Esquire, The  

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A novel by Thackeray, published 1852.Henry Esmond, who narrates his own story, is the (supposed illegitimate) son of the third Viscount Castlewood, who dies at the battle of the Boyne. Henry comes ...
Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow  

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(1915–2005)US writer, regarded by many as the leading figure in mid-twentieth-century US fiction. Among numerous awards, he received the Nobel Prize for Literature (1977), the Pulitzer Prize (1976), ...
Sasabonsam

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A Dictionary of World Mythology

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2003

...According to the Ashanti, the hairy Sasabonsam has large blood-shot eyes, long legs, and feet pointing both ways. Its favourite trick is to sit on the high branches of a tree and dangle its legs so as to entangle the unwary hunter. Belief in this forest monster is on the wane, but its curious mythical relation might have been the Sciapod of medieval Europe. A Sciapod was a man with one foot so large that he could lie on his back and use it as a...

Bellow, Saul

Bellow, Saul (1915–2005)   Quick reference

World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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98 words

...Saul ( 1915–2005 ) US novelist , b. Canada . His novels, usually set in Chicago, are concerned with the conflict between private and public, and the sense of alienation in 20th-century urban life. His debut novel was The Dangling Man ( 1944 ). Bellow won National Book awards for The Adventures of Augie March ( 1953 ), Herzog ( 1964 ), and Mr Sammler's Planet ( 1970 ). He won a Pulitzer Prize for Humboldt's Gift ( 1975 ). Other works include the novella Seize the Day ( 1956 ), The Dean's December ( 1982 ) and Something to Remember Me...

according

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Garner's Modern English Usage (5 ed.)

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...my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” Revelation 22:12. In modern prose it carries a hint of archaism —e.g.: “Indiana schoolchildren will or will not learn to read and to write according as [read depending on whether ] they are taught by their teachers and prodded by their parents.” William F. Buckley , “What Has Caused the Gender Gap at the Polls?,” Las Vegas Rev.-J. , 5 Nov. 1996 , at B11. C. As a Dangler. For according as an acceptable dangling modifier, see danglers (e) . ...

Danglers

Danglers   Reference library

Garner's Modern English Usage (5 ed.)

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...White-Knuckle Ride I Cannot Join,” Independent , 30 June 1995 , at 21. (The writer here seems to attest to his own thoughtfulness. A possible revision: Yet because he is a thoughtful man, I suspect that in his heart of hearts he wishes . . . . Or: Yet I suspect that, because he is a thoughtful man, in his heart of hearts he wishes . . . . ) C. Past-Participial Danglers. These are especially common when the main clause begins with a possessive—e.g.: “ Born on March 12, 1944 , in Dalton, Georgia, Larry Lee Simms’s qualifications . . . .” Barbara H. Craig...

Bukowski, [Henry] Charles

Bukowski, [Henry] Charles (1920–1994)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...the Hills ( 1969 ) Poetry Post Office ( 1971 ) Fiction Life and Death in the Charity Ward ( 1973 ) Fiction Short Stories Notes of a Dirty Old Man ( 1973 ) Non-Fiction South of No North ( 1973 ) Fiction Short Stories Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame ( 1974 ) Poetry Factotum ( 1975 ) Fiction Love is a Dog From Hell ( 1977 ) Poetry Women ( 1978 ) Fiction Dangling in the Tournefortia ( 1981 ) Poetry Ham on Rye ( 1982 ) Fiction War All the Time ( 1985 ) Poetry The Last Night of the Earth Poems ( 1992 ) Poetry...

Bellow, Saul

Bellow, Saul (1915–2005)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...Saul ( 1915–2005 ) American novelist Dangling Man ( 1944 ) Fiction The Victim ( 1947 ) Fiction The Adventures of Augie March ( 1953 ) Fiction The Wrecker ( 1954 ) Drama Seize the Day ( 1956 ) Fiction Henderson the Rain King ( 1959 ) Fiction Herzog ( 1964 ) Fiction Mr Sammler's Planet ( 1964 ) Fiction The Last Analysis ( 1965 ) Drama Mosby's Memoirs, and Other Stories ( 1969 ) Fiction Short Stories Portable Saul Bellow ( 1974 ) Fiction Short Stories Humboldt's Gift ( 1975 ) Fiction The Frontiers of Knowledge...

Bukowski, Charles

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
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Literature
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285 words

...His prolific output, published in many limited-edition booklets, begun with Flower, Fist and Bestial Wail ( 1960 ), includes larger collections: It Catches My Heart in Its Hands ( 1963 ), Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame ( 1974 ), Love Is a Dog from Hell ( 1977 ), Dangling in the Tournefortia ( 1981 ), War All the Time ( 1985 ), You Get So Alone at Times That It Just Make Sense ( 1986 ), and The Last Night of the Earth, Poems ( 1992 ). In them his attitude is that of a tough, lowbrow outsider, egocentric and very masculine, whose personal...

Bukowski, Charles

Bukowski, Charles (1920–94)   Quick reference

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

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2021
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Literature
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196 words

...Drowning in Flame (1974), Love Is a Dog from Hell (1977), and Dangling in the Tournefortia (1981). In them his attitude is that of a tough, lowbrow outsider, egocentric and very masculine, whose personal interests and literary subjects are drink and sex and violence. He has also written stories: Erections, Ejaculations, Exhibitions and General Tales of Ordinary Madness (1972), Life and Death in the Charity Ward (1973), and South of No North (1973). Notes of a Dirty Old Man (1969) is partly memoir and partly fiction, while other novels are ...

COIN with hole

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A Dictionary of Superstitions

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2003
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Society and culture, Customs and Traditions
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...your pocket, and wish yourself good luck. 1861 C. C. ROBINSON Dialect of Leeds 300. Those coins are ‘lucky’ which … have holes in them … and being of silver, are generally suspended to the watch chain, and it is no uncommon sight to see a man with half-a-dozen of these coins preserved after this fashion, and dangling from his fob. 1883 BURNE Shropshire 272. The well-known luckiness of a sixpence with a hole in it. 1899 St Neots Advertiser 25 Mar. 3 . Mr Hooley [the financier] believed in the luck-bringing qualities of threepenny bits with holes...

cyborg

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The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

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...elements. Compare posthuman , transhuman . 1960 New York Times (May 22) 31/1 A cyborg is essentially a man-machine system in which the control mechanisms of the human portion are modified externally by drugs or regulatory devices so that the being can live in an environment different from the normal one. 1966 F. Herbert Eyes of Heisenberg Galaxy Mag . Aug. 143/1 From the shoulders down, where Glisson's arms had been, now dangled only the empty linkages for Cyborg prosthetic attachments. 1971 J. Tiptree , Jr. Mother in Sky with Diamonds...

Bahurupi

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The Oxford Companion to Indian Theatre

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2011
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Performing arts, Theatre
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208 words

...prowess, for the soloist sometimes also enacts the religious myth of Siva and Parvati or secular romances such as that of Laila and Majnun through this simultaneous double role of man and woman. Among social impersonations, Bahurupis commonly satirize the nouveau-riche but uncultured and penny-pinching babu, with straw-filled fake legs shod in new footwear made to dangle ludicrously as if from a chair....

Generalić, Ivan

Generalić, Ivan (1914–92)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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2003
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Art & Architecture
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186 words

...of grotesque fantasy reminiscent of Brueghel and Bosch , while still others create Surrealist impressions of incongruity, such as The Fish ( 1963 ; priv. coll.), in which an enormous hooked fish is suspended in the air above a landscape containing an angler with his rod dangling into the village stream. His works are also characterized by the recurrent use of particular images—such as roosters—which appears to invest them with a mysterious, symbolic significance. Oliver...

Xiangyan Zhixian

Xiangyan Zhixian (J.)   Reference library

The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

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2017

...dwelled for a long time at Mt. Xiangyan, whence his toponym. One day while he was sweeping the garden, Zhixian is said to have attained awakening when he heard the bamboo brush against the roof tiles. He is best known for the gong’an case “Xiangyan Hanging from a Tree”: A man is dangling by his mouth from the branch of a tall tree, his hands tied behind his back and nothing beneath his feet. Someone comes under the tree branch and asks, “Why did Bodhidharma come from the West?” If he keeps his mouth clenched and refuses to answer, he is rude to the...

Bellow, Saul

Bellow, Saul (1915–2005)   Quick reference

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

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Current Version:
2013
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Literature
Length:
247 words

...Saul ( 1915–2005 ) American novelist, born in Canada of Russian‐Jewish parents, who moved to Chicago. This city is evoked in many of his works, including his first short novel Dangling Man ( 1944 ). The Adventures of Augie March ( 1953 ) also opens in Chicago and provides a lengthy, episodic, first‐person account of Augie's progress from boyhood, moving to Mexico, then Paris. Henderson the Rain King ( 1959 ), designed on a grand and mythic scale, records American millionaire Gene Henderson's quest for revelation and spiritual power in Africa,...

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