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G. S. Fraser

(1915 –80),

was born in Glasgow. After graduating from St Andrews in 1937 Fraser worked as a journalist in Aberdeen. He spent most of the Second World War in Egypt ...

Fraser, G. S.

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

..., G. S. [ George Sutherland Fraser ] ( 1915–1980 ) Scottish poet and critic The Fatal Landscape, and Other Poems ( 1941 ) Poetry Home Town Elegy ( 1944 ) Poetry The Traveller Has Regrets, and Other Poems ( 1948 ) Poetry Leaves Without a Tree ( 1953 ) Poetry The Modern Writer and His World ( 1953 ) Non-Fiction Vision and Rhetoric ( 1959 ) Non-Fiction Conditions ( 1969 ) ...

Fraser, G. S.

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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2005

..., G. S. ( George Sutherland Fraser ) ( 1915–80 ), Scottish poet and critic, born in Glasgow, educated at St Andrew's University. He was a journalist in Aberdeen until 1939 , when he joined the Black Watch regiment; some of his most memorable poems are derived from his extended periods on active service in the Middle East. After working in various capacities, principally as a literary journalist, he became a lecturer at the University of Leicester. At the time of the appearance of his first collection of poems, The Fatal Landscape ( 1941 ), Fraser...

G. S. Fraser

G. S. Fraser  

(1915 –80),was born in Glasgow. After graduating from St Andrews in 1937 Fraser worked as a journalist in Aberdeen. He spent most of the Second World War in Egypt ...
Scottish Local and Family History

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David moody

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

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Current Version:
2009
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History, Local and Family History
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5,622 words
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Oxford University Press

...models to follow are the two volumes Aberdeen before 1800: A New History ( 2002 ), edited by E. Patricia Dennison , David Ditchburn , and Michael Lynch , and Aberdeen 1800–2000 ( 2000 ), edited by W. Hamish Fraser and Clive H. Lee . Not polemics exactly, but a kindred passion, has helped to drive a Scottish economic history programme. G. C. Peden , in his ‘Agenda for the Economic History of Twentieth‐Century Scotland’, Scottish Economic and Social History , 13 ( 1993 ), described it as ‘inverted‐Whig history of terminal decline’; while R. H....

All’s Well That Ends Well

All’s Well That Ends Well   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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Oxford University Press

...play between 1968 and 1985 , three adapted from stage productions. Only Elija Moshinsky’s BBC TV version ( 1980 ) was initially designed for television. Anthony Davies Recent major editions Recent major editions Russell Fraser (New Cambridge, 1985); Barbara Everett and Janette Dillon (Penguin, 2005) Susan Snyder (Oxford, 1993) Some representative criticism Arthos, J. , ‘The Comedy of Generation’, Essays in Criticism , 5 (1955) Cole, H. G. , The ‘All’s Well’ Story from Boccaccio to Shakespeare (1981) Maguire, Laurie , and Smith, Emma , ‘Many...

Architecture

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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4,949 words
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Oxford University Press

...Fraser's Magazine, Colburn's New Monthly Magazine , the Spectator , the European Magazine , and the Literary Gazette [ see *prose, 30 ]. Ambitious topographical publications also, initially, reflected the isolation and patriotism of the war years: John *Carter 's Ancient Architecture of England ( 1795–1814 ); Edward Brayley and John *Britton 's monumental The Beauties of England and Wales (25 vols. 1801–14 ); A. C. *Pugin and Britton 's Illustrations of the Public Buildings of London ( 1825–8 ); and James Elmes and T. H. Shepherd 's...

Place-Names

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Margaret Gelling

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

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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5,757 words
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Oxford University Press

...such as those of Pembrokeshire ( B. G. Charles , 1992 ) and East Flintshire ( H. Wyn Owen, 1994 ). For Scotland there is as yet no reliable dictionary, but W. F. Nicolaisen , Scottish Place‐Names ( 1976 ), provides an overview. There are some detailed regional surveys, Simon Taylor, The Place‐Names of Fife , i ( 2006 ), being an outstanding recent example. Early studies of the Northern Isles were provided by H. Marwick (Orkney) and J. Jacobsen (Shetland), and there is a recent survey of Arran by Ian Fraser ( 1999 ). The School of Scottish...

The Antiquarian Tradition

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David Hey

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

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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4,837 words
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Oxford University Press

...of English towns are known to have been published before 1700 , though others circulated in manuscript form. During the 18th century, however, a further 116 were printed. See Peter Clark , ‘Visions of the Urban Community: Antiquarians and the English City before 1800’, in Derek Fraser and Anthony Sutcliffe (eds), The Pursuit of Urban History (1983) . The new authors were largely gentry and professional men, especially the clergy and lawyers. Most had been to one of the universities or the Inns of Court. One of the best was Ralph Thoresby , whose...

Local and Regional History: Modern Approaches

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David Hey

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

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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4,365 words
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Oxford University Press

...in the history of England’, he offered the view that their principal concern should be with ‘the origin, growth, and decline of local communities’. This was soon followed by an exemplary study: W. G. Hoskins , The Midland Peasant: The Economic and Social History of a Leicestershire Village (published in 1957 , but largely written by the early 1940s, and reprinted in 2008 ), which was nevertheless billed as ‘a study of the Midland peasant‐farmer and of the open‐field system … a contribution to English economic and social history, and not a history of...

Popular Culture

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Charles Phythian-Adams

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

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2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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6,654 words
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Oxford University Press

...it expressed the sharing of activities whether at home or at work (e.g. harvest time or market day) or on ritual occasions. Participants were ‘incorporated’ into special occasions by loud noise: from bell‐ringing, to fairground organs, to the roar of the football crowd. On the other hand, in the context of ritual humiliation, they might be intimidated by the discordancy of rough music. Often it was sound, then, that allowed popular cultural occasions to be claimed, to adapt E. P. Thompson 's words, as ‘the people's own’. Third, other than speech in for what...

Ronald Bottrall

Ronald Bottrall  

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(1906 –89),was born in Cornwall. He won a scholarship to Cambridge, and spent his working life abroad. His few successful poems occur amongst a mass of intelligent work which ...
Desert Poets

Desert Poets  

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And Personal Landscape.During the Second World War a surprisingly large and heterodox number of British writers found themselves, for a variety of reasons, in the Middle East. Not all ...
Ian Fletcher

Ian Fletcher  

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(1920 –88),was born in London and educated at Dulwich College. Soon after the outbreak of the Second World War he joined the British Army and was posted to the ...
Poetry Quarterly

Poetry Quarterly  

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Founded in 1940 at just the time when the public demand for verse had increased, was dedicated to the publication of work by contemporary poets, and to reviews of and ...
sittlichkeit

sittlichkeit  

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(German, morality, ethical life)In Hegel, a way of being in the world: an involvement in the ethical and political life of the time.
Longman's Magazine

Longman's Magazine  

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(1882–1905),a family magazine, a successor to Fraser's, published short stories and serialized novels, poetry, and reviews. Contributors included A. Dobson, G. Allen, Kipling, Mrs Oliphant, Newbolt, ...
Frank Davey

Frank Davey  

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(1940– ),was born in Vancouver and brought up in the nearby Fraser Valley. He was educated at the University of British Columbia and University of Southern California, where he wrote ...
Nicholas Moore

Nicholas Moore  

(1918–1986),British poet, born in Cambridge, the son of the philosopher G. E. Moore; he was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. As a leading contributor to the anthologies of the ...
Nine

Nine  

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A lively monthly for the most part devoted to poetry and polemic, was founded in 1949 as a result of a meeting of nine young writers who decided that it ...
David Lloyd George

David Lloyd George  

(1863–1945) British statesman and prime minister (1916–22), and one of the three main negotiators at the Treaty of Versailles (1919). Lloyd George played a moderating role between the draconian ...

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