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Notes of a Native Son

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A body of essays written between 1948 and 1955, the year of their book publication, that established James Baldwin's reputation as a major essayist and spokesperson for African Americans. ...

Notes of a Native Son

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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... of a Native Son , a body of essays written between 1948 and 1955 , the year of their book publication, that established James Baldwin 's reputation as a major essayist and spokesperson for African Americans. It is a three-part book. The first part, on African-American identity, contains Everybody's Protest Novel and Many Thousands Gone , both critical of Richard Wright . Part 2, containing the title essay, treats life in Harlem and Baldwin's life under his father. Part 3 is meditations by Baldwin as an expatriate in France and...

Notes of a Native Son

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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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610 words

...of a quartet. The title essay, “Notes of a Native Son,” recounts the death of Baldwin's father, which was on the same day his last sibling was born and a few hours before a race riot in Harlem. For Baldwin, all of these events come together in trying to make sense of his tempestuous relationship with his father, of their identity, of his place in his family, of his family's place in America. The challenge is to claim life and sanity in the midst of bitterness, poison, hatred, and fear, for these are the emotions that tie the disparate pieces of the essay...

Notes of a Native Son

Notes of a Native Son  

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A body of essays written between 1948 and 1955, the year of their book publication, that established James Baldwin's reputation as a major essayist and spokesperson for African Americans. It ...
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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2016
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... ar , bin (son of), bint (daughter of), el , ibn (son of), and umm (mother of). Note that some Arabic prefixes are always capitalized; some require hyphens. All particles are capitalized when the surname stands alone—hence Noor al Hussein becomes Al Hussein , Ahmad el-Ahmiad becomes El-Ahmiad , and Jasmine umm Kulthum becomes Umm Kulthum . As a rule, particles are retained <bin Laden> , but there are exceptions, usually in the names of well-known people—e.g., Anwar al-Sadat becomes Sadat , Hafez al-Assad becomes Assad , and Zine...

Welsh Local and Family History

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

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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6,123 words
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...of the periodical the Cambrian Register ( 1795 , 1796 , 1818 ), which contained articles on biography, history, and topography; and the remarkable Edward Williams , ‘Iolo Morganwg’ ( 1747–1826 ), whose overzealous promotion of the significance of the bardic tradition, and also of his native Glamorgan, resulted in a fabrication of historical sources. A series of publications focused on his diverse interests and activities is being prepared by the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, and include Geraint H. Jenkins (ed.), A...

47 The History of the Book in Canada

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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...sons went on to dominate the trade in Quebec for decades. Although their earliest translations have been criticized, their French improved and they ventured into Native languages, completing 2,000 copies of a Montagnais prayer book in 1767 . Quebec’s first press—founded in 1764 by William *Brown and Thomas Gilmore—printed a Montagnais prayer book, Nehiro-Iriniui by Jean-Baptiste de La Brosse, in 1767. The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford (Arch. 8° Misc. 1767) Montreal’s first printer, who also came to Canada from Philadelphia, was *Mesplet , a...

41 The History of the Book in Korea

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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...), fourth son of King Munjong, had travelled to China and collected thousands of Buddhist texts to bring to his native country. He devoted many years to cataloguing the teachings of the different Buddhist schools, and compiled the Sok changgyŏng (Supplement to the Canon). Immediately after the first Korean Tripitaka was lost, the enterprise of cutting a new Tripitaka was undertaken. This re-cut Tripitaka was a project of the highest importance for king and country, the work lasting from 1236 to 1251 . The exact number of blocks, made of seasoned woods,...

44 The History of the Book in Australia

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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...an Australian-born poet, Charles Tompson ’s Wild Notes from the Lyre of a Native Minstrel (Sydney, 1826 ) and the first Australian-published novel, Henry Savery ’s Quintus Servinton (Hobart, 1830 ). In 1820 there were only two Government Printers, Howe and Bent; *ink and paper were expensive, often unobtainable, and seldom of high quality. The limited capacity of colonial printers and the high costs of raw materials ensured that the book trade continued to be dominated by imports, and most Australian writers sought to have their books produced in...

5 The European Medieval Book

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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9,862 words
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...from a corrected and approved exemplar. These official exemplars are listed in the university regulations of 1275 and repeated in 1304 . Something very similar, although so far not as well documented, occurred in the University of Bologna, where there were also official pecia lists, mainly for law books, in which that university was supreme. Sometimes the MSS themselves still contain discreet notes in the margins where the scribe has jotted down the number of the pecia being copied, which is clear and satisfying evidence of a book being made in a...

35 The Slavonic Book in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus

35 The Slavonic Book in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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7,008 words
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...Enlightenment. In the wake of Catherine’s initiation of the journal Vsiakaia vsiachina (Odds and Ends, 1769 ), a spate of short-lived satirical journals, on the model of English periodicals such as the Spectator , came into existence, four of them edited by *Novikov . 6 Private printers in Russia In the 1770s , leasing agreements were granted to some non-native printers, and in 1771 J. F. Hartung became the first private printer in Russia—for foreign books only. A 1783 decree permitted the free establishment of presses anywhere within the...

23 The History of the Book in the Low Countries

23 The History of the Book in the Low Countries   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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6,998 words
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...Revolt of 1830 and the ensuing independence of the southern Netherlands under the royal House of Saxe-Coburg meant that each of the two countries would go its own way. A long and difficult process of recovery began, in which more general social developments, such as the growth of the population, the centralization and democratization of government, the liberalization and industrialization of the economy, educational reform, and the emancipation of the underprivileged directly correlated with changes in the world of books. It is worth noting, for example,...

22 The History of the Book in France

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
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History, Social sciences
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10,032 words
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...and by Arthème Fayard (a house founded in 1857 ) for its collections ‘Modern Bibliothèque’ (note the missing ‘e’ in the adjective) and ‘Le Livre populaire’, which had considerable success before 1914 , thanks to a policy of combining large print runs (100,000 or more) and low *royalties . At the other end of the spectrum, French *bibliophilia continued to flourish at the fin de siècle, as the names of *Essling , *Rahir , and Henri Béraldi (founder of the Société des amis des livres in 1874 ) testify. French bibliophiles of the period, however, do not...

Shadow and Act

Shadow and Act  

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When it was first published in 1964, Ralph Ellison's Shadow and Act was hailed as his autobiography. Such critics as George P. Elliot and R. W. B. Lewis took their cue from Ellison himself, who in ...
St Eutychian

St Eutychian  

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(4 Jan. 275–7 Dec. 283)He was, according to LP, a native of Tuscany, son of Marinus. While his dates can be fixed within a year, no reliable information about his activities or personality survives; ...
Last Days of Louisiana Red

Last Days of Louisiana Red  

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The Last Days of Louisiana Red (1974) is Ishmael Reed's fourth novels. Set primarily in northern California in the early 1970s, it deals with the efforts of Papa LaBas, the hoodoo detective first ...
Indo-Chinese Mythology

Indo-Chinese Mythology  

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The Austroasiatic and Austronesian peoples—the indigenous people of southern Indo-China—believe that everything was created by Ndu or Adei, the most important of the yang (spirits, sacred beings), ...
Paul Valéry

Paul Valéry  

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(1871–1945)French poet, essayist, and critic. He was elected to the Académie Française in 1925.Valéry was born in the small Mediterranean town of Sète, the son of a customs officer. He studied law at ...
James Baldwin

James Baldwin  

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(1924–87),black American novelist. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953), set in Harlem, was followed by several on a more international scale, dealing with both homosexuality and the ...
Howe, Robert

Howe, Robert (1795–1829)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (2 ed.)

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2005
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113 words

...was the eldest son of George Howe , whom he accompanied to Australia in 1800 . From boyhood he assisted in his father's printing office and carried on the business after George Howe's death in 1821 . He continued to produce the Sydney Gazette and the New South Wales Pocket Almanack , renamed the Austral (as)ian Almanack , as well as publishing the Australian Magazine , the first Australian periodical, and Charles Tompson 's Wild Notes, from the Lyre of a Native Minstrel ( 1826 ), the first book of poems by a native-born poet of European descent....

Baldwin, James

Baldwin, James (1924–1987)   Quick reference

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

...James ( 1924–1987 ) African-American novelist and essayist Go Tell It on the Mountain ( 1953 ) Fiction The Amen Corner ( 1955 ) Drama Notes of a Native Son ( 1955 ) Non-Fiction Giovanni's Room ( 1956 ) Fiction Nobody Knows My Name ( 1961 ) Non-Fiction Another Country ( 1962 ) Fiction The Fire Next Time ( 1963 ) Non-Fiction Blues for Mister Charley ( 1964 ) Drama Going to Meet the Man ( 1965 ) Fiction Short Stories Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone ( 1968 ) Fiction No Name in the Street ( 1972 ) Non-Fiction...

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