The Hollanders of Iowa

Author: Jacob Van Der Zee
Publisher: Franklin Classics
ISBN: 9780342451524
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The American Monthly Magazine Vol 36

Author: Mrs. Elroy M. Avery
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780656483365
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Excerpt from The American Monthly Magazine, Vol. 36: February, 1910 Mrs. Scott proposes, when the experiments which are now engaging the attention of the fertilizing company which has rented her farms have been proven successful, to apply the tests to all the lands which she has now under cultivation. The new methods, mean to make each acre produce more corn, or oats, or wheat, or truck - stuff than under the old way, and while doing this to keep the soil in prime condition and impossible of exhaustion, any more than the lungs can become exhausted through breathing pure air. Not only in the soil but in the more tragic elements of farming is Mrs. Scott doing a stupend ous work for the future. She purchased many years ago in Calhoun and Monona counties, Iowa, a large section of land which comes under the dire heading of the flood section. Com mercially and economically this land is as fertile as the Nile belt. But-the dread of the awful visitation known as the floods, had made it almost worthless. Before the waterways and simi lar faddish societies had organized Mrs. Scott had pondered this subject long and fruitfully. She had spent thousands of dollars ditching, draining and tiling her submerged districts, laying over one hundred miles of tiling in submerged Illinois lands, a work which for far - seeing patriotism compares with that accomplished by the Hollanders centuries ago when they wrested their kingdom from the sea. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Notational Experiments in North American Long Poems 1961 2011

Author: A. J. Carruthers
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319462423
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This book is a critical experiment that tracks the literary and poetic uses of musical notation and notational methods in North American long poems from the middle of last century to the contemporary moment. Poets have readily referred to their poems as “scores.” Yet, in this study, Carruthers argues that the integration of musical scores in expansive works of this period does more work than previously thought, offering both resolution and escape from the demands placed on long poem form. The five case studies, on Langston Hughes, Armand Schwerner, BpNichol, Joan Retallack and Anne Waldman, offer approaches to reading literary scores in what might be described as a critical stave or a critical “fugue” of instances. In differing ways, musical notation and notational methods impact the form, time and sometimes the ethical and political stances of these respective long poems.

The Portable Louisa May Alcott

Author: Louisa May Alcott
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101177047
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Although the publication of Little Women in 1868 earned Louisa May Alcott tremendous popularity, for a long time she was thought of as a writer of children's stories and considered—at best—a minor figure in the American literary canon. Now, at the end of the twentieth century, Alcott's vast body of work is being celebrated alongside the greatest American writers, and this collection shows why. The Portable Louisa May Alcott samples the entire spectrum of Alcott's work: her novels, novellas, children's stories, sensationalist fiction, gothic tales, essays, letters, and journals. Presenting her more daring works, such as Moods and Behind a Mask (both reprinted in their entirety), alongside the familiar heroines of Little Women, this singular collection offers readers a rich and wide-ranging portrait of this talented, prolific, and influential writer.

Holland s Guide to Psychoanalytic Psychology and Literature and Psychology

Author: Norman N. Holland
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195362695
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As psychoanalysis becomes more and more important to literary studies and the accompanying literature bulks larger and larger, students often feel overwhelmed, not knowing where to turn for readings that will open up the subject. Holland's Guide to Psychoanalytic Psychology and Literature-and-Psychology offers an ingenious solution to this problem. It provides concise outlines of all types of psychoanalytic theory and shows how they apply to literary criticism. The outlines point in turn to further, more specific readings--articles, essays, and books--which can then be located by two extensive bibliographies that follow the discussion. These offer materials that range from the earliest Freud to the latest cognitive science and include dozens of bibliographic aids. Holland integrates these suggested readings with lively, detailed comments on various psychologies as they relate to literature. He is thus able to guide students easily to the precise subject they wish to study, be it Jungian criticism, ego psychology, feminist psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic film theory, or interpretation of some specific text. Holland also offers a bracing discussion of reader-response criticism and a lucid guide to the work of Jacques Lacan. A trenchant epilogue defends the psychological approach, suggesting which points in psychoanalytic theory will work for literary critics, and which will not. The only such guidebook for students of psychoanalytic literary theory and literary criticism, Holland's Guide will also prove an invaluable aid for those studying psychoanalysis and psychology.

The Cambridge Companion to American Poets

Author: Mark Richardson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107123828
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This Companion brings together essays on some fifty-four American poets, from Anne Bradstreet to contemporary performance poetry. This book also examines such movements in American poetry as modernism, the Harlem (or New Negro) Renaissance, "confessional" poetry, the Black Mountain School, the New York School, the Beats, and L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poetry.

The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia

Author: Gregory Eiselein
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313308963
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Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) is arguably the most widely read 19th-century American author. She has long been a staple of children's literature courses, and her works now also receive significant attention in American studies and women's studies classes. This reference collects in a comprehensive and reliable single volume the most important facts about Alcott's life and works. It surveys the basic biographical details of her family and personal life; it supplies essential information on her historical and cultural contexts, including her place in the 19th-century publishing milieu, various reform movements, and major historical events, such as the Civil War; and it treats her writings, both the adult and children's works, in an accurate, informative, and accessible manner.

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