THE ATHENAEUM

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The Athenaeum

Author : Raul Pompeia
ISBN : 9780810131064
Genre : Fiction
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Originally published as O Ateneu in 1888, The Athenaeum is a classic of Brazilian literature, here translated into English in its entirety for the first time. The first-person narrator, Sergio, looks back to his time at the eponymous boarding school, with its autocratic principal and terrifying student body. Sergio’s account of his humiliating experiences as a student, with its frank discussion of corruption and homoerotic bullying, makes it clear that his school is structured and administered so as to reproduce the class divisions and power structure of the larger Brazilian society. In its muckraking mode, the novel is in the spirit of Naturalism, imported from France and well-acclimated to Brazil, where it blossomed. At the same time, Pompéia maintains the novel’s credibility as a bildungsroman by portraying the narrator’s psychological development. The novel’s conclusion suggests both a doomed society and its possible redemption, indicative of a moment of upheaval and transition in Brazilian history.
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Acquired Tastes

Author : Boston Athenaeum
ISBN : UOM:39015067650591
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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A stunning commemoration of 200 years of collecting, study, and debate at this venerable Boston institution
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

The Athenaeum

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ISBN : OSU:32435024898199
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The Athenaeum

Author : James Silk Buckingham
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028012420
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The Athenaeum

Author : John Aikin
ISBN : NYPL:33433081670816
Genre : Arts
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The Athenaeum

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ISBN : UCBK:C109524752
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The Athenaeum

Author : Frank Richard Cowell
ISBN : STANFORD:36105036426240
Genre : Athenaeum
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Culture Club

Author : Katherine Wolff
ISBN : 1558497145
Genre : History
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Founded in 1807, the successor to a literary club called the Anthology Society, the Boston Athenaeum occupies an important place in the early history of American intellectual life. At first a repository for books, to which works of art were later added, the Athenaeum attracted over time a following that included such literary luminaries as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry James. Yet from the outset, Katherine Wolff shows, the Boston Athenaeum was more than a library; it was also a breeding ground for evolving notions of cultural authority and American identity. Though governed by the Boston elite, who promoted it as a way of strengthening their own clout in the city, the early Athenaeum reflected conflicting and at times contradictory aims and motives on the part of its membership. On the one hand, by drawing on European aesthetic models to reinforce an exalted sense of mission, Athenaeum leaders sought to establish themselves as guardians of a nascent American culture. On the other, they struggled to balance their goals with their concerns about an increasingly democratic urban populace. As the Boston Athenaeum opened its doors to women as well as men outside its inner circle, it eventually began to define itself against a more accessible literary institution, the Boston Public Library. Told through a series of provocative episodes and generously illustrated, Culture Club offers a more complete picture than previously available of the cultural politics behind the making of a quintessentially American institution.
Category: History