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Three Men Of Letters

Author : Kathryn Puffett
ISBN : 9783990127773
Genre : Music
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This book examines the relationship of three very different men who are usually seen as the most important composers of the so-called Second Viennese School – Arnold Schönberg, Alban Berg and Anton Webern – in the years 1906 to 1921 through a close reading of their correspondence with each other. To date only one of these correspondences, that of Schönberg and Berg, has been published, so the other two sets of letters are not yet widely known. The largely differing personalities of these three men come out clearly in their letters to each other: Schönberg, the master who demands a great many things from his two pupils (long after they have ceased to be that); Berg, from whom he demands the most; and Webern, his most pious devotee. The book covers the period linking the first correspondence between master and pupils in 1906 and the dissolution of the Verein für musikalische Privataufführungen in 1921, the period when these men were most closely bound together.
Category: Music

Men Of Letters

Author : Catherine O'donnell Kaplan
ISBN : 9781458722850
Genre : History
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In the aftermath of the Revolutionary War, the role of the citizen was seen as largely political. But as Catherine O'Donnell Kaplan reveals, some Americans believed that neither the nation nor they themselves could achieve virtue and happiness through politics alone. Imagining a different kind of citizenship, they founded periodicals, circulated manuscripts, and conversed about poetry, art, and the nature of man. They pondered William Godwin and Edmund Burke more carefully than they did candidates for local elections and insisted other Americans should do so as well. Kaplan looks at three groups in particular: the Friendly Club in New York City, which revolved around Elihu Hubbard Smith, with collaborators such as William Dunlap and Charles Brockden Brown; the circle around Joseph Dennie, editor of two highly successful periodicals; and the Anthologists of the Boston Athenaeum. Trough these groups, Kaplan demonstrates, an enduring and influential model of the man of letters emerged in the first decade of the nineteenth century.
Category: History

Men Of Letters In The Early Republic

Author : Catherine O'Donnell Kaplan
ISBN : 9780807831649
Genre : History
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In the aftermath of the Revolutionary War, after decades of intense upheaval and debate, the role of the citizen was seen as largely political. But as Catherine O'Donnell Kaplan reveals, some Americans saw a need for a realm of public men outside politics
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Men Of Letters Writing Lives

Author : Trev Lynn Broughton
ISBN : 9781134891559
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Trev Lynn Broughton takes an in-depth look at the developments within Victorian auto/biography, and asks what we can learn about the conditions and limits of male literary authority. Providing a feminist analysis of the effects of this literary production on culture, Broughton looks at the increase in professions with a vested interest in the written Life; the speeding up of the Life-and-Letters industry during this period; the institutionalization of Life-writing; and the consequent spread of a network of mainly male practitioners and commentators. This study focuses on two case studies from the period 1880-1903: the theories and achievements of Sir Leslie Stephen and the debate surrounding James Anthony Froude's account of the marriage of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle.
Category: Literary Criticism

Fiori D Arancio

Author : Roberto Bracco
ISBN : 1465514732
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Scottish Men Of Letters And The New Public Sphere 1802 1834

Author : Barton Swaim
ISBN : 0838757162
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book is an examination of why Scottish writers such as Francis Jeffery, John Wilson, John Gibson Lockhart and Thomas Carlyle were such a dominant force in the field of periodical literature throughout the 19th century. The author looks in particular at the three decades following the founding of the 'Edinburgh Review' in 1802.
Category: Literary Criticism

Men Of Letters People Of Substance

Author : Roberto De Vicq de Cumptich
ISBN : 9781567923384
Genre : Art
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Graphic artists recognize genius when they see it, and most acknowledge that de Vicq's website and book, "Bembo's Zoo," was a milestone in creative design. In his new e?ort, de Vicq takes the designs of type and ornaments (known a?ectionately in the trade as "dingbats") and common linecuts to form the faces of his literary heroes. In the second part he combines type ornaments and icons to suggest a face with singular attributes: pride, fear, fanaticism, and surprise. But these are not drawings; they are images arranged from the combination of specific and discrete graphic forms. They are created on a computer and not in a composing stick. They are the face, and faces, of the future.Printed throughout in two colors, often displaying the various letters, sorts and ornaments that make up the whole, this is our typographic o?ering of the year wholly original, totally inventive. In these typographic assemblies transformed into ingenious portraits, de Vicq has managed, in the prose of Prose, "to make the alphabet sing."
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