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Works and Lives

The Anthropologist as Author

Author: Clifford Geertz

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804717472

Category: Social Science

Page: 157

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The illusion that ethnography is a matter of sorting strange and irregular facts into familiar and orderly categories—this is magic, that is technology—has long since been exploded. What it is instead, however, is less clear. That it might be a kind of writing, putting things to paper, has now and then occurred to those engaged in producing it, consuming it, or both. But the examination of it as such has been impeded by several considerations, none of them very reasonable. One of these, especially weighty among the producers, has been simply that it is an unanthropological sort of thing to do. What a proper ethnographer ought properly to be doing is going out to places, coming back with information about how people live there, and making that information available to the professional community in practical form, not lounging about in libraries reflecting on literary questions. Excessive concern, which in practice usually means any concern at all, with how ethnographic texts are constructed seems like an unhealthy self-absorption—time wasting at best, hypochondriacal at worst. The advantage of shifting at least part of our attention from the fascinations of field work, which have held us so long in thrall, to those of writing is not only that this difficulty will become more clearly understood, but also that we shall learn to read with a more percipient eye. A hundred and fifteen years (if we date our profession, as conventionally, from Tylor) of asseverational prose and literary innocence is long enough.

African American Poets

Lives, Works, and Sources

Author: Joyce Owens Pettis

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313311178

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 357

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Seminal poets from major poetry movements are presented in this biocritical dictionary.

The Lives and Works of Goethe

Author: George Henry Lewes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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The Works of Samuel Johnson: Reviews, politica. tracts, and lives of eminent persons

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Latina and Latino Voices in Literature

Lives and Works

Author: Frances Ann Day

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313323942

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 353

View: 5101

This award-winning resource, newly-revised and expanded, celebrates the lives and works of Latina/o writers.

The Lives and Works of William and Philip Hayes

Author: Simon Heighes

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815323570

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 393

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This work constitutes the largest and most comprehensive research guide ever published about Benjamin Britten. Entries survey the most significant published materials relating to the composer, including bibliographies, catalogs, letters and documents, conference reports, biographies, and studies of Britten's music.

Sir Thomas More: selections from his English works and from the lives of Erasmus & Roper

Author: Sir Thomas More (Saint),Desiderius Erasmus,William Roper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 191

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An Account of the Lives and Works of the Most Eminent Spanish Painters, Sculptors and Architects, and where Their Several Performances are to be Seen

Author: Antonio Palomino de Castro y Velasco

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Artists

Page: 175

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A Review of the Lives and Works of Some of the Most Eminent Painters

Author: Christianus Johannes Nieuwenhuys

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Painters

Page: 324

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A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

Author: Tom Nissley

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393241491

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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A witty and addictively readable day-by-day literary companion. At once a love letter to literature and a charming guide to the books most worth reading, A Reader's Book of Days features bite-size accounts of events in the lives of great authors for every day of the year. Here is Marcel Proust starting In Search of Lost Time and Virginia Woolf scribbling in the margin of her own writing, "Is it nonsense, or is it brilliance?" Fictional events that take place within beloved books are also included: the birth of Harry Potter’s enemy Draco Malfoy, the blood-soaked prom in Stephen King’s Carrie. A Reader's Book of Days is filled with memorable and surprising tales from the lives and works of Martin Amis, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Roberto Bolano, the Brontë sisters, Junot Díaz, Philip K. Dick, Charles Dickens, Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Keats, Hilary Mantel, Haruki Murakami, Flannery O’Connor, Orhan Pamuk, George Plimpton, Marilynne Robinson, W. G. Sebald, Dr. Seuss, Zadie Smith, Susan Sontag, Hunter S. Thompson, Leo Tolstoy, David Foster Wallace, and many more. The book also notes the days on which famous authors were born and died; it includes lists of recommended reading for every month of the year as well as snippets from book reviews as they appeared across literary history; and throughout there are wry illustrations by acclaimed artist Joanna Neborsky. Brimming with nearly 2,000 stories, A Reader's Book of Days will have readers of every stripe reaching for their favorite books and discovering new ones.

Lives and Works

Young Adult Authors

Author: Grolier Educational

Publisher: Grolier

ISBN: 9780717292271

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Page: N.A

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Presents information about the lives and works of 250 writers of works for young people.

Biographical collections: or, Lives and characters from the works of ... mr. Baxter and dr. Bates (and mr. Howe).

Author: Richard Baxter,William Bates

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Acquired of the Angels

The Lives and Works of Master Guitar Makers John D'Angelico and James L. D'Aquisto

Author: Paul William Schmidt

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 1461664047

Category: Music

Page: 109

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Eminent Neuroscientists Their Lives and Works

Author: Kalyan B. Bhattacharyya

Publisher: Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9789380599281

Category: Neurologists

Page: 443

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The lives of the English poets; and a criticism on their works

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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Lives and Works

Talks With Women Artists

Author: Lynn F. Miller,Beryl K. Smith,Sally Shearer Swenson,Joan Arbeiter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780810831537

Category: Art

Page: 265

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In this collection of candid and often poignant interviews, women artists talk about their life works, revealing the costs and the rewards of following a path that has led them to recognition, sacrifice, and inspiration. Among the artists included are Dotty Attie, Cathey Billian, Patricia Lay, Ce Roser, Mimi Smith, Judith Solodkin, Kay WalkingStick, and Jackie Winsor. Biographical information is included.

In The Plex

How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

Author: Steven Levy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416596712

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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Written with full cooperation from top management, including cofounders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, this is the inside story behind Google, the most successful and most admired technology company of our time, told by one of our best technology writers. Few companies in history have ever been as successful and as admired as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was granted unprecedented access to the company, and in this revelatory book he takes readers inside Google headquarters—the Googleplex—to show how Google works. While they were still students at Stanford, Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin revolutionized Internet search. They followed this brilliant innovation with another, as two of Google’s earliest employees found a way to do what no one else had: make billions of dollars from Internet advertising. With this cash cow, Google was able to expand dramatically and take on other transformative projects: more efficient data centers, open-source cell phones, free Internet video (YouTube), cloud computing, digitizing books, and much more. The key to Google’s success in all these businesses, Levy reveals, is its engineering mind-set and adoption of such Internet values as speed, openness, experimentation, and risk taking. After its unapologetically elitist approach to hiring, Google pampers its engineers—free food and dry cleaning, on-site doctors and masseuses—and gives them all the resources they need to succeed. Even today, with a workforce of more than 23,000, Larry Page signs off on every hire. But has Google lost its innovative edge? With its newest initiative, social networking, Google is chasing a successful competitor for the first time. Some employees are leaving the company for smaller, nimbler start-ups. Can the company that famously decided not to be evil still compete? No other book has ever turned Google inside out as Levy does with In the Plex.

An account of the lives and works of the most eminent Spanish painters, sculptors and architects, tr. [by U. Price] from the Musæum pictorium

Author: Acisclo Antonio Palomino de Castro y Velasco

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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The Italian Library. Containing an Account of the Lives and Works of the Most Valuable Authors of Italy

With a Preface, Exhibiting the Changes of the Tuscan Language, from the Barbarous Ages to the Present Time

Author: Giuseppe Marco Antonio Baretti

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Italian language

Page: 343

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Representations

sexual identity in the works and lives of Frank O'Hara, Allen Ginsberg and Andy Warhol

Author: Hal Fischer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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