The New York Public Library Literature Companion

The New York Public Library Literature Companion
Author: Staff of The New York Public Library
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2001-11-06
ISBN: 1439137218
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New York Public Library Literature Companion Book Excerpt:

Pick up The New York Public Library Literature Companion to check the dates of Marcel Proust's Remembrance of Things Past or to find out how James Joyce's Ulysses changed U.S. obscenity laws, and you may find yourself hours later absorbed in the imaginary worlds of Camelot and The Matrix or sidetracked by the fascinating history of The New Yorker. Designed to satisfy the curious browser as well as the serious researcher, this exciting new resource offers the most up-to-date information on literature available in English from around the world, from the invention of writing to the age of the computer. Interwoven throughout the more than 2,500 succinct and insightful entries on Creators, Works of Literature, and Literary Facts and Resources are the fascinating facts and quirky biographical details that make literature come alive. Readers will discover, for instance, that Walt Whitman was fired from his government job after his personal copy of Leaves of Grass was discovered in his desk by the Secretary of the Interior, who was scandalized by it; that James Baldwin remembered listening to blues singer Bessie Smith ("playing her till I fell asleep") when he was writing his first book; and that a publisher turned down the serialization rights to Gone with the Wind, saying, "Who needs the Civil War now -- who cares?" Looking for information about book burning or how many Nobel laureates have come from Japan? You'll find it here. Trying to remember the name of that movie based on a favorite book? Read the "Variations" section -- you'll be amazed at the pervasive presence of great literature in today's entertainment. From Aristophanes to Allende, from Bergson to Bloom, the biographical entries will inform readers about the men and women who have shaped -- and are shaping -- the literary world. Look into "Works of Literature" to discover the significance of Beowulf, The Fountainhead, Doctor Zhivago, and nearly 1,000 other titles. Check the "Dictionary of Literature" to find out what the critics and theorists are talking about. And if you wish to delve even deeper, "Websites for Literature" and "Literary Factbooks and Handbooks" are just two of the bibliographies that will point readers in the right direction. Unique in scope and design and easy to use, The New York Public Library Literature Companion will be at home on every reader's shelf. Whether you are immersed in Stephen King or King Lear, this book has the insights, facts, and fascinating stories that will enrich your reading forever. With four major research centers and 85 branch libraries, The New York Public Library is internationally recognized as one of the greatest institutions of its kind. Founded in 1895, the library now holds more than 50 million items, including several world-renowned collections of literary manuscripts and rare books. Among the books published from the library in recent years are The New York Public Library Desk Reference (1998); The Hand of the Poet (1997); Letters of Transit: Reflections on Exile, Identity, Language, and Loss (1999); A Secret Location on the Lower East Side: Adventures in Writing, 1960-1980 (1998); and Utopia: The Search for the Ideal Society in the Western World (2000).

New York Public Library News

New York Public Library News
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New York Public Library News Book Excerpt:

Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts 6th Edition

Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts  6th Edition
Author: Anna H. Perrault Ph.D.,Elizabeth S. Aversa,Sonia Ramirez Wohlmuth,Cynthia J. Miller,Cynthia F. Miller
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 461
Release: 2012-12-10
ISBN: 1610693272
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts 6th Edition Book Excerpt:

This familiar guide to information resources in the humanities and the arts, organized by subjects and emphasizing electronic resources, enables librarians, teachers, and students to quickly find the best resources for their diverse needs.

Classic Connections

Classic Connections
Author: Holly Koelling
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781591580720
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classic Connections Book Excerpt:

Getting teens to read, much less enjoy classic literary fiction is an on-going challenge for educators and librarians. However, Holly Koelling--author, YA librarian, and booktalker extraordinaire-offers a variety of techniques for rising to that challenge and successfully selecting, presenting, and connecting teens with great literature in the library and in school. This book defines classics and discusses why they are important, then provides a step-by-step process for finding the hooks that attract teens, educating yourself about classic literature, and motivating and inspiring readers. This is an upbeat, information-packed guide that anyone working with teen readers will refer to again and again. Readers' advisory techniques employing the genre approach, appeal features, and other lures are discussed along with a variety of programs and promotions that will help teens more deeply appreciate the classics they read--from booktalks, booklists, and displays to readers' theatre, teen book clubs, and reviews. Brimming with anecdotes and practical examples, Classic Connections also includes an extensive bibliography of classics for teens and professional resources. This is an upbeat, information-packed guide, and if you work with teen readers, you'll refer to it again and again. When you're through, you might just have the teens fighting over these important works!

True Blood

True Blood
Author: Brigid Cherry
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2012-08-17
ISBN: 0857721585
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True Blood Book Excerpt:

As seen in HBO's "True Blood", vampires have never been more edgy, gory or sexy. Since its arrival on screen in 2008, Alan Ball's adaptation of "The Southern Vampire Mysteries" by Charlaine Harris has exploited the creative freedoms of the HBO brand and captured a cult audience with its passionate, blood-drenched visuals and stories. From viral webisodes depicting vampires announcing themselves on TV to the steamy title sequence and the show's uninhibited use of language, sex and gore, "True Blood" has quickly gained status as cult TV with bite. "True Blood" posed the question of what would happen if vampires 'came out of the coffin' and this book considers the representations of sexuality, race and class in a series that engages directly with prejudice and civil rights. It also considers "True Blood's" generic roots in television horror, paranormal romance and Southern Gothic, the wider contexts of fairy tales and religion, the marketing of the series and the activities of its fans. Written for students, scholars and fans, "True Blood: Investigating Vampires and Southern Gothic" explores the hidden depths of "True Blood's" vampire bars, small town communities and haunted bayous.

Wired to Create

Wired to Create
Author: Dr Scott Barry Kaufman,Carolyn Gregoire
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-01-07
ISBN: 1473529301
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wired to Create Book Excerpt:

Is it possible to make sense of something as elusive as creativity? Creativity works in mysterious ways, with inspiration often arising out of nowhere - and then failing to show up when we need it most! Combining the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology with original research, Dr Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire dig deeper than ever before into the creative mind. Taking us on a fascinating journey that unpacks the creative genius layer by layer, they reveal what creativity is, what creative people do differently and what we can all learn from this. With insights from some of the greatest creative minds in history, including Pablo Picasso, Marcel Proust, David Foster Wallace and Frida Kahlo, Wired to Create shows that we all have access to creative achievement and that, in essence, we are all wired to create.

The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature

The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature
Author: Neil Cornwell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2002-06-01
ISBN: 1134569076
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature is an engaging and accessible guide to Russian writing of the past thousand years. The volume covers the entire span of Russian literature, from the Middle Ages to the post-Soviet period, and explores all the forms that have made it so famous: poetry, drama and, of course, the Russian novel. A particular emphasis is given to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, when Russian literature achieved world-wide recognition through the works of writers such as Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Nabokov and Solzhenitsyn. Covering a range of subjects including women's writing, Russian literary theory, socialist realism and émigré writing, leading international scholars open up the wonderful diversity of Russian literature. With recommended lists of further reading and an excellent up-to-date general bibliography, The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature is the perfect guide for students and general readers alike.

Between Noble and Humble

Between Noble and Humble
Author: Ruchang Zhou,TingTing Xu
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9781433104077
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between Noble and Humble Book Excerpt:

Between Noble and Humble: Cao Xueqin and the Dream of the Red Chamber (曹雪芹新传, literally New Biography of Cao Xueqin) is a translation of a scholarly work by the famous mainland Chinese critic Zhou Ruchang. Written for the Western reader, it historicizes the life and times of the Chinese novelist Cao Xueqin (c. 1715-1763) and comprehensively introduces the origins of the novel Dream of the Red Chamber (Honglou meng). This translation is unique because it offers the first book-length biography of Cao Xueqin in English. Zhou carefully historicizes the decline of the once illustrious Cao clan, and he demonstrates how Cao Xueqin's own childhood experiences in a wealthy bondservant family during the Qing dynasty profoundly informed the encyclopedic narrative that he would later write. In Between Noble and Humble, Zhou also offers intriguing and controversial theories about Honglou meng based on decades of careful research, for instance, that the famous commentator Red Inkstone was in fact a female relative of Cao Xueqin.

The New York Public Library American History Desk Reference

The New York Public Library American History Desk Reference
Author: New York Public Library,Douglas Brinkley
Publsiher: Hyperion Books
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2003-11-05
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New York Public Library American History Desk Reference Book Excerpt:

Organized by cultural and social categories, a compendium of information about American history contains succinct overviews, detailed timelines, and capsule biographies that detail major events.

Defrocking the Devil

Defrocking the Devil
Author: Thomas J. Boynton
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2011-03-29
ISBN: 9781456851286
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Defrocking the Devil Book Excerpt:

Defrocking the Devil/Theology of Fear is a brief history of the last 2,500 years of monotheism using the actual words of the men who claimed to know the devilfigure most intimately. From Peter to Constantine to Martin Luther to our present day theologians, these men and hundreds more included in this book supported the early Church fathers arguments for the inclusion of Satan into Christian polemics. A dualism appeared in the story of Jesus immediately after his crucifixion. Instead of tirelessly promoting the Christian message of love thy neighbor as thyself a new spiritual equation of hate, torture and murder entered the theological landscape. Defrocking the Devil is an attempt to puncture the myths surrounding the words: evil, devil and hell. Two thousand years after the birth of Christianity and fourteen hundred years after the start of Islam, hundreds of millions of people currently living on this planet are in real fear of one day ending up down in the devils lair. How did Christian belief in Jesus become conditional upon the existence of fictional beings and wicked subterranean places? Defrocking the Devil seeks to illuminate the darkness and empower all people of faith to move beyond theologies that advocate violence into the spiritual equation. There have been many books written about this dark side of Western theology, but few historians do much more than recount its bloody genocidal history. Defrocking the Devil actively seeks to tear down such religious dogmas by using the very words of those who extolled such a hurtful, anti- Christian philosophy.

The New York Public Library Book of how and where to Look it Up

The New York Public Library Book of how and where to Look it Up
Author: Sherwood Harris,New York Public Library
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 382
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New York Public Library Book of how and where to Look it Up Book Excerpt:

Explains how to find and retrieve information, and lists the best book, periodical, electronic, public, government, and private sources

The New York Public Library Desk Reference

The New York Public Library Desk Reference
Author: Frommer's,New York Public Library,Prentice Hall
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 930
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries.
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New York Public Library Desk Reference Book Excerpt:

Twenty-six commonly asked about subject areas, including time and dates, symbols and signs, the arts, grammar, etiquette, personal finance, and postal information, are covered in this reference of useful basic data

The Industrial Revolution in America Overview Comparison

The Industrial Revolution in America   Overview Comparison
Author: Kevin Hillstrom,Laurie Collier Hillstrom
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 901
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1851097198
Category: Agricultural innovations
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Industrial Revolution in America Overview Comparison Book Excerpt:

This three-volume set concludes ABC-CLIO's groundbreaking series on the Industrial Revolution as it played out in the United States, offering volumes on the communications industry and the agriculture and meatpacking industries--plus a concluding overview volume on the causes, courses, and interconnections among the industries that brought such dramatic change to our lives. * Sidebars take readers deeper into fascinating topics, such as the role of the railroads in the rise of Chicago's meatpacking industry and in the spread of the telegraph * Biographical sketches of larger-than-life entrepreneurs including Samuel F. B. Morse, Cyrus McCormick, and Philip Armour

The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink

The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink
Author: Andrew F. Smith
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2007-05-01
ISBN: 0199885761
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink Book Excerpt:

Offering a panoramic view of the history and culture of food and drink in America with fascinating entries on everything from the smell of asparagus to the history of White Castle, and the origin of Bloody Marys to jambalaya, the Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink provides a concise, authoritative, and exuberant look at this modern American obsession. Ideal for the food scholar and food enthusiast alike, it is equally appetizing for anyone fascinated by Americana, capturing our culture and history through what we love most--food! Building on the highly praised and deliciously browseable two-volume compendium the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, this new work serves up everything you could ever want to know about American consumables and their impact on popular culture and the culinary world. Within its pages for example, we learn that Lifesavers candy owes its success to the canny marketing idea of placing the original flavor, mint, next to cash registers at bars. Patrons who bought them to mask the smell of alcohol on their breath before heading home soon found they were just as tasty sober and the company began producing other flavors. Edited by Andrew Smith, a writer and lecturer on culinary history, the Companion serves up more than just trivia however, including hundreds of entries on fast food, celebrity chefs, fish, sandwiches, regional and ethnic cuisine, food science, and historical food traditions. It also dispels a few commonly held myths. Veganism, isn't simply the practice of a few "hippies," but is in fact wide-spread among elite athletic circles. Many of the top competitors in the Ironman and Ultramarathon events go even further, avoiding all animal products by following a strictly vegan diet. Anyone hungering to know what our nation has been cooking and eating for the last three centuries should own the Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink.

The New York Public Library s Books of the Century

The New York Public Library s Books of the Century
Author: New York Public Library
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 229
Release: 1997
ISBN: 0195117905
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New York Public Library s Books of the Century Book Excerpt:

A literary odyssey through the last hundred years examines over 150 important books that shaped and defined twentieth-century culture

A Companion to Literary Biography

A Companion to Literary Biography
Author: Richard Bradford
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2018-09-12
ISBN: 1118896289
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Literary Biography Book Excerpt:

An authoritative review of literary biography covering the seventeenth century to the twentieth century A Companion to Literary Biography offers a comprehensive account of literary biography spanning the history of the genre across three centuries. The editor – an esteemed literary biographer and noted expert in the field – has encouraged contributors to explore the theoretical and methodological questions raised by the writing of biographies of writers. The text examines how biographers have dealt with the lives of classic authors from Chaucer to contemporary figures such as Kingsley Amis. The Companion brings a new perspective on how literary biography enables the reader to deal with the relationship between the writer and their work. Literary biography is the most popular form of writing about writing, yet it has been largely neglected in the academic community. This volume bridges the gap between literary biography as a popular genre and its relevance for the academic study of literature. This important work: Allows the author of a biography to be treated as part of the process of interpretation and investigates biographical reading as an important aspect of criticism Examines the birth of literary biography at the close of the seventeenth century and considers its expansion through the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries Addresses the status and writing of literary biography from numerous perspectives and with regard to various sources, methodologies and theories Reviews the ways in which literary biography has played a role in our perception of writers in the mainstream of the English canon from Chaucer to the present day Written for students at the undergraduate level, through postgraduate and doctoral levels, as well as academics, A Companion to Literary Biography illustrates and accounts for the importance of the literary biography as a vital element of criticism and as an index to our perception of literary history.

The New York Public Library Literature Companion

The New York Public Library Literature Companion
Author: New York Public Library
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 772
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New York Public Library Literature Companion Book Excerpt:

Compiles information about English-language literature from around the world, discussing authors, works of literature, recommended reading, censorship, literary characters, and a chronology of world literature.

Dictionary Catalog of the Research Libraries of the New York Public Library 1911 1971

Dictionary Catalog of the Research Libraries of the New York Public Library  1911 1971
Author: New York Public Library. Research Libraries
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1979
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Library catalogs
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dictionary Catalog of the Research Libraries of the New York Public Library 1911 1971 Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Companion to United States History

The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author: Paul S. Boyer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 984
Release: 2001-07-04
ISBN: 0199771103
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Companion to United States History Book Excerpt:

Here is a volume that is as big and as varied as the nation it portrays. With over 1,400 entries written by some 900 historians and other scholars, it illuminates not only America's political, diplomatic, and military history, but also social, cultural, and intellectual trends; science, technology, and medicine; the arts; and religion. Here are the familiar political heroes, from George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, to Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. But here, too, are scientists, writers, radicals, sports figures, and religious leaders, with incisive portraits of such varied individuals as Thomas Edison and Eli Whitney, Babe Ruth and Muhammed Ali, Black Elk and Crazy Horse, Margaret Fuller, Emma Goldman, and Marian Anderson, even Al Capone and Jesse James. The Companion illuminates events that have shaped the nation (the Great Awakening, Bunker Hill, Wounded Knee, the Vietnam War); major Supreme Court decisions (Marbury v. Madison, Roe v. Wade); landmark legislation (the Fugitive Slave Law, the Pure Food and Drug Act); social movements (Suffrage, Civil Rights); influential books (The Jungle, Uncle Tom's Cabin); ideologies (conservatism, liberalism, Social Darwinism); even natural disasters and iconic sites (the Chicago Fire, the Johnstown Flood, Niagara Falls, the Lincoln Memorial). Here too is the nation's social and cultural history, from Films, Football, and the 4-H Club, to Immigration, Courtship and Dating, Marriage and Divorce, and Death and Dying. Extensive multi-part entries cover such key topics as the Civil War, Indian History and Culture, Slavery, and the Federal Government. A new volume for a new century, The Oxford Companion to United States History covers everything from Jamestown and the Puritans to the Human Genome Project and the Internet--from Columbus to Clinton. Written in clear, graceful prose for researchers, browsers, and general readers alike, this is the volume that addresses the totality of the American experience, its triumphs and heroes as well as its tragedies and darker moments.

The Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction

The Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction
Author: Darryl Dickson-Carr
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2005-10-14
ISBN: 9780231510691
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction Book Excerpt:

From Ishmael Reed and Toni Morrison to Colson Whitehead and Terry McMillan, Darryl Dickson-Carr offers a definitive guide to contemporary African American literature. This volume-the only reference work devoted exclusively to African American fiction of the last thirty-five years-presents a wealth of factual and interpretive information about the major authors, texts, movements, and ideas that have shaped contemporary African American fiction. In more than 160 concise entries, arranged alphabetically, Dickson-Carr discusses the careers, works, and critical receptions of Alice Walker, Gloria Naylor, Jamaica Kincaid, Charles Johnson, John Edgar Wideman, Leon Forrest, as well as other prominent and lesser-known authors. Each entry presents ways of reading the author's works, identifies key themes and influences, assesses the writer's overarching significance, and includes sources for further research. Dickson-Carr addresses the influence of a variety of literary movements, critical theories, and publishers of African American work. Topics discussed include the Black Arts Movement, African American postmodernism, feminism, and the influence of hip-hop, the blues, and jazz on African American novelists. In tracing these developments, Dickson-Carr examines the multitude of ways authors have portrayed the diverse experiences of African Americans. The Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction situates African American fiction in the social, political, and cultural contexts of post-Civil Rights era America: the drug epidemics of the 1980s and 1990s and the concomitant "war on drugs," the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement, the struggle for gay rights, feminism, the rise of HIV/AIDS, and racism's continuing effects on African American communities. Dickson-Carr also discusses the debates and controversies regarding the role of literature in African American life. The volume concludes with an extensive annotated bibliography of African American fiction and criticism.