The Illustrated London News, Vol. 39

July to Dec. 1861 (Classic Reprint)

Author: George C. Leighton

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780364991442

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 668

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Excerpt from The Illustrated London News, Vol. 39: July to Dec. 1861 The White Herring Fishery (scotland) Bill was passed through Committee. At the av sitting a now writ was ordered to issue for the election a! A member for Dur m, in the room of Sir W. Atherton, who has accepted the onice of attorney-general. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at 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.

The Art of the Macchia and the Risorgimento

Representing Culture and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Italy

Author: Albert Boime

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226063300

Category: Art

Page: 338

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During the 1860s and '70s, more than a decade before the development of French Impressionism, Italy produced a group of avant-garde artists whose fervently nationalist paintings anticipated some of Impressionism's theoretical concerns. These artists were called "Macchiaioli" because they based their technique on a quickly rendered macchia, or sketch. In the first extended sociopolitical interpretation in English of this important group, Albert Boime places the Macchiaioli in the cultural context of the Risorgimento—the political movement that unified Italy, freed from foreign rule, under a secular, constitutional government. Anglo-American art criticism has generally neglected these painters (probably because of their overt political affiliation and nationalist expression), but Boime shows that these artists, while deeply political, nevertheless created aesthetically superior work. Boime's study departs from previous research on the Macchiaioli by systematically investigating the group's writings, sources, and patronage in relation to the Risogimento. The book also examines both contemporary and later critical responses, revealing how French art criticism has obscured the achievements of Macchiaioli art. Richly illustrated, The Art of the Macchia and the Risorgimento will appeal to anyone interested in nineteenth-century European art or the history of Italy.

Sons of Garibaldi in Blue and Gray

Italians in the American Civil War

Author: Frank W. Alduino,David J. Coles

Publisher: Cambria Press

ISBN: 193404380X

Category: History

Page: 452

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Not much has been written about the Italian immigrant experience prior to 1880. This book, through careful analysis of primary and archival sources, brings to life the Civil War-time trials and tribulations of several notable Italian Americans--Bancroft Gherardi, Luigi Palma di Cesnola, Francis B. Spinola, Decimus et Ultimus Barziza, and Edward Ferrero, among others. Though their numbers were few, Italian Americans played central roles in the bloodiest war in our country's history. Included in this book are samples of John Garibaldi's wartime correspondence to his wife, lists of Italian Americans who served as officers and noncommissioned sailors in the Union Navy, and first-hand correspondence of William Howell Reed (Virginia hospitals overseer under President Grant) and the brother of a young Italian who died in the hospital during the war. Sons of Garibaldi in Blue and Gray fills a critical gap in studies of Italian American life in the United States in the late 1800s.

"Eine Zeitungsnummer lebt nur 12 Stunden"

Londoner Korrespondenzen aus Berlin

Author: Theodor Fontane

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110805936

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

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Changing Styles in Shakespeare

Author: Ralph Berry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134566182

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 136

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First published in 1981. Each of Shakespeare's plays is in a continuous state of development in performance. This book examines major changes whilst focusing on six plays in detail: Coriolanus, Measure for Measure, Troilus and Cressida, Henry V, Hamlet and Twelfth Night. Changing Styles in Shakespeare looks at representative and key productions to trace the evolution of each play on today's stage, illustrating how production changes relate to a changed perception of the play, and thus to shifts in social attitudes. It singles out the salient features of many productions, paying special attention to reviews and prompt books.

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Blasted Literature

Author: Deaglan O Donghaile

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748687696

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 6491

By connecting Fenian and anarchist violence found in popular fiction from the 1880s to the early 1900s with the avant-garde writing of British modernism, Deaglan O Donghaile demonstrates that Victorian popular fiction and modernism were directly influence

Picturing Reform in Victorian Britain

Author: Janice Carlisle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139867229

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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How did Victorians, as creators and viewers of images, visualize the politics of franchise reform? This study of Victorian art and parliamentary politics, specifically in the 1840s and 1860s, answers that question by viewing the First and Second Reform Acts from the perspectives offered by Ruskin's political theories of art and Bagehot's visual theory of politics. Combining subjects and approaches characteristic of art history, political history, literary criticism and cultural critique, Picturing Reform in Victorian Britain treats both paintings and wood engravings, particularly those published in Punch and the Illustrated London News. Carlisle analyzes unlikely pairings - a novel by Trollope and a painting by Hayter, an engraving after Leech and a high-society portrait by Landseer - to argue that such conjunctions marked both everyday life in Victorian Britain and the nature of its visual politics as it was manifested in the myriad heterogeneous and often incongruous images of illustrated journalism.

Japonisme in Britain

Whistler, Menpes, Henry, Hornel and nineteenth-century Japan

Author: Ayako Ono

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136625100

Category: History

Page: 272

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Japan held a profound fascination for western artists in the latter half of the nineteenth century and the influence of Japonisme on western art was pervasive. Paradoxically, just as western artists were beginning to find inspiration in Japan and Japanese art, Japan was opening to the western world and beginning a process of thorough modernisation, some have said westernisation. The mastery of western art was included in the programme. This book examines the nineteenth century art world against this background and explores Japanese influences on four artists working in Britain in particular: the American James McNeill Whistler, the Australian Mortimer Menpes, and the 'Glasgow boys' George Henry and Edward Atkinson Hornel. Japonisme in Britian is richly illustrated throughout.

Africa's Gift to America

The Afro-American in the Making and Saving of the United States

Author: J. A. Rogers

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 081957550X

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Originally published in 1959 and revised and expanded in 1989, this book asserts that Africans had contributed more to the world than was previously acknowledged. Historian Joel Augustus Rogers devoted a significant amount of his professional life to unearthing facts about people of African ancestry. He intended these findings to be a refutation of contemporary racist beliefs about the inferiority of blacks. Rogers asserted that the color of skin did not determine intellectual genius, and he publicized the great black civilizations that had flourished in Africa during antiquity. According to Rogers, many ancient African civilizations had been primal molders of Western civilization and culture.

Joyce, Race and 'Finnegans Wake'

Author: Len Platt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139462989

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Len Platt charts a fresh approach through one of the great masterpieces of twentieth-century literature. Using original archival research and detailed close readings, he outlines Joyce's literary response to the racial discourse of twentieth-century politics. Platt's account is the first to position Finnegans Wake in precise historical conditions and to explore Joyce's engagement with European fascism. Race, Platt claims, is a central theme for Joyce, both in terms of the colonial and post-colonial conflicts between the Irish and the British, and in terms of its use by the extreme right. It is in this context that Joyce's engagement with race, while certainly a product of colonial relations, also figures as a wider disputation with rationalism, capitalism and modernity.

The Risorgimento Revisited

Nationalism and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Italy

Author: S. Patriarca,L. Riall

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230362753

Category: History

Page: 303

View: 8966

Bringing together the work of a ground-breaking group of scholars working on the Italian Risorgimento to consider how modern Italian national identity was first conceived and constructed politically, the book makes a timely contribution to current discussions about the role of patriotism and the nature of nationalism in present-day Italy.

Dimensionen der Moderne

Festschrift für Christof Dipper

Author: Ute Schneider,Lutz Raphael,Sonja Hillerich

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783631572986

Category: History

Page: 737

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Alle Studien dieser Festschrift fur Christof Dipper befassen sich mit der Frage der Moderne als Deutungsmuster in den Geschichts- und Sozialwissenschaften. Ziel ist es, Mosaiksteine fur eine Theorie der Moderne zu liefern. Neben theoretischen und historiografischen Uberlegungen stehen zahlreiche Beitrage, die einzelne Aspekte der Moderne oder Modernisierungsprozesse untersuchen. Das Spektrum der Landerstudien ist breit und reicht von Deutschland bis nach Italien, Grossbritannien und Schweden. Insbesondere vor dem Hintergrund aktueller Debatten um multiple modernities werden auch globale Prozesse und Entwicklungen nicht vernachlassigt. Untersuchungen zu den USA, Japan und dem asiatischen Raum bieten entsprechende Perspektiven des Vergleichs."

A New Zealand Book of Beasts

Animals in Our Culture, History and Everyday Life

Author: Annie Potts

Publisher: Auckland University Press

ISBN: 1869407733

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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A New Zealand Book of Beasts is a groundbreaking examination of the interactions between humans and 'nonhuman animals' - both real and imagined - in New Zealand's arts and literature, popular culture, historiography, media and everyday life. Structured in four parts - Animal Icons, Animal Companions, Art Animals and Controversial Animals - the Book of Beasts touches on topics as diverse as moa-hunting and the SPCA, pest-control and pet-keeping, whaling and whale-watching; on species ranging from sheep to sperm whales and from pekapeka to possums; and on the works of authors and artists as various as Samuel Butler and Witi Ihimaera, Lady Mary Anne Barker and Janet Frame, Michael Parekowhai and Don Binney, Bill Hammond and Fiona Pardington. In examining through literature, art and culture the ways New Zealanders use and abuse, shape and are shaped by, glorify and co-opt, and describe and imagine animals, the authors tell us a great deal about our society and culture: how we understand our own identities and those of others; how we regard, inhabit and make use of the natural world; and how we think about what to buy, eat, wear, watch and read. This is an engaging, original and scholarly rigorous book of cultural criticism and a thoughtful addition to New Zealand literature.

Japan and Britain after 1859

Creating Cultural Bridges

Author: Olive Checkland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135786186

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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In the years following Japan's long period of self-imposed isolation from the world, Japan developed a new relationship with the West, and especially with Britain, where relations grew to be particularly close. The Japanese, embarrassed by their perceived comparative backwardness, looked to the West to learn modern industrial techniques, including the design and engineering skills which underpinned them. At the same time, taking great pride in their own culture, they exhibited and sold high quality products of traditional Japanese craftsmanship in the West, stimulating a thirst for, and appreciation of, Japanese arts and crafts. This book examines the two-way bridge-building cultural exchange which took place between Japan and Britain in the years after 1859 and into the early years of the twentieth century. Topics covered include architecture, industrial design, prints, painting and photographs, together with a consideration of Japanese government policy, the Japan-Britain Exhibition of 1910, and commercial spin-offs. In addition, there are case studies of key individuals who were particularly influential in fostering British-Japanese cultural bridges in this period.