In The American Grain

Author: William Carlos Williams
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 150406545X
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The celebrated poet behind such classics as “The Red Wheelbarrow” and “This Is Just to Say” presents a collection of essays about North American history. In the American Grain is, as William Carlos Williams said, “a study to try to find out for myself what the land of my more or less accidental birth might signify.” Although Williams wrote poetry and prose—and was a doctor—he was not a historian. In this book, he applies a fresh, lyrical perspective to moments in America’s past. Beginning with the bloody Erik the Red, discoverer of Greenland and father of Leif Erikson, Williams revisits episodes from history like the destruction of Tenochtitlan, the Mayflower ship’s journey to America, and the founding of Quebec, as well as the expeditions of explorers such as Christopher Columbus, Juan Ponce de León, Hernando de Soto, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Samuel de Champlain. He then moves along to events like the Salem witch trials, Daniel Boone’s discovery of Kentucky, and Aaron Burr’s romance with Jacataqua. He also discusses important figures such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Edgar Allan Poe, and Abraham Lincoln. By deconstructing America’s history and rebuilding it with a poet’s voice, Williams created “a fundamental book, essential if one proposes to come to terms with American literature” (The Times Literary Supplement).

In The American Grain

Author: William Carlos Williams
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811202305
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William Carlos Williams's examination of American history in a series of reflective essays.

In The American Grain Second Edition

Author: William Carlos Williams
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811221059
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A new edition of William Carlos Williams’ loving and groundbreaking book about American history, with a new introduction by Rick Moody. Although admired by D. H. Lawrence, this modern classic went generally unnoticed during the years after its publication in 1925. Yet it is “a fundamental book, essential if one proposes to come to terms with American literature” (Times Literary Supplement). William Carlos Williams was not a historian, but he was fascinated by the texture of American history. Beginning with Columbus’s discovery of the Indies and moving on through Sir Walter Raleigh, Cotton Mather, Daniel Boone, George Washington, Ben Franklin, Aaron Burr, Edgar Allan Poe, and Abraham Lincoln, Williams found in the fabric of familiar episodes new shades of meaning and configurations of character. He brought a poetic imagination to the task of reconstructing a live tradition for Americans, and what results is one of the finest works of prose to have been penned by any writer of the twentieth century.

A Study Guide For William Carlos Williams S In The American Grain

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
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ISBN: 1410349489
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A Study Guide for William Carlos Williams's "In the American Grain," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Nonfiction Classics for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Nonfiction Classics for Students for all of your research needs.

In The American Grain

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A Study Guide For William Carlos Williams S In The American Grain

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Photography In The American Grain

Author: Terence Pitts
Editor: Center for Creative Photography
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Thinking Across The American Grain

Author: Giles Gunn
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226310770
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In Thinking Across the American Grain Giles Gunn makes a major contribution to the current revival of pragmatism in America by showing how it provides the most critically resilient and constructive response to the intellectual challenges of postmodernism. Gunn reclaims and refurbishes elements of the pragmatic tradition that either have been lost or have undergone important changes and shows how newer critical approaches have strong roots in the pragmatic tradition. For Gunn, pragmatism is no longer concerned solely with the nature of knowledge and the meaning of truth. Because of its insistence on critical self-awareness, its opposition to closed systems of thought, and its concern with the ethical, political, and practical contexts of ideas, pragmatism offers a blueprint for performing intellectual work in a world without absolutes. The world Gunn's pragmatism recognizes is one of multiple truths, unstable interpretations, and competing interests. After critically reexamining the nature and scope of the pragmatic legacy, Gunn explores the way pragmatism successfully responds to conceptual and methodological controversies, from the rebirth of ideology, the spread of interdisciplinarity, and the development of the new historicism, to the revolt against theory, the erosion of public discourse, and the problematics of American civil religion. Drawing throughout on the work of William James, Henry James, Sr., John Dewey, Kenneth Burke, W. E. B. Du Bois, Richard Poirier, Stanley Cavell, Clifford Geertz, Frank Lentricchia, Richard Rorty, Richard J. Bernstein, and others, Gunn shows that pragmatism, because it offers a way of thinking across the categories of modern intellectual specializations, is located at the intersection of these critical, and often competitive, discourses. The postmodern challenge for the pragmatist thinker is not only how to render these different discourses conversible with one another, but how to turn the salient insights of each into elements of a new democratic and critical public culture, one able to counter the twin threats of ideology and solipsism. Giles Gunn is one of our most acclaimed contemporary critics, and this broad and ambitious book is certain to become one of the central works in the current revival of critical pragmatism and cultural studies.

Masscult And Midcult

Author: Dwight Macdonald
Editor: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590174682
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A New York Review Books Original An uncompromising contrarian, a passionate polemicist, a man of quick wit and wide learning, an anarchist, a pacifist, and a virtuoso of the slashing phrase, Dwight Macdonald was an indefatigable and indomitable critic of America’s susceptibility to well-meaning cultural fakery: all those estimable, eminent, prizewinning works of art that are said to be good and good for you and are not. He dubbed this phenomenon “Midcult” and he attacked it not only on aesthetic but on political grounds. Midcult rendered people complacent and compliant, secure in their common stupidity but neither happy nor free. This new selection of Macdonald’s finest essays, assembled by John Summers, the editor of The Baffler, reintroduces a remarkable American critic and writer. In the era of smart, sexy, and everything indie, Macdonald remains as pertinent and challenging as ever.

In The African American Grain

Author: John F. Callahan
Editor: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252069826
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An exploration of the impact of African-American oral storytelling techniques on modern and contemporary fiction. This book shows how African-American writers have used the forms and forces of this discourse to establish a potential relationship between storyteller and audience; and also a potential for change.

Macmillan

Author: William Duncan MacMillan
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ISBN: 9781890434045
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A history of the MacMillan family and the grain trade in Minnesota.

Authority In Higher Education In The American Grain

Author: Philip Moffat Dennis
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The Culture Of Experience

Author: John J. McDermott
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ISBN: 9780814754245
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Instability In North American Grain Markets

Author: Robert James Myers
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Rural Radicals

Author: Catherine McNicol Stock
Editor: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801432941
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Outlines the history of radicalism in rural America from colonial times to the present day

American Colossus The Grain Elevator 1843 To 1943

Author: William J. Brown
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0578012618
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The first full-length history of the American grain elevator, from 1843 to 1943. Eight black and white illustrations, appendix, index, bibliography.

Cultural Conservatism Political Liberalism

Author: James Seaton
Editor: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472106455
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Examines whether cultural studies has been too dismissive of the tradition of literary-cultural criticism that preceded it

The American Grain Elevator

Author: Linda Laird
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ISBN: 9780984759101
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Horse Trading And Ecstasy

Author: Barbara Probst Solomon
Editor: Great Marsh Press
ISBN: 9780865473485
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The American journalist discusses Marguerite Duras, James Baldwin, Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac, Gunter Grass, the Spanish Civil War and World War II