From Puzzles to Portraits

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Author: James L. Clifford

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469650388

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

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The first part of this fascinating account of a biographer's problems tells of the adventures of one biographer in tracking down clues in several parts of the world--accidental discovery, long pursuit of a watward detail, and suggestions of new ways of turning up evidence. The second part deals more generally with problems faced by all biographers, the most difficult being the decision concerning how much of the available material to use. Originally published in 1970. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

The Lines of Life

... published a short assessment of Edel's Literary Biography and of Clifford's From Puzzles to Portraits , 13 but they seem to have abandoned their plan .

Author: David Novarr

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1557531285

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 202

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The study of biography has leaped from surveys of biographical writing and statements of biographical practice to semiotic and post-structuralist discussions of the modality of biography without adequate consideration of what has already been done in the theory of the genre. Professor Novarr has closed that gap with this comprehensive and judicious historical survey and assessment of all the major (and many of the minor) statements made about biography in the crucial period 1880-1970. It traces, in the work of writers like David Cecil, Leon Edel, Mark Schorer, Paul Murray Kendall, and others, the nature of the relation between biographer and subject, the concept that biography is essentially the interpretation of one mind by another, and the idea that the biographer's angle of vision is both inevitable and important.

Sibley Backyard Birding Puzzle

Beloved birds of North America take center stage in this fun and informative 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle featuring illustrations by preeminent birding authority, David Allen Sibley.

Author: David Allen Sibley

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0593233522


Page: 1000

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Beloved birds of North America take center stage in this fun and informative 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle featuring illustrations by preeminent birding authority, David Allen Sibley. Experienced and novice birders will delight in David Allen Sibley's colorful bird portraits as they find favorite backyard birds while piecing together a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle. Each of the birds in this piece of art--from the Great Horned Owl to the Goldfinch--is displayed in proportion to the flock of birds around it, making this puzzle a unique educational look at the sizes of a variety of North American birds. The colorful, challenging puzzle promises hours of fun packaged in one sturdy box, and the assembled result spans a generous 20 x 27 inches.

The Interpretation of Samuel Johnson

Clifford, From Puzzles to Portraits, pp. 83–9. Kendall, The Art of Biography, pp. 126–46, identifies eight types, spread along a spectrum similar to ...

Author: J. Clark

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137264725

Category: History

Page: 230

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A major academic controversy has raged in recent years over the analysis of the political and religious commitments of Samuel Johnson, the most commanding of the 'commanding heights' of eighteenth-century English letters. This book, one of a trilogy from Palgrave, brings that debate to a decisive conclusion, retrieving the 'historic Johnson.'

Phenomenology of the Cultural Disciplines

James L. Clifford, in his admirable From Puzzles to Portraits, suggests “a series of five categories for biography”—“objective,” “scholarly-historical,” ...

Author: Mano Daniel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780585285566

Category: Philosophy

Page: 346

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Phenomenology of the Cultural Disciplines is an interdisciplinary study, reflecting the recent emergence of various particular forms of `phenomenological philosophy of ...'. Included are such fields as psychology, social sciences and history, as well as environmental philosophy, ethnic studies, religion and even more practical disciplines, such as medicine, psychiatry, politics, and technology. The Introduction provides a way of understanding how these various developments are integrated. On the basis of a Husserlian notion of culture, it proposes a generic concept of `cultural disciplines' (which is broader than but inclusive of `human sciences') which subsumes the more specific concepts of `cultural sciences', `axiotic disciplines' (e.g. architecture), and `practical disciplines'.

Beastly Natures

15.John H. Crider, “Fala, Never in the Doghouse,” New York Times, 15 October 1944.16.James L. Clifford, From Puzzles to Portraits: Problems ofa Literary ...

Author: Dorothee Brantz

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813929958

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Although the animal may be, as Nietzsche argued, ahistorical, living completely in the present, it nonetheless plays a crucial role in human history. The fascination with animals that leads not only to a desire to observe and even live alongside them, but to capture or kill them, is found in all civilizations. The essays collected in Beastly Natures show how animals have been brought into human culture, literally helping to build our societies (as domesticated animals have done) or contributing, often in problematic ways, to our concept of the wild. The book begins with a group of essays that approach the historical relevance of human-animal relations seen from the perspectives of various disciplines and suggest ways in which animals might be brought into formal studies of history. Differences in species and location can greatly affect the shape of human-animal interaction, and so the essays that follow address a wide spectrum of topics, including the demanding fate of the working horse, the complex image of the American alligator (at turns a dangerous predator and a tourist attraction), the zoo gardens of Victorian England, the iconography of the rhinoceros and the preference it reveals in society for myth over science, relations between humans and wolves in Europe, and what we can learn from society’s enthusiasm for "political" animals, such as the pets of the American presidents and the Soviet Union’s "space dogs." Taken together, these essays suggest new ways of looking not only at animals but at human history. Contributors Mark V. Barrow Jr., Virginia Tech * Peter Edwards, Roehampton University * Kelly Enright, Rutgers University * Oliver Hochadel, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona * Uwe Lübken, Rachel Carson Center, Munich * Garry Marvin, Roehampton University * Clay McShane, Northeastern University * Amy Nelson, Virginia Tech * Susan Pearson, Northwestern University * Helena Pycior, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee * Harriet Ritvo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology * Nigel Rothfels, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee * Joel A. Tarr, Carnegie Mellon University * Mary Weismantel, Northwestern University

Literary Biography

Cited in Clifford, From Puzzles to Portraits: Problems of a Literary Biographer, 1962: 153) At its most abstract, portraiture is a question of the ...

Author: Michael Benton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119109204

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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Literary Biography: An Introduction illustrates and accountsfor the literary genre that merges historical facts with theconventions of narrative while revealing how the biographicalcontext can enrich the study of canonical authors. Provides up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of issues andcontroversies in life writing, a rapidly growing field ofstudy Offers a valuable biographical and historical context for thestudy of major classic and contemporary authors Features an interview with Wilfred Owen's biographer, DominicHibberd; a gallery of literary portraits with commentaries; closereadings that illustrate the differences between fiction andbiography; speculation about likely future developments; anddetailed suggestions for further reading

Care of the Handicapped Child

... entitled From Puzzles to Portraits : Problems of a Literary Biographer , a work ... copies were further copies made for the National Portrait Gallery ?

Author: John Apley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521442818

Category: Medical

Page: 145

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This book is a tribute to Ronald Mac Keith, who during his lifetime was the leading exponent of the broader aspects of care of handicapped children. In following his philosophy, it covers the aetiologies, the family, the environment, the therapies, the research and the teaching. The book will help all those in any way involved in looking after handicapped children to care for them with a new understanding.

The Bible Made Impossible

If other people who like to make different portraits knew the real portrait that this puzzle made, it is said, then they would realize the other glitchy ...

Author: Christian Smith

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441241511

Category: Religion

Page: 254

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Biblicism, an approach to the Bible common among some American evangelicals, emphasizes together the Bible's exclusive authority, infallibility, clarity, self-sufficiency, internal consistency, self-evident meaning, and universal applicability. Acclaimed sociologist Christian Smith argues that this approach is misguided and unable to live up to its own claims. If evangelical biblicism worked as its proponents say it should, there would not be the vast variety of interpretive differences that biblicists themselves reach when they actually read and interpret the Bible. Far from challenging the inspiration and authority of Scripture, Smith critiques a particular rendering of it, encouraging evangelicals to seek a more responsible, coherent, and defensible approach to biblical authority. This important book has generated lively discussion and debate. The paperback edition adds a new chapter responding to the conversation that the cloth edition has sparked.

Adult Dot to Dot

John Lennon.

Author: Trevor Bounford

Publisher: Get Creative 6

ISBN: 194202147X


Page: 64

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John Lennon. Prince. David Bowie. Freddie Mercury. Kurt Cobain. Thirty instantly recognizable rock n roll idols, gone too soon, star in these dot-to-dots. Music fans will enjoy watching the beloved faces of these lost icons emerge as they complete the puzzle. Then, after all the dots are connected, they can color the picture! Each page is single-sided and perforated for easy removal."

Looking Into Primary Headship

More than anything Clifford's title From Puzzles to Portraits, ... The process is indeed a puzzle out of which, hopefully, a portrait emerges.

Author: Geoff Southworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135719340

Category: Education

Page: 260

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This is both a study of leadership and a research methods text. It offers an analytical description of a primary headteacher at work over the course of one school year. Using a mix of participant-observation and interviews, the book provides a portrait of this head's approach to his work - his background, beliefs, the school as a context, what he did, how he dealt with change and development, power and the personal dimension of headship. The portrait is matched to the contemporary literature and an hypothesis is formulated about primary headship and is then used to critique existing ideas about school leadership. The book also suggests ways of developing heads and school teachers.

Erik Erikson s Verbal Portraits

Here, Einstein associates his playing with building blocks and jigsaw puzzles as a three-year-old with the human need for a “simplified and lucid image of ...

Author: Donald Capps

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442241534

Category: Psychology

Page: 1664

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In Erik Erikson’s Verbal Portraits: Luther, Gandhi, Einstein, Jesus, Donald Capps contends that Erikson’s portraits of respective historical figures make a highly creative contribution to psychoanalytic discourse.

Greek Biography and Panegyric in Late Antiquity

Portraits and Masks : Burial Customs in Roman Egypt . ... Clifford , James L. From Puzzles to Portraits : Problems of a Literary Biographer .

Author: Tomas Hägg

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520223888

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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How classical narrative models were adapted as early Christian culture took shape and developed.


Gamaliel Bradford, preface to Union Portraits (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1919), ix. ... James L. Clifford, From Puzzles to Portraits: Problems of a Literary ...

Author: Catherine N. Parke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000143515

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Catherine Parke explores biography through detailed examinations of Samuel Johnson, Virginia Woolf, Langston Hughes, Gertrude Stein and other masters of the genre.

In Pursuit of a Phantom

Clifford, James L. From Puzzles to Portraits: Problems Of A Literary Biographer (Chapel Hill, North Carolina: The University of North Carolina Press, 1970).

Author: Arnold M. Pavlovsky

Publisher: Arnold Pavlovsky

ISBN: 9780984423408


Page: 419

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Transactions of the Royal Historical Society Volume 12

... in Stuart and Georgian England ( Oxford , 1990 ) , 12–13 ; James L. Clifford , How Much Should a Biographer Tell ? ' , in his From Puzzles to Portraits ...

Author: Royal Historical Society

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521815614

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 514

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Publishes general papers and a section on English politeness: conduct, social rank and moral virtue.

Telling Women s Lives

From Puzzles to Portraits: Problems of a Literary Biographer. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.

Author: Judy Long

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814750759

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 185

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"An acknowledged classic. Katz has transformed our conception of Jewish history from the 16th to the 18th century. Because of his work, we now understand that the ghetto was no longer sealed off at that time from outside opinions and that the movement towards modernity had begun long before the Jews were actually legally emancipated. Making this work available again in the revised edition is a service to scholarship and to public enlightenment." --Arthur Hertzberg "Since it first appeared in Hebrew in 1958, Tradition and Crisis has had a tremendous impact on generations of students and scholars. Katz's innovative use of sources has introduced scholars to new methodologies and opened new vistas for research. This new, unabridged translation is therefore highly welcome. It will ensure its continued use in the English-speaking world." --Jehuda Reinharz, Richard Koret Professor of Modern Jewish History, Brandeis University "Like a lovingly restored painting, Bernard Cooperman's new, annotated translation of Jacob Katz's classic portrait of early Jewish modernity can now be fully appreciated for the first time. An admirable achievement." --Ivan G. Marcus When it first appeared in Hebrew in 1958 and in English in 1961, Tradition and Crisis, Jacob Katz's groundbreaking study of Jewish society at the end of the Middle Ages, dramatically changed our perceptions of the Jewish community prior to the era of modernity. This new, unabridged translation by Bernard Dov Cooperman makes this classic available to new generations of students and scholars, together with Katz's original source notes, and an afterword and an updating bibliographic appendix by Professor Cooperman. Katz revolutionized the field by tapping into a rich and hitherto unexplored source for reconstructing the sociology of a previous era: the responsa literature of the Rabbinic establishment during the Middle Ages. The self-governing communities of Jews in Europe dealt with issues both civil and religious. The questions and answers addressed to the rabbinic authorities and courts provide an incomparable wealth of insights into life as it was lived in this period and into the social, historical, cultural, and economic issues of the day. How did European Jewry progress from a socially and culturally segregated society to become a component of European society at large? What were Jewish attitudes toward the Gentile world from which Jewry had been secluded for centuries? What were the bridges from the old to the new era? Tradition and Crisis traces the roots of modernity to internal developments within the communities themselves. Katz traces the modern movements of the Haskalah (Enlightenment) in the West and Hasidism in the East, to an internal breakdown in the structure of these communities and the emergence of an alternative leadership in the wake of the Sabbatian challenge. A dynamic work that has radically changed our view of this history, Tradition and Crisis remains the pivotal text for understanding the revolution in the entire conception of Jewish identity in the modern era.