Sleuthing in the Stacks

The sleuth must sometimes interpret his criminal in just such terms . ... one Gregorio Caloprese ( also an alluringly strange name ) whose commentary , not ina cluded in these volumes ( although his life is ) 16 Sleuthing in the Stacks.

Author: Rudolph Altrocchi

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ISBN: UOM:39015030911633

Category: Literature

Page: 312

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Edgar Rice Burroughs Master of Adventure

In 1944 Harvard University Press had issued Professor Altrocchi's book Sleuthing in the Stacks, “Strange information unearthed by a scholar turned sleuth.” Sleuthing, although hardly a very old book, happens to be a very scarce one, ...

Author: Richard A. Lupoff

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473208711

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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So, just how was Tarzan created? Eager to know the inside story about the legendary John Carter and the amazing cities and peoples of Barsoom? Perhaps your taste is more suited to David Innes and the fantastic lost world at the Earth's core? Or maybe wrong-way Napier and the bizarre civilizations of cloud-enshrouded Venus are more to your liking? These pages contain all that you will ever want to know about the wondrous worlds and unforgettable characters penned by the master storyteller Edgar Rice Burroughs. Richard A. Lupoff, the respected critic and writer who helped spark a Burroughs revival in the 1960s, reveals fascinating details about the stories written by the creator of Tarzan. Featured here are outlines of all of Burroughs's major novels, with descriptions of how they were each written and their respective sources of inspiration.

Master of Adventure

a Sleuthing in the Stacks is a collection of seven essays or academic papers by Altrocchi . The first , and typical , essay deals with a sixteenth century Italian book , heavily annotated by a hand which either did or did not belong to ...

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Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803280300

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 356

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So, just how was Tarzan created? Eager to know the inside story about the legendary John Carter and the amazing cities and peoples of Barsoom? Perhaps your taste is more suited to David Innes and the fantastic lost world at the Earth?s core? Or maybe wrong-way Napier and the bizarre civilizations of cloud-enshrouded Venus are more to your liking? These pages contain all that you will ever want to know about the wondrous worlds and unforgettable characters penned by the master storyteller Edgar Rice Burroughs. ø Richard A. Lupoff, the respected critic and writer who helped spark a Burroughs revival in the 1960s, reveals fascinating details about the stories written by the creator of Tarzan. Featured here are outlines of all of Burroughs?s major novels, with descriptions of how they were each written and their respective sources of inspiration. This Bison Books edition includes a new foreword by fantasy writer Michael Moorcock, a new introduction by the author, a final chapter by Phillip R. Burger, as well as corrected text and an updated bibliography.

A Little Bit of Luck

That remark, together with my three-year-old memories of Sleuthing in the Stacks, must have been hovering in the back of my mind when I looked about for a promising topic for my radio talks. All the excitements recounted by the ...

Author: Richard D. Altick

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469121222

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 291

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Richard Altick, the world-renowned scholar, whom the Washington Post says "probably knows more about Victorian Britain than anyone else" has published his memoir. The author of The English Common Reader, The Scholar Adventurers, and The Shows of London, remembers his prolific career with characteristic wit and telling anecdotes.

MALICE AFORETHOUGHT

As Professor Rudolph Altrocchi wrote in his 1944 book, Sleuthing in the Stacks (2): “How mistaken those people are who think the scholar's life is nothing more than a monotonous grind! There are adventures for the literary sleuth as for ...

Author: Paul Hemenway Altrocchi, MD

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462810918

Category: Art

Page: 395

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Malice Aforethought is the story of murder-one—the premeditated, cold-blooded killing and obliteration of the name and life-story of the world’s greatest writing genius, William Shakespeare. This shameful tale has finally been unraveled, slowly but inexorably, piece by dramatic piece, during the last century. Whom did Shakespeare offend so grievously that he had to be eradicated forever from the rolls of life? Or was he only embroiled in high-stakes drama and malevolence by ill-fortune? Using well-known sleuthing techniques, the Great Shakespeare Hoax has been solved, the true genius identified and the diabolical perpetrators revealed. Their disgraceful deception, coerced on a gullible world, has been eminently successful for four centuries but no longer. The dastardly deed of filching and squelching Shakespeare’s name, the immediate jewel of his soul, was a wanton act of assassination with malice aforethought, malum in se, malevolent by its very nature. The despicable act was motivated solely for reasons of endless appetite for power and wealth by individuals at the highest level of English government. Remarkably, a cover-up of the truth still continues today in the United States and England.

The Mystery Fancier

... THE (Carr) (M»F) 2/5/34 Slesar, Henry GRAY FLANNEL SHROUD (IAC) 5/6/29 Sleuth Journal (magazine) (MS) 10/2/2 SLEUTHING IN THE STACKS (Altrocchi) (TCITC) 3/2/12 SLOB (Miller) (R) 9/6/40 SLOW DOWN THE WORLD (Ashford) (M*F) 2/1/28 SLOW ...

Author: William F. Deeck

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780941028110

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 184

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A bibliography of various mystery novels published between November 1976 and Fall 1992.

The Farther Frontier

Rudolph Altrocchi , Sleuthing in the Stacks ( Cambridge : Harvard University Press , 1944 ) , p . 95 ; Poges , Burroughs , p . 130 . 124. Margaret Romer , " Edger Rice Burroughs , Creator of Tarzan , " Overland Monthly March 1934 , p .

Author: Lysle E. Meyer

Publisher: Susquehanna University Press

ISBN: 0945636199

Category: History

Page: 280

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Although the United States never became a participant in the imperialistic partition of Africa, a surprising number of Americans were involved with the so-called Dark Continent during the period when European penetration led to conquest and colonial rule. This book examines the activities of six Americans who played important roles in the West's relations with Africa in that era. The subjects discussed are Thomas Jefferson Bowen, who established the first American mission posts in Yorubaland and tried to penetrate the Muslim sphere beyond the Niger (1848-57); Paul Du Chaillu, explorer of Gabon and popular writer on Africa (1855-1903); Charles Chaille-Long, soldier-explorer who served the Egyptian government in the Sudan and in East Africa (1870-82); Henry Shelton Sanford, a diplomat and lobbyist who was a significant figure in negotiations leading to the colonial opening of the Congo (1877-90); John Hays Hammond, a mining engineer in South Africa (1893-96) who was a central participant in the Jameson Raid episode, which helped precipitate the Anglo-Boer War; and Carl Akeley, taxidermist-hunter-naturalist who led five collecting expeditions to Africa and produced highly influential museum exhibitions of African wildlife (1896-1926). These biographical studies help to fill out the picture of American ties to Africa presented in several surveys published in the last thirty-five years. While many of their countrymen found opportunities and tempting challenges in the developing frontier territories of their own country, the men covered here were drawn to a more exotic part of the world, where their experiences sometimes rivalled in excitement those of better-known European adventurers in Africa. Coming from dissimilar geographical and occupational backgrounds, these six Americans dealt with Africa in different ways: for the most part they were concerned with widely separated regions of the continent over almost a century. Al] their stories, however, contribute meaningfully toward our understanding of the history of America's connections with Africa during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Based on extensive research in archival sources as well as on a critical evaluation of secondary materials, the case studies in this collection demonstrate in fascinating detail that such Americans were noteworthy actors in the evolution of Africa's confrontation with the outside world. One of the major themes to which the author gives his attention is the image of Africa that was created in the Western mind during the period involved and, indeed, long after. Several of the figures examined contributed in major ways to the peculiar representation of Africa and its people that governed Americans' perception of them for several generations. In this and in other respects Meyer's book provides insights that are relevant for both African and American history.

Faking Literature

76 Carter and Pollard , Enquiry into Nineteenth Century Pamphlets , 48-49 . 82 A more 80 Altrocchi , Sleuthing in the Stacks Rhetorics of authenticity 165.

Author: K. K. Ruthven

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521669650

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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Faking Literature examines the role of forgery in literature.

Comics through Time A History of Icons Idols and Ideas 4 volumes

Sleuthing in the Stacks. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1944. Holtsmark, Erling B. Tarzan and Tradition. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1981. —K. A. Ryan Teen Life/YouthCulture Historically, the 1960s and 1970s saw the ...

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313397516

Category: Social Science

Page: 1921

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Focusing especially on American comic books and graphic novels from the 1930s to the present, this massive four-volume work provides a colorful yet authoritative source on the entire history of the comics medium. • Provides historical context within individual entries that allows readers to grasp the significance of that entry as it relates to the broader history and evolution of comics • Includes coverage of international material to frame the subsets of American and British comics within a global context • Presents information that will appeal and be of use to general readers of comics and supply coverage detailed enough to be of significant value to scholars and teachers working in the field of comics

Col William N Selig the Man Who Invented Hollywood

Fenton, 62, citing Rudolph Altrocchi, Sleuthing in the Stacks (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1944); David Cowart, “The Tarzan Myth and Jung's Genesis of the Self,” Journal of American Culture 2, no. 2 (1979): 221; Rudy Behlmer, ...

Author: Andrew A. Erish

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292728707

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 316

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All histories of Hollywood are wrong. Why? Two words: Colonel Selig. This early pioneer laid the foundation for the movie industry that we know today. Active from 1896 to 1938, William N. Selig was responsible for an amazing series of firsts, including the first two-reel narrative film and the first two-hour narrative feature made in America; the first American movie serial with cliffhanger endings; the first westerns filmed in the West with real cowboys and Indians; the creation of the jungle-adventure genre; the first horror film in America; the first successful American newsreel (made in partnership with William Randolph Hearst); and the first permanent film studio in Los Angeles. Selig was also among the first to cultivate extensive international exhibition of American films, which created a worldwide audience and contributed to American domination of the medium. In this book, Andrew Erish delves into the virtually untouched Selig archive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Library to tell the fascinating story of this unjustly forgotten film pioneer. He traces Selig’s career from his early work as a traveling magician in the Midwest, to his founding of the first movie studio in Los Angeles in 1909, to his landmark series of innovations that still influence the film industry. As Erish recounts the many accomplishments of the man who first recognized that Southern California is the perfect place for moviemaking, he convincingly demonstrates that while others have been credited with inventing Hollywood, Colonel Selig is actually the one who most deserves that honor.