The Half Known World

And through the story of a boyhood adventure, Boswell details how important it is for writers to give themselves over to what he calls the "half-known world" of fiction, where surprise and meaning converge.

Author: Robert Boswell

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 1555970214

Category: Literary Collections

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A rigorous examination of the workings of fiction by the novelist Robert Boswell, "one of America's finest writers" (Tom Perrotta) Robert Boswell has been writing, reading, and teaching literature for more than twenty years. In this sparkling collection of essays, he brings this vast experience and a keen critical eye to bear on craft issues facing literary writers. Examples from masters such as Leo Tolstoy, Flannery O'Connor, and Alice Munro illustrate this engaging discussion of what makes great writing. At the same time, Boswell moves readers beyond the classroom, candidly sharing the experiences that have shaped his own writing life. A chance encounter in a hotel bar leads to a fascinating glimpse into his imaginative process. And through the story of a boyhood adventure, Boswell details how important it is for writers to give themselves over to what he calls the "half-known world" of fiction, where surprise and meaning converge.

The Horrors of the Half Known Life

Now updated and back in print, this controversial and pioneering work is a startling portrait of male attitudes towards masculinity, women and sexuality in nineteenth century America.

Author: G J Barker-Benfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780203009802

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

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Now updated and back in print, this controversial and pioneering work is a startling portrait of male attitudes towards masculinity, women and sexuality in nineteenth century America. Through an examination of the elimination of midwifery, the origins of gynaecology, and general attitudes and advice about sexuality, the author brilliantly illuminates the state of manhood and misogyny in nineteenth century America.

Half Moon

A tribute to Henry Hudson's discovery of the river that bears his name recounts how the historical explorer defied commission orders to find an eastern passage to China by redirecting his voyage along the coastline from Spanish Florida to ...

Author: Douglas Hunter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781608190980

Category: History

Page: 336

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A tribute to Henry Hudson's discovery of the river that bears his name recounts how the historical explorer defied commission orders to find an eastern passage to China by redirecting his voyage along the coastline from Spanish Florida to the Grand Banks, an effort that laid a foundation for New York's establishment as a global capital. Reprint.

The Physical World

Taken together , the first two eras lasted some 1500 million years , while all the
remaining eras of known earth history stretch over less than half of that . The
beginning and ending of an era seem to be marked by tremendous unheavals in
the ...

Author: Richard F. Brinckeroff

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105049317717

Category: Physical sciences

Page: 497

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History of Utah 1540 1886

about the half - dozen wives of the Mormon than about the half - dozen
mistresses of the congressman . ... I furthermore promise and swear that I will
never communicate the secrets of this degree to any person in the known world ,
except it be ...

Author: Hubert Howe Bancroft

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN2X57

Category: Utah

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The Medical World

... WORLD : These spells would come at irregular intervals Your criticism on the
treatment of hemorof from one - half hour ... opinion as well as the readers of The
contraction than from any other method known WORLD . to your humble servant .

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ISBN: UOM:39015070230985

Category: Medicine

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Blackwood s Edinburgh magazine

... of the term ; far from it . I think him the most offenThey were now about three
hundred sive of all bipeds in the known world . ... In time we may not finding it out
My little grey was thenceforth an object of general admira- hope to meet half way
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ISBN: BSB:BSB10611229

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The Canadian Mining and Metallurgical Bulletin

... which is approxtion trend is inevitable if present imately half the known world
reconditions are maintained , for 40 serve . per cent of the world's people are The
northern part of this depounder the age of 15 , just entering sit , a 50 - mile - wide
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ISBN: UIUC:30112008324235

Category: Mineral industries

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The World in Half

Miraflores has never known her father, and until now, she's never thought that he wanted to know her.

Author: Cristina Henríquez

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 159448855X

Category: Fiction

Page: 305

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Miraflores has never known her father, and until now, she's never thought that he wanted to know her. She's long been aware that her mother had an affair with him while she was stationed with her then husband in Panama, and she's always assumed that her p

Calcutta Review

It appears that a system of irrigation was known to the people of this country from
a time of which no memorial is recorded ; the canals ... In all the great
commotions of the old continent , from the half - authentic wars of Xerxes , to the
siege and fall of Kars in our own days ... Surrounded by formidable rivals , and
the centre of the then known world , her table lands , her southern provinces
became the high ...

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ISBN: ONB:+Z258314003

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Book Catalogue

Mercator and Hondius's Atlas of the World ; the Descriptions translated by H.
Hexham, fine series of old maps of the various Counties ... and America, 2 vols.
imp. folio, half russia, £1 Is. Amsterdam, 1636 This work of unoommon
occurrence with the English descriptions. ... Capes, Headlands, Sands, Shoals,
&c., &e., in most parts of the known world, tall folio, ca(f, Ss. »7*f BARTRAM'S (M.)
Travels through ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015026839368

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The Dublin University Magazine

... planting , and dowed person , as a divine person who establishing of the
Church by the became a man that he might reveal Apostles in all parts of the then
God to man , in which work , as a re- known world . vealer of God and executor of
the ...

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ISBN: PRNC:32101064302571

Category: Ireland

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Herman Melville 2 Volume Set

These volumes comprise the first half of a comprehensive biography on Melville, grounded in archival research, new scholarship, and incisive critical readings.

Author: John Bryant

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1405121904

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1336

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A comprehensive exploration of Melville’s formative years, providing a new biographical foundation for today’s generations of Melville readers Herman Melville: A Half Known Life, Volumes 1 and 2, follows Herman Melville’s life from early childhood to his astonishing emergence as a bestselling novelist with the publication of Typee in 1846. These volumes comprise the first half of a comprehensive biography on Melville, grounded in archival research, new scholarship, and incisive critical readings. Author John Bryant, a distinguished Melville scholar, editor, critic, and educator, traces the events and experiences that shaped the many-stranded consciousness of one of literature’s greatest writers. This in-depth and innovative biography covers Melville’s family history and literary friendships, his father-longing, god-hunger, and search for the hidden nature of Being, the genesis of his liberal politics, his empathy for African Americans, Native Americans, Polynesians, South Americans, and immigrants. Original perspectives on Melville’s earliest identities—orphaned son, sibling, farmer, teacher, debater, lover, actor, sailor—provide the context for Melville’s evolution as a writer. The biography presents new information regarding Melville’s reading, his early orations and acting experience, his life at sea and on the road, and the unsettling death of his older, rival brother from mercury poisoning. It provides insights on experiences such as Melville’s trauma at the loss of his father, his learning to write amidst a coterie siblings, his struggles to find work during economic depression, his journey West, his life in whaling and in the navy, and his vagabondage in the South Pacific during the moment of American and European imperial incursions. A significant addition to Melville scholarship, this important biographical work: Explores the nature and development of Melville’s creative consciousness, through the lens of his revisions in manuscript and print Assesses Melville’s sexual growth and exploration of the spectrum of his masculinities Highlights Melville’s relevance in contemporary democratic society Discusses Melville’s blending of dark humor and tragedy in his unique version of the picturesque Examines the ‘replaying’ of Melville’s life traumas throughout his entire works, from Typee, Omoo, Redburn, White-Jacket, Moby-Dick, Pierre, Israel Potter, and The Confidence-Man to his shorter works, including “Bartleby,” his epic Clarel, his poetry, and his last novella Billy Budd Covers such cultural and historical events as the American revolution of his grandparents, the whaling industry, New York slavery, street life and theater in Manhattan, the transatlantic slave trade, the Jacksonian economy, Indian removal, Pacific colonialism, and westward expansion Written in an engaging style for scholars and general readers alike, Herman Melville: A Half Known Life, Volumes 1 and 2 is an indispensable new source of information and insights for those interested in Melville, 19th-century and modern literature and culture, and readers of general American history and literary culture.

Debates

... and plans were have , and that there is no people in the known world who laid
before the Minister of Railways for the ... How much of the half - breed scrip bas
railways in that country were under the control of one been left in the hands of the
 ...

Author: Canada. Parliament. House of Commons

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ISBN: OSU:32435063958847

Category: Canada

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The Knickerbocker

What half - century , since the form of the earth , and the boundaries of its land
and water were known , can exhibit such a list of achievements ? ' Mr. Taylor has
well carried out his design in the work , which was to present a compact , and , as
 ...

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ISBN: PSU:000020205782

Category: American periodicals

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Foederal American Monthly

What half - century , since the form of the earth , and the boundaries of its land
and water were known , can exhibit such a list of achievements ? ' Mr. Taylor has
well carried out his design in the work , which was to present a compact , and , as
 ...

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ISBN: UVA:X030220400

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The Knickerbocker

What half-century, since the form of the earth, and the boundaries of its land and
water were known, can exhibit such a list of achievements?” Mr. TAYLOR has
well carried out his design in the work, which was to present a compact, and, as
far ...

Author: Charles Fenno Hoffman

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015030080959

Category: American periodicals

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Cambridge Antiquarian Communications

and valued at £60 : Persia , the half - silver Daric : Syracuse , tetradrachm plated ,
with a deep chisel - cut " across the ... different emporia so widely scattered over
the uttermost parts of the then known world , by a very insignificant - looking ...

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ISBN: OXFORD:555092839

Category: Cambridgeshire (England)

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