The White Man s Guide to White Male Writers of the Western Canon

How do you use ‘taraddidle’ in a sentence?

Author: Dana Schwartz

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062867889

Category: Humor

Page: 272

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How do you use ‘taraddidle’ in a sentence? Is it possible to make a Gin Ricky that’s also a metaphor for the American Dream? How can you tell your Faulkner from your Franzen if you haven’t actually read either? Allow me, the @GuyInYourMFA, to expound on the most important (aka white male) writers of western literature. You’ve probably seen me around, observing the masses, or defying the wind by hand-rolling a cigarette outside a local, fair-trade coffeeshop. I’ve actually read Infinite Jest 9 1/2 times. Care to discuss? From Shakespeare's greatest mystery (how could a working-class man without access to an MFA program be so prolific?) to the true meaning of Kafkaesque (you know you've made it when you have an adjective named for you), the pages herewith are at once profound and practical. Use my ingenious Venn diagram to test your knowledge of which Jonathan—Franzen, Lethem, or Safran Foer—hates Twitter and lives in Brooklyn. (Trick question: all 3!) Sneer at chick-lit and drink Mojitos like Hemingway (not like middle-aged divorcées!). So instead of politely nodding along next time you make an acquaintance at a housewarming party in Brooklyn, you can roll up your sleeves and get to work schooling them in character arcs and the experimental form of your next great American novel. Dazzle your friends with how well you understand post-modernism. You’ll be at a literary event asking a question “that’s really more of a comment” in no time.

Dead White Guys

A Father, His Daughter and the Great Books of the Western World Matt Burriesci
... “Dead White Guys is both one father's letter to his daughter and one part
intellectual guide to our times. ... —Gish Jen, author of World and Town “This
heartfelt book is intimate yet universal. ... Burriesci takes this universal impulse
further—bringing to life for his beloved daughter Violet the great books of the
Western canon.

Author: Matt Burriesci

Publisher: Cleis Press

ISBN: 9781632280176

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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After his daughter was born prematurely in 2010, Burriesci set out to write a book for her 18th birthday. In short, honest, and simple letters, Burriesci teaches his daughter about 32 great books, from Plato to Karl Marx, and how their lessons have applied to his life. As someone who has spent a long and successful career advocating for great literature, Burriesci defends the titles in this series of tender and candid letters, rich in personal experience and full of humor. Dead White Guys is also a timely defense of the great books, arriving in the middle of a national debate about the fate of these books in high schools and universities around the country. Burriesci shows how the great books can enrich our lives as individuals, as citizens, and in our careers.

Everything Is an Emergency

This is a must-read for anyone who has ever wondered if they see the world a little differently.” –Ada Limón A New Yorker cartoonist illustrates his lifelong struggle with OCD in cartoon vignettes frank and funny Jason Adam Katzenstein ...

Author: Jason Adam Katzenstein

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062950093

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 256

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“This book undid me in all the best ways. Everything is an Emergency is a brilliant, honest, necessary book that exposes the intricacies of the human brain while showing us the way creativity and friendship can anchor us. This is a must-read for anyone who has ever wondered if they see the world a little differently.” –Ada Limón A New Yorker cartoonist illustrates his lifelong struggle with OCD in cartoon vignettes frank and funny Jason Adam Katzenstein is just trying to live his life, but he keeps getting sidetracked by his over-active, anxious brain. Mundane events like shaking hands or sharing a drink snowball into absolute catastrophes. Jason has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a mental illness that compels him to perform rituals in order to protect himself from dangers that don’t really exist. He checks, washes, over-thinks, rinse, repeat. He does his best to hide his embarrassing compulsions, and sometimes this even works. He grows up, worries about his first kiss, falls in love with making cartoons, moves to New York City — which is magical and gross, etc. All the while, half his energy goes into living his life, while the other half is devoted to the increasingly ridiculous rituals he’s decided to maintain to keep himself from fully short-circuiting, Then, he fully short-circuits. At his absolute lowest, Jason finally decides to do the things he’s always been told to do to get better: exposure therapy and medication. These are the things that have always freaked him out, and they continue to freak him out. Also, they help him recover. Everything is an Emergency is a comic about all the self-destructive stories someone tells himself, over and over, until they start to seem true. In images surreal, witty, and confessional, Jason shows us that OCD can be funny, even when it feels like it’s ruining your life.

Rethinking the Man Question

For white male academics operating within the field of international studies, as for
white male practitioners, their race and ... Being white and male provides a
system of structuring dispositions, which are largely habitual and unreflective, to
help guide ... (the canon's canon, if you will) has largely been produced by white
males from North America and western Europe. ... Rather, it is cast simply as IR;
and those scholars writing from outside those positions of privilege frequently
have their ...

Author: Jane L. Parpart

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9781848137721

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

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The reality of international relations and its academic study are still almost entirely constituted by men. Rethinking the Man Question is a crucial investigation and reinvigoration of debates about gender and international relations. Following on from the seminal The Man Question in International Relations this book looks at the increasingly violent and 'toxic' nature of world politics post 9/11. Contributors including Raewyn Connell, Kimberley Hutchings, Cynthia Enloe, Kevin Dunn and Sandra Whitworth consider the diverse theoretical and practical implications of masculinity for international relations in the modern world. Covering theoretical issues including masculine theories of war, masculinity and the military, cyborg soldiers, post-traumatic stress disorder and white male privilege. The book also focuses on the ways in which masculinity configures world events from conscientious objection in South Africa to 'porno-nationalism' in India, from myths and heroes in Kosovo to the makings of Zimbabwe. This essential work will define the field for many years to come.

Everything Is an Emergency

Shaking hands, second dates, using the public restroom.... For most people, these are ordinary routines of daily life. But for Jason Katzenstein, these mundane events are a cause for alarm. In short: his brain is broken.

Author: Jason Adam Katzenstein

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 006295007X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 256

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A New Yorker cartoonist brings to life his struggle with OCD through his arresting drawings and inimitable comedic voice, illuminating his daily battle to feel comfortable in the world--and ultimately make room for a life without limitations. Shaking hands, second dates, using the public restroom.... For most people, these are ordinary routines of daily life. But for Jason Katzenstein, these mundane events are a cause for alarm. In short: his brain is broken. But his brain is also creative, and so devises a coping mechanism to protect itself from the worst thoughts and feelings by performing rituals called "compulsions" that help Jason work through fears of contamination, guilt, panic, and relationships. Yes: Jason has OCD. For a while, Jason's solution is to hide his more embarrassing compulsions, and simply adjust expectations for what his life will look like. That doesn't seem so bad considering his worst bits were also turning him into a successful cartoonist. But for Jason, making art isn't just something he's good at: it's a survival tactic--an oasis in the anxiety-filled desert. But just when Jason thinks he has this OCD all figured out, all hell breaks loose. Sometimes it's on a crowded subway car, sometimes it's when he has to care for a stray kitten. Hard to predict. Even harder to live with. Finally, Jason dives into the difficult work he's long put off: exposure therapy, medication, and group therapy. And to no one's great surprise, he finds that this stuff actually works! In fact, for the first time, he feels like he's swimming instead of treading water, or even drowning. Activities that have always felt off-limits begin to feel less so: maybe I can be a father one day, fall in love, use the bathroom at a bar! Insightful, hilarious, and moving, Everything Is an Emergency is Jason's way of showing us that OCD can be funny in addition to being difficult, and though there might be dead ends and deep holes, there are also ways out of these holes. And as Jason has discovered, while unmaking habits is hard, nothing worth doing is ever easy.

American Poets in the 21st Century

poets such as Hong write to overcome the rotten luck of being human in a
posthuman world, where lyric's challenge is to reconcile ... We get a nod to late
twentieth-century postmodern novels and their unreliable (antiheroic white guy)
narrators, ... More fellow wanderer than false guide, this traveling companion can
be ditched if his puka shells get too noisy. ... Though her eventual familiarity with
the Western canon and knowledge of historical facts and figures may put ours to
shame, ...

Author: Claudia Rankine

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819578310

Category: Poetry

Page: 416

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Poetics of Social Engagement emphasizes the ways in which innovative American poets have blended art and social awareness, focusing on aesthetic experiments and investigations of ethnic, racial, gender, and class subjectivities. Rather than consider poetry as a thing apart, or as a tool for asserting identity, this volume’s poets create sites, forms, and modes for entering the public sphere, contesting injustices, and reimagining the contemporary. Like the earlier anthologies in this series, this volume includes generous selections of poetry as well as illuminating poetics statements and incisive essays. This unique organization makes these books invaluable teaching tools. A companion website will present audio of each poet’s work. Poets included: Rosa Alcalá Brian Blanchfield Daniel Borzutzky Carmen Giménez Smith Allison Hedge Coke Cathy Park Hong Christine Hume Bhanu Kapil Mauricio Kilwein Guevara Fred Moten Craig Santos Perez Barbara Jane Reyes Roberto Tejada Edwin Torres Essayists included: John Alba Cutler Chris Nealon Kristin Dykstra Joyelle McSweeney Chadwick Allen Danielle Pafunda Molly Bendall Eunsong Kim Michael Dowdy Brent Hayes Edwards J. Michael Martinez Martin Joseph Ponce David Colón Urayoán Noel

American Book Publishing Record

Workshop physics activity guide . 530.078 World aircraft and ... 363.32028
Weapons of women writers . 833.8 Weaving a ... 919.410463 Western canon . ...
338.0952 When men kill . 364.152308 ... 745.51 White man's dreaming .
266.419423 ...



ISBN: UOM:39015079622588

Category: American literature


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Western Fiction 10 Pack 10 Full Length Classic Westerns

“But it's not a white man's land––yet, and I'm downright glad he's shipped his
family north. There's always hell enough in Sonora, but it's a dovecote to what it's
bound to be before the end comes, and so, it's no place for white men's wives.

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: AB Books

ISBN: 9782291016960

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Ten classic westerns from arguably some of the top western writers of all time. Salomy Jane (1898) The Virginian, A Horseman Of The Plains (1902) The Log of a Cowboy (1903) Riders of the Purple Sage (1912) The Lone Star Ranger (1915) Wildfire (1917) Cabin Fever (1918) The Treasure Trail (1918) The Mysterious Rider (1921) Black Jack (1922)

AB Bookman s Weekly

A Thousand Days in the White House Seid , Roberta Pollock . ... Vietnam War :
Anything incl Pamphlets ; Novels ; Unit Histories . ... The Book Corral 621 Main St
. , Canon City , CO 81212 ( 719 ) 275-8923 Alverson , Donna . ... Genesis of
Religion ; Splendour That Was Egypt ; Witch Cult in Western Europe Nossaman ,
Allen . ... Guide to Colo Architecture Kazantzakis , N. Report to Greco Lautrec .
Lautrec ...



ISBN: UOM:39015049024584

Category: Antiquarian booksellers


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The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism

Perhaps the most important work to emerge from this period was Lillian
Faderman ' s Surpassing the Love of Men ( 1979 ) , a study of what she ... Armed
with such theoretical notions , individual critics turned to canonical writers of the
Western literary tradition , producing original and ... Less attention was paid
initially to writers of color , since the lesbian movement then , as now , was
predominately white .

Author: Professor Michael Groden

Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015032970900

Category: Criticism

Page: 775

View: 535


Introduces important individuals, concepts, schools, and movements in the world of literary criticism

The Westminster Review

by the murder of the seven men . ... if it does not take the most public habitation ,
miscalled marriage ( of white men ) means available for denouncing a canon of ...
of a narrative The volume is a valuable book of referin which Western civilisation
is disgraced.ence for all whose hearts are ... of their of the earth by the only too
frequently untravels ; and even if the travel - reading public scrupulous white man



ISBN: UCLA:L0069399616

Category: English literature


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British Travel Writers 1876 1909

Between 1876 and 1909 frontiers disappeared , as the curious and often
rapacious Western eye had peered at least ... Scientists predicted the
advancement of the " colored " peoples of the world under the guidance of the “
superior ” white man . ... money and men , as westerners clashed with one
another over possession of prime territories such as South Africa . ... of travel
writing changed in ways that reflected the various aims that motivated the writers
to travel , the expanding canon ...

Author: Layman

Publisher: Detroit [Mich.] : Gale Research

ISBN: STANFORD:36105018476130

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 405

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Essays on British travel writers during a time when professionalism was increasingly the norm, including professional journalists, editors and correspondents accustomed to writing on contract and with deadlines. Includes discussion of scientific societies, which through their journals and meetings sought to encourage explorers to write for the general public as well. This was a period when many technical and economic innovations made travel easier, cheaper and safer.


He was a poet , roery ” has been made , and the new publication is not “ an
entirely new and mancist , and writer on field sports . His fame ... months ' outfit ,
which includes in western Hawthorne Lathrop . The several statements that have
appeared grew out parlance guides and helpers as well as teams and provisions
, pushed boldly of the ... or one practically finished , and “ left for in forest and
canon , often where white men had probably never before trod , publication in
this shape .



ISBN: WISC:89080098338

Category: Leisure


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The Speaker

The style of the book is somewhat oratorical , and of the evolution of the modern
man - of - war . ... Canon Knox - Little is an in “ The Terror of the Pond " we have a
good short ardent hero - worshipper , who pins his faith with ... the Zulus , whom
he regarded says the writer , " which would not do credit to the glorious race
destined to guide the white men . ... the Chuetas , and other pariahs of
Englishmen , though in a great minority , have managed to govern Western
Europe , who for ...



ISBN: PRNC:32101079674535



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