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The Athenaeum
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Year: 1908
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The Athenaeum
Author: Raul Pompeia
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810131064
Pages: 288
Year: 2015-06-10
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Originally published as O Ateneu in 1888, The Athenaeum is a classic of Brazilian literature, here translated into English in its entirety for the first time. The first-person narrator, Sergio, looks back to his time at the eponymous boarding school, with its autocratic principal and terrifying student body. Sergio’s account of his humiliating experiences as a student, with its frank discussion of corruption and homoerotic bullying, makes it clear that his school is structured and administered so as to reproduce the class divisions and power structure of the larger Brazilian society. In its muckraking mode, the novel is in the spirit of Naturalism, imported from France and well-acclimated to Brazil, where it blossomed. At the same time, Pompéia maintains the novel’s credibility as a bildungsroman by portraying the narrator’s psychological development. The novel’s conclusion suggests both a doomed society and its possible redemption, indicative of a moment of upheaval and transition in Brazilian history.
Acquired tastes
Author: Boston Athenaeum, Stanley Ellis Cushing, David Bernard Dearinger
Publisher: Univ Pr of New England
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Pages: 384
Year: 2006
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A stunning commemoration of 200 years of collecting, study, and debate at this venerable Boston institution
The Athenaeum
Author: James Silk Buckingham, John Sterling, Frederick Denison Maurice, Henry Stebbing, Charles Wentworth Dilke, Thomas Kibble Hervey, William Hepworth Dixon, Norman Maccoll, Vernon Horace Rendall, John Middleton Murry
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Year: 1908
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The Athenaeum: Sketches
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The Athenaeum
Author: John Aikin
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Year: 1808
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The Heathen School
Author: John Demos
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385351666
Pages: 352
Year: 2014-03-18
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Longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award The astonishing story of a unique missionary project—and the America it embodied—from award-winning historian John Demos. Near the start of the nineteenth century, as the newly established United States looked outward toward the wider world, a group of eminent Protestant ministers formed a grand scheme for gathering the rest of mankind into the redemptive fold of Christianity and “civilization.” Its core element was a special school for “heathen youth” drawn from all parts of the earth, including the Pacific Islands, China, India, and, increasingly, the native nations of North America. If all went well, graduates would return to join similar projects in their respective homelands. For some years, the school prospered, indeed became quite famous. However, when two Cherokee students courted and married local women, public resolve—and fundamental ideals—were put to a severe test. The Heathen School follows the progress, and the demise, of this first true melting pot through the lives of individual students: among them, Henry Obookiah, a young Hawaiian who ran away from home and worked as a seaman in the China Trade before ending up in New England; John Ridge, son of a powerful Cherokee chief and subsequently a leader in the process of Indian “removal”; and Elias Boudinot, editor of the first newspaper published by and for Native Americans. From its birth as a beacon of hope for universal “salvation,” the heathen school descends into bitter controversy, as American racial attitudes harden and intensify. Instead of encouraging reconciliation, the school exposes the limits of tolerance and sets off a chain of events that will culminate tragically in the Trail of Tears. In The Heathen School, John Demos marshals his deep empathy and feel for the textures of history to tell a moving story of families and communities—and to probe the very roots of American identity. From the Hardcover edition.
The Athenaeum Centenary
Author: Boston Athenaeum, Charles Knowles Bolton
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Pages: 236
Year: 1907
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The Athenaeum
Author: Leslie Alexis Marchand
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Pages: 411
Year: 1941
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The Athenaeum
Author: Frank Richard Cowell
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
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Pages: 177
Year: 1975-01-01
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A Catalogue of the Library of the Athenaeum, Liverpool
Author: Athenaeum (Liverpool, England), George Burrell
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Pages: 404
Year: 1820
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Culture Club
Author: Katherine Wolff
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 1558497145
Pages: 204
Year: 2009
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Founded in 1807, the successor to a literary club called the Anthology Society, the Boston Athenaeum occupies an important place in the early history of American intellectual life. At first a repository for books, to which works of art were later added, the Athenaeum attracted over time a following that included such literary luminaries as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry James. Yet from the outset, Katherine Wolff shows, the Boston Athenaeum was more than a library; it was also a breeding ground for evolving notions of cultural authority and American identity. Though governed by the Boston elite, who promoted it as a way of strengthening their own clout in the city, the early Athenaeum reflected conflicting and at times contradictory aims and motives on the part of its membership. On the one hand, by drawing on European aesthetic models to reinforce an exalted sense of mission, Athenaeum leaders sought to establish themselves as guardians of a nascent American culture. On the other, they struggled to balance their goals with their concerns about an increasingly democratic urban populace. As the Boston Athenaeum opened its doors to women as well as men outside its inner circle, it eventually began to define itself against a more accessible literary institution, the Boston Public Library. Told through a series of provocative episodes and generously illustrated, Culture Club offers a more complete picture than previously available of the cultural politics behind the making of a quintessentially American institution.
Catalogue of the Library of the Athenaeum, in Salem, Massachusetts
Author: Salem Athenaeum
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Pages: 171
Year: 1842
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The iconic house
Author: Dominic Bradbury, Richard Powers
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Pages: 351
Year: 2009-11-30
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A landmark book on modern architecture: one hundred of the most significant houses of the past 100+ years.
The Athenaeum
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Year: 1845
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