This book is not presented in the traditional, insular style of club histories, but devotes attention to the influence of Athenians on the scientific, creative, and official life of the nation.
Author: Michael Wheeler
Publisher: Yale University Press
A compelling history of the famous London club and its members' impact on Britain's scientific, creative, and official life When it was founded in 1824, the Athenæum broke the mold. Unlike in other preeminent clubs, its members were chosen on the basis of their achievements rather than on their background or political affiliation. Public rather than private life dominated the agenda. The club, with its tradition of hospitality to conflicting views, has attracted leading scientists, writers, artists, and intellectuals throughout its history, including Charles Darwin and Matthew Arnold, Edward Burne-Jones and Yehudi Menuhin, Winston Churchill and Gore Vidal. This book is not presented in the traditional, insular style of club histories, but devotes attention to the influence of Athenians on the scientific, creative, and official life of the nation. From the unwitting recruitment of a Cold War spy to the welcome admittance of women, this lively and original account explores the corridors and characters of the club; its wider political, intellectual, and cultural influence; and its recent reinvention.
It was announced in the the mention in this same book of Meres's of Shakspeare's sugred Sonnets among his pri- Athenäum of July 17th that Messrs . Puttick Herefordshire , and Bristol . The series will thus display a fair proportion of ...
... Lord Roberts ; FieldTHE Mansion House meeting on Oct. 24 , presided over Marshal Sir George White ) 530 INDEXES TO PERIODICALS ( The Athenäum Subject Index to Periodicals ) 532 by Lord Sydenham , the chairman of the National Council ...
The Athenaeum 4648 ( 30 May 1919 ) : 392-3 " Criticism in England " [ review of Old and New Masters by Robert Lynd ) . The Athenaeum 4650 ( 13 June 1919 ) : 456-7 . , " The Education of Taste " [ review of English Literature During the ...
Author: André Schüller
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
Category: Literary Criticism
"The modern literary critic", T. S. Eliot wrote in 1929, "must be an 'experimenter' outside of what you might at first consider his own province; [...] there is no literary problem which does not lead us irresistibly to larger problems." This book follows Eliot's principle and situates his literary and critical work in a wide context that reveals manifold links between aesthetics, ethics, politics and epistemology: the historical context of early-twentieth-century idealism, vitalism and pragmatism, especially the intensely political Bergsonian controversy, and the modern context of the philosophies of Charles Taylor, Michel Foucault and Richard Rorty. 'Knowledge', it argues, was verbalised in the modernist age, individualised into the act of 'knowing', an act with motives and goals, and thus introduced into the realm of ethics - a process central to twentieth-century thought. Eliot's poems especially, constructed as "a life composed", a literary lifetime linking composition and composure, ponder the virtue of precision, the sins of pride and "mental sloth", the temptation of prejudice and the need for conviction. Decidedly tentative, Eliot's poems solve the problem of morally significant literature. In a century of suspicion, they ask the crucial question of where one should start to rely.
The Nation and the Athenaeum 35, no. 10 (June 7,1924):311–12. ———. “Public and Private Enterprise.” The Nation and the Athenaeum 35, no. 12 (June 21, 1924): 374–75. ———. “The Policy of the Bank of England.” The Nation and the Athenaeum ...
Author: Joseph R. Cammarosano
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category: Business & Economics
John Maynard Keynes: Free Trader or Protectionist? sheds light on Keynes’ position on the issue of free versus protected international trade. Over his lifetime, Keynes’ position altered from free to restricted trade, and quite possibly back to his original position by the end of his career. Ultimately this book demonstrates that he did not return to the tenets of classical free trade, but favored instead some form of managed trade—a position consistent with his views on the domestic economy.
Marston's admiration for In Memoriam was sufficiently unreserved , but he was not swept off his feet to the extent that he could not criticise some details and so save the reputation of the Athenaeum for “ sobriety of judgment .
Athenaeum 1843: 'Thirteenth Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science: Section A – Mathematical and Physical Science', The Athenaeum, 829, 16 September 1843, pp. 846–8. Athenaeum 1844: 'Fourteenth Meeting of the ...
Author: R. Charles Mollan
Publisher: Manchester University Press
This is a revealing account of the family life and achievements of the Third Earl of Rosse, a hereditary peer and resident landlord at Birr Castle, County Offaly, in nineteenth-century Ireland, before, during and after the devastating famine of the 1840s. He was a remarkable engineer, who built enormous telescopes in the cloudy middle of Ireland. The book gives details, in an attractive non-technical style which requires no previous scientific knowledge, of his engineering initiatives and the astronomical results, but also reveals much more about the man and his contributions – locally in the town and county around Birr, in political and other functions in an Ireland administered by the Protestant Ascendancy, in the development and activities of the Royal Society, of which he was President from 1848–54, and the British Association for the Advancement of Science. The Countess of Rosse, who receives full acknowledgement in the book, was a woman of many talents, among which was her pioneering work in photography, and the book includes reproductions of her artistic exposures, and many other attractive illustrations.
These Departments , whose character is educational and scientific , offer their works for sale abroad to enable the continuance of their activities in Austria . 2 7 22 19 : April 9 , 1921. ) 69 THE NATION & THE ATHENÄUM [ Advt . ]
For a full account of the history of the journal, see Leslie A. Marchand, The Athenaeum: A Mirror of Victorian Culture (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1941). Marysa Demoor, Their Fair Share: Women, Power and Criticism ...
Author: J. McDonnell
Category: Literary Criticism
Katherine Mansfield had a career-long engagement with the literary marketplace from the age of eighteen. This book examines how she developed as a writer within a range of book and periodical publishing contexts, reconsidering her writing's enactment of a commercially viable modern aesthetic in her experimentation with the short story form.
For the Victorian reader a clear advantage of the Athenaeum was its timeliness. Of the 57 novels reviewed in all three weeklies, the earliest review appeared in the Athenaeum 79%of the time. The Saturday was a distant second, ...
ingenuarum artium ) of the kind called an Athenaeum.17 At the time of Marcus Aurelius and Commodus the most distinguished Greek professor held forth in the Athenaeum , to which senators and knights flocked to hear his rhetorical ...
In its muckraking mode, the novel is in the spirit of Naturalism, imported from France and well-acclimated to Brazil, where it blossomed.
Author: Raul Pompeia
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
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.
Release on 1991-06-01 | by Sears, Roebuck and Company
THIS REPRINT EDITION OF Sears, Roebuck's Modern Homes catalog of 1926 is one in a series of books and trade catalogs published by special agreement between The Athenaeum of Philadelphia and Dover Publications, Inc. The objective of this ...
Author: Sears, Roebuck and Company
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Excellent reproduction of rare catalog illustrates and describes 86 different types of houses and bungalows still in evidence across America. Over 300 photographs, illustrations and floor plans with full descriptions comprise an invaluable sourcebook for study, authentication or restoration of antique articles or architecture.
On the basis of archival and biographical material this book presents an entirely new analysis of the reviewing policy of this weekly from 1870, when it came into the hands of the politician Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke, up to and including ...
Author: Marysa Demoor
Category: Literary Criticism
Their Fair Share identifies and contextualises many previously unknown critical writings by a selection of well-known turn-of-the-century women. It reveals the networks behind an influential journal like the Athenaeum and presents a more shaded assessment of its position in the field of cultural production, in the period 1870-1920. The Athenaeum (1828-1921) has often been presented as a monolithic institution offering its readers a fairly conservative, male oriented appreciation of a wide variety of contemporary publications. On the basis of archival and biographical material this book presents an entirely new analysis of the reviewing policy of this weekly from 1870, when it came into the hands of the politician Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke, up to and including 1919-1920 when John Middleton Murry became its editor. Dilke, and his editor Norman MacColl, are here revealed to have been committed feminists who enlisted some of the most influential women of their time as critics for their journal. The book looks more specifically at the contributions by, a.o., Millicent Garrett Fawcett, Emilia Dilke, Jane Harrison and Augusta Webster.
Last month , while I was visiting Reserve , I understood Mr. Parker to say that the construction of these buildings might result in the moving or removing of the Athenaeum . I would like to defend the Athenaeum's right to remain part of ...
Author: Lynna Piekutowski
Publisher: Kent State University Press
The collected correspondence of the Western Reserve Academy alumni serving in World War II. In these letters, written mostly to the Academy's headmaster, the loneliness of war is described by men serving on the front lines and by those waiting anxiously at home in Hudson, Ohio.