Death the Barber

Death the Barber

Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the ...

Author: William Carlos Williams

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 0241339820


Page: 64

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The alphabet of the trees is fading in the song of the leaves' Selected poems by the great American imagist poet.

The Barber of Damascus

The Barber of Damascus

Thus, at one point in his chronicle, the barber pronounces a janissary leader as, quite literally, “nouveau riche and of base origin” (wa kana hadha al-rajulmuhdith ni'ma wa fz' asl-hi dunuu/u/u-hu ... P Y PP Y IN LIFE OR IN DEATH?

Author: Dana Sajdi

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804788281

Category: History

Page: 312

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This book is about a barber, Shihab al-Din Ahmad Ibn Budayr, who shaved and coiffed, and probably circumcised and healed, in Damascus in the 18th century. The barber may have been a "nobody," but he wrote a history book, a record of the events that took place in his city during his lifetime. Dana Sajdi investigates the significance of this book, and in examining the life and work of Ibn Budayr, uncovers the emergence of a larger trend of history writing by unusual authors—people outside the learned establishment—and a new phenomenon: nouveau literacy. The Barber of Damascus offers the first full-length microhistory of an individual commoner in Ottoman and Islamic history. Contributing to Ottoman popular history, Arabic historiography, and the little-studied cultural history of the 18th century Levant, the volume also examines the reception of the barber's book a century later to explore connections between the 18th and the late 19th centuries and illuminates new paths leading to the Nahda, the Arab Renaissance.
Categories: History

The Barber Family Chronicle

The Barber Family Chronicle

G.P. Barber, when widowed, was a very lonely man. As members of his family grew older, married and left home, housekeepers were left to run "Rosebank", although Irene, only fourteen at the time of her mother's death, and Jessie, ...


Publisher: Stephen Digby

ISBN: 9781105974779

Category: Reference

Page: 237

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Categories: Reference

The Barber s Chair

The Barber s Chair

Even in death people should respect their proper rank , and not come down to the vulgar . I see here's the account taken from the Morning Herald . Hark ! ( Reads . ) " The noblest and most conspicuous town mansion of the nobility of ...

Author: Douglas William Jerrold


ISBN: NYPL:33433074915491


Page: 404

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Rowlandson s Drawings for The English Dance of Death

Rowlandson s Drawings for The English Dance of Death

One drawing is probably a tracing from the other, but the sequence is not clear. 82. DEATH AND THE BUTCHER (unpublished) DRAWING: * HEH: 5 % x 9.5/16 in.; pen and watercolor with preliminary pencil. 83. THE BARBER SHOP (unpublished) ...

Author: Thomas Rowlandson


ISBN: STANFORD:36105042943592

Category: Dance of death

Page: 210

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Categories: Dance of death

What is it that Saves a Soul A Dialogue Between a Barber s Block a Methodist Minister and Mr Observation

What is it that Saves a Soul  A Dialogue Between a Barber s Block  a Methodist Minister and Mr  Observation

Did he presame time ? obedient ; and ordains to death the disobedient . This we call eternal election ; and it is the sentiment of all our great and leading men in the Methodist connexion , such as Mr. Wesley , Mr. Fletcher , & c .

Author: Joseph Charles Philpot


ISBN: BL:A0024727406

Category: Arminianism

Page: 48

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Categories: Arminianism

Samuel Barber

Samuel Barber

... as the one Barber used when he was in residence at the American Academy, suggesting that it was probably written in Salzburg in the summer of 1936 during the time he was working on his string quartet and “Let down the bars, O Death.

Author: Barbara B. Heyman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190863739

Category: Music

Page: 665

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Samuel Barber (1910-1981) is one of the most admired and honored American composers of the twentieth century. An unabashed Romantic, largely independent of worldwide trends and the avant-garde, he infused his works with poetic lyricism and gave tonal language and forms new vitality. His rich legacy includes every genre, including the famous Adagio for Strings, Knoxville: Summer of 1915, three concertos, a plethora of songs, and two operas, the Pulitzer prize-winning Vanessa, and Antony and Cleopatra, the commissioned work that opened the new Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in 1966. Generously documented by letter, sketches, autograph manuscripts, and interviews with friends, colleagues, and performers with whom he worked, this ASCAP-Award winning book is still unquestionably the most authoritative biography on Barber, covering his entire career and interweaving the events of his life with his compositional process. This second edition benefits from many new discoveries, including a Violin Sonata recovered from an artist's estate, a diary Barber kept his seventeenth year, a trove of letters and manuscripts that were recovered from a suitcase found in a dumpster, documentation that dispels earlier myths about the composition of Barber's Violin Concerto, and research of scholars that was stimulated by Heyman's work. Barber's intimate relations are discussed when they bear on his creativity. A testament to the lasting significance of Romanticism, Samuel Barber stands as a model biography of an important musical figure.
Categories: Music

Under the Southern Cross

Under the Southern Cross

Barber contested Lanphier's claim, primarily in military publications, until his death in 2001. Following Barber's death, the argument remained quiescent until May 2006, when Air Force magazine published a letter from one of the ...

Author: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472838216

Category: History

Page: 385

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From August 7, 1942 until February 24, 1944, the US Navy fought the most difficult campaign in its history. Between the landing of the 1st Marine Division on Guadalcanal and the final withdrawal of the Imperial Japanese Navy from its main South Pacific base at Rabaul, the US Navy suffered such high personnel losses that for years it refused to publicly release total casualty figures. The Solomons campaign saw the US Navy at its lowest point, forced to make use of those ships that had survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and other units of the pre-war navy that had been hastily transferred to the Pacific. 140 days after the American victory at Midway, USS Enterprise was the only pre-war carrier left in the South Pacific and the US Navy would have been overwhelmed in the face of Japanese naval power had there been a third major fleet action. At the same time, another under-resourced campaign had broken out on the island of New Guinea. The Japanese attempt to reinforce their position there had led to the Battle of the Coral Sea in May and through to the end of the year, American and Australian armed forces were only just able to prevent a Japanese conquest of New Guinea. The end of 1942 saw the Japanese stopped in both the Solomons and New Guinea, but it would take another 18 hard-fought months before Japan was forced to retreat from the South Pacific. Under the Southern Cross draws on extensive first-hand accounts and new analysis to examine the Solomons and New Guinea campaigns which laid the groundwork for Allied victory in the Pacific War.
Categories: History