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Touring the Antebellum South with an English Op...
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The diary of Anton Reiff Jr. (c. 1830-1916) is one of only a handful of primary sources to offer a firsthand account of antebellum riverboat travel in the American South. The Pyne and Harrison Opera Troupe, a company run by English sisters Susan and Louisa Pyne and their business partner, tenor William Harrison, hired Reiff, then freelancing in New York, to serve as musical director and conductor for the company's American itinerary. The grueling tour began in November 1855 in Boston and then proceeded to New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati, where, after a three-week engagement, the company boarded a paddle steamer bound for New Orleans. It was at that point that Reiff started to keep his diary. Diligently transcribed and annotated by Michael Burden, Reiff's diary presents an extraordinarily rare view of life with a foreign opera company as it traveled the country by river and rail. Surprisingly, Reiff comments little on the Pyne-Harrison performances themselves, although he does visit the theaters in the river towns, including New Orleans, where he spends evenings both at the French Opera and at the Gaiety. Instead, Reiff focuses his attention on other passengers, on the mechanics of the journey, on the landscape, and on events he encounters, including the 1856 Mardi Gras and the unveiling of the statue of Andrew Jackson in New Orleans's Jackson Square.Reiff is clearly captivated by the river towns and their residents, including the enslaved, whom he encountered whenever the boat tied up. Running throughout the journal is a thread of anxiety, for, apart from the typical dangers of a river trip, the winter of 1855-1856 was one of the coldest of the century, and the steamer had difficulties with river ice. Historians have used Reiff's journal as source material, but until now the entire text, which is archived in Louisiana State University's Special Collections in Hill Memorial Library, has only been available in its original state. As a primary source, the published journal will have broad appeal to historians and other readers interested in antebellum riverboat travel, highbrow entertainment, and the people and places of the South.

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Stand: 29.10.2020
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White Girls
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'I defy you to read this book and come away with a mind unchanged' John Jeremiah Sullivan'Als has a serious claim to be regarded as the next James Baldwin' Observer'I see how we are all the same, that none of us are white women or black men, rather, we're a series of mouths, and that every mouth needs filling: with something wet or dry, like love, or unfamiliar and savory, like love'White Girls is about, among other things, blackness, queerness, movies, Brooklyn, love (and the loss of love), AIDS, fashion, Basquiat, Capote, philosophy, porn, Louise Brooks and Michael Jackson. Freewheeling and dazzling, tender and true, it is one of the most highly acclaimed essay collections in years. 'A voice that's new, that comes as if from a different room. I defy you to read this book and come away with a mind unchanged' John Jeremiah Sullivan, author of Pulphead 'Effortless, honest and fearless' Rich Benjamin, The New York Times'Als is one of the most consistently unpredictable and surprising essayists out there, an author who confounds our expectations virtually every time he writes' David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times'A comprehensive and utterly lovely collection of one of the best writers around' Eugenia Williamson, Boston Globe

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The Vaults: Art from the MacKenzie Art Gallery ...
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With works by Picasso, Jasper Johns, Frank Stella, Paul Klee, Edvard Munch, Rodin, Degas, Gauguin, and Delacroix, the MacKenzie Art Gallery and the University of Regina President's Art Collection are connected to the world of art at its highest expression. Built upon an impressive collection of paintings and drawings of the Italian Renaissance, and antiquities of Asia and the Middle East, the galleries were established by the idiosyncratic, but brilliant, Norman MacKenzie, who wanted his beloved city of Regina to share in his passion. Today these galleries also have extensive Canadian collections that showcase the works of A Y Jackson, Joyce Wieland, Harold Town, Jeff Wall, Dorothy Knowles, Greg Curnoe, Michael Snow, Mary Pitseolak, General Idea, the Regina Five, and thousands more. Their paintings, sculptures, photographs, and prints inspire awe and express both a local idiom and global currents in artistic representation. On the 60th anniversary of their founding, the galleries are pleased to open their vaults to reveal the gems of a city's art collection.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 29.10.2020
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The Vaults: Art from the MacKenzie Art Gallery ...
45,99 € *
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With works by Picasso, Jasper Johns, Frank Stella, Paul Klee, Edvard Munch, Rodin, Degas, Gauguin, and Delacroix, the MacKenzie Art Gallery and the University of Regina President's Art Collection are connected to the world of art at its highest expression. Built upon an impressive collection of paintings and drawings of the Italian Renaissance, and antiquities of Asia and the Middle East, the galleries were established by the idiosyncratic, but brilliant, Norman MacKenzie, who wanted his beloved city of Regina to share in his passion. Today these galleries also have extensive Canadian collections that showcase the works of A Y Jackson, Joyce Wieland, Harold Town, Jeff Wall, Dorothy Knowles, Greg Curnoe, Michael Snow, Mary Pitseolak, General Idea, the Regina Five, and thousands more. Their paintings, sculptures, photographs, and prints inspire awe and express both a local idiom and global currents in artistic representation. On the 60th anniversary of their founding, the galleries are pleased to open their vaults to reveal the gems of a city's art collection.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 29.10.2020
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