Reading Erskine Caldwell

Blue Boy is a seventeen year old severely retarded Negro. ... “Do the monkeyshine, Blue Boy,” he orders, and the boy dances until “His eyes were swelling, and it looked as if his balls would pop out of his head any moment” (288–89).


Author: Robert L. McDonald

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786423439

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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"These 12 essays consider Caldwell from many angles. They discuss him as humorist, social commentator, modernist, and revolutionary novelist. They examine his themes and tropes and his use of artistic devices. A bibliography includes not only books on Cal

Avian Cognition

When she was back home, Precious and Blue Boy were let out to fly. Before long Uzziel figured out that Blue Boy was a boy and she popped her tail up—the budgerigar equivalent of flirting and saying she was interested.


Author: Debra S. Herrmann

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498748438

Category: Medical

Page: 535

View: 767

Unlike any other book, Avian Cognition thoroughly examines avian intelligence, behavior, and individuality. Preferences, choices, motivation, and habits of species, flocks, and individual birds are discussed and compared. This book investigates who birds are and why they do what they do. Daily, seasonal, and play activities, creativity, reasoning a

Notes and Queries

But to return to Hall : it is certain that he was of the chivalrous young athletes of Oxford and proud of his " Blue Boy ” on account of his royal Cambridge , who annually contend for the “ Blue antecedents , which he took care should ...




ISBN: UOM:39015020440676

Category: Questions and answers


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To have captured The Blue Boy was a coup de théâtre. To have transported it safely to California, given all the possible pitfalls, was a miracle. Duveen was now the most famous art dealer in the world. Shortly before The Blue Boy left ...


Author: Meryle Secrest

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226744155

Category: Art

Page: 517

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Anyone who has admired Gainsborough's Blue Boy of the Huntington Collection in California, or Rembrandt's Aristotle Contemplating the Bust of Homer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York owes much of his or her pleasure to art dealer Joseph Duveen (1869–1939). Regarded as the most influential—or, in some circles, notorious—dealer of the twentieth century, Duveen established himself selling the European masterpieces of Titian, Botticelli, Giotto, and Vermeer to newly and lavishly wealthy American businessmen—J. P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, and Andrew Mellon, to name just a few. It is no exaggeration to say that Duveen was the driving force behind every important private art collection in the United States. The first major biography of Duveen in more than fifty years and the first to make use of his enormous archive—only recently opened to the public—Meryle Secrest's Duveen traces the rapid ascent of the tirelessly enterprising dealer, from his humble beginnings running his father's business to knighthood and eventually apeerage. The eldest of eight sons of Jewish-Dutch immigrants, Duveen inherited an uncanny ability to spot a hidden treasure from his father, proprietor of a prosperous antiques business. After his father's death, Duveen moved the company into the riskier but lucrative market of paintings and quickly became one of the world's leading art dealers. The key to Duveen's success was his simple observation that while Europe had the art, America had the money; Duveen made his fortune by buying art from declining European aristocrats and selling them to the "squillionaires" in the United States. "By far the best account of Joseph Duveen's life in a biography that is rich in detail, scrupulously researched, and sympathetically written. [Secrest's] inquiries into early-twentieth-century collecting whet our appetite for a more general history of the art market in the first half of the twentieth century."—John Brewer, New York Review of Books

Henry Edwards Huntington

In fact , Duveen's bill reveals that Huntington was charged $ 728,800 ( £ 182,200 ) for the Blue Boy . We recall the great excitement in 1911 when Huntington paid $ 50,000 for a copy of the Gutenberg Bible — more than had ever before ...


Author: James Thorpe

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520913663

Category: History

Page: 668

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A legendary book collector, a connoisseur of fine art, a horticulturist, and a philanthropist, Henry Edwards Huntington is perhaps best known as the founder of the world-renowned Huntington Library, Art Gallery, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. James Thorpe's comprehensive biography of Huntington tells the richly human story of the man who became America's greatest book collector and was a leading figure in the development of southern California. Henry Edwards Huntington was born in New York State in 1850. He began working at the age of 17, eventually moved to California, and in later years was hailed for his vision in developing the street railway system that created the structure of the Los Angeles area. Always a lover of books, Huntington acquired many spectacular volumes—among them the complete Gutenberg Bible on vellum and the library of the Earl of Bridgewater. He also built a splendid art collection and established a grand botanical garden on the grounds of the buildings that would house his art and books. Then, in an act of philanthropy seldom equaled, he gave these great treasures to the public. The intimate side of Huntington's life appears in these pages, too. Thorpe has culled a vast trove of private letters, diaries, and other documents that reveal Huntington's exceptional personal qualities. The author's well-rounded biography of this unassuming yet gifted American is also richly evocative of the times in which Henry Edwards Huntington lived.

Boy Culture An Encyclopedia 2 volumes

Blue for Boys What does the phrase all boy actually mean in our society? Many may know the research on gender stereotypes and try to ignore them, but often the stereotypes appear when a baby boy is born. The gifts he is given, ...


Author: Shirley R. Steinberg

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313350818

Category: Social Science

Page: 527

View: 573

In this two-volume set, a series of expert contributors look at what it means to be a boy growing up in North America, with entries covering everything from toys and games, friends and family, and psychological and social development. • 166 entries on specific aspects of boyhood life in North America today, ranging from boy-centered toys, games, and media to issues of masculinity and confusing notions of manhood • Expert contributors from a variety of academic and professional disciplines, providing insight into a range of issues related to the lives of North American boys • Bibliographic listings of works cited and further reading in print and online • A comprehensive index

Dictionary of Pub Names

The Blue Boy sign at Clapton , near Crewkerne , shows one of the orphans who attended the school established by the local vicar , John Coombs , in 1499. The pupils at the school wore a blue uniform . Blue Boys Kippings Cross , Kent .



Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 1840222662

Category: Bars (Drinking establishments)

Page: 448

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For hundreds of years, the public house in its many guises, from urban gin palace to wayside coaching inn, has been a charming and quintessential feature of British life, and hence the names and signs associated with pubs are a constant reminder of our history, cultural heritage, folklore and local identity.The Wordsworth Dictionary of Pub Names is a fascinating compilation containing nearly five thousand absorbing entries and can be dipped into for fun or consulted on a serious level for intriguing and amusing information not readily available elsewhere. The local pub is an institution unique to the British Isles, but since English literature abounds with references to hostelries past and present, real and imagined, and no tourist's itinerary is complete without a visit to one or several on their route, its virtues are celebrated worldwide and readers everywhere will enjoy an affectionate and, perhaps, nostalgic browse through the pages of this entertaining dictionary.

Proceedings of the New York State Teachers Association Annual Meeting

Boy Blue ! Come and blow your horn . Where is the boy that looks after the sheep ? Boy Blue ! Come Boy Blue ! He'll be sure to come . Is Boy Blue asleep ? Where is he ? Fast asleep under the haycock . Awake , Boy Blue .


Author: New York State Teachers Association


ISBN: OSU:32435025150368

Category: Education


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American Original

Going to the Iowa state fair with this animal, Will hoped that Blue Boy would be selected as the best in the show. When Blue Boy turned out to be a winner, Will realized his dream. The romance in State Fair was carried off by Ayres, ...


Author: Ray Robinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019535866X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Hailed by The New York Times as "America's Aristophanes," Will Rogers was one of this century's most astute and beloved humorists. If as he often remarked, he never met a man he didn't like, it is also true that Rogers never met a man he didn't like to make fun of. Everyone from congressmen and Presidents to Hollywood movie moguls and wealthy industrialists bore the brunt of his gently lacerating wit--and seemed, mostly, to be charmed in the process. So popular did Rogers become--through dozens of films, a daily column that ran for nine years in newspapers across the country, and countless lectures and stage performances--that he was often urged to run for Congress and even the Presidency. Upon receiving a mock appointment as Congressman-at-Large for the whole United States, Rogers protested, "I regret the disgrace that's been thrust upon me here tonight. I've tried to live my whole life so that I would never become a congressman." In American Original, Ray Robinson chronicles the trajectory of Will Rogers' remarkable life. Written with engaging immediacy and filled with a wealth of delightful anecdotes, this lively portrait follows Rogers from his childhood in the Indian Territory of what is now Oklahoma, to his first spellbinding lariat performances in the Wild West shows (where he would often lasso prominent audience members and drag them on stage), to his stardom in vaudeville and the Ziegfeld Follies, to his early silent movies and the later "talkies," and finally to his astonishing influence as a "cowboy philosopher" columnist read by over 40 million Americans. Far more than other biographers, Robinson excels at conveying Rogers' impact as a political commentator ("I belong to no organized political party. I am a Democrat.") and his great success as an actor in Hollywood, where he was the leading star of Fox Films. And along the way, Robinson paints a vibrant portrait of one of America's most colorful eras. We follow the early evolution of modern entertainment, enjoy vivid snapshots of W.C. Fields, Charlie Chaplin, Florenz Ziegfeld, Eddie Cantor, Samuel Goldwyn, Shirley Temple, and John Ford, and, perhaps most important, witness the major political events of the era through Will Rogers' uniquely perceptive eyes. American Original succeeds most appealingly in bringing Will Rogers before us with all the spontaneity, intimacy, and honesty of a live performance. In it we are given front row seats to the life of a character unabashedly American and unforgettably original.