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‘Let’s Do Something’ (1935–1936)

James King

in Roland Penrose: The Life of a Surrealist

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474414500
eISBN:
9781474421874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414500.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter details events in Roland Penrose's life from 1935 to 1936. In Paris, in June 1935, Roland and Paul Éluard chanced upon precocious, intense nineteen-year-old David Gascoyne, who had ... More


Remains: Burns’ skull and Keats’ hair

Nicola J. Watson

in The Author's Effects: On Writer's House Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198847571
eISBN:
9780191886751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847571.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 1 explores the smallest-scale expression of the writer’s house museum, the reliquary, through investigating the history of affective investment in the remains of the authorial body. The ... More


Smallpox Violence in Victorian Britain

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.

in Epidemics: Hate and Compassion from the Plague of Athens to AIDS

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198819660
eISBN:
9780191859984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819660.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Social History

In contrast to North America, far fewer incidents of individual or collective acts of cruelty and violence were inflicted against smallpox victims in Britain. But similar to North America’s lines of ... More


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