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 A Pulitzer for the Ants: Edward O. Wilson

Edward O. Wilson

in Oracles of Science: Celebrity Scientists versus God and Religion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195310726
eISBN:
9780199785179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310726.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Edward O. Wilson is a public intellectual and the best-selling author of On Human Nature, Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Biophilia, Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge, and many other books. Wilson ... More


Politics and Poker: The Body Beautiful and Fiorello! and the Late 1950s

Philip Lambert

in To Broadway, To Life!: The Musical Theater of Bock and Harnick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195390070
eISBN:
9780199863570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390070.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter explores the early years of the songwriting partnership between Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, who began writing songs together in 1957 for a Broadway musical about boxing, The Body ... More


Eleven. World War II and the Prize-Winning Composer

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

With the United States’ entry into World War II, Schuman tried to enlist in the Army Specialist Corps as a music specialist. Schuman failed the physical and was initially disappointed that he would ... More


King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era

Edward A. Berlin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199740321
eISBN:
9780190245221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740321.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Opera

Scott Joplin (ca. 1867–1917) was one of the most prominent and admired ragtime composers of the period (ca. 1893–ca. 1920). Starting his music career as a stage minstrel and quartet singer, he took ... More


The Legacy of Scott Joplin

Edward A. Berlin

in King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101089
eISBN:
9780199853120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101089.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, American

The author posits that although Scott Joplin was only forty-nine and underprivileged when he died, he was already of a generation whose time had passed. Joplin was a focus for much of the ragtime ... More


THE AMERICAN ACADEMY

Barbara B. Heyman

in Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195090581
eISBN:
9780199853090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090581.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

Samuel Barber continued to receive numerous recognitions and awards for his work. In 1935, he was given the Prix de Rome award, for being the most talented and promising music student at the time. ... More


LINCOLN CENTER COMMISSIONS: The Opening of Philharmonic Hall

Barbara B. Heyman

in Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195090581
eISBN:
9780199853090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090581.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, American

With the opening of the new Philharmonic Hall at the Lincoln Center for the Permorning Arts in 1962, Samuel Barber was requested to compose a piano concerto. This chapter describes how he created ... More


New Hampshire

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Frost earned his first of four Pulitzer Prizes for the collection New Hampshire, which was published in 1923. In the years preceding this volume, Frost endured personal heartache, including family ... More


A Further Range

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The years between West-Running Brook and the publication of the Pulitzer-Prize winning collection A Further Range in 1936 were filled with great upheaval, joy, and sadness for the Frost family, ... More


A Witness Tree

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The years leading up to the publication of A Witness Tree in 1942 saw Frost become a widower, lose his son to suicide, and begin to rebuild his life with the help of fellow writers and friends. Yet, ... More


Of Thee I Sing (1931)

Howard Pollack

in George Gershwin: His Life and Work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248649
eISBN:
9780520933149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248649.003.0027
Subject:
Music, History, American

Of Thee I Sing is a musical collaboration between the Gershwin brothers, George Kaufmann, and Morrie Ryskind. Commentators have traditionally viewed it as a political satire with the story concerning ... More


Kennedy's Consigliere

John Acacia

in Clark Clifford: The Wise Man of Washington

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125510
eISBN:
9780813135304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125510.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

The patriarch of the Kennedy family, former ambassador Joseph Kennedy, was furious at journalist Drew Pearson for claiming that his son, Senator John F. Kennedy, was not the author of Profiles in ... More


Blood on the Fields: Wynton Marsalis and the Transformation of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

Alex Stewart

in Making the Scene: Contemporary New York City Big Band Jazz

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249530
eISBN:
9780520940161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249530.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. It includes an analysis of Wynton Marsalis's Pulitzer Prize-winning oratorio, Blood on the Fields, and the relationship of this work to his ... More


Eugene O'Neill's America: Desire Under Democracy

John Diggins

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226148809
eISBN:
9780226148823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226148823.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

In the face of seemingly relentless American optimism, Eugene O'Neill's plays reveal an America many would like to ignore, a place of seething resentments, aching desires, and family tragedy, where ... More


“Nothing Has to Die”

Jonathan R. Eller

in Bradbury Beyond Apollo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043413
eISBN:
9780252052293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043413.003.0043
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 42 begins with an accounting of the pervasive spread of Bradbury stories through many hundreds of textbooks and anthologies. “Nothing has to die,” Walt Disney had once told him, and the ... More


Introduction: Sensationalism and the Rise of Visual Journalism

Amanda Frisken

in Graphic News: How Sensational Images Transformed Nineteenth-Century Journalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042980
eISBN:
9780252051838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042980.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The Introduction questions the legendary origin story for sensational journalism: in the late 1890s, competition between William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer degraded serious journalism into ... More


The Old Soldier Fades Away: After Half-a-Century of Unstuffing Shirts

Robert C. Harvey

in Insider Histories of Cartooning: Rediscovering Forgotten Famous Comics and Their Creators

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461428
eISBN:
9781626740778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461428.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter claims that cartoonist Bill Mauldin created some of the most memorable cartoon images of the twentieth century. His creation Willie and Joe—who were scruffy, bristle-chinned, and ... More


The Gilded Age from the Other Side of the Tracks: Hogan’s Alley

Robert L. Gambone

in Life on the Press: The Popular Art and Illustrations of George Benjamin Luks

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732221
eISBN:
9781604734799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732221.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter talks about George Luks securing work at Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World, wherein five and a half months later he would illustrate the paper’s most popular comic strip, Hogan’s Alley. ... More


Why American Football Grew

Roger R. Tamte

in Walter Camp and the Creation of American Football

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041617
eISBN:
9780252050275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041617.003.0023
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The huge newspaper coverage given American football beginning especially in the late 1880s and led by Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World contributes importantly to the game’s growth. But the game’s ... More


Big-City Newspaperman

William E. Ellis

in Irvin S. Cobb: The Rise and Fall of an American Humorist

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813173986
eISBN:
9780813174792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813173986.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In this chapter, Ellis describes Cobb’s difficult first year in the big city. Finding a job to support his family and learning how the New York newspapers were run proved to be a daunting task. ... More


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