Spring Comes To Chicago

Author: Campbell McGrath
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: 9780880014847
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Spring Comes To Chicago from the Author: Campbell McGrath. Capitalism and American Noiseintroduced readers to the musical, comedic, and impassioned voice of poet Campbell McGrath. Now, in Spring Comes to Chicago, McGrath pushes deeper into the jungle of American culture, exposing and celebrating our native hungers and dreams. In the centerpiece of the book, "The Bob Hope Poem," McGrath confronts the paradoxes that energize and confound us--examining his own avid affection for People magazine and contemplating such diverse subjects as Wittgenstein, meat packers, money, and, of course, Bob Hope himself. Whether viewing this life with existential gravity or consumerist glee, McGarth creates poetry that is at once public and profoundly personal.

The New Young American Poets

Author: Kevin Prufer
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809323098
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The New Young American Poets from the Author: Kevin Prufer. A collection of the works of forty American poets born since 1960.

Hunting For Frogs On Elston And Other Tales From Field Street

Author: Jerry Sullivan
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226779942
Size: 64.26 MB
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Hunting For Frogs On Elston And Other Tales From Field Street from the Author: Jerry Sullivan. A selection of savvy observations on urban ecology from one of the Midwest's foremost authorities on the subject, Hunting for Frogs on Elston collects the best of naturalist Jerry Sullivan's weekly Field & Street columns, originally published in the Chicago Reader. Engaging, opinionated, inspiring, and occasionally irreverent, Hunting for Frogs on Elston pays tribute to Chicago's natural history while celebrating one of its greatest champions. Published in association with the Chicago Wilderness coalition, Hunting for Frogs on Elston comprehensively chronicles Chicagoland's unique urban ecology, from its indigenous prairie and oft-delayed seasons to its urban coyotes and passenger pigeons. In witty, informed prose, Sullivan evokes his adventures netting dog-faced butterflies, hunting rattlesnakes, and watching fireflies mate. Inspired by regional flora and fauna, Sullivan ventures throughout the metropolis and its environs in search of sludge worms, gyrfalcons, and wild onions. In reporting his findings to otherwise oblivious urbanites, Sullivan endeavors to make "alienated, atomized, postmodern people feel at home, connected to something beyond ourselves." In the sprawling Chicagoland region, where an urban ecosystem teeming with remarkable life evolves between skyscrapers and train tracks, no writer chronicled the delicate balance of nature and industry more vividly than Jerry Sullivan. An homage to the urban ecology Sullivan loved so dearly, Hunting for Frogs on Elston is his fitting legacy as well as a lasting gift to the urban naturalist in us all.

Literary Chicago

Author: Greg Holden
Publisher: Lake Claremont Press
ISBN: 9781893121010
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Literary Chicago from the Author: Greg Holden. A collection of anecdotes and excerpts collected from Chicago's rich literary legacy, with profiles of the neighborhoods featured in key works and those that inspired some of the city's authors.

Reading And Writing For Civic Literacy

Author: Donald Lazere
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351552279
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Reading And Writing For Civic Literacy from the Author: Donald Lazere. 'Lazere's [book] is heaven-sent and will provide a crucial link in the chain of understanding how conflicts are structured and, most importantly, how they can be rationally addressed - a healthy antidote to the scepticism that has become so pervasive in academic life.' Alan Hausman, Hunter College This innovative book addresses the need for college students to develop critical reading, writing, and thinking skills for self-defence in the contentious arena of American civic rhetoric. In a groundbreaking reconception of composition theory, it presents a comprehensive critical perspective on American public discourse and practical methods for its analysis. Exercises following the text sections and readings help students understand the ideological positions and rhetorical patterns that underlie opposing viewpoints in current controversies - such as the growing inequality of wealth in America and its impact on the finances of college students - as expressed in paired sets of readings from the political left and right. Widely debated issues of whether objectivity is possible and whether there is a liberal or conservative bias in news and entertainment media, as well as in education itself, are foregrounded as topics for rhetorical analysis.

Edible Memory

Author: Jennifer A. Jordan
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022622824X
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Edible Memory from the Author: Jennifer A. Jordan. Each week during the growing season, farmers’ markets offer up such delicious treasures as brandywine tomatoes, cosmic purple carrots, pink pearl apples, and chioggia beets—varieties of fruits and vegetables that are prized by home chefs and carefully stewarded by farmers from year to year. These are the heirlooms and the antiques of the food world, endowed with their own rich histories. While cooking techniques and flavor fads have changed from generation to generation, a Ribston Pippin apple today can taste just as flavorful as it did in the eighteenth century. But how does an apple become an antique and a tomato an heirloom? In Edible Memory, Jennifer A. Jordan examines the ways that people around the world have sought to identify and preserve old-fashioned varieties of produce. In doing so, Jordan shows that these fruits and vegetables offer a powerful emotional and physical connection to a shared genetic, cultural, and culinary past. Jordan begins with the heirloom tomato, inquiring into its botanical origins in South America and its culinary beginnings in Aztec cooking to show how the homely and homegrown tomato has since grown to be an object of wealth and taste, as well as a popular symbol of the farm-to-table and heritage foods movements. She shows how a shift in the 1940s away from open pollination resulted in a narrow range of hybrid tomato crops. But memory and the pursuit of flavor led to intense seed-saving efforts increasing in the 1970s, as local produce and seeds began to be recognized as living windows to the past. In the chapters that follow, Jordan combines lush description and thorough research as she investigates the long history of antique apples; changing tastes in turnips and related foods like kale and parsnips; the movement of vegetables and fruits around the globe in the wake of Columbus; and the poignant, perishable world of stone fruits and tropical fruit, in order to reveal the connections—the edible memories—these heirlooms offer for farmers, gardeners, chefs, diners, and home cooks. This deep culinary connection to the past influences not only the foods we grow and consume, but the ways we shape and imagine our farms, gardens, and local landscapes. From the farmers’ market to the seed bank to the neighborhood bistro, these foods offer essential keys not only to our past but also to the future of agriculture, the environment, and taste. By cultivating these edible memories, Jordan reveals, we can stay connected to a delicious heritage of historic flavors, and to the pleasures and possibilities for generations of feasts to come.

Dictionary Of Midwestern Literature Volume 2

Author: Philip A. Greasley
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253021162
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Dictionary Of Midwestern Literature Volume 2 from the Author: Philip A. Greasley. The Midwest has produced a robust literary heritage. Its authors have won half of the nation’s Nobel Prizes for Literature plus a significant number of Pulitzer Prizes. This volume explores the rich racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the region. It also contains entries on 35 pivotal Midwestern literary works, literary genres, literary, cultural, historical, and social movements, state and city literatures, literary journals and magazines, as well as entries on science fiction, film, comic strips,graphic novels, and environmental writing. Prepared by a team of scholars, this second volume of the Dictionary of Midwestern Literature is a comprehensive resource that demonstrates the Midwest’s continuing cultural vitality and the stature and distinctiveness of its literature.

Celebrated Weekends

Author: Mark Seal
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418554049
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Celebrated Weekends from the Author: Mark Seal. Veteran travel writer Mark Seal was tired of buying disappointing travel guides. He wanted insider information about special travel destinations?the kind of tips you'd get from the locals or people who know all the best and hippest places?like celebrities. Sixteen years and a few hundred interviews later, Seal's Celebrated Weedend feature articles?city-by-city, star-by-star investigations of the coolest places to eat, sleep, and see?have enlightened and entertained countless passengers reading American Way, American Airlines' onboard magazine. And here's the best of the best, published for the first time in one place! Inside you'll . . . Raft down roaring rivers in Kevin Costner's Aspen paradise. Dine at Elizabeth Hurley's must-try Paris bistros and brasseries. Hang in the New Orleans jazz clubs where Harry Connick Jr. grew up. Shop at Penélope Cruz's clothing boutique in Madrid. Check into the landmark Philadelphia hotel where Kevin Bacon has stayed. Grab a burger in the New York saloon that Brooke Shields has frequented since childhood. Tucked in between the essential are tantalizing insider stories from today's most exciting stars?told in their own words. It's like having your closest friend tell you all the best places to go. Whether you're a serious world explorer or an armchair traveler, Celebrated Weekends has everything you need to know to enjoy the most thrilling cities in the world.

Chicago Poems

Author: Carl Sandburg
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447487028
Size: 79.87 MB
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Chicago Poems from the Author: Carl Sandburg. This early work by Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Sandburg is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains a large collection of his poetical works and is thoroughly recommended for anyone interested in the history of American poetry. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.