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The list : the uses and pleasures of cataloguing

Author: Robert E Belknap
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""I am no more lonely than the Mill Brook, or a weathercock, or the north star, or the south wind, or an April shower, or a January thaw, or the first spider in a new house," wrote Henry David Thoreau in Walden. In creating this list, and many others that appear in his writings, Thoreau was working within a little-recognized yet ancient literary tradition: the practice of listing or cataloguing. This book is the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Ralph Waldo Emerson; Henry David Thoreau; Herman Melville; Walt Whitman; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Henry David Thoreau; Herman Melville; Walt Whitman; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Herman Melville; Henry David Thoreau; Walt Whitman; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Herman Melville; Henry David Thoreau; Walt Whitman; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Henry David Thoreau; Herman Melville; Walt Whitman
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Belknap
ISBN: 0300103832 9780300103830
OCLC Number: 55982405
Description: xviii, 252 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The literary list --
Emerson --
Whitman --
Melville --
Thoreau.
Responsibility: Robert E. Belknap.
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A literary critic lovingly explores the ancient practice of list- making in literature, examining literary lists and the wide range of ways writers use them. From Sumerian account tablets and Homer's  Read more...

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"Against the tyranny of rankings, Robert Belknap proposes a more democratic taxonomic system: the list. A spirited account, centered on Melville, Whitman, Thoreau, and going back to the Sumerian Read more...

 
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