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THE 1933 CHICAGO WORLD'S FAIR: A CENTURY OF PROGRESS

by CHERYL R. GANZ


THE 1933 CHICAGO WORLD'S FAIR: A CENTURY OF PROGRESS


Description

Chicago's 1933 world's fair set a new direction for international expositions. Earlier fairs had exhibited technological advances, but Chicago's fair organizers used the very idea of progress to buoy national optimism during the Depression's darkest years. Orchestrated by business leaders and engineers, almost all former military men, the fair reflected a business-military-engineering model that envisioned a promising future through science and technology's application to everyday life. Fair organizers, together with corporate leaders, believed that progress rides on the tide of technological innovation and consumerism.

But not all those who struggled for a voice at Chicago's 1933 exposition had abandoned the traditional notions of progress that entailed social justice and equality, recognition of ethnic and gender-related accomplishments, and personal freedom and expression. The stark pronouncement of the fair's motto, "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms," was challenged by iconoclasts such as Sally Rand, whose provocative fan dance became a persistent symbol of the fair, as well as a handful of other exceptional individuals, including African Americans, ethnic populations and foreign nationals, groups of working women, and even well-heeled socialites. They all met obstacles but ultimately introduced personal, social definitions of "progress" and thereby influenced the ways the fair took shape.

In this engaging social and cultural history, Cheryl R. Ganz examines Chicago's second world's fair through the lenses of technology, ethnicity, and gender. The book also features eighty-six photographs--nearly half of which are full color--of key locations, exhibits, and people, as well as authentic ticket stubs, postcards, pamphlets, posters, and other items. From fan dancers to fan belts, The 1933 Chicago World's Fair: A Century of Progress offers the compelling, untold stories of fair planners and participants who showcased education, industry, and entertainment to sell optimism during the depths of the Great Depression.


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Cheryl R. Ganz is the Chief Curator of Philately at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum. She has curated exhibits, written for the museum website (postalmuseum.si.edu), and co-authored Delivering Hope: FDR & Stamps of the Great Depression. Her area of expertise is mail flown by zeppelins. Ganz earned her Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Chicago in United States History and identifies as a social cultural historian. She authored The 1933 Chicago World's Fair: A Century of Progress and co-edited and contributed to Pots of Promise: Mexicans and Pottery at Hull-House, 1920-40.


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Format: 272 pages;
Publisher: University of Illinois Press;
Origin: (Edition 1) June 24, 2008;
Language: (original) English;
ISBN-10: 0252033574
ISBN-13: 978-0252033575
Trim: 10.1 x 7 x 1 inches

Rebuilt: How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human

by Michael Chorost

Rebuilt: How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human

Detail

Format: 240 pages;
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt;
Origin: (Edition 1) June 2, 2005;
Language: (original) English;
ISBN-10: 0618378294
ISBN-13: 978-0618378296
Trim: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1 inches


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COGNITIVE SURPLUS: CREATIVITY AND GENEROSITY IN A CONNECTED AGE

by Clay Shirky

COGNITIVE SURPLUS: CREATIVITY AND GENEROSITY IN A CONNECTED AGE

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Format: 256 pages;
Publisher: The Penguin Press;
Origin: (June 10, 2010);
Language: (original) English;
ISBN 9781594202537
Trim: 5.51 x 8.26in


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The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding From You

by Eli Pariser

The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding From You

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Format: 304 pages;
Publisher: The Penguin Press;
Origin: (May 12, 2011);
Language: (original) English;
ISBN: 9781101505724
Trim: 8.1 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches


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Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought

by Douglas Hofstadter and The Fluid Analogies Research Group

Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies

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Format: 0101 pages;
Publisher: 0101 0101 0101;
Origin: 0101 01, 0101;
Language: (original) English;
ISBN-10: 0101010101
ISBN-13: 0101010101010
Trim: 01 x 01 x 01 inches


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THE MAN BEHIND THE MICROCHIP: ROBERT NOYCE AND THE INVENTION OF SILICON VALLEY

by LESLIE BERLIN

THE MAN BEHIND THE MICROCHIP: ROBERT NOYCE AND THE INVENTION OF SILICON VALLEY

Detail

Format: 440 pages;
Publisher: Oxford University Press USA;
Origin: (Edition 1) June 10, 2005;
Language: (original) English;
ISBN-10: 0195163435
ISBN-13: 978-0195163438
Trim: 9.2 x 6.1 x 1.5 inches


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REVOLUTION IN THE VALLEY: The Insanely Great Story Of How The Mac Was Made

by Andy Hertzfeld

REVOLUTION IN THE VALLEY | Andy Hertzfeld

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Format: 320 pages;
Publisher: O'Reilly Media;
Origin: (Edition 1) December 13, 2004;
Language: (original) English;
ISBN-10: 0596007191
ISBN-13: 978-0596007195
Trim: 7.9 x 8 x 1 inches

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Core Memory: A Visual Survey of Vintage Computers

by John Alderman (author), Mark Richards (photographer), Dan Spicer (forward)


Core Memory: A Visual Survey of Vintage Computers

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Format: 160 pages;
Publisher: (Original Edition) Chronicle Books;
Origin: May 10, 2007
Language: (original) English;
ISBN-10: 0811854426
ISBN-13: 978-0811854429
Trim: 9.2 x 11.3 x 0.9 inches


DON'T MAKE ME THINK: A COMMON SENSE APROACH TO WEB USABILITY, SECOND EDITION

by STEVE KRUG


DON'T MAKE ME THINK

Description

Five years and more than 100,000 copies after it was first published, it's hard to imagine anyone working in Web design who hasn't read Steve Krug's "instant classic" on Web usability, but people are still discovering it every day.  In this second edition, Steve adds three new chapters in the same style as the original: wry and entertaining, yet loaded with insights and practical advice for novice and veteran alike.  Don't be surprised if it completely changes the way you think about Web design.


Three New Chapters:

  • Usability as common courtesy -- Why people really leave Web sites
  • Web Accessibility, CSS, and you -- Making sites usable and accessible
  • Help! My boss wants me to ______. -- Surviving executive design whims

  • "I thought usability was the enemy of design until I read the first edition of this book. Don't Make Me Think! showed me how to put myself in the position of the person who uses my site.  After reading it over a couple of hours and putting its ideas to work for the past five years, I can say it has done more to improve my abilities as a Web designer than any other book.


    In this second edition, Steve Krug adds essential ammunition for those whose bosses, clients, stakeholders, and marketing managers insist on doing the wrong thing. "If you design, write, program, own, or manage Web sites, you must read this book." —Jeffrey Zeldman, author of Designing with Web Standards



    Author

    After a decade writing computer manuals, in 1989 Steve Krug (pronounced "kroog") moved up the food chain to usability testing and interface design so he could fix the problems instead of explaining them.

    Since then, he's evaluated and improved interfaces for a wide variety of clients, primarily in online services and the Web, including Apple, AOL, Netscape, the late, lamented Excite@Home, Lexus.com, and Circle.com (originally Interactive Bureau).

    His consulting firm, Advanced Common Sense ("just me and a few well-placed mirrors") is based in Chestnut Hill, MA.

    He currently spends most of his time reviewing existing sites and designs for new sites, conducting usability workshops, and helping clients resolve thorny interface problems.







    Detail

    Format: 216 pages;
    Publisher: New Riders Press;
    Origin: (Edition 2) August 28, 2005;
    Language: (original) English;
    ISBN-10: 0321344758
    ISBN-13: 978-0321344755
    Trim: 8.9 x 7 x 0.4 inches

    BeBOP TO THE BOOLEAN BOOGIE: An Unconventional Guide to Electronics, THIRD EDITION

    by Clive "Max" Maxfield


    BeBOP TO THE BOOLEAN BOOGIE, THIRD EDITION


    Description

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    Detail

    Format: 568 pages;
    Publisher: Newnes;
    Origin: (Edition 3) December 23, 2008;
    Language: (original) English;
    ISBN-10: 1856175073
    ISBN-13: 978-1856175074
    Trim: 9.1 x 7.3 x 1.1 inches

    THE ART OF ELECTRONICS, SECOND EDITION

    by PAUL HOROWITZ, WINFIELD HILL


    THE ART OF ELECTRONICS, SECOND EDITION


    Description

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    Detail

    Format: 1152 pages;
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press;
    Origin: (Edition 2) July 28, 1989;
    Language: (original) English;
    ISBN-10: 0521370957
    ISBN-13: 978-0521370950
    Trim: 10.1 x 7.2 x 2 inches

    INTRODUCTION TO ALGORITHMS, THIRD EDITION

    by THOMAS H. CORMEN, CHARLES E. LEISERSON, RONALD L. RIVEST, CLIFFORD STEIN


    INTRODUCTION TO ALGORITHMS, THIRD EDITION


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    Detail

    Format: 1312 pages;
    Publisher: The MIT Press;
    Origin: (Edition 3) July 31, 2009;
    Language: (original) English;
    ISBN-10: 0262033844
    ISBN-13: 978-0262033848
    Trim: 9.1 x 8.3 x 2.1 inches

    Virtual Machines: Versatile Platforms for Systems and Processes (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Architecture and Design)

    by JAMES E. SMITH, RAVI NAIR


    Virtual Machines: Versatile Platforms for Systems and Processes


    Description

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    Detail

    Format: 656 pages;
    Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann;
    Origin: (Edition 1) June 3, 2005;
    Language: (original) English;
    ISBN-10: 1558609105
    ISBN-13: 978-1558609105
    Trim: 9.3 x 7.1 x 1.6 inches

    AN UNNATURAL METROPOLIS: WRESTING NEW ORLEANS FROM NATURE

    by CRAIG E. COLTEN


    AN UNNATURAL METROPOLIS: WRESTING NEW ORLEANS FROM NATURE


    Description

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    Phasellus in massa vel ante fermentum venenatis ut nec dui. Proin mollis fermentum blandit. Ut dignissim aliquam neque, eu hendrerit justo bibendum in. Nulla at est vitae quam placerat sagittis et at orci. Aliquam quis urna eget nibh sodales vulputate. Sed hendrerit mattis viverra. Fusce metus est, mattis at mollis nec, mollis vel justo. Nam egestas ultrices tortor, a pellentesque nunc lacinia sit amet. Vestibulum non sapien neque. Nulla blandit felis quis augue viverra faucibus ac non mauris.

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    Detail

    Format: 245 pages;
    Publisher: Louisiana State University Press;
    Origin: (November 30, 2004);
    Language: (original) English;
    ISBN-10: 0807129771
    ISBN-13: 978-0807129777
    Trim: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1 inches

    NEW ORLEANS CITY GUIDE 1938

    BY THE FEDERAL WRITERS' PROJECT OF THE WORKS PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION


    NEW ORLEANS CITY GUIDE 1938


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    Detail

    Format: 430 pages;
    Publisher: Garrett County Press;
    Origin: (This Editionn) March 16, 2009;
    Language: (original) English;
    ISBN-10: 1891053086
    ISBN-13: 978-1891053085
    Trim: 7.8 x 5.5 x 1.4 inches

    A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES

    by JOHN KENNEDY TOOLE


    A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES


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    Detail

    Format: 405 pages;
    Publisher: Grove Weidenfeld;
    Origin: (this edition) 1987;
    Language: (original) English;
    ISBN-10: 0802130208
    ISBN-13: 978-0802130204
    Trim: 8.2 x 5.3 x 0.8 inches

    The Third Man

    by Graham Greene


    The Third Man


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    Format: 160 pages;
    Publisher: Penguin;
    Origin: (This Edition) May 1, 1999;
    Language: (original) English;
    ISBN: 9780140286823
    Trim: 7.7 x 5.2 x 0.4 inches

    The Great Buddha at Kamakura
    A deep man believes in miracles, waits for them, believes in magic, believes that the orator will decompose his adversary;
    believes that the evil eye can wither, that the heart's blessing can heal; that love can exalt talent; can overcome all odds.
    From a great heart secret magnetisms flow incessantly to draw great events.
    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    The Lost Thing

    by Shaun Tan


    The Lost Thing


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    Life: Remembering John Lennon

    by Life Magazine, Life Magazine Editors


    Life: Remembering John Lennon

    Description

    The magazine best known for its pictures gets into the act with a photographic retrospective of Lennon, including shots from a number of photographers dating from the founding Beatle's childhood through Beatlemania and up to the aftermath of his tragic 1980 murder in New York:

    Out of the hardscrabble port city of Liverpool, England, there emerged a rock 'n' roll group that would become the most celebrated of all time. And the soul of that group was John Lennon, "the Smart Beatle," who with his mates changed the way the world looked, partied and lived. From the days in a Hamburg basement club to the Ed Sullivan Show to the movies to the White Album, the music traced a phenomenal trajectory. Along the way came his beloved Yoko and sons Julian and Sean, the breakup of the Fab Four, the fascinating solo albums, and finally, in the end, an assassin's bullet. Life was there with John and the Beatles from their first visit to these shores till the final days. This exultant tale is told in vivid photography and words, as John is brought to life in a truly special volume from the editors of Life.

    Captioned with brief, personal remembrances from friends and acquaintances, the photos will likely please fans, despite the work's overall breezy presentation. The childhood and adolescent shots of Lennon, both with and without his eventual bandmates, are most engaging, including one shot of a 16-year-old John center stage fronting the Quarry Men on the very day he would engage for the first time a like-minded 15-year-old lad named Paul McCartney. Reprint of original published in 2005.


    Detail

    Paperback: 128 pages
    Publisher: Life (November 19, 2010)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1932994238 (2005 ed.)
    ISBN-13: 978-1932994230 (2005 ed.)
    Format: Magazine
    Manufacturer: LIFE Books


    Strawberry Field Liverpool

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    John Lennon wrote "Strawberry Fields Forever in September 1966 in Spain, where he was making the film How I Won the War. Alone, with no Beatles business for the first time in years, he found himself free to reach deep for inspiration, going back to childhood memories.

    John Lennon in 'How I Won The War'

    Grammar School John Lennon

    As Lennon told Rolling Stone in 1968, "We were trying to write about Liverpool, and I just listed all the nice-sounding names arbitrarily. But I have visions of Strawberry Fields. . . . Because Strawberry Fields is just anywhere you want to go." Strawberry Field (Lennon added the "s") was a Liverpool children's home near where Lennon grew up with his Aunt Mimi. When he was young, Lennon, who had been abandoned by both his parents, would climb over the wall of the orphanage and play in its wild gardens.

    "I was hip in kindergarten," Lennon explained in 1980. "I was different all my life. The second verse goes, 'No one I think is in my tree.' Well, I was too shy and self-doubting. Nobody seems to be as hip as me is what I was saying. Therefore, I must be crazy or a genius - 'I mean it must be high or low,' the next line. There was something wrong with me, I thought, because I seemed to see things other people didn't see."

    After finishing the song on a Spanish beach, Lennon returned to England and played it for the rest of the band. As engineer Geoff Emerick recalled, "There was a moment of stunned silence, broken by Paul, who in a quiet, respectful tone said simply, "That is absolutely brilliant.'"


    At that point, it was an acoustic-guitar ballad, reminiscent of Bob Dylan's "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue." but in the studio, it became a whole new thing, as the Beatles experimented with it for days. Having retired from touring earlier that year, they were free to record at their leisure, cutting dozens of takes in the next two weeks. McCartney composed the intro on a Mollotron, a primitive Synthesizer.

    Lennon wanted to keep the first part from one take (Take 26) and the second part from another, recorded the previous week (Take 7) - despite the fact that they were in different keys and tempos. Producer George Martin accomplished this by slightly speeding up one take and slowing down the other.



    The manipulation of time and key only added to the brooding, ghostly feeling of Lennon's vocals, giving the entire song an aura of surreal timelessness. The finished take ends with a fragment of a long jam session, in which Lennon says "cranberry sauce": Paul Is Dead freaks beieved he was saying, "I buried Paul."

    "Strawberry Fields" was the first track cut during the Sgt. Pepper sessions. The innovative studio techniques the Beatles employed recording it and McCartney's "Penny Lane," another childhood memory of a Liverpool landmark, heralded the band's new direction - as did the acid-inspired reverie in the lyrics of both songs.





    Penny Lane Strawberry Fields Forever | John Lennon / Paul McCartney | The Beatles | Parlophone | Out Friday February 17 1967 | EMI
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    The tracks were to be centerpieces of the Beatles' greatest album, but under pressure by EMI to produce a new single (it had been six months since their last 45), they released both songs in February 1967 as a double A side. Martin later regretted the decision to remove the tracks from Sgt. Pepper as "the biggest mistake of my career."

    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Release

    Growing up "was scary because there was nobody to relate to," Lennon once said. Strawberry Field the place (which closed in 2005) represented those haunting childhood visions. With "Strawberry Fields" the song, he conquered them forever.

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    Rolling Stone: THE BEATLES 100 GREATEST SONGS

    by Rolling Stone Magazine, Rolling Stone Magazine Editors
    Rolling Stone: The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs

    Description

    The greatest songs from the greatest band of all time. Includes an introduction by Elvis Costello, an essential guide to the Beatles' best tracks ranked by the editors of Rolling Stone with a song by song breakdown including pictures and stories about the songs, how they were inspired in the Beatles own words, songs the Beatles gave away, special sections on the Beatles' favorite songs, vaunted chart statistcs, and much more. A wonderful read, a refreshing memory of a past time by the group that influenced rock and roll more then any other. Something to be given to a younger generation that never saw the Beatles perform. A definite Collectors Edition.


    Detail

    Paperback: 122 pages
    Publisher: Rolling Stone; # 02 edition (2010)
    Language: English
    ASIN: B003ZJN6KE
    ISBN: 1616840625
    Format: Magazine
    Manufacturer: Rolling Stone Magazine


    Recording the Beatles

    The Beatles rehearsing for 1965 U.S. tour

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    The Beatles first went binary way back in 1987 and the upcoming release of their newly remastered catalog in its entirety is long awaited and highly anticipated. Nothing could
    be less digital than the way the their music was originally recorded.

    Today, effects such as delay and compression are easily achieved with off-the-shelf equipment costing a few hundred dollars at most. At the legendary Abbey Road Studios, where many of these effects were pioneered, armies of technicians used enormous rooms to literally bounce the sound off walls.

    The Beatles | Please Please Me Mini documentary

    Studio 2 | EMI Abbey Road London


    Such analog feats make for a fascinating and timely tale in the hands of Kevin Ryan and Brian Kehew, whose deeply researched and timely self-published book Recording the Beatles, shows with painstaking clarity how recording engineers not only captured the band on tape, but augmented its musical palette in ways still emulated around the world.

    This epic chronicle, published by Curvebender Publishing in 2006, is the result of over ten
    years of research in the pursuit of the exact circumstances and studio methodology by which all the Beatle records came into being. 'Recording the Beatles' is the ultimate reference that tells what equipment (microphones, tape machines, speakers, amplifiers, mixers outboard gear), musical instruments (the studio's and the Beatles'), personnel, production techniques (effects, studio setups, editing) and more that went into each and every Beatle recording.

    The Beatles | Love Me Do | EMI Parlophone
    The Beatles | Please Please Me | EMI Parlophone
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    The book also tells the story of the intense work ethic of the greatest Pop band that, despite the seemingly sterile and certainly colorless studio atmosphere at that time, managed to create their timeless music.

    The control room at Studio 2


    Weighing in at 540 pages, the book was an instant hit among Beatles fans and music geeks and has just gone into subsequent printings after the initial imprint of 3,000 copies sold out.

    Recording the Beatles

    Apple


    The book is an exhaustive and authoritative archival retrospective on The Beatles' recording methods that could not be timelier. The band's label, Apple Corps., has been for years on the perpetually reported verge of licensing the Beatles catalog to online music stores, and the long awaited second remastering of the Beatles catalog for a digital format since it happened for the compact disc in 1987 brings the prospect of online distribution a tad nearer the fore.

    Redd.51 mixing console

    Kehew and Ryan (both of whom have recorded music professionally) interviewed the engineers who were there and documented their equipment. They pored over studio logs to piece together what the engineers used, how they used it and in which songs equipment appears, so you can hear for yourself.


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    The authors of the book have made it their business to find out everything there is to know about the the methods by which the Beatles' music was recorded. Of course, given that this took place considerably less than 4000 years ago, and that most of the people involved are still very much alive, their task was probably a great deal less speculative than that of the archaeologists. After all, you're going to get much more definite answers if you can talk to the people involved and look at the equipment they used than you will if you're sitting around looking at a 40-ton block of stone and trying to work out how a bunch of guys in loincloths, with no JCBs, managed to move it about and use it to create pleasing geometric shapes.

    The result is a sometimes overwhelming look at everything that went into Recording The Beatles -- or at least as much as is possible to document in 10 years of research and writing.

    Recording The Beatles

    Recording The Beatles is a huge book, and there's a simply awesome amount of information collected within its 500+ pages. It is the result of over a decade of research, in which Kehew and Ryan tracked down and interviewed as many ex-EMI staff as they could find, located and photographed examples of nearly every piece of studio equipment in use at Abbey Road between 1962 and 1970 and spent countless hours investigating the contents of EMI's archives.

    EMI Recording Tape
    The original analog master format is EMI's 2-inch magnetic recording tape which runs at a speed of 15 inches per second. The originals were backed up on digital tape for safekeeping in 1991.

    RECORDING THE BEATLES
    Hardcover: 537 pages
    Publisher: Curvebender Publishing (2006)
    Language: English
    ISBN-13: 978-0978520007
    ASIN: 0978520009

    The hardcover book, which is large enough to fit into the life-sized replica of an EMI tape case that comes with it, is bursting with photos and descriptions of the equipment, studios and people who helped evolve the Beatles' sound. Considering the weight of their legacy, it's hard to approach the Beatles as a book subject without falling prey to repetition or abstraction, but its concrete, well-researched approach brings you close to its subject matter in a way that other Beatles accounts haven't.

    And although the book's focus is technical in nature, the authors never neglect the human element for long, including lots of anecdotes and photos of the engineers, producers and the Beatles.

    Gazing at all these pictures of beautiful, ancient, analog gear, I felt like a character out of Blade Runner looking at a pictures of real animals after they had gone extinct (nearly) and been replaced by robots.

    The equipment at Abbey Road and the other studios chronicled in the book has a magical feel to it that's impossible to replicate in a software interface.


    VOX


    It belongs to an opulent, if ramshackle, analog recording age that will never return.

    With the music industry's shrinking budgets and growing reliance on digital technology, who can afford teams of amp room technicians in white lab coats, or studio attendants in brown ones? For that matter, where do you even buy 2-inch tape anymore?

    Despite the switch from analog to digital recording, there's a clear link between the recording techniques pioneered by the Beatles' engineers and those in use today in digital recording software. The book contains a great account of the Beatles' discovery of automatic double tracking, or A.D.T., which is a perfect example of the sort of inventiveness regularly in effect at Abbey Road Studios.

    John Lennon complained about having to record his vocal tracks twice in order to achieve the "double-tracked" effect, which makes a person sounds like he's singing with himself. While thinking about the problem, Abbey Road engineer Ken Townsend took a nap after an all-day recording session, and woke up with a solution.

    John Lennon in 1965

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    The engineers played Lennon's vocal track at 15 inches per second, routing the signal to a second tape deck which recorded it at 30 ips. The other part of the trick is that the second deck had twice the space between the Record head and the Play head as the first, so Lennon's voice arrived at the Play heads of both machines at approximately -- but not exactly -- the same time.

    By mixing the signal from those machines onto a third, a new sort of double-track effect could be heard -- different than the previous kind, because the vocal nuances on the first track were reproduced identically on the second track.

    John Lennon at Trident Studio London in 1968

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    Lennon and the rest of the Beatles loved the A.D.T. effect, and began using it on instruments as well as vocals. A good example is Lennon's vocal on "Revolution 1," which, incidentally, he recorded lying down in the middle of the studio, as a picture in this book shows.

    The Beatles in Studio 2 with producer George Martin at the beginning of 1967

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    Each chapter looks at the general techniques being used during that year and also features 'A Closer Look' sections which explore specific songs from that year in greater depth. The sheer volume of information doesn't let up here either, and the section is awash with 3D diagrams of studio layout, track sheets, photographs to show things such as drum mic placement, and lists of the equipment and instruments used during the sessions.

    EMI Abbey Road Studios London

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    Section I covers the design, construction and history of Abbey Road itself, as well as the different roles of the various studio personnel, with bios of all the Beatles, various engineers, and tape operators.

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    Neumann Microphone
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    Section II covers the studio's recording equipment-- mics, mixers, tape recorders, and outboard -- and features an enormous collection of highly detailed (and clearly labelled) photographs, as well as a wealth of information about each piece. Much of the details are

    EMI Amplifier

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    Section III follows a similarly detailed format, but looks at effects and instruments belonging to Abbey Road and also at other studios used by the Beatles during their career. It also schematically shows how to achieve the many original special effects the Beatles first used.

    Beatles signed to EMI Parlophone

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    The Beatles break from their first recording session in 1963 for photo shoot in back of Abbey Road


    Section IV, called Production, is probably the most interesting because it is a year-by-year history of the band's studio work and actual production, beginning with EMI/Parlophone producer George Martin's reasons for signing them back in 1962.

    As George Harrison remarked: "We recorded the first Beatle album in one day; the second one took even longer."

    This section has drawings of the where each of the Beatles stood or sat, the position of their amps, sound screens, microphone placement and so much more. There is a chapter for each year from 1962 to 1968, and a joint chapter for 1969 and 1970.


    Paul McCartney



    The last section will likely generate the most interest among prospective readers. But it's the preceding sections that really make it work: all of the background information places the content of this section in context, and gives you a clear understanding of how these records were actually made.

    The book also reveals the origin of the word "plug-in," which is now used to refer to everything from Winamp add-ons to Photoshop effects.

    Equalization cartridges labeled "Classic" or "Pop" were literally plugged into the back of the mixing desk, which had little holes cut out of it so you could see which cartridge was plugged in.

    These plug-ins were somewhat similar to the ones people use today, but engineers back then had a much different way of adding delay. They would route audio to a reverb plate or -- more impressively -- room-sized echo chambers with speakers and microphones in them, so that delay and reverb could be added by literally bouncing sound off of walls. Today's desktop producers might have it easier, but they'll never have it so good.



    As tempting as it is to reminisce about the good old days of analog recording, most music people probably wouldn't back a return to the sort of situation where it took mountains of money to produce music.

    The Studio technicians at EMI Abbey Road Studios

    As edifying and entertaining as it is to read about how the Beatles were recorded, you'd never want to have to do it yourself (unless, perhaps, you could easily afford the cost). But the Beatles' engineers' attention to detail, methodical approach and problem-solving mindset is in more demand now than ever, since digital technology has made everything so easy. As one would expect, this book is sure to fascinate any Beatles obsessive or recording engineer.


    recording deck
    But I think anyone with even slight technical or Beatles-derived curiosity can flip open the book and be engrossed by what they find. The authors deserve ample credit for explaining the hard science behind the Beatles' music in such an engaging way.


    The digitally remastered Beatles catalog is in release on 0.09.09


    But, back to the Beatles going digital. Recording the Beatles shows the Beatles' engineers using the most cutting-edge technology available to record and mix these records.

    George Harrison in 1967

    If the remaining Beatles and contemporary team at EMI have stayed true to the inventive spirit of Abbey Road in the digital redo about to be debuted, they'll have remastered the 13 core albums of the Beatles' catalog directly from tape into a 24-bit 96-kHz format that will sound even better than the lossless files made from today's CDs. Like their big move to 4-track, this would make a lot of sense in retrospect.


    Recording the Beatles


    Apart from the stunning amount of data contained in this book, the other striking thing about it is how fluently written and well laid out it is. Given the amount of technical facts here, you might expect a book that is rather dry in tone, but this is simply not the case — largely, I suspect, as a result of the authors' boundless enthusiasm for their subject. While you could use the book as a work of reference — something to be dipped into at random or to answer a specific question — I'd be surprised if most readers did not end up going through it from cover to cover. It really is that enjoyable.

    Many of the techniques and processes we take for granted in the modern studio were pioneered by the people who recorded the music of the Beatles. This book gives a fascinating and unique insight into how they worked, how their equipment worked and how they used it to create not only the records we know so well, but also music recording as we know it.

    Ringo Starr in 1966

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    With previously unseen pictures of the Fab Four and other studio clients taken by Abbey Road staff and friends, an unprecedented level of professional and technical detail of every mic, musical instrument and arcane recording studio device used (there were many), plus a devotion to accurately and fully document the (relatively) short time span the Beatles spent in the studio, 'Recording The Beatles' is the ultimate in Beatle histories and a work of love by its authors.

    Abbey Road | NW8 | CITY OF WESTMINSTER

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    THE BEATLES | A HARD DAY'S NIGHT

    THE BEATLES | HELP!

    THE BEATLES | REVOLVER

    The Beatles | Magical Mystery Tour

    The BEATLES | white album

    THE BEATLES | LET IT BE

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    The Beatles | Rubber Soul

    Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

    The Beatles | Yellow Submarine

    BEATLES | ABBEY ROAD


    The Beatles first recording session at EMI Abbey Road
    ABBEY ROAD NW8 | CITY OF WESTMINSTER
    The Beatles first recording session at EMI Abbey Road


    Tea break from first EMI session with EMI Parlophone producer George Martin
    Beatle Ringo
    Beatle gear
    Please Please Me | THE BEATLES | GEORGE HARRISON (lead guitar) | JOHN LENNON (rhythm guitar) | PAUL MCCARTNEY (bass guitar) | RINGO STARR (drums)
    With the Beatles | Parlophone
    Beatle George
    A Hard Days Night
    The Beatles on the set of their second feature film, HELP!, Twickenham Studios, London
    Recording the Beatles
    George Harrison and axe
    Lennon's gear
    Paul McCartney's Hofner Bass
    George Harrison and Paul McCartney


    George Harrison with 1964 Gibson SG


    In a rare instance of Beatle session filmed, the promotional bit for “Hey Bulldog” showed the group in genuine session, a rush job made for release and distribution while the group took their famous four month retreat to Rikakesh in 1968.

    The footage was originally edited into a promo clip for the single release 'Lady Madonna.' Harrison's 'The Inner Light' was chosen for the b-side while 'Hey Bulldog' was relegated to filler for the 'Yellow Submarine' soundtrack. Three decades later, the footage was reassembled true to the song it originally chronicled for inclusion in the Beatle Anthology (1995).


    The 'Bulldog' footage showcases George Harrison’s cherry-finish 1964 Gibson SG as well as


    John Lennon's 1964 Epiphone Casino

    the favored and familiar Epiphone Casino that Lennon used beginning in the mid 60s with stock sunburst finish and pickguard (later removed) before he stripped it bare and reapplied a natural finish to the guitar, featuring prominently in the 1970 documentary, 'Let it Be' (1970).

    The Let It Be finale

    The digitally remastered Beatles catalog is in release on release 0.09.09


    Apple Corps and EMI Records are releasing the digitally remastered catalogue on September 9, the same day when the video game The Beatles: Rock Band, comes out on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii.

    The Beatles Rock Band

    This new batch of remasters include the 12 UK albums, with replicated original UK album art, expanded booklets containing original and newly written liner notes and rare photos, and original UK tracklistings, and Magical Mystery Tour (which was part of the 1987 CD release), and Past Masters (Past Masters Vol. I & II combined). Each remastered albums, except Past Masters, will also feature new mini-documentaries embedded as QuickTime files. These mini-doc's contain archival footage, rare photographs and never-before-heard studio chat from The Beatles.

    There will be two boxsets of remastered albums released on the same day. The Beatles In Stereo contains all 14 remastered albums, in which the first four Beatles albums are available in stereo for the first time, over 16 discs, and a DVD collection of the documentaries. The Beatles In Mono contains 10 UK mono remastered albums, 2 discs of mono masters, and the original 1965 stereo mixes of Help! and Rubber Soul.

    Abbey Road Studio 2, 1964


    At the end of February 1964, the Beatles had returned from their first triumphant trip to the U.S. and were preparing for their first feature film, 'A Hard Day's Night.' Some stills and silent footage from Studio 2, EMI Abbey Road Studios were shot during recording of various takes of 'And I Love Her' being prepared for the Hard Day's Night soundtrack. The footage has been used in countless Beatle documentaries, including 'The Making of A Hard Day’s Night' (you can seem them toying skeptically with their scripts).

    United Artists, with whom the Beatles signed a contract to do three feature films, had the rights to release a soundtrack album for 'A Hard Days Night' in the U.S. Sales of the UA soundtrack in the U.S., released in advance of the film, had completely covered the production costs of the film before its world premiere on July 6th, 1964 at the London Pavilion.

    The version of 'And I Love Her' accompanying the video is an unfinished alternate take that was released on 'The Beatles Anthology' in 1995. The original version was released on the 'Hard Day's Night' soundtrack. These are the songs they recorded at Abbey Road on or around February 27th:

    If I Fell (2:22)
    Recorded: February 27, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums

    And I Love Her (2:31)
    Recorded: February 25-27, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney - double-tracked lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    George Harrison - acoustic guitar solo, claves
    Ringo Starr - bongos

    Tell Me Why (2:10)
    Recorded: February 27, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums

    I'll Cry Instead (2:06)
    Recorded: February 27, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums

    Recording the Beatles


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    HOW TO WRECK A NICE BEACH
    The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop

    THE MACHINE SPEAKS
    Dave Tompkins


    "This one has cult audience written all over it."
    —Booklist





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    Description

    The history of the vocoder:
    how popular music hijacked the Pentagon's speech scrambling weapon

    This is the story of how a military device became the robot voice of hip-hop and pop music. Though the vocoder, invented by Bell Labs in 1928, was designed to guard phones from eavesdroppers, it expanded beyond its original purpose and has since become widely used as a voice-altering tool for musicians. It has served both the Pentagon and the roller rink, a double agent of pop and espionage.

    In How to Wreck a Nice Beach—from a mis-hearing of the vocoder-rendered phrase "how to recognize speech"—music journalist Dave Tompkins traces the history of electronic voices from Nazi research labs to Stalin's gulags, from the 1939 World's Fair to Hiroshima, from Manhattan nightclubs to the Muppets.

    The result is an amazing chronicle of postwar music and culture, filled with unexpected and surprising encounters. We see the vocoder brush up against FDR, Solzhenitsyn, Stanley Kubrick, Stevie Wonder, JFK, Eisenhower, Neil Young, Kanye West, the Cylons, Walt Disney, Henry Kissinger, and Winston Churchill, who boomed, when vocoderized on V-E Day, "We must go off!" And now the device is a cell phone standard, allowing your voice to sound human.

    From T-Mobile to T-Pain, How to Wreck a Nice Beach is a riveting saga of technology and culture, illuminating the work of some of music's most provocative innovators.


    An early 1970's era transistor vocoder custom built and used by the pop duo Kraftwerk for the album 'Ralf und Florian'


    About the Author

    Dave Tompkins, a former columnist for The Wire, writes frequently on hip-hop and popular music. His work has appeared in Vibe, The Village Voice, Wax Poetics, and The Believer. Nearly a decade in the making, this is his first book.


    Reviews

    “How to Wreck a Nice Beach is much more than a labor of love: It’s an intergalactic vision quest fueled by several thousand gallons of high-octane spiritual-intellectual lust. ... [Tompkin's] biggest and most perilous adventure in How to Wreck a Nice Beach is the plunge deep into the throbbing radioactive heart of his own prose—a hallucinatory stew of Rimbaud, Tom Wolfe, Lester Bangs, and Bootsy Collins.”
    — New York Magazine

    “We should be thankful that Tompkins sacrificed a decade to this unique and beautifully wrought book, in tribute to the brief cultural moment when a tool of militarism, secrets and destruction found itself transformed by music-makers into a zap-gun of heroic space-age liberation.”
    — Mojo

    “While the language of hip-hop has long seeped into the words of its critics, Tompkins goes further than simple slang-signifying. His work echoes the rhythm and structure of the genre’s more adventurous practitioners, spiraling down parentheses at an ultramagnetic speed of thought and mirroring the interconnected wordplay of De La Soul.”
    — Andrew Noz, Washington City Paper

    “A fascinating and entertaining debut.”
    — Bookforum

    “Tompkins loves making disparate connections, and throughout his history of the voice-distorting machine, he slyly links seemingly unrelated people, places and moments in history like he’s unscrambling his own personal Da Vinci Code.”
    — The Fader

    Winston Churchill at Cherbourg | Photo: David E. Scherman

    How to wreck a nice beach: Winston Churchill at Cherbourg, 24th July 1944.

    “With verve and humor, Dave Tompkins tells the remarkable story of the vocoder and its secret WWII offspring, which protected the very words of Roosevelt and Churchill as they flashed across the Atlantic. Nobody has ever related this before, and to have a technological tale related this well is a great gift to science and to history.”
    — David Kahn, author of The Codebreakers and Hitler’s Spies


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    HYPERTEXT


    HYPERTEXT: The Convergence of Contemporary Critical Theory and Technology



    YOU ARE NOT A GADGET: A MANIFESTO


    YOU ARE NOT A GADGET: A MANIFESTO by Jaron Lanier

    Detail

    Hardcover: 224 pages
    Publisher: Knopf; 1st edition (January 12, 2010)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0307269647
    ISBN-13: 978-0307269645


    Machines make bad masters...

    Jaron Lanier makes “Open Culture” a buzzword...

    Why Jaron Lanier rants against what the Web has become...


    The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet



    Detail

    Hardcover: 256 pages
    Publisher: Yale University Press (October 24, 2007)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0300124988
    ISBN-13: 978-0300124989

    Paperback: 256 pages
    Publisher: Yale University Press (October 28, 2008)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0300144229
    ISBN-13: 978-0300144222


    Teeming with chatrooms, online discussion groups, and blogs, the Internet offers previously unimagined opportunities for personal expression and communication. But there’s a dark side to the story. A trail of information fragments about us is forever preserved on the Internet, instantly available in a Google search. A permanent chronicle of our private lives — often of dubious reliability and sometimes totally false — will follow us wherever we go, accessible to friends, strangers, dates, employers, neighbors, relatives, and anyone else who cares to look. This engrossing book, brimming with amazing examples of gossip, slander, and rumor on the Internet, explores the profound implications of the online collision between free speech and privacy.

    Daniel Solove, a lawyer, blogger, and an authority on information privacy law takes a look at the long term effects of the Internet on personal privacy and the legal ramifications of damaged reputation, and offers a fascinating account of how the Internet is transforming gossip, the way we shame others, and our ability to protect our own reputations. Focusing on blogs, Internet communities, cybermobs, and other current trends, he shows that, ironically, the unconstrained flow of information on the Internet may impede opportunities for self-development and freedom. People often struggle with the fine line between privacy and free speech on the Web. You can share personal information about yourself or a friend on a blog, not realizing that it will be there for anyone -- including future employers and dates -- to see. Long-standing notions of privacy need review, the author contends: unless we establish a balance between privacy and free speech, we may discover that the freedom of the Internet makes us less free.

    Solove looks at a libertarian approach to leave things as they are, and an authoritarian approach that would restrict personal expression and finds neither a good fit for keeping free expression on the Web and regulating rumors and gossip. He suggests that the law take into consideration that when we expose information to others, we do expect a certain limit on accessibility.

    Margaret Anderson reads Kafka

    The examples in Solove's book serve as a cautionary tale to anyone who thinks their Facebook and MySpace life is limited to friends and family. "We need to spend a lot more time educating people about the consequences of posting information online... Teenagers and children need to be taught about privacy just like they are taught rules of etiquette and civility." The book is published by Yale University Press and full text is free online at futureofreputation.com


    Winner of the 2007 Donald McGannon Award for Social and Ethical Relevance in Communications Policy Research


    "[The Future of Reputation is] a fascinating mix of sociology, legal theory and speculation. . . Solove marshals a wide range of literary, historical and legal references. He’s read widely and thought hard about this devilishly complex situation."
    -- David Freeman, Pajamas Media

    "Timely and provocative, The Future of Reputation explores a principal dilemma of our age and provides a workable solution that may appeal to readers on both sides of the debate."
    -- Harvard Law Review

    "[E]xcellent . . . . will increase our literacy in [this] complex yet still intelligible [field]. . . .Like many 'cyberphilosophers', [Solove is] discovering the future in the present with less wonted gloom and doom -- and more incisive solutions -- than many traditional literary and humanistic pronouncers on the subject."
    -- Carlin Romano, Times Literary Supplement (UK)

    "[A] brilliant recent book . . . an honest and troubling account of the ways that we have become our own enemies."
    -- Siva Vaidyanathan, The Chronicle of Higher Education

    "A timely, vivid, and illuminating book that will change the way you think about privacy, reputation, and speech on the Internet."
    Professor Paul Schwartz, U.C. Berkeley Law School

    "Solove’s crisp and refreshing writing . . . achiev[es] a balance of humor and levity that keeps the pages turning and demonstrates a real understanding of and engagement with the youthful Internet culture he analyzes."
    -- Bram Strochlick, Harvard Crimson


    About the Author

    Daniel J. Solove is associate professor, George Washington University Law School, and an internationally known expert in privacy law. He is frequently interviewed and featured in media broadcasts and articles, and he is the author of The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age (ISBN 0-814-79846-2). He lives in Washington, D.C., and blogs at the popular law blog Concurring Opinions




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    Harvard's Updike Archive

    Original post: 10.07.09
    Source: Harvard College Library News

    The massive treasure trove of papers from one of Harvard’s most famous literary graduates, John Updike ’54, will now reside in Houghton Library. The acquisition means the library will become the center for studies on the author’s life and work.

    John Updike

    The John Updike Archive, a vast collection of manuscripts, correspondence, books, photographs, artwork and other papers, has been acquired by Houghton Library, Harvard University’s primary repository for rare books and manuscripts. The Archive forms the definitive collection of Updike material, said Leslie Morris, Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts at Houghton Library, and will make the library the center for studies on the author’s life and work.

    “Many scholars would argue that John Updike is one of, if not the, novelist of the late 20th century,” Morris said. “No one can really write about the American novel without taking Updike into consideration.”

    Harvard University President Drew Faust hailed the library’s acquisition of the Archive.

    “I am delighted that John Updike’s papers will be at Harvard as a lasting and living tribute to one of the College’s most creative and accomplished graduates,” Faust said, in a statement. “This collection will enable teaching and research that will not just enrich our understanding of a distinguished writer and his work, but will also provide insights into the literary craft and its place in late 20th-century America.”

    Athough portions of the Archive were given to the library during Updike’s lifetime, and have been available for research at Houghton since 1970, they represented only a small fraction of the full collection. For decades, Updike had been depositing his papers, including manuscripts, correspondence , research files, and even golf score cards, in the library, but the material – since it was only on deposit at Houghton – was available only with the author’s permission, and was not integrated with the material the library owned.

    Cataloging the newly acquired material so it can be used by scholars is now one of the library’s “highest priorities,” since the Archive will not be available for research until that process is completed, Morris said. However, scholars will still be able to access materials given to the library by Updike before 1970, including early short story manuscripts written for the New Yorker; Telephone Poles, Updike’s early poetry collection; and nearly complete documentation on the creation of the novel that brought him his first taste of fame, Rabbit, Run (1960).

    “This collection will be an exciting new addition to Houghton Library’s holdings, and will provide researchers and students with a unique insight into the life and work of one of the major figures in modern American literature,” Cline said.

    When the cataloging of the Archive is completed, the Updike Archive will offer students and scholars unparalleled insight not only into the working life of the man hailed as America’s last true man of letters, but into the cultural transformations reflected in his works.

    One of the major shifts which can be traced through Updike’s work concerns sex in mainstream literature. Though it may be difficult for today's students to imagine, attitudes about sex in fiction have changed radically in the past generation, due in no small part to Updike. Close examination of manuscripts and correspondence in the Archive shows that editors often pushed the author to remove passages considered (at the time) too sexually explicit. As cultural attitudes changed, however, later editions would restore those same passages.

    “You can see in the physical medium of Updike’s edited manuscripts, how the cultural perception of sex in fiction was changing,” Morris said. “For students accustomed to reading the published text without thinking of what went on behind the scenes to create that finished product, these manuscripts can have a tremendous impact.”

    “John Updike left a huge footprint on American letters,” said Louis Menand, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English. “For more than fifty years, he rctional chronicler of the American middle class, but he was also a prolific critic of literature and art. His papers will be important for scholars and historians working in any number of areas.”


    Source: Harvard College Library News

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