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The artistry of great literary works, costume design and movie making comes together in Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics, a new exhibition premiering in Biltmore House. Inspired by George Vanderbilt’s love of literature, the exhibition showcases award-winning costumes from films based on favorite books in his collection. Vanderbilt amassed a library of more than twenty-thousand volumes at his North Carolina home.
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15984
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Author Sharyn McCrumb has written a series of novels inspired by historic ballads. The first novel, IF EVER I RETURN, PRETTY PEGGY-O, is named for and inspired by the ballad \"Pretty Peggy O\" and takes additional inspiration from \"Little Margaret\" and \"The Knoxville Girl.\" McCrumb provides her untraditional heroine, Little Margaret, in the Appalachian town of Hamelin where she seeks revenge as a ghost resurrected.
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36542
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Coming from two opposing viewpoints, the author discusses the reasoning and possible humor or scorn of an anecdote.
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25701
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Dr. Ronald Hoag, a professor in the Department of English, is the leading scholar on the works of Henry David Thoreau and his legacy.
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Edge (NoCar LD 1741 E44 E33), Vol. Issue , Spring 1999, p18-21, il Periodical Website
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27506
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The struggle over innovation versus tradition is playing out at Duke University. Duke’s chapter of the National Association of Scholars (NAS) opposes some of the “radical” ideas the English Department is teaching. While some say the argument is over curriculum, others suggest the NAS is more concerned with the salaries as they believe the English Department is taking money away from their programs. Regardless, the fight has made some professors nervous that the attention will make them justify and defend what they do and teach.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 8 Issue 48, Nov. 28- Dec. 4 1990, p7-11 Periodical Website
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16304
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Towey discusses the themes of alienation and literacy in the novels of Zora Neale Hurston, and her use of the oral cultures and communities that produced strong personal identities for African Americans.
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35379
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A tale about a patient buzzard and an impatient hawk is the basis for the author’s analysis of story variations. It is a companion article to one published in the previous issue, titled “The Fox and the Goose.”
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35368
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A collection of ‘boners,’ or stupid mistakes, that were found in literature by professors at NC State University.
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11289
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Walser reviews some of North Carolina's literary firsts, including the first play written by a native North Carolinian.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 33 Issue 9, Oct 1965, p15, 20
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13180
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Good Morning, Miss Dove, a novel by Frances Gray Patton, a Durham, North Carolina native, has been produced into a movie by Cinemascope and Technicolor starring Jennifer Jones. The best-selling novel, which began as a short story printed in Ladies Home Journal, tells the story of a geography teacher trying to make better citizens of her students. The novel has been awarded with the Christopher Literary Award and the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for excellence in fiction by a North Carolina writer. Patton has written a series of short stories, plays, and articles regularly seen in Harper's, Ladies' Home Journal, McCall's, Collier's, and the New Yorker.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 23 Issue 19, Feb 1956, p15-16 ,22, f
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13201
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Published in 1588 and written by Thomas Harriot, the book, A Brief and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia became the first English work written about America.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 22 Issue 8, Sept 1954, p23
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13422
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At the top of the list for Christmas are books by North Carolina writers or books about North Carolina.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 21 Issue 16, Nov 1953, p4-5, il, f
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13487
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One of North Carolina's literary mysteries includes a puzzle that persisted for more than one hundred years: Who wrote Attempts at Rhyming, by an Old Field Teacher? Scholars finally tracked down the Old Field teacher: Alban J. X. Hart.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 21 Issue 29, Dec 1953, p12-13, 23, il
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13790
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It irritates Betty Smith, author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, for people to think she's from Brooklyn or anywhere else but Chapel Hill.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 19 Issue 48, Apr 1952, p9, f
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13659
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One of North Carolina's most prolific areas these days is literature.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 19 Issue 27, Dec 1951, p12-13, il
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