The Momentous, Uneventful Day

a requiem for the office

Author: Gideon Haigh

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 435

Has COVID-19 ushered in the end of the office? Or is it the office’s final triumph? For decades, futurologists have prophesied a boundaryless working world, freed from the cramped confines of the office. During the COVID-19 crisis, employees around the globe got a taste of it. Confined by lockdown to their homes, they met, mingled, collaborated, and created electronically. At length, they returned to something approaching normality. Or had they glimpsed the normal to come? In The Momentous, Uneventful Day, Gideon Haigh reflects on our ambivalent relationship to office work and office life, how we ended up with the offices we have, how they have reflected our best and worst instincts, and how these might be affected by a world in a time of contagion. Like the factory in the nineteenth century, the office was the characteristic building form of the twentieth, reshaping our cities, redirecting our lives. We all have a stake in how it will change in the twenty-first. Enlivened by copious citations from literature, film, memoir, and corporate history, and interspersed with relevant images, The Momentous, Uneventful Day is the ideal companion for a lively current debate about the role offices will play in the future.

Secret Carnival Workers

Author: Paul Haines

Publisher: Coach House Books

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 308

Secret Carnival Workers is the first volume to bring together Paul Haines’ poems, short fiction and music journalism – influenced by jazz, Dada and the Surrealists – in all its complex and creative breadth. Including uncollected fictions, epigrammatic poems and lyrics and writings on music composed between 1955 and 2002, this book finally places a major talent under the spotlight.

The Complete Works of William Dean Howells (Illustrated)

Christmas Every Day, The Rise of Silas Lapham, A Traveler from Altruria, The Flight of Pony Baker, Venetian Life, Italian Journeys, Imaginary Interviews, A Boy's Town, Years of My Youth…

Author: William Dean Howells

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 1658

View: 677

Musaicum Books presents to you "The Complete Works of William Dean Howells (Illustrated)” formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author, literary critic, and playwright. He was known for the Christmas story "Christmas Every Day" and the novels The Rise of Silas Lapham and A Traveler from Altruria. Table of Contents: A Forgone Conclusion A Chance Acquaintance A Modern Instance A Pair of Patient Lovers A Traveler from Altruria An Open-Eyed Conspiracy Annie Kilburn April Hopes Dr. Breen's Practice Fennel and Rue Indian Summer Questionable Shapes Ragged Lady The Coast of Bohemia The Kentons The Lady of Aroostook The Landlord at Lion's Head The Leatherwood God The Minister's Charge The Quality of Mercy The Rise of Silas Lapham The Story of a Play Through the Eye of the Needle Their Wedding Journey A Hazard of New Fortunes Their Silver Wedding Journey The Flight of Pony Baker Christmas Every Day and Other Stories Boy Life Between the Dark and the Daylight The Daughter of the Storage and Other Things in Prose and Verse A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories Buying a Horse The Night Before Christmas A Counterfeit Presentment Bride Roses A Likely Story Evening Dress Five O'Clock Tea The Albany Depot The Elevator The Garotters The Parlor Car The Register The Sleeping-Car Poems Venetian Life Italian Journeys Roman Holidays and Others Suburban Sketches Familiar Spanish Travels A Little Swiss Sojourn London Films Seven English Cities Stories of Ohio Criticism and Fiction Literary Friends and Acquaintance Literature and Life My Literary Passions Imaginary Interviews and Other Essays Modern Italian Poets A Psychological Counter-Current in Recent Fiction The Man of Letters as a Man of Business Emile Zola Henry James Carl Schurz A Boy's Town Years of My Youth…

The Complete Works of William Dean Howells: 27 Novels & 40+ Short Stories, Including Plays, Poems, Travel Sketches, Historical Works & Autobiography (Illustrated)

Christmas Every Day, The Rise of Silas Lapham, A Traveler from Altruria, The Flight of Pony Baker, Venetian Life, Italian Journeys, Imaginary Interviews, A Boy's Town, Years of My Youth…

Author: William Dean Howells

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 1658

View: 258

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of William Dean Howells: 27 Novels & 40+ Short Stories, Including Plays, Poems, Travel Sketches, Historical Works & Autobiography (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author, literary critic, and playwright. He was known for the Christmas story "Christmas Every Day" and the novels The Rise of Silas Lapham and A Traveler from Altruria. Table of Contents: A Forgone Conclusion A Chance Acquaintance A Modern Instance A Pair of Patient Lovers A Traveler from Altruria An Open-Eyed Conspiracy Annie Kilburn April Hopes Dr. Breen's Practice Fennel and Rue Indian Summer Questionable Shapes Ragged Lady The Coast of Bohemia The Kentons The Lady of Aroostook The Landlord at Lion's Head The Leatherwood God The Minister's Charge The Quality of Mercy The Rise of Silas Lapham The Story of a Play Through the Eye of the Needle Their Wedding Journey A Hazard of New Fortunes Their Silver Wedding Journey The Flight of Pony Baker Christmas Every Day and Other Stories Boy Life Between the Dark and the Daylight The Daughter of the Storage and Other Things in Prose and Verse A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories Buying a Horse The Night Before Christmas A Counterfeit Presentment Bride Roses A Likely Story Evening Dress Five O'Clock Tea The Albany Depot The Elevator The Garotters The Parlor Car The Register The Sleeping-Car Poems Venetian Life Italian Journeys Roman Holidays and Others Suburban Sketches Familiar Spanish Travels A Little Swiss Sojourn London Films Seven English Cities Stories of Ohio Criticism and Fiction Literary Friends and Acquaintance Literature and Life My Literary Passions Imaginary Interviews and Other Essays Modern Italian Poets A Psychological Counter-Current in Recent Fiction The Man of Letters as a Man of Business Emile Zola Henry James Carl Schurz A Boy's Town Years of My Youth…

THE RISE OF SILAS LAPHAM (Unabridged)

American Classic

Author: William Dean Howells

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 990

This carefully crafted ebook: "THE RISE OF SILAS LAPHAM (Unabridged)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. In Howells' maybe the most famous novel, The Rise of Silas Lapham, the story follows the materialistic rise of Silas Lapham from rags to riches, and his ensuing moral susceptibility. Silas earns a fortune in the paint business, but he lacks social standards, which he tries to attain through his daughter's marriage into the aristocratic Corey family. Silas' morality does not fail him. He loses his money but makes the right moral decision when his partner proposes the unethical selling of the mills to English settlers. The resolution of the love triangle of Irene Lapham, Tom Corey, and Penelope Lapham highlights Howells' rejection of the conventions of sentimental romantic novels as unrealistic and deceitful. William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author, literary critic, and playwright. He was the first American author to bring a realist aesthetic to the literature of the United States. His stories of Boston upper crust life set in the 1850s are highly regarded among scholars of American fiction.

Delphi Complete Works of William Dean Howells (Illustrated)

Author: William Dean Howells

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 10878

View: 713

William Dean Howells, the realist master known as "The Dean of American Letters", produced an enormous oeuvre of works that had a lasting influence on American literature. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Howells’ complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Howells’ life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 41 novels, with individual contents tables * Many rare novels available in no other collection * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * Includes Howells’ complete travel writing, with many rare texts appearing here for the first time in digital print * Many rare essays and non-fiction works * Features two autobiographies - discover Howells’ literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels THEIR WEDDING JOURNEY A CHANCE ACQUAINTANCE A FOREGONE CONCLUSION THE LADY OF THE AROOSTOOK THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY A FEARFUL RESPONSIBILITY DR. BREEN’S PRACTICE A MODERN INSTANCE A WOMAN’S REASON THE RISE OF SILAS LAPHAM INDIAN SUMMER THE MINISTER’S CHARGE ANNIE KILBURN APRIL HOPES A HAZARD OF NEW FORTUNES THE SHADOW OF A DREAM A BOY’S TOWN THE QUALITY OF MERCY AN IMPERATIVE DUTY THE WORLD OF CHANCE THE COAST OF BOHEMIA A TRAVELER FROM ALTRURIA THE DAY OF THEIR WEDDING THE LANDLORD AT LION’S HEAD THE STORY OF A PLAY RAGGED LADY THEIR SILVER WEDDING ANNIVERSARY THE FLIGHT OF PONY BAKER THE KENTONS QUESTIONABLE SHAPES LETTERS HOME LETTERS OF AN ALTRURIAN TRAVELLER SON OF ROYAL LANGBRITH MISS BELLARD’S INSPIRATION BETWEEN THE DARK AND THE DAYLIGHT THROUGH THE EYE OF THE NEEDLE THE WHOLE FAMILY FENNEL AND RUE NEW LEAF MILLS: A CHRONICLE THE LEATHERWOOD GOD THE VACATION OF THE KELWYNS The Shorter Fiction SUBURBAN SKETCHES CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY EDITHA STORIES OF OHIO SEEN AND UNSEEN AT STRATFORD-UPON-AVON LITERATURE AND LIFE: SHORT STORIES AND ESSAYS THE DAUGHTER OF THE STORAGE AND OTHER THINGS IN PROSE AND VERSE A PAIR OF PATIENT LOVERS AND OTHER STORIES BOY LIFE STORIES AND READINGS SELECTED FROM THE WORKS OF WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS MISCELLANEOUS STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Farces THE PARLOR CAR OUT OF THE QUESTION A COUNTERFEIT PRESENTMENT THE SLEEPING CAR THE MOUSE-TRAP AND OTHER FARCES MISCELLANEOUS FARCES The Poetry Collections POEMS STOPS OF VARIOUS QUILLS The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Travel Writing VENETIAN LIFE ITALIAN JOURNEYS THREE VILLAGES TUSCAN CITIES A LITTLE SWISS SOJOURN LONDON FILMS CERTAIN DELIGHTFUL ENGLISH TOWNS ROMAN HOLIDAYS AND OTHERS SEVEN ENGLISH CITIES FAMILIAR SPANISH TRAVELS The Non-Fiction LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN MODERN ITALIAN POETS IMPRESSIONS AND EXPERIENCES LITERARY FRIENDS AND ACQUAINTANCE LITERATURE AND LIFE MR. CHARLES W. CHESNUTT’S STORIES FRANK NORRIS A PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNTER-CURRENT IN RECENT FICTION IMAGINARY INTERVIEWS HEROINES OF FICTION ÉMILE ZOLA HENRY JAMES, JR. INTRODUCTIONS TO VARIOUS WORKS The Autobiographies MY YEAR IN A LOG CABIN YEARS OF MY YOUTH Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles