Digger Field: World

The social history of New Zealand’s gold rushes, as used by Eleanor Catton in her research for Luminaries. A thorough and carefully researched the rushes Zealand. Based on sound scholarship aimed at general reader it’s accessibly written a clear, clean lively style. scope is goldfields colonial Zealand, from 1850s to 1870s. book opens with survey worldwide late eighteenth first half nineteenth centuries, when time great wheeling movement diggers began revolve continent continent. main body looks all large small, that took place colony: Coromandel, Golden Bay, Otago, Marlborough, West Coast Thames. early chapters chronologically; later look thematically. ‘I owe debt gratitude . Stevan Eldred-Grigg’s Zealand Diggers, hatters & whores.’ Catton, Luminaries

Born in 1888 Oklahoma Territory, Jim Thorpe was a Sac and Fox Indian. After attending the agency school Haskell Indian Junior College Lawrence, Kansas, he transferred to Carlisle School Pennsylvania. At led football team victories over some of nation’s best college teams-Army, Navy, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Pennsylvania, Nebraska. In 1912 participated Olympic Games Stockholm, winning both decathlon pentathlon. It then that King Gustav V Sweden dubbed him “the world’s greatest athlete.” Between 1913 1919, played professional baseball for New York Giants, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Braves. 1915 began playing with Canton (Ohio) Bulldogs. When top teams were organized into American Professional Football Association 1920, named first president league, which renamed National League 1922. Throughout his career excelled every sport played, earning Gustav’s accolade many times over.

Fieldworks offers a historical account of the social, rhetorical, and material attempts to ground art poetry in physicality site. Arguing that place-oriented inquiries allowed poets artists develop new, experimental models historiography ethnography, Lytle Shaw draws out shifting terms this practice from World War II present through series illuminating case studies. Beginning with alternate national genealogies unearthed by William Carlos Williams Paterson Charles Olson Gloucester, demonstrates how subsequent sought such concrete social formations—to effect live poetics place: Gary Snyder his back-to-the-land familial compound, Kitkitdizze; Amiri Baraka black nationalist community Newark; Robert Creeley Bolinas, California, capacious “now” their poet-run town. Turning work Smithson—who called one essays an “appendix Paterson,” who turn has exerted major influence on since 1970s—Shaw then traces emergence site-specific relation both place larger linguistic humanities, considering including Clark Coolidge, Bernadette Mayer, Lisa Robertson. By putting into dialog site-specificity art, became explicators not just locations histories, but discourses used interpret sites more broadly. It is dual sense fieldwork organizes Shaw’s groundbreaking history poetry.

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