New Voices in American Studies
Mid-America Conference on Literature, History, Popular Culture and Folklore, Purdue University, 1965
Purdue University Press, 1966 - 165 pages
This collection of essays grew out of the first Mid-America Conference on Literature, History, Popular Culture, and Folklore held at Purdue University in 1965. The purpose of this book is to show that these disciplines are interrelated and necessary to one another. The first section, "Literature," contains an introduction by Hayman and papers by Leo Stoller, Louis Filler, David Sanders, Edwin H. Cady, and Russel B. Nye. Winkelman introduces the second section, "Popular Culture, Folklore, and Ethnomusicology," which contains articles by Browne, Tristram P. Coffin, Américo Paredes, Bruno Nettl, C. E. Nelson, and Winkelman.
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Page 14 - All that most maddens and torments; all that stirs up the lees of things; all truth with malice in it; all that cracks the sinews and cakes the brain; all the subtle demonisms of lite and thought; all evil, to crazy Ahab, were visibly personified, and made practically assailable in Moby Dick.
Page 18 - What is this Titan that has possession of me? Talk of mysteries! Think of our life in nature, — daily to be shown matter, to come in contact with it, — rocks, trees, wind on our cheeks! the solid earth! the actual world! the common sense! Contact! Contact! Who are we? where are we?
Page 17 - Sad, indeed, but by no means unusual. He had taught his benevolence to pour its warm tide exclusively through one channel; so that there was nothing to spare for other great manifestations of love to man...
Page 13 - Ahab had cherished a wild vindictiveness against the whale, all the more fell for that in his frantic morbidness he at last came to identify with him, not only all his bodily woes, but all his intellectual and spiritual exasperations. The White Whale swam before him as the monomaniac incarnation of all those malicious agencies which some deep men feel eating in them, till they are left living on with half a heart and half a lung.