Lorine's cabin water lily

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Author: Upton Sinclair
Title: Mammonart
Publisher: Author
Year of Publication: 1924
Type of document: Book

Notes: Back cover has "Lorine Niedecker" in pencil.

Notation on title page: "[illegible] traveler with rich and elegant but for dramatic [illegible] ridicules and belittles."

p. 47: Line beginning "turning to their ancestral halls..." is marked in the margin. Last full paragraph on page is marked in margin, and "unrestrained in their emotions and limitless in their desires" is underlined.

p. 48: Line reading "is to read and appreciate Latin and Greek literature" is marked in the margin; lines are marked in margin from the sentence beginning "Only once does a common man lift..." to the end of the paragraph.

p. 50: Paragraph ending at the top of the page is marked in the margin.

p. 51: Lines are marked in margin for the paragraph beginning "Another dramatist arose...." Notation is made at end of this paragraph reading: "is that essential to art?" Entire paragraph beginning "But now came another dramatist..." is marked in margin. "Euripides" is underlined.

p. 52: Part of first paragraphof Chapter XX is marked in margin.

p. 54: Several lines in paragraph starting "Also Aristophanes loathed..." are marked in the margin.

p. 55: Several lines are marked in margin, starting at "- that is pictures of the fashions..." to the end of the paragraph.

p. 57: Line starting "... and Sir Gilbert Murray, who knows... " is marked in the margin.

p. 59: Several lines are marked in the margin in the paragraph beginning "The Roman mob had the vote...."

p. 60: Paragraph beginning "It was to be an epic..." is marked in the margin.

p. 63: Two lines in paragraph ending at top of page are marked in the margin. Two lines at the bottom of the page, including the phrase "a feeling of affection for Mr. Quintus Horatius Flaccus..." are marked in the margin.

p. 70: About six lines are marked in the margin, beginning with the line that starts: "'over-correction.' The two favorite themes...."

p. 74: The first three lines of Chapter XXVIII are marked in the margin.

p. 77: The end of the first paragraph of Chapter XXIX and the beginning of the second paragraph are marked in the margin.

p. 78: "14th" is written in the margin next to two lines that start "The two popes of his own...." Two lines near "that art out not to preach" are marked in the margin.

p. 87: Six lines at the beginning of the paragraph that starts "Another pope came, and wanted..." are marked in the margin.

p. 88: The beginning of Chapter XXXII is marked in the margin.

p. 92: Much of the paragraph beginning "It is interesting to note how many..." is marked in the margin.

p. 98: Two lines are marked in the margin, beginning with the line that starts: "of Shakespeare's time, when twelve editions...."

p. 100: Paragraph concluding at top of page and first full paragraph on page are marked in the margin.

p. 101: Line beginning "but never hesitated to change the characters..." is marked in the margin.

p. 104: Four lines at beginning of the paragraph starting "The answer is..." are marked in the margin.

p. 110: "Not so much!" follows the sentence ending "... and that in technical skill the modern work is superior."

p. 112: The paragraph beginning "The forms of things change..." is marked in the margin.

p. 114: Nine lines are marked in the margin starting near: "He took to writing heroic plays..." Dashed line beneath "language of polite obscenity" in the next paragraph.

p. 117: Three lines at beginning of paragraph starting "These three dogmas of play-writing..." are marked in the margin.

p. 121: Two lines are marked in the margin near: "The great gentlemen scorned to work at art...." Three lines are marked in the margin starting with "... located in what the poets of those days..." to the end of the paragraph.

p. 127: An "X" is in the margin near the lines with the phrase "It is called 'Tartuffe...'."

p. 128: An "X" is in the margin where paragraph begins "Then came a play called 'The Misanthrope...'"

p. 129: Two lines are marked in the margin near: "... find Kipling ridiculing the notion that Hindus...."

p. 132: Something seems to have been erased near lines with phrase "... cherishing the aristocratic superstition that art exists for the cultured classes...."

p. 136: Entire paragraph beginning "His first important book was..." is marked in the margin. "Man was born free..." is underlined.

p. 137: An "X" in the margin near "Then came another novel, 'Emile...'."

p. 139: An "X" and question mark are in the margin near phrase "... a stately volume, 'Rousseau and Romanticism...."

p. 145: The line with "Pamela; or Virtue Rewarded..." is marked in the margin.

p. 159: The last three lines of the first full paragraph on the page, and nearly all of the second paragraph are marked in the margin.

p. 169: Twelve lines beginning at "Moreover - and here is the point essential..." are marked in the margin. Mark in margin near phrase "...so we call it 'magic'" at bottom of page.

p. 180: Lines are marked in the margin near the phrase "... wrote a drama, 'Prometheus Unbound'...."

p. 183: Phrase "liberated workers" is underlined.

p. 188: "Well, Coleridge??" is written in margin near sentence that begins "It is not just as much 'teaching' to proclaim...."

p. 198: An "X" in margin near "When inspiration does not come to him...."

p. 199: "Theophile" near end of first paragraph is underlined. Two lines beginning with "...purely and simply an artist..." are marked in the margin.

p. 201: Paragraph ending at top of page is marked in the margin. Three lines at bottom of page beginning with "... is important to get clear in our minds..." are marked in the margin, with this notation: "Music highly intellectualized?"

p. 203: "Ah!" written in margin next to sentence: "It was a time when a poet could make a national reputation by comparing the moon above a church-steeple to a dot on the letter i."

p. 207: In last full paragraph on page, "Minn." is underlined in phrase "Grand Prairie, Minn." At end of paragraph "...genital" is underlined.

p. 209: "Heine" is underlined at start of second full paragraph on page.

p. 246: Lines in paragraph at beginning of Chapter LXXVIII are marked in the margin.

p. 247: Page number is bracketed.

p. 254: Exclamation point and a mark near the sentence: "Does a poet necessarily have to be appreciated by those of whom he writes?"

p. 267: Six lines near the line beginning "... a Slavophile, or mystical Russian patriot..." are marked in the margin. The last full paragraph (about Dostoievski's 'The Idiot') on the page is marked in the margin.

p. 268: "Scientist," "interpret," "economist," and "remedy" are underlined in first full paragraph on page.

p. 275: Several lines are marked in margin at beginning of paragraph that starts: "In his later years he wrote...." Mark in margin near phrase "art has to do with moral questions...."

p. 292: Mark in margin near phrase "... and was taken as the spiritual director of the invasion of Belgium." Four lines marked in margin near sentence beginning "Nietzsche explained Christianity as a slave religion...."

p. 294: Something seems to have been erased near phrase "... preserving weaklings and parasites, and putting commercial hogs in power." Two lines near "lofty idealists whom Nietzsche dreamed..." are marked in margin.

p. 304: "Oh Help!" [underlined twice] written in margin next to passages including "He went back to London and wrote more plays, one of them, 'Salome,' assuredly the most cruel, cold, and disgusting piece of lewdness in the English language."

p. 328: Line beginning "... always this strange thing was noticed..." is marked in the margin. Line beginning "... author who had aimed at the public's heart..." is marked in the margin.

p. 329: Two lines near "completely cowed, shamed, and tormented..." are marked in the margin.

p. 332: Several lines following "The damned and mangy human race..." are marked in the margin.

p. 333: Seven lines at top of page are marked in the margin; something illegible is written just above.

p. 338: "Nonsense!!" is written next to sentence "If poets saw things as they are they would write no more poetry."

Tucked between pp. 356-357 a newspaper clipping containing a paragraph by Tolstoi entitled "The Little Work of Art."

p. 390: At end of index, this notation: "Resurection [sic] - Tolstoy, Zola, Whitman, Whittier, Milton, Tolstoi, Shelley, Nietzsche. He doesn't appreciate Wilde!"

Notations on second last page of book: "Wordsworth - conservative in religion & poetics - in poetry." "Gopher Prairie, Minn." [Minn. underlined twice]. "Balzac out for money.

Notations on last page of book: "48, 51, 78, 87, 92, 104, 112, 114, 117, 129, 132, 180, 209, 267, 327, 332. Euripides - Greek. Dante - Italy. (acrobatic ability - charging) S. Richardson - Pamela of Virtue Rewarded. dilettante. Roman - Virgil - [illegible] - Eneans - Horas."

Date last updated: 04/12/16

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