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An Excerpt from Bill V. Mullen’s New Biography, James Baldwin: Living in Fire, and an Interview with the Author
Bill V. Mullen

This excerpt from James Baldwin: Living in Fire details a key juncture in Baldwin’s life, 1957–59, when he was transformed by a visit to the South to write about the civil rights movement while grappling with the meaning of the Algerian Revolution. The excerpt shows Baldwin understanding black and Arab liberation struggles as simultaneous and parallel moments in the rise of Third World, anti-colonial and anti-racist U.S. politics. It also shows Baldwin’s emotional and psychological vulnerability to repressive state violence experienced by black and Arab citizens in the U.S., France, and Algiers.

James Baldwin Review
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A history of the British Musicians’ Union, 1893–2013

This book is a history of the British Musicians’ Union (MU) from its origins in 1893 to 2013. It uses the Union as a prism through which to examine changes in musicians’ working lives, the industries they work in and wider British society. It argues that musicians can best be considered as particular sorts of worker and that while the MU’s history has hitherto largely been ignored or marginalised, it has much to teach us about musicians, their working lives and the power dynamics of the music industries.

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Essays on Rudyard Kipling
Editor: Jan Montefiore

This book is a collection of essays on Rudyard Kipling and brings historical, literary critical and postcolonial approaches to this perennially controversial writer. The first and fairest thing to say about Kipling is that he has borne a brilliant part in recovering the lost provinces of poetry. Kipling's morality is the morality of someone who has to prove that God is not responsible for part of the world, and that the Devil is. Kipling's imperialist opinions became more strident after the Boer War he lost the esteem of British literary intellectuals, whom he in turn despised. The book addresses Kipling's approach to the Boer war, his involvement with World War One, his Englishness and the politics of literary quotation. It demonstrates the effects of a Kipling-conditioned world on Edward Thomas, Ivor Gurney and David Jones. The book focuses on Kipling's collection of stories and accompanying poems, Actions and Reactions, which was published in October 1909. It also probes the historical subtext of the children's fable Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and Indian history, Kipling's search for God, and his longest Indian experience of footloose travel in the Native states of North India. Stalky & Co is the text of Kipling's which features the largest number of quotations. Kipling's notion of the ideally masculine 'army man' in relation to contemporary late Victorian discourses and practices of same-sex passion is analyzed. The book also addresses Kipling's views on the question of fascism, anti-Semitism and the 'doctrine of racial superiority'.

Kimberly Hutchings

3200TimeandWorldPolitics.qxd:2935 The Biopolitics 18/7/08 07:57 Page 3 1 Introduction to the question of world-political time Introduction N The Critique of Pure Reason, Kant argued that our grasp of the world is inescapably structured through space and time. In other words, whether we like it or not, our experience of any object is always located in a spatial field and temporal duration, conceived in Newtonian terms. The novelty of Kant’s argument was that he effectively bracketed the question of the ontological status of space and time, thus evading long

in Time and world politics
Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove

MUP FINAL PROOF – <STAGE>, 09/04/2013, SPi 9 ‘Peace for our time’ In early October 1938, the British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain returned to Britain after signing the ill-fated Munich Agreement, which effectively dismembered Czechoslovakia. Standing outside 10 Downing Street, triumphantly waving ‘a piece of paper’, signed by himself and ‘Herr Hitler’, Chamberlain announced that he had achieved ‘peace for our time’. Historians, with the benefit of hindsight, have dealt harshly with Chamberlain, but it is worth noting that his stance commanded wide

in A matter of intelligence
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Lancelot du lac
Keith Reader

and to be now in a late period of decline’ (Thompson 1998 : 347–8) – a further indication of how radically outside historical, or even biological, time Lancelot is. The ‘realism’ to which Gracq refers resides paradoxically in Lancelot’s construction of ‘une histoire qui n’a jamais eu ni modèle, ni lieu réel, qui n’a jamais connu dès sa naissance d’autre climat que celui du mythe, ni d’autre séjour que les ailes de

in Robert Bresson
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Henry A. McGhie

14 Time for a change The fiftieth anniversary of the BOU The fiftieth anniversary meeting of the BOU was planned to be held in Cambridge, birthplace of the Union, in November 1908 (Anon., 1907b: 478; Sclater, 1909: 62). Following Alfred Newton’s death in June 1907, the event was moved to London, a clear sign of the shift in focus from a Cambridgedominated scene.1 Henry Dresser was on the organising committee, along with Walter Rothschild, Richard Sharpe and several others (Sclater, 1909: 63). The anniversary was held on 9 December at the Zoological Society of

in Henry Dresser and Victorian ornithology
The polity of the British episcopal churches, 1603–62
Benjamin M. Guyer

‘From the Apostles’ time’ Chapter 2 ‘From the Apostles’ time’: the polity of the British episcopal churches, 1603–62 Benjamin M. Guyer A midst controversy, armed conflict and bloodshed, in the seventeenth century episcopacy became a defining feature of the Church of England and its Irish and Scottish counterparts. This chapter makes an extended methodological argument about the importance of attending to the longue durée by setting debates about episcopal polity in two broad contexts.1 First, and more broadly, is the confessional framework provided by

in Church polity and politics in the British Atlantic world, c. 1635&#x2013;66
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S. G F Brandon
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
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Taranchis during the uprising of 1916 in Semirech’e and the “Atu” massacre of 1918
Ablet Kamalov

10 Links across time: Taranchis during the uprising of 1916 in Semirech’e and the “Atu” massacre of 1918 Ablet Kamalov Introduction In the Soviet historical narrative, the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 was presented as a distinctive watershed between the old world, which had been razed to the ground, and the new world, the Soviet system, which was built on its ruins. This revolution was considered the beginning of a new epoch in the history of not only Russia, but the whole of mankind. Accordingly, events that occurred on the eve of the revolution and those that

in The Central Asian Revolt of 1916