By Bruce Joshua Miller
encouraged in part through Richard Altick’s The student Adventurers, the 13 writers in Curiosity’s Cats supply strong arguments for the worth of hands-on examine, be it chasing files, cracking mysteries, interviewing long-lost matters, or vacationing unique and not-so-exotic locales.
Alberto Martinez explains how diligence with dates grants clues to unencumber the main tricky historic puzzles. Jan Reid explores the variation among examine for an epic novel and study to write down the epic biography of a chum. Margot Livesey suspects that she keeps to write down novels just to do the study. yet each essay testifies to the truth that examine is efficacious not just a result of product which can outcome from it, yet as the technique itself fulfills a uncomplicated human need.
participants include: Philip J. Anderson, Annette Kolodny, Theodore Kornweibel Jr., Margot Livesey, Alberto A. Martinez, Bruce Joshua Miller, Katherine corridor web page, Jan Reid, Ali Selim, Marilyn Stasio, Ned Stuckey-French, Bruce White, and Steve Yates.
Bruce Joshua Miller has edited books and written for public radio, the Chicago Tribune, and different courses. He has labored within the ebook for thirty-five years.
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Unlike the microform text, which has its own drawbacks, digital access cuts, as with a scissors, an article out of its page, yielding a portable document format, an isolated electronic image without a view of articles or advertisements on that same page or the facing page. What is the provenance of the article? How did it get there? Writers doing hands-on research surely want to know. Curiosity’s Cats: Writers on Research is a book about contexts, primary sources, and the indispensable value of libraries and archives as repositories of original books, documents, manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, photographs, and tracts.
Historiography. 5. Scholars—Biography. 6. Authors—Biography. 7. Historians—Biography. I. Miller, Bruce Joshua. 2—dc23 2014005369 This and other Minnesota Historical Society Press books are available from popular e-book vendors. For my wife, Julia, for Pam McClanahan, for my parents, Jordan and Anita Miller, and my brothers, Eric and Mark, and for independent booksellers everywhere CURIOSITY’S CATS Bruce Joshua Miller INTRODUCTION Ali Selim STAY HERE AS LONG AS YOU LIKE Steve Yates TO UNDERSTAND YOU MUST BREAK IN Alberto A.
There were no snapshots. People posed—dressed in their Sunday best, having prepared for days—and brought expressions to the photo shoot that were a mix of fear, awkwardness, uncertainty, and a sense of expectation that this is how one should look in a photograph. ” Inspired by the eyes and hands and body language of the subjects in these photos, entire life stories flooded into my imagination. I uncovered a photo of a man and his horse (a comedic version of which ended up in the film). The look in the man’s eyes, whether it was warmth, soul, or abject fear at the thought of having his photo taken, was so revealing to me; it provided access to his true personality.