My Columbia: Reminiscences of University Life

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During its 250-year history, Columbia University has been home to and has produced a remarkable array of writers, poets, scholars, scientists, and statesmen-many of whom have written eloquently about their experiences at the university. Excerpting memoirs, novels, and poems, My Columbia collects a broad range of these reminiscences into a collective portrait of a university and the city of which it is such a vital part. Beginning with George Templeton Strong, whose diaries of mid-nineteenth-century New York were a literary sensation when published in the 1950s, and ending in the latter part of the twentieth century, My Columbia recounts the life and work of students, faculty, and university leadership on Columbia's campuses. Here are Michael Pupin, the Serbian immigrant who became a celebrated physicist; Margaret Mead, a transfer to Barnard and later the most influential anthropologist of her day; Thomas Merton, who went from high-living college days to renown as the country's most famous Trappist monk; Zora Neale Hurston, Barnard's first African American student; Jack Kerouac, the Columbia football recruit who turned into the bard of the Beat Generation; Max Frankel, a student journalist who went on to lead the New York Times; Dwight D. Eisenhower, president of the University from 1948 to 1952; and many more. My Columbia tells of the pleasures and disappointments, the challenges and rewards, the diversions and serious issues facing those who have studied and taught at Columbia. A wealth of personal recollection, it portrays various eras at America's great urban university through the eyes of more than forty writers (and one artist), many of whom, in one sense or another, came of age at Columbia and in New York.

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Descrizione libro Columbia University Press, 2004. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: They descended in droves, aspiring writers drawn to Columbia by its intellectual seriousness and location in New York. Many became novelists; others turned to science, philosophy, or politics; but whatever the course of their later lives, an astonishing number left accounts of their time at the university. From them Ashbel Green has assembled this treasure trove of acerbic, amusing, insightful reminiscences, a collective history of Columbia by the wordsmiths who passed through its gates. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_023113486X

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Descrizione libro Columbia University Press, United States, 2004. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 234 x 156 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. During its 250-year history, Columbia University has been home to and has produced a remarkable array of writers, poets, scholars, scientists, and statesmen-many of whom have written eloquently about their experiences at the university. Excerpting memoirs, novels, and poems, My Columbia collects a broad range of these reminiscences into a collective portrait of a university and the city of which it is such a vital part. Beginning with George Templeton Strong, whose diaries of mid-nineteenth-century New York were a literary sensation when published in the 1950s, and ending in the latter part of the twentieth century, My Columbia recounts the life and work of students, faculty, and university leadership on Columbia s campuses. Here are Michael Pupin, the Serbian immigrant who became a celebrated physicist; Margaret Mead, a transfer to Barnard and later the most influential anthropologist of her day; Thomas Merton, who went from high-living college days to renown as the country s most famous Trappist monk; Zora Neale Hurston, Barnard s first African American student; Jack Kerouac, the Columbia football recruit who turned into the bard of the Beat Generation; Max Frankel, a student journalist who went on to lead the New York Times; Dwight D. Eisenhower, president of the University from 1948 to 1952; and many more. My Columbia tells of the pleasures and disappointments, the challenges and rewards, the diversions and serious issues facing those who have studied and taught at Columbia. A wealth of personal recollection, it portrays various eras at America s great urban university through the eyes of more than forty writers (and one artist), many of whom, in one sense or another, came of age at Columbia and in New York. Codice libro della libreria AAH9780231134866

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Descrizione libro Columbia University Press, United States, 2004. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 234 x 156 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. During its 250-year history, Columbia University has been home to and has produced a remarkable array of writers, poets, scholars, scientists, and statesmen-many of whom have written eloquently about their experiences at the university. Excerpting memoirs, novels, and poems, My Columbia collects a broad range of these reminiscences into a collective portrait of a university and the city of which it is such a vital part. Beginning with George Templeton Strong, whose diaries of mid-nineteenth-century New York were a literary sensation when published in the 1950s, and ending in the latter part of the twentieth century, My Columbia recounts the life and work of students, faculty, and university leadership on Columbia s campuses. Here are Michael Pupin, the Serbian immigrant who became a celebrated physicist; Margaret Mead, a transfer to Barnard and later the most influential anthropologist of her day; Thomas Merton, who went from high-living college days to renown as the country s most famous Trappist monk; Zora Neale Hurston, Barnard s first African American student; Jack Kerouac, the Columbia football recruit who turned into the bard of the Beat Generation; Max Frankel, a student journalist who went on to lead the New York Times; Dwight D. Eisenhower, president of the University from 1948 to 1952; and many more. My Columbia tells of the pleasures and disappointments, the challenges and rewards, the diversions and serious issues facing those who have studied and taught at Columbia. A wealth of personal recollection, it portrays various eras at America s great urban university through the eyes of more than forty writers (and one artist), many of whom, in one sense or another, came of age at Columbia and in New York. Codice libro della libreria AAH9780231134866

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