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Edward Lear

A Life in Pictures

Marco Graziosi

years ago, in days when much of my time was passed in a Country House, where children and mirth abounded, the lines beginning, ‘There was an old man of Tobago’, were suggested to me by a valued friend, as a form of verse lending itself to limitless

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Monumental Misunderstandings

The Material Entextualization of Mutual Incomprehension in Sino-Mozambican Relations

Morten Nielsen and Mikkel Bunkenborg

our two nations.” At this point, the huge monitors at each end of the stadium suddenly went black and then displayed a beautiful screensaver of colorful interlaced flowers (see fig. 1 ). This sparked a great deal of mirth among the audience, and for a

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Impatient Accumulation, Immediate Consumption

Problems with Money and Hope in Central Kenya

Peter Lockwood

‘fun’ and yet also evokes a sort of ‘free’ sociality, typically between men, who come together to drink over the course of a day or night, sharing stories and gossip, mirth, and joy ( Marsden 2007 ; Papataxiarchis 1991 ). Raha is not simply

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“Purely Artistic”

Police Power and Popular Culture in Colonial Algerian Theater

Danielle Beaujon

the seemingly innocuous evocations of Algerian history, contemporary society, and Islamic cultural norms. Maheddine's troupe brought harmless words on a page to life with mirth and satire, undercutting the French regime even as they sought to avoid its

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Nagas as a ‘Society against Voting?’

Consensus-Building, Party-less Politics and a Culturalist Critique of Elections in Northeast India

Jelle J. P. Wouters

capital, available in amazing abundance … The cohesion … within the villages is of ancient vintage, continuing through generations … The manner in which a village community conducts its affairs in times of sorrow or mirth, adversity or merriment, is

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Becoming a Gentleman

Adolescence, Chivalry, and Turn-of-the-Century Youth Movements

Kent Baxter

possess Man’s strength to comfort man’s distress. Teach us Delight in simple things, And Mirth that has no bitter springs; Forgiveness free of evil done, And Love to all men ’neath the sun! Land of our Birth, our faith, our pride, For whose dear sake our

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Neil Amswych, Hillel Avidan, Sami Barth, Tony Bayfield, Francis Ronald Berry, Barbara Borts, Jeffrey Cohen, Bernard Davis, Michal Friedlander, Jeffrey Gale, Guy Hall, Richard Harries, Harry Jacobi, Laura Janner-Klausner, Deborah Kahn-Harris, Charles Middleburgh, Jonathan Magonet, Dow Marmur, Julia Neuberger, Phil Pegum, Danny Rich, Jonathan Romain, Walter Rothschild, Elli Tikvah Sarah, Victor Jeleniewski Seidler, Michael Shire, Judy Smith, Jackie Tabick, Charles Wallach, and Andrea Zanardo

Lionel’s face suffused with mirth, but I have to say, as his producer, when he was tackling a particularly serious topic, I sometimes found myself asking – could he really get away with a joke? When you rang him on a Sunday morning, to talk about his