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Oxford

Oxford

Special number, February 1937.

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Published by Oxford Society in Oxford .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Issued in support of the University Appeal for funds to support and enlarge the Bodleian Library and the humanities and sciences at Oxford. Articles on the history and needs of the Bodleian, and on social studies and scientific studies at Oxford and the need for additional laboratories.

ContributionsBodleian Library.
The Physical Object
Pagination62p. ;
Number of Pages62
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18987567M

I did however enjoy Dicken's 'Haunted House' with its psychological elements. This led to the witticism that "Oxford is the left bank of Cowley". Another reminder of the ongoing war was found in the influx of wounded and disabled soldiers, who were treated in new hospitals housed in buildings such as the university's Examination School, the town hall and Somerville College. The influx of migrant labour to the car plants and hospitals, recent immigration from south Asia, and a large student population, have given Oxford a notably cosmopolitan character, especially in the Headington and Cowley Road areas with their many bars, cafes, restaurants, clubs, Asian shops and fast food outlets and the annual Cowley Road Carnival.

In the mid C19, in the middle of Christmas story, Dickens deviates from both logical narrative structure and down-the-line moral recttitude to portray an imagined harem lorded over by himself, newly Muslim, and staffed by a bunch of volunteer only-just pubescent girls! In the 19th century, the controversy surrounding the Oxford Movement in the Anglican Church drew attention to the city as a focus of theological thought. And this is all cushioned by this often witty, dry comedic prose -- admittedly, yes, just as often prone to some digressive purple and lost ways, such as the lines about the man on the train "who had several legs too many, and all of them too long" as well as that about the spendthrift trust-fund kid who was nonetheless resourceful but only in his hour of need, and therefore our narrator was "convinced that only if he should go broke, would his fortune be made. Since, every year, at Michaelmas the said canons render half a mark of silver for their tenure at the time when we have ordered it as witnesses the legal deed of our ancestors which they made concerning the gift of this same island; and besides, because we have undertaken on our own part and on behalf of our heirs to guarantee the aforesaid island to the same canons wheresoever and against all men; they themselves, by this guarantee, will pay to us and our heirs each year at Easter another half mark which we have demanded; and we and our heirs faithfully will guarantee the aforesaid tenement to them for the service of the aforesaid mark annually for all matters and all services. If anything, this story exists simply as an excuse for his pen to find the page--the "haunted" house simply the bare outlines necessary to hang words and ideas and frenetic genius around the story being: man takes up in haunted house, nearly immediately sees ghost and notes the midnight fairy-like journeys he has been taken upon, only to realize that he's crazy, and his fever dreams of running a 'Seraglio' are simply complex prose masks for Dickens to describe the unafraid, if unnerved interactions between this crazy man and those still around the house before they're snatched back.

Interestingly, here is the example Par excellence for the falseness of the genre divisions between high and low, between fantastic and realist, in much of classic literature. The difference here being that the purpose is primarily ethical and unapologetically didactic, which might prevent those today from seeing this as truly speculative literature. Yet, regarding that, it doesn't actually, in thought and reflection, seem so difficult to understand: our man is hallucinating and starts to imagine these elaborate scenarios, played out amongst the inhabitants of the house, until he's ultimately shunted away the more academic and anal reader could no doubt pour over the material for a day and come up with some character to character parallels between the Seraglio citizens and the house denizens. Much of the original car factories at Cowley was demolished in the s, and is now the site of the Oxford Business Park. Cowley suffered major job losses in the s and s during the decline of British Leylandbut is now producing the successful Mini for BMW on a smaller site.


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The Provisions of Oxford were instigated by a group of barons led by Simon de Montfort ; these documents are often regarded as England's first written constitution. The relationship between " town and gown " has often been uneasy — as many as 93 students and townspeople were killed in the St Scholastica Day Riot of Cowley suffered major job losses in the s and s during the decline of British Leylandbut is now producing the successful Mini for BMW on a smaller site.

I did however enjoy Dicken's 'Haunted House' with its psychological elements. The number of University members was significantly reduced as students, fellows and staff enlisted. Oxford was now a city of two halves: the university city to the west of Magdalen Bridge and the car town to the east.

I dislike Angela Carter's Kiss and the overload of description involved. Although reluctant to do so, he was forced to evacuate when the plague got too close.

First, though, on Dickens, who I've read, and who nonetheless had appeared to me like a completely different vision of a writer than this hectic, carefully controlled bit of surreal prose effluvia. Again, about as bad as he coulda done.

At the same time Summertown and the western part of Cowley were also added to the borough. The castle has never been used for military purposes[ dubious — discuss ] and its remains survive to this day.

Interestingly, here is the example Par excellence for the falseness of the genre divisions between high and low, between fantastic and realist, in much of classic literature.

As a whole it is a sweet set, and it is great to see a mixture of stories throughout the centuries. Mary at Oseney and to the canons serving God in that place.

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These are those who have made this concession and confirmation. They were both a bit odd but Oxford book read them over and over they were so well-worded. I found 'The Landlord of the Crystal Fountain' dull and unrealistic with a sudden marriage proposal and the fact that she accepted just annoyed me to no end!

Yet, it's actually the second of these two thoughts that is more interesting to me, especially, again, in retrospect.

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