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Todd Van Buskirk. Artist.
There is a Secondary page number placed above the Primary page number (located at the bottom center of each page that exhibits a numeral). This Secondary page number is smaller in size than the Primary page number... By Todd Van Buskirk
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(Continued from front cover) "...I never read it and have nobody to read it to me and it takes too much time with all I am doing. Could you perhaps refresh your memory by a hasty glance through... More > and then dictate to your mother ... an account of the plot in general as if it were a new book the tale of which you had to narrate in a book review. After that I should like you to mark with blue pencil in the margin the most important passages of the plot itself and in red pencil here and there wherever the words or dialogue seem to call for the special attention of a European. Don't care about spoiling the book. It is a cheap edition. If you can then return it to me soon I shall try to use whatever bears upon what I am doing."< Less
Cicero and Atticus, the author and the dedicatee of Laelius de Amicitia, have always been considered an example of an ideal friendship. Is it really possible to consider a friend "as a second self" and to let him know all our thoughts? It could be... By Todd Van Buskirk
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The text utilizes the complete Laelius de Amicitia for each of the three acts. Each of the three acts are dedicated to a person. The three dedicatees are a character in the play. Each of the three... More > acts are written as a dialogue (spoken as one monologue) between prominent figures of the Middle Roman republic and is set after the death of the younger Scipio Africanus (otherwise known as Scipio Aemilianus, Scipio Africanus Minor, or Scipio the Younger) in 129 BC. The interlocutors of the dialogue chosen by Cicero are Gaius Laelius a close friend of the late statesman, and Laelius's two sons-in-law, Gaius Fannius, and Quintus Mucius Scaevola. Interestingly, Scaevola himself was mentor and teacher to Cicero, who probably heard his teacher's reminiscences about these conversations first-hand.< Less
There is a (17 measure) excerpt from Haydn's String Quartet in D Major, Op. 20, No.4 (measures 37 - 53) on page 8 that is in Unison with the (17 measure) excerpt from Haydn's String Quartet in D Major, Op. 20, No.4 (measures 37 - 53) on page 23 that... By Todd Van Buskirk
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Performance note: Build on Janet Levy’s work on the signification of unisons,and that of Armin Raab on their structural functions in Haydn’s quartets to examine how unisons convey... More > meanings in these works. Argue that one of the most salient characteristics of the unison in the quartets is its capacity for both syntactic and semantic ambiguity. The unison is a peculiar feature in a genre especially valued for its complex “conversational” textures.< Less
There are four-hundred and five pages between the first painting (post-impressionist) of a house (as located in Mantorville, MN) printed (in grayscale) on page 17 (and in color on the front cover) and the second painting (post-impressionist) of a house... By Todd Van Buskirk
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There are four-hundred and five pages between the first painting (post-impressionist) of a house (as located in Mantorville, MN) printed (in grayscale) on page 17 (and in color on the front cover)... More > and the second painting (post-impressionist) of a house (as located in Mantorville, MN) printed (in grayscale) on page 423 (and in color on the back cover).< Less
They place his given-name (“Todd”) on pages 25 through 58. Then they place his middle names (“Earl”) on p.322 and (“Winkels”) on pages 356 through 411. Then they place his Catholic confirmation name (“Augustine”) on p.455... By Todd Van Buskirk
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The autobiography of Todd Van Buskirk. The word 'autobiography' was first used deprecatingly by William Taylor in 1797 in the English periodical the Monthly Review, when he suggested the word as a... More > hybrid but condemned it as 'pedantic'; but its next recorded use was in its present sense by Robert Southey in 1809. The form of autobiography however goes back to antiquity. Biographers generally rely on a wide variety of documents and viewpoints; an autobiography, however, may be based entirely on the writer's memory. Autobiographical works are by nature subjective. The inability — or unwillingness — of the author to accurately recall memories has in certain cases resulted in misleading or incorrect information. Some sociologists and psychologists have noted that autobiography offers the author the ability to recreate history.< Less
There is an Abstract expressionist painting printed (in black and white) on p.202 By Todd Van Buskirk
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There is an Abstract expressionist painting printed (in black and white) on p.202
The paragraph that is printed on page 9 and reprinted on pages 10 thru 356 is not seen on pages 1 thru 8, and page 123 By Todd Van Buskirk
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The argument of this novel is to establish that the front matter (pages 1-8) of the book does not include the primary text, a paragraph made of 17 sentences, which is printed on p.9 and subsequently... More > reprinted on the pages referenced in the title, except page 123, where the paragraph is not seen. There is text that is not referenced by the title that can be considered part of the narrative of the novel, such as the copyright page and the dedication. The reason for the existence of a reprinting after page 9 is the consequence of a correction in the text.< Less
Starting on p.23, three sentences containing 72 words (in total) are split into 36 pages, dispersed at 2 words a page contained by 6 sets of 6 pages with capital letters altered to lower case, as Thomas Jefferson usually did not begin written sentences... By Todd Van Buskirk
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Starting on p.23, three sentences containing 72 words (in total) are split into 36 pages, dispersed at 2 words a page contained by 6 sets of 6 pages with capital letters altered to lower case, as... More > Thomas Jefferson usually did not begin written sentences with capital letters. However, Julian P. Boyd, founding editor of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson, silently capitalized the initial letters of Jefferson’s sentences, and subsequent editors continued this practice until Volume 30, published in 2003. However, editors of the following volumes rendered his writings exactly as Jefferson wrote them. Details on the locations of the six 6 sets of 6 pages are found in the "Contents" section starting on page 5.< Less
A 17,319 word Epistolary memoir is printed on the Even numbered pages (from p.6) in comparison with a 36,565 word novel (adapted from the Epistolary memoir) printed on the Odd numbered pages (from p.7). A 247,255 word Critique follows on p.241... By Todd Van Buskirk
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'Spiritual Autobiographies' generally fall into a predictable pattern. The "formula" begins with a sinful youth, followed by a gradual awakening of spiritual feelings and a sense of anxiety... More > about the prospects for enlightenment. Finally, the person has a conversion experience, an epiphany, often of an emotionally shattering character, by which individuals came to realise that they had been singled out by God for salvation. Also consider that in biology 'adaptation' refers to both the current state of being adapted and to the dynamic evolutionary process that leads to the adaptation. Adaptations enhance the fitness and survival of individuals. Adaptation is the evolutionary process whereby an organism becomes better able to live in its habitat or habitats. ​Finally, 'Parity' is a mathematical term that describes the property of an integer's inclusion in one of two categories: even or odd. An integer is even if it is 'evenly divisible' by two and odd if it is not even.< Less
There are 660 numbered pages and the page numbering starts on page 8 (the first 8 being unnumbered). The man said to King Solomon, "I want you to order the winds (i.e., pages 8-660) to take me and carry me to India so that I will be safe." Solomon... By Todd Van Buskirk
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i.e. is the customary abbreviation for "that is." It is derived from the Latin term "id est." which translates to English as “that is to say” or “in other... More > words.” Alternately, imagine that the I and E stand for “in essence.” For example, it is perfectly permissible to have a declaration of identity with a neutral nominative pronoun (i.e. "it") as the subject and an oblique pronoun (i.e. "me" as the object). In Latin and most modern Romance languages, grammar stipulates that both subject and object be nominative whenever a copulative verb is involved and that the verb itself be conjugated according to the more specific pronoun (i.e. the "me" instead of the "it").< Less