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URL:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/bronte_sisters.shtml

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“Charlotte was born on 21 April 1816, Emily on 30 July 1818 and Anne on 17 January 1820 all in Thornton, Yorkshire. They had two sisters, both of whom died in childhood and a brother, Branwell. Their father, Patrick, was an Anglican clergyman who was appointed as the rector of the village of Haworth, on the Yorkshire moors. After the death of their mother in 1821, their Aunt Elizabeth came to look after the family.”

MLA Citation:

“The Brontë Sisters (1818-1855)”. bbc.co.uk. BBC, 2013.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/bronte_sisters.shtml>.

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APA Citation:

The Brontë Sisters (1818-1855). 2013. Retrieved from http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/bronte_sisters.shtml

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URL:

http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/aa63/aa63.htm

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“Difficulty walking, blurred vision, slurred speech, slowed reaction times, impaired memory: Clearly, alcohol affects the brain. Some of these impairments are detectable after only one or two drinks and quickly resolve when drinking stops. On the other hand, a person who drinks heavily over a long period of time may have brain deficits that persist well after he or she achieves sobriety. Exactly how alcohol affects the brain and the likelihood of reversing the impact of heavy drinking on the brain remain hot topics in alcohol research today.”

“Blackouts are much more common among social drinkers than previously assumed and should be viewed as a potential consequence of acute intoxication regardless of age or whether the drinker is clinically dependent on alcohol (2). White and colleagues (3) surveyed 772 college undergraduates about their experiences with blackouts and asked, “Have you ever awoken after a night of drinking not able to remember things that you did or places that you went?” Of the students who had ever consumed alcohol, 51 percent reported blacking out at some point in their lives, and 40 percent reported experiencing a blackout in the year before the survey. Of those who reported drinking in the 2 weeks before the survey, 9.4 percent said they blacked out during that time. The students reported learning later that they had participated in a wide range of potentially dangerous events they could not remember, including vandalism, unprotected sex, and driving.”

MLA Citation:

“Alcohol’s Damaging Effects on the Brain”. pubs.niaaa.nih.gov. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Oct. 2004.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/aa63/aa63.htm>.

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APA Citation:

Alcohol’s Damaging Effects on the Brain. (Oct, 2004). Retrieved from http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/aa63/aa63.htm

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URL:

http://www.musicwithease.com/schumann.html

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“The birthplace was Zwickau, a quaint little town in Saxony, with tall, picturesque houses, and broad, grass-grown streets. The father was a bookseller and publisher there. He was, by the composer’s description, “a very active and intelligent man, noted for his pocket edition of foreign classics; for many important business works; and for a translation of several of Byron’s poems, published shortly before his death.” He educated his boy, as the boy himself puts it, “lovingly and carefully.” But unfortunately he and the mother — the mother especially — had set their hearts on making a lawyer of him. Thus, though Schumann early showed a love for music, his studies were checked not only by lack of home sympathy, but by actual hindrance. Music was regarded by these people as “as precarious living.” Schumann had a very tender regard for his mother, and the knowledge that the exercise of his musical talent to any serious purpose was against her wish proved the reverse of inspiring. Moreover, such law studies as he undertook bent his mind somewhat into the groove which studies of that kind create. He could not be wholly uninfluenced by their narrowing effect, and much as he hated them, they contributed to the suppression of his emotional capabilities.”

“Early in his career as a composer, Schumann was drawn into literary work on behalf of music. Musicians are seldom good writers, but Schumann, like Wagner and Berlioz, was a brilliant exception. In fact we must regard him always in the double character of composer and writer. He had been much impressed with the lowness of public taste in music, as well as by the badness of musical criticism; and with the view of remedying matters he started the New Journal of Music, which came to be mainly instrumental in bringing into notice Chopin, Berlioz, Weber, Brahms, Henselt, and other rising musicians of the time. As editor of this publication, which by the way still lives, Schumann exercised a very powerful influence, and established himself as a keen and incisive thinker and a master of literary style.”

MLA Citation:

 

“Robert Schumann: Composer, Editor, Essayist.” musicwithease.com. Musicwithease.com, n.d.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://www.musicwithease.com/schumann.html>.

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APA Citation:

Robert Schumann: Composer, Editor, Essayist. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.musicwithease.com/schumann.html

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Description:

Biography of well-recognized US poet Rita Dove with many links to more info.

URL:

http://people.virginia.edu/~rfd4b/

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“Rita Dove served as Poet Laureate of the United States and Consultant to the Library of Congress from 1993 to 1995 and as Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Virginia from 2004 to 2006.”

MLA Citation:

“A Brief Biography.” The Rita Dove HomePage. University of Virginia, n.d.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://people.virginia.edu/~rfd4b/>.

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Interview with Norman Mailer where he exposes many details of his life/career.

URL:

http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/mai0int-1

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“Norman Mailer: Yes. I studied it for the first couple of years and realized I didn’t want to be an engineer and I wasn’t going to be a good one. But I stayed on and got my degree in engineering. Parenthetically, Harvard didn’t even give a degree in engineering. It was a Bachelor of Sciences. But I got my degree by taking the minimum of courses necessary. I took art history and advanced writing courses and stuff like that. I had a very easy time in college for which I’m paying now, because I didn’t study economics and history when I was in college. I now have to plow through such books with great difficulty.”

MLA Citation:

“Norman Mailer Interview.” Academy of Achievement. Academy of Achievement, 12 June. 2004.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/mai0int-1

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Biography of writer Joyce Carol Oates including details about her life and work.

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http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/oat0bio-1

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“When she transferred to the high school in Lockport, she quickly distinguished herself. An excellent student, she contributed to her high school newspaper and won a scholarship to attend Syracuse University, where she majored in English. When she was only 19, she won the “college short story” contest sponsored by Mademoiselle magazine.”

MLA Citation:

“Joyce Carol Oates.” Academy of Achievement. American Academy of Achievement. (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/oat0bio-1>.

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This is a biography about famous poet Anne Sexton containing detailed information about all areas of her life, writing, and career. Includes bibliography and links to obituaries.

URL:

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/anne-sexton

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Sample:

“Transformations, a retelling of Grimm’s fairy tales, marked a shift away from the confessional manner of her earlier work, which several commentators found to be a fruitful change.”

 

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