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By Thomas Mann

In dying IN VENICE, an aged, well-known, and prosperous author named Aschenbach is going on holiday. He turns into desirous about Tadzio, a tender youngster who's staying together with his kinfolk at Aschenbach's inn. As his obsession grows, and regardless of warnings plague is threatening Venice, Aschenbach is still on the inn hoping to make a reference to the elusive Tadzio. Mann's novel is widely known for its sophisticated characterization, and its exploration of the struggles of the artist—the eager for transcendence and excellent good looks vs. the necessity to sacrifice for one's artwork.

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That was the First World, which was like an island floating in a sea of mist.

When we read American history backward, looking for early precedents of national institutions, practices, and values, we are likely to miss the radical linguistic and cultural diversity of the colonial world. Readers of the colonial record need to attend to the many tongues with which the colonists articulated their experiences, visions, and values. -rJ; AMERICAN LITERATURE IN 1700 Along the eastern seaboard by 1700, most of the colonies that were to unite in seeking independence from Britain toward the end of the eighteenth century had been founded-Georgia was to follow in the 1730s.

Lloyd, somewhat later, both worked with the Pima man Thin Leather to record stories of the earliest times. Among the Iroquois, David Cusick, a Tuscarora (the Tuscarora joined the Iroquois Confederacy early in the eighteenth century), had begun to document the legends of his people as early as 1825. He was followed by the distinguished Tuscarora anthropologist J. N. B. Hewitt shortly after the turn of the last century. THE IROQUOIS CREATION STORY -r he people known collectively as the Iroquois were mnde up of the Mohawk, Sen1 eca, Oneida, Onondaga, and Cayuga nations.

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