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The “Boys” in the Bunkhouse

Gayle Reaves, Editor UNT Press ePub
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Fred Nelligan: The Oregonian / By Molly Harbarger

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Fred Nelligan

The Oregonian

Nov. 12, 2014

By Molly Harbarger

In the grip of ALS, Fred Nelligan struggled with when to use Oregon's Death with Dignity law

As the man on the television screen charged up Mount St. Helens, the room fell silent. Off screen, Fred Nelligan sat in his maroon armchair, silently sobbing, his body atrophied and thin.

The September 2013 climb was possibly the last time Nelligan stood truly in his element—surrounded by friends, enjoying the physical accomplishment, soaking up nature.

Despite his robust presence in a video Nelligan shared with friends at his Milwaukie-area home last month, the longtime outdoorsman had struggled to keep up that day. Climbing the slope with his GoPro camera, he could see the backs of his friends grow smaller as they neared the summit.


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Maybe, he thought at the time, it was age. At 60, Nelligan was at least

10 years older than most of his climbing partners. Maybe it was his 40pound pack. As a volunteer in the backcountry and a search and rescue veteran, Nelligan always climbed with a full load of emergency supplies.

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"After All, What Is This Life Itself?"

Edited by Thomas Austenfeld UNT Press ePub

"After All, What Is This Life Itself?"

Dimiter Daphinoff

There is a painting in the Yale University Art Gallery that gives visual expression to some of the central concerns of early modern culture which the twentieth-century American writer, Katherine Anne Porter, takes up in her novel Ship of Fools. As with so many of Hieronymus Bosch’s works, the dating of The Allegory of Intemperance is uncertain, but it is generally assumed that it must have been completed some time between 1495 and 1500 as part of a triptych illustrating the Seven Deadly Sins.1 The famous companion panel, the Ship of Fools, is now in the Louvre in Paris. Given the immediate European popularity of Sebastian Brant’s Narrenschiff, published in 1494, Bosch is likely to have designed his triptych as a visual interpretation of Brant’s poem.

This essay, whose starting point is a striking verbal echo of Erasmus’ Praise of Folly in Katherine Anne Porter’s Ship of Fools, proposes to investigate the interrelated themes of death, immortality, and folly in Porter’s novel in the context of their treatment by Porter’s great predecessors Brant, Erasmus, and More. It aims to show that the uncompromising indictment of the fools on board Porter’s ship lacks the moral certainties that render the satires of Brant and Erasmus, in particular, effective through the alternatives they imply.

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Notes on Contributors

Edited by Thomas Austenfeld UNT Press ePub

Thomas Austenfeld is Professor of American Literature at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Jewel Spears Brooker is Professor of English Literature emerita at Eckerd College, Florida.

Dimiter Daphinoff is Professor of English Literature at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Joachim Knape is Professor of Rhetoric at the University of Tübingen, Germany.

Beth Alvarez is Curator of Literary Manuscripts emerita at the University of Maryland at College Park.

Robert H. Brinkmeyer, Jr. is Emily Brown Jefferies Professor of English and Director of the Institute for Southern Studies at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C.

Christine Hait is Professor of English at Columbia College in Columbia, S.C.

Anne-Marie Scholz is Adjunct Professor of American Studies at the University of Konstanz, Germany.

Alexandra Subramanian is Adjunct Professor of English at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California.

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5. The Pride of Mecklenburg County

James Carson UNT Press ePub

Chapter 5

With his resignation from the New York volunteers, Lazelle once again was a captain of the 8th Infantry, awaiting orders to his next assignment. He and Rebecca were about to begin a nomadic life. On October 20, 1864, he reported to the Assistant Adjutant General of the Army that his temporary address would be at the Office of the Commissary General of Prisoners, in care of Col. W. Hoffman. He was pleased to be back in the relative peace and calm of staff duty but had no intention of making his stay with Hoffman a lengthy one. Hoffman had been “breveted” to the rank of Brigadier General, but Lazelle chose to use Hoffman’s regular rank in his correspondence, perhaps a reflection of his lack of respect for his former senior officer.

Hoffman, on the other hand, apparently had no legacy of issues with Lazelle, either from their early days together in the 8th Infantry or from Lazelle’s inspector duty. He requested that Lazelle be permanently detailed to his staff, noting that his previous experience made him particularly fit for the service.1 Hoffman’s request was denied, much to Lazelle’s relief, with the notation that “Capt. Lazelle will be ordered to join his regiment,” then located at Hancock Barracks in Baltimore, Maryland.2

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