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General Information

Name:  Paul Friedrich  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born:


-- Website -- http://paulfriedrichpoetry.wordpress.com/
-- Paul Friedrich on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=paul+friedrich


Illinois Connection

Paul Friedrich taught at the University of Chicago for many years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Paul Friedrich grew up and was educated in New England; has lived in Europe, India and Mexico; and has taught languages, literature, linguistics and anthropology at many universities. His poetic publications include four chapbooks (e.g., Bastard Moons and Handholds) and two books of poems and translations (old and new): From Root to Flower and Harmony in Babel: Selected Poems and Translations. Other publications include ''The Meaning of Aphrodite'', ''The Gita within Walden'', and ''Agrarian Revolt in a Mexican Village''. He has seven children and has commuted by car between Chicago and Lexington, Virginia for 19 years.


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Selected Titles At Your Library

A goldfinch instant :
ISBN: 9780981989891. OCLC Number: 761364618

Virtual Artists Collective,. .

Agrarian revolt in a Mexican village :
ISBN: 9780226226934. OCLC Number: 904134440

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Agrarian Revolt in a Mexican Village deals with a Taráscan Indian village in southwestern Mexico which, between 1920 and 1926, played a precedent-setting role in agrarian reform. As he describes forty years in the history of this small pueblo, Paul Friedrich raises general questions about local politics and agrarian reform that are basic to our understanding of radical change in peasant societies around the world. Of particular interest is his detailed study of the colorful, violent, and psychologically complex leader, Primo Tapia, whose biography bears on the theoretical issues of the polit.

Agrarian revolt in a Mexican village :
ISBN: 0226264815. OCLC Number: 3476304

University of Chicago Press,. .

Agrarian Revolt in a Mexican Village deals with a Taráscan Indian village in southwestern Mexico (Naranja, Michoacán) which, between 1920 and 1926, played a precedent-setting role in agrarian reform. As he describes forty years in the history of this small pueblo, Paul Friedrich raises general questions about local politics and agrarian reform that are basic to our understanding of radical change in peasant societies around the world. Of particular interest is his detailed study of the colorful, violent, and psychologically complex leader, Primo Tapia, whose biography bears on the theoretical issues of the "political middleman" and the relation between individual motivation and socioeconomic change. Friedrich's evidence includes massive interviewing, personal letters, observations as an anthropological participant (e.g., in fiesta ritual), analysis of the politics and other village culture during 1955-56, comparison with other Taráscan villages, historical and prehistoric background materials, and research in legal and government agrarian archives.

From root to flower :
ISBN: 097729742X. OCLC Number: 65520647

Virtual Artists Collective,. .

Harmony in Babel :
ISBN: 9780979882517. OCLC Number: 178049921

Virtual Artists Collective,. .

Music in Russian poetry /
ISBN: 0820433470. OCLC Number: 34553493

Peter Lang,. .

This innovative work from Paul Friedrich surveys the Russian lyric scene from the mid-eighteenth century through the Modern period, in terms of the poets' own ideas as well as the author's interpretations.

Proto-Indo-European trees :
ISBN: 0226264807. OCLC Number: 188381

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The language parallax :
ISBN: 0292746504. OCLC Number: 12236734

University of Texas Press,. .

Argues that the locus and focus of differences among languages lies not so much in practical or rational aspects as in the complexity and richness of more poetic dimensions--in the nuances of words, or the style and voice of an author. This poetic reformulation of what has been called linguistic relativism is grounded in the author's theory of the imagination as a main source of poetic indeterminacy and, ultimately, disorder and chaos.

The meaning of Aphrodite
ISBN: 0226264823. OCLC Number: 4907857

University of Chicago Press,. .

The Meaning of Aphrodite /
ISBN: 0226264831. OCLC Number: 803182983

The University of Chicago Press,. .

The princes of Naranja :
ISBN: 9780292762534. OCLC Number: 570168182

University of Texas Press,. .

The princes of Naranja :
ISBN: 0292765029. OCLC Number: 13823251

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