Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Bayreuth, course: PS Whodunit, language: English, abstract: If we think about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his writings, we automatically think about Sherlock Holmes. But what about his partner and friend Dr. Watson? Is he not as important as his famous companion? Maybe he does not solve the mysteries and crimes maybe he is even a little slow and featherbrained. But Dr. Watson should not be underestimated. He functions as the mediator between the story and the reader. Speaking of a mediator implies that this instrument builds a connection between two poles. In this ca...
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"The Annals of a Quiet Valley" is an 1894 novel by John Watson. Set primarily in a single valley in the Lake District, England, it offers an authentic insight into more and manners of traditional English country life, beautifully narrated by a master of the language. Fantastically-illustrated and highly-readable, this wonderful novel will appeal to all lovers of the English language, and deserves a place on all bookshelves. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.
Originally published in 1911, this book contains a list of the specimens of stones in the collection of the Sedgwick Museum in Cambridge that are suitable for use in construction. Watson prefaces the catalogue with descriptive notes on the various types of stone, their natural location and genesis, in language that is accessible to non-geologists. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of the Sedgwick Museum or the history of science.
The politesse of Twelfth Century ballades and rondeaux, rendered with a view to accuracy in assonance; the politic egotism of Benjamin Constant and Germaine de Staël (and their mutually consuming passion in coach and salon); the political incorrectness - and worse - of Galina Breznheva: these are the similar and dissimilar elements which make up John Watson's Triptych. John Watson has established himself as one of Australia's most interesting and innovative poets. He is the winner of the Blake, Newcastle, Josephine Ulrick and Bruce Dawe Poetry Prizes, and his work has been widely anthologised and celebrated. He is the author of A First Reader, Montale: A Biographical Anthology, which was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's and Adelaide Festival Poetry Prizes, Erasure Traces, Views from Mt Brogden & A Dictionary of Minor Poets, Occam's Aftershave and Four Refrains.
In Montparnasse between the wars, Kiki, 'Queen of Montparnasse', danced and sang; PrEvert created Baptiste there; Desnos travelled astrally, then woke to harvest the crop; painters - Kisling, Pascin, Foujita, Modigliani, Derain and others - laboured and partied there; Bronia came from Holland, destined to meet Radiguet, Cocteau's Boy Wonder; later she would marry RenE Clair; Satie opened umbrellas there, always hoping for rain. There are triumphs, infatuations, liaisons, marriages, deaths. As the Carousel of Montparnasse turns, John Watson deftly notes its music - like Anton Walbrook in La Ronde or Jean Renoir in Les Enfants du Paradis. The octave 'at once same and different, like a waterfall' suggests the verse form, as unvarying as Ravel's Bolero and orchestrated in two thousand tetrameters