Книга: George Ade «In Pastures New»

In Pastures New

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1906. After graduating from the newly built Purdue University, Ade wrote for some newspapers in Lafayette before moving to Chicago where he found work at The Morning News, which later became the Chicago Record. He began publishing his own work in 1896, and kept writing for the rest of his life. He was well known as a humorist and for his tongue-in-cheek style of writing. In this volume Ade writes about his impressions and experiences while traveling in London, Paris, Naples and Cairo. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing. Книга представляет собой репринтное издание 1906 года (издательство "New York: McClure, Phillips&Co." ). Несмотря на то, что была проведена серьезная работа по восстановлению первоначального качества издания, на некоторых страницах могут обнаружиться небольшие" огрехи" :помарки, кляксы и т. п.

Издательство: "Книга по Требованию" (1906)

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George Ade

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birth_place = Kentland, Indiana
death_date = death date|1944|5|16|mf=y (aged 78)
death_place = Brook, Indiana
occupation = American writer, newspaper columnist, and playwright
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George Ade (February 9, 1866 - May 16, 1944) was an American writer, newspaper columnist, and playwright.

Ade was born in Kentland, Indiana, one of seven children raised by John and Adaline (Bush) Ade. While attending Purdue University, he became a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He also met and started a lifelong friendship with fellow cartoonist and Sigma Chi brother John T. McCutcheon and worked as a reporter for the "Lafayette Call". He graduated in 1887.

In 1890 Ade joined the "Chicago Morning News", which later became the "Chicago Record", where McCutcheon was working. He wrote the column, "Stories of the Streets and of the Town". In the column, which McCutcheon illustrated, George Ade illustrated Chicago-life. It featured characters like Artie, an office boy; Doc Horne, a gentlemanly liar; and Pink Marsh, a black shoeshine boy. Ade's well-known "fables in slang" also made their first appearance in this popular column.

Ade's literary reputation rests upon his achievements as a great humorist of American character during an important era in American history: the first large wave of migration from the countryside to burgeoning cities like Chicago, where, in fact, Ade produced his best fiction. He was a practicing realist during the Age of (William Dean) Howells and a local colorist of Chicago and the Midwest. His work constitutes a vast comedy of Midwestern manners and, indeed, a comedy of late 19th century American manners.

Ade's fiction dealt consistently with the "little man," the common, undistinguished, average American, usually a farmer or lower middle class citizen. (He sometimes skewered women, too, especially women with laughable social pretensions.)

Ade's followed in the footsteps of his idol Mark Twain by making expert use of the American language. In his unique "Fables in Slang," which purveyed not so much slang as the American colloquial vernacular, Ade pursued an effectively genial satire notable for its scrupulous objectivity. Ade's regular practice in the best fables is to present a little drama incorporating concrete, specific evidence with which he implicitly indicts the object of his satire--always a type (e.g., the social climber). The fable's actual moral is nearly always implicit, though he liked to tack on a mock, often ironic moral (e.g., "Industry and perseverance bring a sure reward").

As a moralist who does not overtly moralize, who is all too aware of the ironies of what in his day was the modern world, George Ade was perhaps our first modern American humorist. Through the values implicit in the fables, Ade manifests an ambivalence between the traditional rural virtues in which he was raised (the virtues of Horatio Alger and the McGuffey Readers) and the craftiness he saw all around him in booming Chicago.

The United States, in Ade's lifetime, underwent a great population shift and transfer from an agricultural to an industrial economy. Many felt the nation suffered the even more agonizing process of shifting values toward philistinism, greed, and dishonesty. Ade's prevalent practice is to record the pragmatic efforts of the little man to get along in such a world.

Ade propounds a golden mean, satirizing both hidebound adherence to obsolete standards and too-easy adjustment to new ones. His view is often an ambiguous, ambivalent, pragmatic reaction to the changing scene, but it remains an invaluable literary reflection of the conflicting moral tensions resident in our national culture at the turn of the century.

Ade was a playwright as well as an author, penning such stage works as "Artie", "The Sultan of Sulu"(a musical comedy), "The College Widow", "The Fair Co-ed", and "The County Chairman". He wrote the first American play about football.

After twelve years in Chicago, he built a home near the town of Brook, Indiana (Newton County). It soon became known for hosting a campaign stop in 1908 by William Howard Taft, a rally for Theodore Roosevelt's Bull Moose Party in 1912, and a homecoming for soldiers and sailors in 1919.

George Ade is one of the American writers whose publications made him rich. When land values were inflated about the time of World War I, Ade was a millionaire. The Ross-Ade football stadium at Purdue University was built with his (and David E. Ross's) financial support. He also generously supported his college fraternity, Sigma Chi, leading a fund-raising campaign to endow the Sigma Chi mother house at the site of the fraternity's original establishment at Miami University. Ade is also famous among Sigma Chis as the author of "The Sigma Chi Creed," one of the central documents of the fraternity's philosophies.

George Ade died in Brook, Indiana, aged 78. He is buried in Fairlawn Cemetery in Kentland.

Works

*"The Sigma Chi Creed" (1887)
* "Artie. A story of the streets and town" (1896)
* "Pink Marsh : a story of the streets and town" (1897)
* "Doc' Horne" (1899)
* "Fables in slang" (1899)
* "More fables" (1900)
* "American vacations in Europe" (1901)
* "Forty modern fables" (1901)
* "Ki-Ram" (1901)
* "Girl proposition" (1902)
* "The County Chairman" (1903)
* "Handsome Cyril, or, The messenger boy with the warm feet" (1903)
* "In Babel; stories of Chicago" (1903)
* "Circus Day" (1903)
* "People you know" (1903)
* "Strenuous lad's library" (1903)
* "Sultan of Sulu; an original satire in two acts" (1903)
* "Breaking into society" (1904)
* "The College Widow" (1904)
* "Sho gun, an original comic opera in two acts" (1904)
* "True bills" (1904)
* "Round about Cairo, with and without the assistance of the dragoman or Simon Legree of the Orient" (1906)
* "Slim princess" (1907)
* "Fair co-ed" (1909)
* "Old town" (1909)
* "I Knew Him When : a Hoosier fable dealing with the happy days of away back yonder" (1910)
* "Hoosier hand book and true guide for the returning exile" (1911)
* "Verses and jingles" (1911)
* "Just out of college; a light comedy in three acts" (1912)
* "Knocking the neighbors" (1913)
* "Ade's fables" (1914)
* "Invitation to you and your folks from Jim and some more of the home folks" (1916)
* "Marse Covington; a play in one act" (1918)
* "Hand-made fables" (1920)
* "Single blessedness, and other observations" (1922)
* "Mayor and the manicure; a play in one act" (1923)
* "Nettie, a play in one act" (1923)
* "Speaking to father; a play in one act" (1923)
* "Father and the boys; a comedy-drama" (1924)
* "On the Indiana trail" (1930)
* "Old-time saloon: not wet--not dry, just history" (1931)
* "Thirty fables in slang" (1933)
* "One afternoon with Mark Twain" (1939)
* "Notes & reminiscences (with John T. McCutcheon)" (1940)

George Ade in Fiction

* Ade is on a journey to Mars with Nikola Tesla and Mark Twain in the 2005 novel Wonder of the Worlds by Sesh Heri.

External links

*gutenberg author|id=George_Ade|name=George Ade
* [http://www.allaboutstuff.com/General/about.asp Literary Rewards] Article
* [http://ronevry.com/AdeCatalog.html Over 100 George Ade stories read in Mister Ron's Basement] Podcast, now indexed to make them easy to find
* [http://www.lib.purdue.edu/spcol/digit/exhibits/ade/ George Ade Digital Exhibit at Purdue University Libraries] The Libraries Archives and Special Collections holds many of Ade's original works.
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