from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Alcott, Amos Bronson 1799-1888. American educator and transcendentalist philosopher who maintained that learning should be based on pleasure and imagination instead of discipline.
- Alcott, Louisa May 1832-1888. American writer and reformer best known for her largely autobiographical novel Little Women (1868-1869).
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- n. United States novelist noted for children's books (1832-1888)
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The pretty buildings, owned by New York University and used currently as Law School dormitories, are called the Alcott Houses, but the excellent NYU archivist Nancy Cricco has no idea where this name came from.
But widely popular as her stories are, we feel that the woman herself was finer than anything she wrote; and the heroic figure pictured so ably and so lovingly in Mrs. Cheney's admirable life of Miss Alcott is but feebly shadowed forth in her own writings.
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In 1877, an actual situation involving a Chinese government official followed the pattern established in Alcott’s fictional example.
"Don't look at me that way," called Alcott with a touch of un-Socratic acerbity, "don't look at me that way -- I need these things more than you!" and went on with the annexation.
With writers such as Alcott, Emerson, and Hawthorne engaging in literary and erotic liaisons, Concord, Massachusetts, was, according to Susan Cheever, an American Bloomsbury (Simon & Schuster).
“How many of you children are there?” he asked, referring to the Alcott girls as he craned his neck to look up at Alcott’s face.
Cheng then balanced this work with the "Alcott" movement of Ives 'Second Sonata, and her lyricism seemed to beautifully reflect Ives' intentions.
I was so impressed by that piece I played it over and over and over again, especially the "Alcott" section, and its wonderfull flowing sonorities and yin and yang interlockings of melodies and traffic sounds, like the several marching bands passing in simultaneous review in the Holidays Symphony, that I became greedily mad to hear everything Ives I could get my mitts on, and there wasn't that much of Ives out there in those days.
ocp=2#slcgm_comments_anchor, the same perps robbed a man in the 5200 block of Alcott which is 50 yards south of Vickery Park on Henderson.
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