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Irving Fiske, (born Irving Fishman in Brooklyn, New York, on March 5, 1908), a playwright, inventor, freelance writer, and speaker. Irving, a 1928 graduate of Cornell University, had worked for the Federal Writer's Project of the WPA ( Works Progress Administration) during the 1930s, had written for H. L. Mencken’s American Mercury, had corresponded with George Bernard Shaw, had written an article now considered a classic, “Bernard Shaw’s Debt to William Blake", and had translated Shakespeare's Hamlet into Modern English. This was considered a controversial literary action at the time. John Ciardi, who did not approve, reprinted excerpts in the Saturday Review. Most readers wrote in in favor of the translation. State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki (R) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... For other uses of the name Cornell, see Cornell (disambiguation). ... H. L. Mencken Henry Louis Mencken (September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956), better known as H. L. Mencken was a twentieth century journalist and social critic, a cynic and a freethinker, known as the Sage of Baltimore and the American Nietzsche. He is often regarded as one of the most... The American Mercury was a periodical first published in 1924 and edited by the noted drama critic George Jean Nathan and the journalistic gadfly Henry Louis Mencken. ... George Bernard Shaw (July 26, 1856 – November 2, 1950) was an Irish playwright and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925. ... William Shakespeare—born April 1564; baptised April 26, 1564; died April 23, 1616 (O.S.), May 3, 1616 (N.S.)—has a reputation as the greatest of all writers in English. ... The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare and one of his most well-known and oft-quoted plays. ... John Anthony Ciardi (June 24, 1916 - March 30, 1986) was an American poet, translator, and etymologist. ... Saturday Review is a UK publication for which Winston Churchill reported. ...


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Irving Fiske, (born Irving Fishman in Brooklyn, New York, on March 5, 1908), a playwright, inventor, freelance writer, and speaker.
Irving, a 1928 graduate of Cornell University, had worked for the Federal Writer's Project of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) during the 1930s, had written for H.
Hundreds of young people began to visit the Fiske family property, Quarry Hill Creative Center in Rochester, Vermont; many stayed to build houses, and Quarry Hill became the oldest (founded 1946) and largest alternative lifestyle group in Vermont, and one of the largest in New England.
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But, to return to an earlier argument, we need to distinguish the advertising 'message' from its reception; we cannot simply interpret ads as we see them, and assume this is how they are read and understood by everyone.
John Fiske 18 has made this point in his distinction between mass and popular culture.
Viewers, Fiske argues, appropriate advertisements; they subvert their message, use it for their own purposes and amusement, insert it into their own sub-cultures.
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